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Posts Tagged ‘antioxidant’

Back in April, we did a blog on vegan supplements you can buy on AllStarHealth.com. Have you already tried our veggie protein? BodyStrong 100% Veggie Protein Natural is gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan! This product is for EVERYONE! We’ve already mastered the whey protein, and now those wonderful flavors have been shared with our veggie protein! Just like whey [...]

My Heart Will Goji On

June 26th, 2018

As is usual in the world of scientific study and research, it appears that we may have found another superfood that has been consumed for ages, as early as 3rd century CE Asian cuisine. While studies and trials are still being conducted on the claims made about the positive effects of goji berries (also named [...]

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 [...]

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?