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Cutting-Edge Research

Novel grain cuts blood pressure
The whole grain salba (Salvia hispanica) was shown to reduce systolic blood pressure compared to controls in a 12-week study. It also maintained good glycaemic and lipid control in people with well-controlled type 2 diabetes.
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New antioxidant duo discovered
TOYO-FVG, derived from the bark of the maritime pine tree, and the carotenoid astaxanthin, when administered together, are potent antioxidants on common diabetes complications.
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Relora for relaxation
Relora, a patented blend of magnolia bark extract and a proprietary blend of phellodendron bark extract developed by Next Pharmaceuticals, helped about 90 per cent of 1,291 participants who suffered from stress, sleeplessness and/or stress-related eating.
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Echinacea works — here's how
Several studies presented at a longstanding medicinal-plant meeting identified the mode of action of echinacea, as well as 50 per cent less risk of catching colds.
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Astaxanthin claims expand
Cyanotech has announced its BioAstin-brand astaxanthin now has four new structure/function claims that have undergone US FDA review, and is currently applying for several more. The claims focus on joint health, skin health, protection from UV damage, eye heath and immunity.
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