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Friday Pearls

The Art of Balancing Nutrition

Friday, July 25, 2014

The chemicals of life act in balanced concert with one another. Only after the baseline of essential nutrients is met on a daily basis is it considered completely safe to add individual nutrients in higher amounts for therapeutic purposes.  

Angiogenesis and Eye Health

Friday, July 18, 2014

Peer-reviewed journals continue to publish a number of studies that discuss vascular endothelial grrowth factor (VEGF), a glycoprotein that acts as a growth factor specific to endothelial cells that line the entire circulatory system from the heart to the smallest capillary in the eye and brain.

Protein, Enzymes & Digestion

Friday, June 27, 2014

Proteins are the building blocks of the human body. They are about 80 percent of the dry weight of muscle, 70 percent of the dry weight of skin, and 90 percent of blood. They are responsible for transporting all molecules into and out of cells. 

Brain Health & Meat Consumpton

Friday, June 20, 2014

A study published in the International Journal of Tryptophan Research by Drs. Adrian Williams and Robin Dunbar of the Institute for Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK, suggests that meat eating was a game changer for human evolution, including brain development. They also suggest that lack of meat can cause deficiencies of nicotinamide (NAD), which is also know as niacin (vitamin B3) and tryptophan, necessary for brain health and energy.

Nutrients & Bone Health

Friday, June 13, 2014

This week's member correspondence from the Washington DC-based Council for Responsible Nutrition suggests that just because National Osteoporosis Month has come to an end doesn’t mean we can disregard the importance of bone health and strategies for keeping our bones at their strongest. We need to do things year-round, such as participating in weight-bearing exercises, eating nutrient-rich foods and adding appropriate supplements when our diet falls short.

Vitamin B12 Science

Friday, June 06, 2014

Vitamin B12 deficiency is a common condition in the elderly, as well as in many of us over the age of 50. It is repeatedly overlooked in spite of multiple clinical manifestations that affect the blood, neurological, gastrointestinal, and cardiovascular systems, as well as skin and mucous membranes.  

A Fish Tale

Thursday, May 29, 2014

While Biosyntrx supports a limited amount of omega-3 fatty acid EPA and DHA intake from fish oil, we believe it’s important to discuss the growing amount of science that questions excessive fish oil intake.

Ocular Microbiome

Friday, May 16, 2014

The Scientists is one of my most favorite life-exploring cyber journals devoted to inspiring innovation. It got my attention last week with a report on ocular microbiome research presented at the recent Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) annual meeting.

Omega-3 Mania

Friday, May 09, 2014

Given that omega-3 fatty acids are now being used to fortify a vast amount of processed foods and given that excessive fish oil supplementation is being recommended by so many health care providers, it seems most appropriate to feature this recently published review article from the prestigious peer-reviewed Journal of Lipids.

Music May Improve Surgical Outcomes

Friday, April 18, 2014

Today’s science article by one of the esteemed Biosyntrx scientific advisory board members, Vincent de Luise, MD, was previously published in the Review of Refractive Surgery.  We think it’s a perfect Friday Pearl for the week before the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) annual meeting. It speaks to the physiological science that supports the healing power of sound and vibrations.  

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