Life Extension Annual Blood Test Sale Extended to June 13, 2011

Life Extension’s Annual Blood Test sale has been extended for another week until June 13, 2011. This is a great opportunity to get helpful medical tests that many doctors will not order due to cost-cutting pressure from insurance companies and … Continue reading

Telomeres May Shorten More Quickly and Lead to Early Death Due to Oxidative and Inflammatory Damage

Researchers from the University of Washington have found a weak link between leukocyte (white blood cell) telomere length and increased risk of mortality in aging humans. In their study Leukocyte Telomere Length and Mortality in the Cardiovascular Health Study, they … Continue reading

Glucosinolates and Sulforaphane in Broccoli and Cruciferous Vegetables May Help Prevent and Treat Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes, Bacterial Infections, and Some Cancers

Sulforaphane is a biochemical nutrient found naturally in broccoli and many other cruciferous vegetables. It is created by a reaction between the enzyme myrosinase and glucoraphanin, one of the forms of glucosinolates found in cruciferous vegetables that is readily converted … Continue reading

TA-65 Anti-Aging Study Shows Health Increase In Adult and Old Mice from Telomerase Lengthening

The biomedical research journal Aging Cell recently published a study entitled Telomerase activator TA-65 elongates short telomeres and increases health span of adult/old mice without increasing cancer incidence. The research adds to the growing evidence that TA-65 can lengthen very … Continue reading

Vegetarians May Suffer Shorter Life Due to Carnitine, Carnosine, and Vitamin B12 Deficiencies

Pop culture and medical research suggest that vegetarians and vegans may have longer life spans due to lower incidence of cardiovascular diseases commonly associated with abnormal blood lipids. By avoiding consumption of meat, they reduce their intake of substances such … Continue reading

L-Carnitine Helps Reduce LDL Cholesterol, Triglycerides, Blood Glucose, and Insulin in Fatty Liver Disease and Diabetes Patients

The inexpensive supplement L-carnitine has been found in multiple studies of patients with diabetes or fatty liver disease to greatly amplify the beneficial effects of improved diet and lipase-blocker drugs such as orlistat (Alli). It appears the supplement has low … Continue reading

Tired All the Time for Months or Years? Here’s A Resource With Many Possible Explanations.

While recently writing about adrenal fatigue, depression, and anxiety, I’ve been doing a lot of reading on chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia (also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis), and hormonal imbalances that are also commonly associated with severe fatigue, chronic pain, and … Continue reading

Shilajit’s DBP Claimed to Enhance CoQ10 Function Inside Mitochondria

A growing amount of research into how shilajit works to revitalize energy shows that it helps improve mitochrondrial health by boosting CoQ10 levels, improving energy production, and reducing oxidative damage. Shilajit helps make ubiquinol CoQ10 supplements work much more effectively.

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Nexrutine, An Anti-Inflammatory Supplement for Fighting Arthritis, Inflammation, and Prostate Cancer

Nexrutine is a herbal alternative to COX-2 inhibitors drugs such as aspirin and Celebrex. As a remedy for pain and soreness, it has a number of advantages over both broad COX-1/2 inhibitors like aspirin and selective COX-2 inhibitors like Celebrex. Nexrutine inhibits the inflammatory COX-2 connected with pain without inhibiting the protective COX-1, thereby having a lower risk of producing gastrointestinal and bleeding side effects versus aspirin and Celebrex. Other research shows that Nexrutine blocks the action not only COX-2, but also positively affects the inflammatory molecules TNF-a (Tumor Necrosis Factor alpha) and NF-kB (Nuclear Factor kappa B) that have been implicated along with COX-2 as participating in the development and spread of various cancers.

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Great Combo Deal on Vitamin D and CBC Blood Tests for $45

Inadequate levels of vitamin D in the blood are a chronic and epidemic problem in most parts of the developed world. But overcoming this problem requires vitamin D blood tests because of the highly variable nature of the body’s response to vitamin D. Fortunately, there’s a great deal on a combined CBC (Completed Blood Chemistry) and vitamin D test available via an offer through Life Extension for only $45 through January 3, 2011. This article also provides a source for 5000 IU vitamin D3 softgels that should cost most people less than $2 per month for enough vitamin D to achieve adequate blood levels.

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