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Fish oil and its importance for brain development

Fish oil and its importance for brain developmentOily fish and fish oil contain the long-chained omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA, that are of vital importance to the brain, the nervous system, and our mental health throughout life. Today, most people on a global scale lack these omega-3 fatty acids because of altered dietary habits, including the use of unnatural animal fodder. Low intake of omega-3 increases the risk of various ailments such as ADHD, autism, depression, borderline personality disorder (BPD), and bipolar disorder. Fish oil supplementation may therefore offer promise as prevention and part of the therapy used to treat a number of these disorders. The problem with modern diets is their disproportionate content of omega-6 at the expense of omega-3, an imbalance that may derail a number of physiological functions of importance to our mental health, according to a review article published in the science journal, Nutrients.

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WHO warning: We need to cut back on our sugar consumption

WHO warning: We need to cut back on our sugar consumptionWHO is worried about the global overconsumption of sugar and the organization recently issued a red flag warning. To some people cutting back on their sugar intake may not be that easy, however. In many cases, supplementing with organic chromium yeast may prove beneficial.

People all over the world consume far too much sugar. The enormous sugar intake has caused WHO to issue a red flag warning. According to Francesco Branco, Director of WHO's Department of Nutrition for Health and Development, less than 10 per cent of our total energy intake should ideally come from sugar. That would reduce the risk of overweight, obesity, and dental decay (see text box). Consuming large quantities of sugar is indeed known to increase rates for diabetes and obesity together with numerous obesity-related diseases and conditions. Consequently, there is every reason in the world to control and reduce our sugar consumption but that may not necessarily be easy in all cases.

Blood sugar issues

Many people have a "sweet tooth" because their blood sugar is out of control. One of the characteristic signs of unstable blood sugar is an insatiable desire for sweets and sugary foods. Under normal circumstances, the sugar we take up from our diet is conveyed from the bloodstream to our cells and converted to energy. This requires insulin, a hormone that we produce ourselves, but it also requires the presence of the trace element chromium. Insulin is active outside the cells, whereas chromium "unlocks" the cells from the inside, thereby letting insulin push more sugar (glucose) into the cell.

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Sales arguments or documentation?

What should your choice of food supplements rely on?

kosttilskudAre manufacturers of nutritional supplements making a whole-hearted effort of documenting their products? Or do they often get away with hot air? If you browse through the web sites of Danish supplement producers it seems rather obvious that only very few are actually able to put their money where their mouth is.

What do you think of the following phrases?...... do they seem convincing to you?

  • All our products are developed and manufactured in Denmark and are based on serious research results from all over the world
  • When you purchase natural remedies, fish oil, vitamins or other food supplements from our range of products you can rest assured that the their content of active ingredients always complies with the most recent science.
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Q10 lowers risk of dementia

Q10 lowers risk of dementiaDr. Yamagishi and colleagues from Japan's University of Tsukuba in a new study has used data from 6,000 middle-aged Japanese, and for the first time have been able to show that low levels of coenzyme Q10 in the blood are strongly associated to an increased risk of disabling dementia.

The researchers took the initiative to this study based on the hypothesis that because coenzyme Q10 has significant antioxidant effects, a high Q10 level ought to lower the risk of developing dementia and vice versa.

Studies on animals have previously demonstrated a potential beneficial effect of Q10 on cognitive functions, but on humans we have not previously seen clear effects of Q10 on the brain's cognitive function.

In the new study, the researchers used data from an ongoing study where the residents of a municipality had been screened for dementia, but also had their levels of Q10 in the blood measured. Out of 6000 persons the researchers selected 65 middle-aged persons with dementia who had been regularly examined at least five years before they were diagnosed with dementia. They were matched with 130 controls of similar age, sex, and data.

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Glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate combo may aid in osteoarthritis

Glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate combo may aid in osteoarthritisCombined supplementation with chondroitin sulphate and glucosamine could help to reduce knee joint pain, stiffness, and functional disability of people with osteoarthritis, according to new research published in the top rheumatology journal: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.

The study was a double-blind Multicenter Osteoarthritis Intervention trial called "MOVES" In total 606 patients with knee osteoarthritis and moderate-to-severe pain participated in the trial. The patients were recruited from France, Germany, Poland, and Spain. The patients were randomised to receive 400 mg condroitin sulfate (GS) plus 500 mg glucosamine hydrochloride (GLU) three times a day or 200 mg celecoxib every day for six months.

Celecoxib is an anti-inflammatory drug of the NSAID type used to treat among others the signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis and acute pain in adults.

The primary objective of the study was to reduce the score from a standard questionnaire called WOMAC used by health professionals to evaluate the condition of patients with osteoarthritis.

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Has science found the perfect Heart Drug?

A strong heart is vital to your health. Lack of cardiac strength is exactly what causes people with heart failure to deteriorate so rapidly. For decades, digoxin has been the most commonly used heart-strengthening drug but a recently published study has shed light a whole new heart-boosting compound that is particularly interesting because it reduces mortality, strengthens the heart, and does not appear to have side effects.

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Selenium Compounds fights cancer

In a new scientific study Danish researchers from Copenhagen University have demonstrated that methylated selenium compounds can regulate the body's immune system enabling it to better fight certain cancers. These selenium compounds are found in certain foods such as garlic and broccoli, but also in selenium yeast.

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Chronic fatigue tied Alan to his bed but Q10 capsules saved him:

Chronic fatigue tied Alan to his bed but Q10 capsules saved him 
"After about one week of taking the Q10 supplement I could feel a huge difference," says 23-year old Alan Piccini, who has been suffering from extreme fatigue and muscle aches ever since he was a child.

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Cholesterol-lowering without side effects:

Cholesterol-lowering without side effects:





“Taking capsules with co-enzyme Q10 has freed me of the severe side effects of my cholesterol lowering medicine,” Mrs Franken explains.

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