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This Is A Must Read Before Ever Using Turmeric Again

Turmeric is gaining in popularity and for good reason! From: Daily Health Post – January 1, 2016 The yellow pigment found in turmeric, which is also responsible for the majority of its medicinal properties is called “curcumin.” Study abstracts from the … Continue reading

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Obesity, Diabetes, and Gut Microbiota

Giovanni Musso, MD1, Roberto Gambino, PHD2 and Maurizio Cassader, PHD Diabetes Care October 2010 vol. 33 no. 10 2277-2284 The connection between gut microbiota and energy homeostasis and inflammation and its role in the pathogenesis of obesity-related disorders are increasingly … Continue reading

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Turmeric

Turmeric (Curcuma longa) has been used for 4,000 years to treat a variety of conditions. Studies show that turmeric may help fight infections and some cancers, reduce inflammation, and treat digestive problems. Many studies have taken place in test tubes … Continue reading

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Octacosanol supplementation increases running endurance time and improves biochemical parameters after exhaustion in trained rats.

Octacosanol supplementation increases running endurance time and improves biochemical parameters after exhaustion in trained rats. Kim H, Park S, Han DS, Park T. J Med Food. 2003 Winter;6(4):345-51 Abstract This study evaluated the effects of octacosanol on running performance and … Continue reading

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Red blood cells in sports: effects of exercise and training on oxygen supply by red blood cells

Heimo Mairbäurl Front. Physiol., 12 November 2013 During exercise the cardiovascular system has to warrant substrate supply to working muscle. The main function of red blood cells in exercise is the transport of O2 from the lungs to the tissues … Continue reading

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Endothelial nitric oxide synthase in red blood cells: Key to a new erythrocrine function?

Miriam M. Cortese-Krott and Malte Kelm Redox Biology Volume 2, 2014, Pages 251–258 Highlights We define erythrocrine function the ability of RBC to secret signaling entities or transmitter molecules. Erythrocrine function include scavenging, transporting and producing NO metabolites and ATP. … Continue reading

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Red blood cells in sports: effects of exercise and training on oxygen supply by red blood cells

Red blood cells in sports: effects of exercise and training on oxygen supply by red blood cells Heimo Mairbäurl Front Physiol. 2013; 4: 332. During exercise the cardiovascular system has to warrant substrate supply to working muscle. The main function … Continue reading

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ATP increases endothelial nitrous oxide production

Endothelium-derived nitric oxide production is increased by ATP released from red blood cells incubated with hydroxyurea. Nitric Oxide. 2014 Apr 30;38:1-7 Lockwood SY, Erkal JL, Spence DM. Abstract Red blood cells (RBCs) release adenosine triphosphate (ATP) in response to a … Continue reading

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Myth Buster: Olive Oil is One of the Safest Oils for Frying and Cooking

by John P. Thomas Health Impact News One of the most common myths perpetrated on the Internet is that while olive oil is healthy, it should not be used for cooking or frying. The belief is that somehow the high … Continue reading

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Oxidative stability of olive oil after food processing and comparison with other vegetable oils

Abstract The use of olive oil showed an important protection of meat and potatoes when compared with other vegetable oils, with sunflower oil samples being oxidised after 60 min of processing at 180 °C. Olive oil samples were not oxidised, … Continue reading

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Branch chain amino acids and equine endurance

Equine endurance exercise alters serum branched-chain amino acid and alanine concentrations N. L. TROTTIER*, B. D. NIELSEN , K. J. LANG, P. K. KU and H. C. SCHOTT†  EQUINE EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY 6 Equine vet. J., Suppl. 34 (2002) 168-172 Six … Continue reading

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Active components in curcuma xanthorrhiza

Active components in curcuma xanthorrhiza

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Xanthorrhizol and nephrotoxicity in mice

Xanthorrhizol and nephroroxicity in mice Xanthorrhiza Curcumin

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Phenolic diaryheptanoids from Curcuma Xanthorrhiza

Phenolic diaryheptanoids from Curcuma Xanthorrhiza

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A reliable tool for adulterant detection in turmeric powder

Adulterant detection in turmeric powder Turmeric powder (Curcuma longa L.), an important medicinal spice product traded internationally, is subjected to adulteration by design or default with powders of related curcumin containing wild species like Curcuma zedoaria and Curcuma malabarica leading … Continue reading

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Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy combined with chemometrics for discrimination of Curcuma longa, Curcuma xanthorrhiza and Zingiber cassumunar

Differentiation turmeric (Curcuma longa), java turmeric (Curcuma xanthorrhiza) and cassumunar ginger (Zingiber Turmeric (Curcuma longa), java turmeric (Curcuma xanthorrhiza) and cassumunar ginger (Zingiber cassumunar) are widely used in traditional Indonesian medicines (jamu). They have similar color for their rhizome and … Continue reading

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A validated stability-indicating HPLC method for simultaneous determination of Silymarin and Curcumin in various dosage forms

A validated stability-indicating HPLC method Abstract A new, reliable, sensitive and stability-indicating gradient HPLC method was introduced for the simultaneous determination of two anti-hepatotoxic polyphenolic drugs (Silymarin and Curcumin). The method was adapted to analyze both drugs in their dosage … Continue reading

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Anticonvulsant activity of bisabolene sesquiterpenoids of Curcuma longa in zebrafish and mouse seizure models

Anticonvulsant activity of bisabolene sesquiterpenoids of Curcuma longa in zebrafish Turmeric, obtained from the rhizomes of Curcuma longa, is used in South Asia as a traditional medicine for the treatment of epilepsy. To date, in vivo studies on the anticonvulsant … Continue reading

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Phytochemical characterization and antimicrobial activity of Curcuma xanthorrhiza Roxb.

Phytochemical characterization and antimicrobial activity of Curcuma Objective: To study the antimicrobial activity and phytochemical characterization of essential oil isolated from the rhizome of Curcuma xanthorrhiza against pathogenic bacteria and fungi.

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Acute effects of mustard, horseradish, black pepper and ginger on energy expenditure, appetite, ad libitum energy intake and energy balance in humans

Gregersen NT, Belza A, Jensen MG, Ritz C, Bitz C, Hels O, Frandsen E, Mela DJ, Astrup A. Br J Nutr. 2013 Feb 14;109(3):556-63. doi: 10.1017/S0007114512001201. Epub 2012 Jul 5. Abstract Chilli peppers have been shown to enhance diet-induced thermogenesis … Continue reading

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Compositional characteristics of commercial beetroot products and beetroot juice prepared from seven beetroot varieties grown in Upper Austria

Jürgen Wruss, Gundula Waldenberger, Stefan Huemer, Pinar Uygun, Peter Lanzerstorfer, Ulrike Müller, Otmar Höglinger, Julian Weghuber Journal of Food Composition and Analysis Volume 42, September 2015, Pages 46–55 Abstract Beta vulgaris L. (beetroot) contains high amounts of biologically active substances … Continue reading

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Effect of a high fat, high sucrose diet on the promotion of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in male rats: the ameliorative role of three natural compounds

Sohair M. M. Ragab1, Sary Kh. Abd Elghaffar2, Tarek H. El-Metwally3, Gamal Badr1*, Mohamed H. Mahmoud45 and Hossam M. Omar1 Lipids in Health and Disease 2015, 14:8 Abstract Background Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a multifactorial disease with a … Continue reading

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The effect of nitrate supplementation on exercise performance in healthy individuals: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Hoon MW1, Johnson NA, Chapman PG, Burke LM. Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab. 2013 Oct;23(5):522-32. Epub 2013 Apr 9. Abstract The purpose of this review was to examine the effect of nitrate supplementation on exercise performance by systematic review … Continue reading

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Dietary Nitrate Supplementation and Exercise Performance

Andrew M. Jones Sports Med. 2014; 44(Suppl 1): 35–45. Full paper Abstract Dietary nitrate is growing in popularity as a sports nutrition supplement. This article reviews the evidence base for the potential of inorganic nitrate to enhance sports and exercise … Continue reading

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