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Modern medicine has come a long way since the dark ages, but our fore-fathers knew some things about herbal treatments for illness. Rhinovirus (the common cold) and influenza (the flu) are no more common now than they were 200-500 years ago, but everyone knows when to prepare for the dreaded flu season. Our current 2017-2018 [...]

While Starbucks is a huge name the world knows today, the products it serves are not necessarily known to make your body healthier. However, they recently released a new latte made with turmeric. You may think, “OK, what does that have to do anything?” Well, turmeric has more scientific data behind it proving that it [...]

Resveratrol has been on the forefront of many health, bodybuilding and longevity discussions lately. Bodybuilders are taking resveratrol supplements because of their claimed ability to act as a natural selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM) and inhibit estrogen levels in their body, increasing testosterone levels in return. So, what’s the deal with resveratrol? Is it truly [...]

Women’s vitamins have evolved into pretty complex products.  There are hundreds of different Multi’s on the market now, all of them containing some similarities and some big differences.  I wanted to pick out some of the ingredients that I saw most often and find out more about them.  So, that brings me to this week’s blog where [...]

Vitamin A is the antioxidant most responsible for good eye health.  Retinol is a form of Vitamin A, and is the substance which is absorbed when you eat animal foods.  Carotenes also function as Vitamin A when they are converted by enzymes found in animals and herbivores.   Though you can eat some of your recommended daily intake, supplementing [...]

  Coenzyme Q-10, or CoQ-10 as it is commonly called, is no longer the antioxidant people know it to be. It has been supplemented for years, for a wide array of uses here in the US.  Although CoQ10 is produced naturally within the body, many factor’s decrease the levels we sustain (such as prescription medicine, increase in age, and [...]

Many beverages and juices claim to be a good source of antioxidants, but which ones are the real standouts? A UCLA study from last year was one of the first to put a number of these different antioxidant-rich beverages through a well-designed series of functional tests – rather than just one or two – to rank their antioxidant benefits. See the results in today’s AllStarHealth blog.

Here’s a study we wish they’d have done a long time ago. As you may know, blueberries are one of the most, if not THE most antioxidant-rich fruits in the human diet due to their high polyphenol content. They also taste great and are available year-round in both fresh and frozen forms. So blueberries make the perfect addition to a protein shake. Or don’t they?

Mailbag: Best Vitamin E?

January 30th, 2009

Dear AllStarHealth,

I’ve always taken vitamin E because there’s a family history of heart disease and a few of my nutrition books say it’s beneficial. But in the last few years I’ve come across conflicting information about vitamin E including some recent news stories that say it doesn’t help and can actually be harmful to use vitamin E supplements. So what’s the story?

You may have been hearing a lot about Acai (ah-sa-EE) berry supplements or acai juice lately. Quite a few AllStarHealth customers have asked us to comment on the new popularity and legitimacy of Acai supplements.