6 Health Benefits from Turmeric (Curcumin)

Curcumin is a potent antioxidant found in the Cucrcuma longa plant, more commonly known as turmeric. Turmeric is commonly used around the world and is gaining popularity as a superfood for its well-documented benefits in health and disease. Turmeric is a common spice with thousands of years of medicinal and sacramental history Turmeric contains many … Read more

Protecting Mitochondria for a Better Night’s Sleep

Mitochondria are known as the powerhouses of cells because they play a critical role in metabolism by producing energy. Most cells have a circadian clock that oscillates every 24 hours, and this rhythm influences sleep/wake cycles. Evidence indicates that metabolic and circadian processes are interconnected, and that greater metabolic activity and/or magnesium depletion can lead … Read more

The Beneficial Effects of Olive Polyphenols Against Arthritis

Arthritis can be debilitating due to joint irritation, inflammation and discomfort. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis both involve joint inflammation and cartilage degeneration.  Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) with a high content of polyphenols including hydroxytyrosol and oleuropein was shown to prevent inflammation and cartilage degradation. In addition, an olive leaf extract that contained high … Read more

Easing Your Anxiety; Feeling Better with Olivamine® and CalmMind

The Mediterranean diet that is characterized by a high consumption of extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) is associated with increased mental and brain health. EVOO contains higher levels of the olive polyphenols hydroxytyrosol and oleuropein that are also found in Olivamine®. EVOO consumption corresponds with decreased symptoms of depression and anxiety as well as increased … Read more

Helping Your Immune Responses with N-acetylcysteine (NAC)

N-acetylcysteine (NAC) has been used for over 50 years in many clinical investigations and human trials that have demonstrated its various benefits. NAC is an important small molecule that replenishes levels of glutathione (GSH), a powerful antioxidant found throughout the body whose levels decrease with aging. It can also neutralize free radicals, but unlike GSH … Read more

Keeping a Balanced Gut Microbiome for Overall Health

The community of microbes in the gut known as the gut microbiome promotes processes critical for health. Microbiome imbalance (dysbiosis) may lead to inflammation and associated diseases. Fiber, as a food source for bacteria in the colon can contribute to gut microbiome stability, decreased inflammation and increased health. In addition, the intestinal barrier helps protect … Read more

Getting Enough Sleep to Help Your Immunity

Many people experience insomnia that can contribute to inflammatory diseases including depression, diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease. Chronic sleep deprivation has negative effects on the immune system and may lead to increased infections. Melatonin, the hormone known to promote sleep can increase immunity and help those with chronic insomnia or jet lag. In addition, melatonin and … Read more

Antioxidants for Improved Immune Health

The immune system protects us from pathogens, cancers and harmful substances. Some immune cells produce free radicals known as reactive oxygen species (ROS) to destroy invading cells. Antioxidants are required to regulate immune cell release of ROS and can help regulate immune responses. Oxidative stress that is typically associated with inflammation, occurs when free radicals … Read more

Helping Reduce Obesity with Olive Polyphenols

Obesity can result from various factors including diet and is associated with inflammation that often increases with aging. Many ingredients in Olivamine® help maintain healthy levels of inflammation including the important olive polyphenols, hydroxytyrosol and oleuropein. Obesity is linked with the loss of metabolic energy balance that may be restored by thermogenesis (heat production) from … Read more