Friday Pearls

Friday Pearls

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...

Bullseye For Dry Eye

Friday, January 31, 2014

In developing a second patented three layer tear-film-specific formula for oral administration, the female lead Biosyntrx science team included the nutrient co-factors suggested necessary to address dry eye syndrome by physiologic rather than pharmacological means.

Excess Weight & Eye Disease

Friday, January 24, 2014

Knowledge is not enough; we must apply.  Willing is not enough; we must do. GotheExcess weight continues to be an epidemic in the United States. There is strong scientific agreement that excess weight (BMI over 25) contributes to overall mortality.  It also significantly increases the risk of serious degenerative diseases, including cataracts, macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy.

The International Zinc Guru

Friday, January 17, 2014

Biosyntrx was honored to have Imre Lengyel, PhD, one of the world's foremost zinc researchers, agree to sit on our scientific advisory board. He is a senior scientist and one of the principal investigators in the Department of Ocular Biology and Therapeutics at University College, London (ranked among the top ten universities in the world).

Calling Out Evidence Based Medicine

Friday, January 10, 2014

The copy in today's Pearl was taken verbatim, except for a few spelling corrections, from a provocative article in the January 4, 2014 British Medical Journal."Evidence based medicine ...

Vitamin E & Alzheimer's

Friday, January 03, 2014

A study published January 1, 2014 in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) titled, "Effect of Vitamin E and Memantine on Functional Decline in Alzheimer’s Disease," suggests that 2,000 IU per day of vitamin E antioxidant alone delayed clinical progression of the disease by 19% per year compared...

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