Collagen is a fibrous protein and the main component of the skin, connective tissue and bones, contributing to their unique physiological function. Bovine was the main source of collagen until the discovery of Creutzfeld-Jacob disease (CJD) and Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), whose occurrence was associated with prions carried by bovine collagen. The BSE epidemic increased… Continue reading Clinical Study on Seagarden Skin Moisture
Evaluation of the Potential of Collagen from Codfish Skin as a Biomaterial for Biomedical Applications Ana M. Carvalho 1,2, Alexandra P. Marques 1,2, Tiago H. Silva 1,2,* and Rui L. Reis 1,2,3 1 – 3B’s Research Group, I3Bs–Research Institute on Biomaterials, Biodegradables and Biomimetics, University of Minho, Headquarters of the European Institute of Excellence in… Continue reading Evaluation of the Potential of Collagen from Codfish Skin
Choline Introduction Choline is an essential nutrient that is naturally present in some foods and available as a dietary supplement. Choline is a source of methyl groups needed for many steps in metabolism. The body needs choline to synthesize phosphatidylcholine and sphingomyelin, two major phospholipids vital for cell membranes. Therefore, all plant and animal cells… Continue reading Choline
Efficacy of glutathione for the treatment of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease: an open-label, single-arm, multicenter, pilot study Abstract Background: Glutathione plays crucial roles in the detoxification and antioxidant systems of cells and has been used to treat acute poisoning and chronic liver diseases by intravenous injection. This is a first study examining the therapeutic effects… Continue reading Efficacy of glutathione for the treatment of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease: an open-label, single-arm, multicenter, pilot study
19 Potential Benefits of Glutathione + Side Effects What is Glutathione? Why do Some Call it “the Master Antioxidant?” Glutathione (GSH) is your body’s strongest antioxidant. It has an enormous capacity to combat oxidative stress and neutralize harmful free radicals. Chemically speaking, glutathione is a tripeptide made up of 3 amino acids Glutamic acid Cysteine… Continue reading 19 Potential Benefits of Glutathione + Side Effects
The Importance and Regulation of Hepatic Glutathione Glutathione plays a key role in the liver in detoxification reactions and in regulating the thiol-disulfide status of the cell. Glutathione synthesis is regulated mainly by the availability of precursor cysteine and the concentration of glutathione itself which feeds back to regulate its own synthesis. Degradation of hepatic… Continue reading The Importance and Regulation of Hepatic Glutathione
The Effects of Oral L-Arginine and L-Citrulline Supplementation on Blood Pressure Abstract: Nitric oxide (NO) is a well-known vasodilator produced by the vascular endothelium via the enzyme endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS). The inadequate production of NO has been linked to elevated blood pressure (BP) in both human and animal studies, and might be due… Continue reading The Effects of Oral L-Arginine and L-Citrulline Supplementation on Blood Pressure.
The metabolic basis of arginine nutrition and pharmacotherapy As an essential precursor for the synthesis of proteins and other molecules with enormous biological importance (including nitric oxide, urea, ornithine, proline, polyamines, glutamate, creatine, agmatine, and dimethylarginines), arginine displays remarkable metabolic and regulatory versatility. > Read More
Kidney Disease(Nephropathy) Kidneys are remarkable organs. Inside them are millions oftiny blood vessels that act as filters. Their job is to removewaste products from the blood. Sometimes this filtering system breaks down. Diabetes candamage the kidneys and cause them to fail.Failing kidneys lose their ability to filter out waste products, resulting in kidney disease. >… Continue reading Kidney Disease (Nephropathy).