Aging and Nutrients

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Mice that were developed to exhibit signs of old age and that were given a special nutrient rich “cocktail”, demonstrated an improved ability to offset major markers of aging including locomotion, mitochondrial function and neurotransmitter formation. The nutrients used in the study included vitamins B1, C, D, E, beta carotene, folic acid, garlic, ginger root,… Read more »

Nutrients and Fatty Acids for Alzheimers

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Patients experiencing mild Alzheimers disease who were given a nutrient rich supplement that included phospholipids, omega-3 fatty acids, B vitamins and antioxidants demonstrated improvements in memory, according to a recent study. IPM offers the supplements PhosChol and Mega Omega 4:3. Source: Nutrients Support Brain Synapses

Exercise Helps Reduce Muscle Pain

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Specific strength training, resistance type exercises helps alleviate certain types of pain in neck and upper back muscles, according to research. Sources: 1. Effect of contrasting physical exercise interventions on rapid force capacity of chronically painful muscles 2. Five Exercises Can Reduce Neck, Shoulder Pain of Women Office Workers

Tea for Attention

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Two compounds found in green tea, l-theanine and caffeine, when used in combination, were found to increase attention in subjects performing attention specific tasks. IPM offers Mighty Leaf Organic Green Tea. Source: L-theanine and caffeine in combination affect human cognition as evidenced by oscillatory alpha-band activity and attention task performance.

Vitamin D May Reduce Risk of Colorectal Cancer

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The evidence between blood serum levels of vitamin D and reduced cancer risk continues to pour in. Recently, it’s been shown that increased blood levels of vitamin D may reduce the risk of colorectal cancer by as much as 40 per cent. The study also mentions that greater dietary intake of calcium was associated with… Read more »

Vitamin B6 and Heart Disease

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Low plasma levels of vitamin B6 are now being associated with increased risk markers of inflammation, oxidative stress and metabolic disease, all of which can lead to increased risk of heart disease. Higher levels of P-5-P, the active form of vitamin B6, were linked to lower levels of important markers of inflammation and oxidative stress,… Read more »

Couch Potatoes At Increased Risk for Premature Death

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Every hour of television watched per day while being sedentary may increase the risk of dying prematurely, and particularly from cardiovascular disease.  David Dunstan, from the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute (Victoria, Australia) tracked the lifestyle habits of 3,846 men and 4,954 women, ages 25 and older, and found that each hour spent age… Read more »