Friday Pearls

Friday Pearls

The Many Jobs of Riboflavin

Friday, March 28, 2014

Vitamin B2 is water soluble and required for a large number of cellular processes, including oxidation-reduction reactions (redox) responsible for energy production, metabolism of fats, carbohydrates, proteins, and ketone bodies. It’s also solely responsible for the fluorescent-yellow color in urine of people who supplement with high dose B-complex vitamins.

Lifestyle Science

Friday, March 21, 2014

Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity. Hippocrates   Health care opportunity has arrived with the renewed focus on lifestyle medicine. There is no longer any doubt that daily lifestyle decisions and practices exert a profound impact on short- and long-term health and quality of life.  

New Selenium Science

Friday, March 14, 2014

Almost three decades ago, scientists reported observations in Medical Hypotheses suggesting a daily supplemental antioxidant regimen, including high-dose selenium, appeared to slow the progression of visual loss in diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration.

Tear Film Proteins

Friday, March 07, 2014

Biosyntrx strongly supports our friends at London-based US Ophthalmic Review,Touch Ophthalmology's beautifully published, peer-reviewed biannual print and electronic journal. It includes articles, case reports, practice guides, theoretical discussions, and original research.

Green Tea & Eye Health

Friday, February 28, 2014

Green tea is reported to be the second most popular drink in the world with more health benefits than any other beverage. It has been considered a disease prevention therapy in China for at least 4,000 years. In fact, the ancient Chinese proverb says "Better to be deprived of food for three days than green tea for one."

Aging, Diet & Genes

Friday, February 21, 2014

Old Become New Again - Leave your drugs in the chemist's pot if you can heal the patient with food. Hippocrates - The Father of Medicine. Nutrition has important long-term consequences for health and aging that affect gene expression, as does calorie restriction. Therefore, it's vitally important to consume nutrient-dense calories and leave those high-calorie, nutrient-lacking junk foods...

Supplement Users Health Habits

Friday, February 14, 2014

A newly published review in the Nutrition Journal found that dietary supplement users take supplements as just one component of a larger effort to develop a healthier lifestyle. 

Lutein, Zeaxanthin & The Aging Process

Friday, February 07, 2014

A study just published in The Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, provides first evidence that higher lutein, zeaxanthin, and vitamin C concentrations in plasma are associated with longer telomere length in normal elderly men and women, which suggests a protective role for these nutrients in telome...

Carbs and Fats

Friday, January 31, 2014

When the diet is modified for one energy-yielding nutrient, it changes the intake of macronutrients, which makes it extremely difficult to sustain adequate nutrient intake. Diets based on low-fat and high-carbohydrate consumption have led to a dramatic increase in the risk for obesity and its complications, as well as fuzzy thinking, since f...

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