Friday Pearls

Friday Pearls

Elevated Homocysteine Level: Age Related Diseases

Friday, May 21, 2004

A recent study published in The American Journal of Ophthalmology suggests a strong relationship between plasma homocysteine levels and exudative neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

Nutrigenomics: The Importance of Micronutrients

Friday, May 14, 2004

Accelerating discoveries in genomics present possibilities for a dynamic era of scientific investigation based on understanding the effects of nutrients in molecular level processes in the body. Deficiencies in any one of the over 40 micronutrients required by the body can cause DNA damage and are associated with most chronic degenerative human diseases.

Lutein Antioxidant Supplement Trial (LAST): The most requested nutrient study at the Biosyntrx booth - ASCRS 2004

Friday, May 07, 2004

The Veterans LAST study (Lutein Antioxidant Supplementation Trial): Double-masked, placebo-controlled, randomized trial of lutein and antioxidant supplementation in the intervention of atrophic age-related macular degeneration.

Lutein, Zeaxanthin and Acute Myocardial Infarction Risk

Friday, May 07, 2004

One of yesterday's headline read "Lutein, zeaxanthin could increase heart attack risk." Once again, an overly zealous health reporter has chosen to go for dramatic headlines instead of scientific accuracy by overstating the risk involved in a carotenoid study published in the July 2005 issue of The Journal of Nutrition.

Back to the Future: Acupressure Massage for Dry Sore Eyes

Friday, April 30, 2004

The practice of acupuncture is thought to have begun 1000s of years ago with the discovery that the stimulation of specific areas on the skin affects the functioning of certain organs of the body, and that there exists currents of energy that flow in distinct patterns throughout the body called meridians. The ancient belief and experience has been that when these currents of energy are flowing smoothly, there is health, when any of these currents are blocked there is pain and disease.

MUC4 - Does Not Mean Four Times the Speed of Sound, it Identifies One of the Ocular Mucins

Friday, April 16, 2004

We've come a long way since scientists in Leber's lab first documented the presence of human conjunctiva goblet cells and mucins.

A Dozen Reasons to Eat Easter Eggs

Tuesday, April 06, 2004

It's time to correct the unsubstantiated, outdated, unwarranted restriction on a valuable contributor to a nutritional diet. An abundance of peer-reviewed science clearly suggests a total lack of evidence linking egg consumption to increased risk of cardiovascular disease; and the carotenoids in egg yolks are very good for your eyes.

AREDs2 - public funds for the public good

Saturday, April 03, 2004

The second National Eye Institute Age Related Eye Disease (ARED) long-term study is currently being designed. The multi million dollar (8 figure) AREDs2 study will be funded with our tax dollars; therefore the study subjects need to equally represent both genders. The study micronutrient formulation design also needs to represent the most current science available in 2004, which strongly supports the inclusion of a number of biochemically balanced vitamins, minerals, carotenoids, and phytochemical antioxidants that were not included in the first ARED study formulation.

Protect Your Supplement Freedom

Friday, April 02, 2004

Biosyntrx and Rob Watson, the esteemed president of our manufacturing facility, Vitamin Research Products, are sounding the alarm. Your freedom to enjoy natural, safe and inexpensive supplements is in jeopardy. You must act now to preserve it.

Mitochondrial Tune Up to Increase Health Span

Friday, March 26, 2004

"Health span" is a term that describes how long we remain healthy, enjoying life, doing what we want to be doing, thanks to good overall body and eye health. This is in contrast to "life span," which refers to how long we live.

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