Melatonin Helps Improve Sleep and Boost Immune System, Little Sign of Toxicity Even At Very High Doses

Melatonin is a hormone produced by the pineal gland from the body’s supply of serotonin. Its best known use is to help regular the daily sleep/wake cycle. It also functions as a strong antioxidant and an immune system booster. It’s … Continue reading

Flavonoids Apigenin and Chrysin Non-Addictive Alternatives To Benzodiazepines for Anxiety Relief and Mild Sedation

When you are anxious and need a little sedative help to sleep, the flavonoids apigenin and chrysin may be good supplements to try. They are reputed to have strong effects at countering anxiety but more mild sedative effects than many … Continue reading

Reducing Sedative and Addictive Side Effects of Anti-Anxiety Drugs Benzodiazepines (Xanax, Valium, etc.) with L-Theanine, Pregnenolone, and DHEA

One of the mainstay drug families that doctors prescribe for patients with anxiety are a class of GABA receptor drugs called benzodiazepines. For people who are using these drugs to get to sleep, a strong sedative effect may be helpful. … 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

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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TA-65 Telomere Lengthening Just One Part of Anti-Aging Healthcare

Geron Corporation has discovered a number of telomerase activators that can lengthen the telomeres on the ends of DNA strands that act as a sort of biological aging clock for cellular division. One of these compounds, TA-65, has become widely known as one of Geron’s affiliated companies, TA Sciences, has started selling it and related testing services to the public. TA-65 does seem to do what is claimed, particularly in people with aging immune systems. But there is a lot more involved with fighting aging than keeping your telomeres long.

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