Friday Pearls

Friday Pearls

The Fish Oil War: EE vs. TG

Friday, April 04, 2008

Aggressive marketers are now suggesting the triglyceride (TG) form of fish oil to be 300% more absorbable than the ethyl ester (EE) form. We can find no reliable science to support this claim.

Bilberry Myths

Friday, March 28, 2008

If you had trouble believing the WW2 story about bilberry jam improving the Royal Air Force pilots night vision, you may also have trouble believing the alternative explanation for how all this jam on toast business got started.

Curcumin & Ocular Surface Disease

Friday, March 21, 2008

The corneal epithelium prevents foreign material such as dust, water, and bacteria from entering the eye. It's barrier function is important for corneal homeostasis and is dependent on tight junctions (TJs) between adjacent epithelial cells.

Dr. Charles Kelman On Innovation

Friday, March 14, 2008

"All truth goes through three stages. First it is ridiculed. Then it is violently opposed. Finally, it is accepted as self-evident." Schopenhauer

Beta-Carotene: Thumbs Down Again

Friday, February 29, 2008

New data from the Australian population-based cohort study (Blue Mountain) on the long-term incidence of age related macular degeneration published in February 2008 Ophthalmology suggests, "higher beta-carotene intake to be associated with an increased risk of AMD."

Putting a Bridle on Faux EpiCor?

Friday, February 22, 2008

It was recently brought to our attention by members of our scientific advisory board that XPC Yeast Culture, manufactured to livestock and animal food standards by Diamond V Mills in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being sold by third party dealers as an identical product to EpiCor, the gold-standard studied immunogen, manufactured to FDA GMP standards for human consumption by Embria Health Sciences.

Why Should Fish Oil Be Concentrated?

Friday, February 15, 2008

As the Omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil have been identified as a substance of great interest, efforts have been made to economically develop more and more concentrated forms.

Children of the Corn

Friday, January 25, 2008

"We use nothing but the finest USDA Iowa corn fed beef and pork in all of our products to bring you a taste you will not forget." Forbes Meat tag line Almost everything Americans eat contains corn: high fructose corn syrup desserts, corn-fed beef, and shelf-life-extending hydrogenated, or partially hydrogenated corn oil is in almost all processed breads, chips and crackers. Corn feeds poultry, pigs and sheep, and even farm-raised-fish. These foods represent the staples of the modern American diet.

TOZAL Study Formulation: We Think Not

Friday, January 18, 2008

The Biosyntrx science team supports all nutrition studies that are well designed around safe amounts of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, plant-based antioxidants and essential fatty acids. Unfortunately, The TOZAL Study formulation does not meet these criteria.

EpiCor: Yes We Can!

Friday, January 11, 2008

The gold standard for research in the dietary supplement industry is the human clinical trial, and several have now been completed on the immune system modulator, EpiCor. The two new trials described in today’s Friday Pearl are in various stages of manuscript preparation for submission to peer-reviewed journals.

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