Be Heart Smart With These Promising Nutrients

As we near the month of Valentine’s day, it seems only natural to turn our thoughts to heart health.  In recent studies, these nutrients showed promise in supporting three different aspects of heart health. Black Raspberry for Blood Pressure Black raspberry extract may lower blood pressure in those with elevated levels. In this study, 45…

Early-Stage Discoveries May Lead to Larger, Human Trials

Many human trials begin on the basis of earlier, lab studies. Here are some of the most recent findings that seem to warrant further investigation. ATP boosted blood flow ATP, or adenosine triphosphate, is the energy fuel in every cell in the body. In this lab study, blood flow in rats during exercise increased as…

Motivation Mondays: Exercise for Life

Exercise—we all know we need to do it, but many of us would not put this task in our top ten list of things we like to do. So, how do you motivate yourself to make exercise a regular part of your life? It might be helpful by beginning with some of the basic reasons…

These Nutrients May Lower Chances for Heart Problems

Healthy eating habits, regular exercise and controlling one’s stress go a long way in promoting better heart health. In two recent studies, NAC showed promise for normal blood pressure support in one study, and another looked at the impact of CoQ10 on muscle pain in those who take statin therapy for heart health. NAC, inflammation, and…