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  • Nutrient supplements can give antidepressants a boost

    An international evidence review has found that certain nutritional supplements can increase the effectiveness of antidepressants for people with clinical depression. Omega 3 fish oils, S-adenosylmethionine (SAMe), methylfolate (bioactive form of folate) and Vitamin D, were all found to boost the ef more

  • Vitamin C protects blood vessel lining

    The endothelial cells lining blood vessels form a tight barrier, which is weakened (permeabilized) by inflammation. Vitamin C tightens the endothelial barrier and maintains its integrity during inflammation, but the mechanisms for vitamin C action remain unclear. James May , M.D., and colleagues exp more

  • Strawberries lower cholesterol

    A team of volunteers ate half a kilo of strawberries a day for a month to see whether it altered their blood parameters in any way. At the end of this unusual treatment, their levels of bad cholesterol and triglycerides reduced significantly, according to the analyses conducted by Italian and Spanis more

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Sourness & Scurvy

It seems like a good time to look at the chemistry of the humble lemon, and the compounds that give it its sour taste. Of course, citric acid is already well known – it even has its own E number (E330). However, a couple of other acid compounds are also contributors towards the chemical make up of a more

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Vitamin C Top: ascorbic acid (reduced form )Bottom: dehydroascorbic acid (oxidized form ) Vitamin C or L-ascorbate is an essential nutrient for higher primates , and a small number of other species. The presence of ascorbate is required f ... more


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