Friday Pearls

Friday Pearls

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.

Tears & Lactoferrin

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Lactoferrin is a glycoprotein present in human milk and is secreted into tears by the lacrimal gland. It has several functions, including antiinflammatory effects and promotion of cell growth, DNA synthesis, and antiangiogenic and antitumoral properties.

Protecting Public Health

Friday, December 28, 2007

The state-of-the-art Biosyntrx manufacturing facility, Vitamin Research Products (VRP) in Carson City, Nevada, was awarded NSF certification on December 19, 2007. NSF is recognized around the globe for its scientific and technical expertise in the health and environmental sciences.

Here's To a Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 21, 2007

"Wine is the most healthful and most hygienic of beverages."  Louis PasteurResearch from Johns Hopkins University suggests that a glass or two of red wine every day may help protect the brain from stroke damage. The research, led by Sylvain Dore, PhD, was presented at a conference of the Society for Neuroscience.

A-Team Crisis Management

Friday, December 14, 2007

James Tielsch, PhD, one of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health presenters at this years Academy of Ophthalmology in New Orleans, suggested that the annual economic impact of eye care in the United States is estimated at 51 billion dollars, not counting the cost of refraction correction.

On Bungling Beta Carotene

Friday, December 07, 2007

The Center for Science in the Public Interest requested on December 5th that the Food and Drug Administration take enforcement actions against manufacturers of dietary supplements containing more than 5,000 IUs of synthetic beta carotene (a precursor of vitamin A) unless the labels of such products contain a statement warning consumers (think dietary supplement black box) that beta carotene may cause lung cancer in smokers.

On Being Most Thankful for Water

Friday, November 23, 2007

Praising food, drink, family, friends, and electronics was a normal happening around many Thanksgiving tables yesterday. My seven-year-old grandson decided, after much serious thought, that he was the most thankful for water.

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