Cutting-Edge Research

Collagen cures the knee
Gelita Health Products' CH-Alpha brand collagen hydrolysate reduced joint symptoms brought about by mechanical stress in a clinical study presented at the Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI) Congress. Significant improvement was demonstrated in the case of the knee, the joint most frequently affected by pain.
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Whey isolate catches cachexia
Immunotec's IMN 1207, a cystein-rich whey protein isolate that is also the basis of the company's Immunocal/HMS 90 supplement, allowed cancer patients to increase body weight, strength and quality of life. The supplemented group was significantly better than the placebo group in this multi-centre, randomized, double-blind clinical trial.
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5-Loxin wins top R&D prize in India
PL Thomas' partner, Laila Impex, which developed the unique boswellic acid composition, 5-Loxin, was recognized by India's department of scientific and industrial research, ministry of science and technology, for the outstanding in-house R&D achievement in 2007. The Ayurvedic herb derivative provides benefit for joint, respiratory and digestive health by inhibiting the 5-lipoxygenase enzyme.
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The more, the merrier
People who consume multiple supplements for at least 20 years were in overall better health than both nonsupplement users as well as those who took only a multivitamin. Those who took a broad array of supplements enjoyed higher blood levels of key nutrients, more optimal levels of key health biomarkers, and lower prevalence of diabetes and elevated blood pressure.
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