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PlusCBD has come out with a new THC Free CBD Product Line Darrell Miller 2/13/21
HempCeutix has come out with a few more great products. Darrell Miller 9/10/20
Cocoa isn’t just delicious – dies show it fights fatigue, too? Darrell Miller 4/30/19
Men, here's a diet plan for a better memory: leafy greens, darkorange and red vegetables, berries, and a glass of OJ Darrell Miller 4/27/19
9 Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight on Keto Darrell Miller 4/22/19
Fascinating study shows vitamin C reduces the risk of cognitiveimpairment Darrell Miller 1/18/19
Camu camu fruits are rich in an anthocyanin that stops tumors fromgrowing VitaNet, LLC Staff 1/16/19
Medicinal mushroom found to be an effective natural treatment forbronchial asthma Darrell Miller 11/30/18
Alfalfa as human food: A rich source of nutrients, it is consumedas a tea, herb, supplement and now as flour VitaNet, LLC Staff 8/27/18
Hesperidin, a natural flavonoid in citrus fruit, found to prevent photoaging Darrell Miller 8/1/18
Bitter melon extract found to help treat diabetes with its anti-obesity effects Darrell Miller 7/26/18
Will CBD Oil Help Me Sleep? Darrell Miller 5/31/18
Omega-3 benefits for brain health are well documented; now researchers have determined they help prevent Alzheimer’s Darrell Miller 12/19/17
Lactic acid bacteria can protect against Influenza A virus, study finds Darrell Miller 12/19/17
Treating Autism With Cannabis Now Has Scientific Support Darrell Miller 10/20/17
Turmeric Extract May Help Overcome Chemotherapy Resistance Darrell Miller 9/29/17
Could CBD oil be used for bone disorders ? Darrell Miller 9/28/17
Cross Your Fingers—Weed Might Lower Blood Pressure Darrell Miller 9/4/17
More Evidence Of CBD's Potential In Addressing Opioid Abuse Darrell Miller 8/28/17
Anti-cancer breakthrough: 52 herbs were tested, and only these three were found to effectively fight cancer Darrell Miller 8/19/17
Doctors call for greater access to medical cannabis Darrell Miller 8/11/17
Apple Cider Vinegar: Treasure or Trash? Darrell Miller 8/9/17
This spice is able to neutralize cancer cells Darrell Miller 8/6/17
Marijuana's CBD Reduces Blood Pressure, Study Shows Darrell Miller 7/6/17
Cannabinoids and Terpenes: What is the Difference? Darrell Miller 6/29/17
New Study to Explore Benefits of CBD for Veterans with PTSD Darrell Miller 6/28/17
Cannabis, combined with chemotherapy, effectively destroys cancer cells Darrell Miller 6/9/17
THC testing could soon come to a roadside stop near you Darrell Miller 5/10/17
Know Your Minerals: Zinc Darrell Miller 5/7/17
Beetroot Juice Boosts Brain Performance and Muscle Power in Adults Darrell Miller 4/25/17
Is pine tree bark the key to healthier, stronger teeth? Darrell Miller 4/13/17
Lutein and zeaxanthin levels linked to better cognitive function: Study Darrell Miller 4/6/17
Tea found to play a major role in the fight against dementia Darrell Miller 4/5/17
High-Fiber Diet Keeps Intestinal Walls Intact Darrell Miller 4/3/17
5 Things to Know About Genetic Testing Bill Darrell Miller 3/24/17
Shocking experiments show how much damage energy drinks do to your teeth Darrell Miller 3/14/17
Marijuana Compound Shows Some Potential for Treating Opioid Addiction Darrell Miller 2/9/17
Toxins in Your Fast-Food Packaging? Darrell Miller 2/6/17
Bird Flu Infects Cats in NYC Shelter Darrell Miller 12/24/16
Gene-editing techniques used in humans for first time Darrell Miller 11/29/16
The diet habits you need to change immediately Darrell Miller 11/28/16
Colgate toothpaste found to contain cancer-causing chemical Darrell Miller 11/28/16
America is about to realize just how poisoned conventional food really is ... Lab testing for glyphosate about to go 'viral' Darrell Miller 11/24/16
Are You Gaining Weight For No Reason? Check Your Thyroid Darrell Miller 10/31/16
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Curcumin Helps Alleviate Depression Darrell Miller 10/26/16
Fake Herbal Supplements - the unfortunate truth of fraudulent business Darrell Miller 6/12/15
Benefits of Turbinado Sugar Darrell Miller 2/8/14
Do Solaray Products Contain Gluten Darrell Miller 1/9/13
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PlusCBD has come out with a new THC Free CBD Product Line
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Date: February 13, 2021 10:10 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: PlusCBD has come out with a new THC Free CBD Product Line

PlusCBD has a new 0.00% THC CBD Supplement line. Tested down to 50ppm to contain no THC. IF you are afraid of CBD products showing up in drug testing, consider this new CBD only product that contains no THC.

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HempCeutix has come out with a few more great products.
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Date: September 10, 2020 03:08 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: HempCeutix has come out with a few more great products.

HempCeutix has come out with new strengths and flavors, a new mint 1500mg cbd, 3000mg cbd, 6000mg cbd, and a 3000mg cbd cream.

If you struggle with painful inflammation, HempCeutix can help.

  • Supports Balanced Mind and Body*
  • Promotes Healthy Relaxation*
  • Natural Antioxidant Activity*
  • Promotes Positive Stress Control*
  • Full-Spectrum Profile
  • Eco-farmed Cannabis Sativa
  • Small batch, CO2 Extraction
  • Independent 3rd Party testing

You cant get a better quality CBD product then Natures Plus HempCeutix products!

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Cocoa isn’t just delicious – dies show it fights fatigue, too?
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Date: April 30, 2019 04:18 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Cocoa isn’t just delicious – dies show it fights fatigue, too?





A surprising new study presented by the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry suggests that drinking cocoa can offer surprising relief to the fatigue associated with Multiple Sclerosis. Fatigue is one of the most common symptoms of MS, and because of the complicated nature of the disease, it is hard to treat this symptom. However, the study found that patients who drank a high-flavonoid blend of cocoa for six weeks reported significant levels of relief. This is one of several recent studies attesting to the benefits of dark chocolate.

Key Takeaways:

  • Cocoa has been found beneficial in helping people with multiple sclerosis (MS) and MS has been linked to toxicity issues like aspartame poisoning.
  • MS is among the diseases that affect the central nervous system and some of its symptoms include numbness, muscle weakness, concentration problems, and chronic pain and fatigue.
  • Since the pain dealing with MS comes with fatigue that is chronic and with many causes no conventional treatment has been found to deal with this problem.

"Turns out that a warm cup of (any drink) flavored with cocoa is more than just a tasty treat. It has some big health benefits, too."

Read more: https://www.naturalhealth365.com/cocoa-chronic-fatigue-2922.html

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Men, here's a diet plan for a better memory: leafy greens, darkorange and red vegetables, berries, and a glass of OJ
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Date: April 27, 2019 10:00 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Men, here's a diet plan for a better memory: leafy greens, darkorange and red vegetables, berries, and a glass of OJ





According to a recent Harvard University study, the optimal diet for men who want to maintain strong cognitive health consists of eating leafy green vegetables, berries, orange and red vegetables, and orange juice. Researcher Changzheng Yuan studied 28,000 men over the course of 20 years, tracking their dietary habits and periodically testing their cognitive skills. The group that consumed the most vegetables, about six servings per day, performed better on thinking skills tests than the group that ate half that. There was also a positive association found between eating fruits and overall brain health.

Key Takeaways:

  • One study, centering on cognition, set out to track nearly 3000 men for two decades.
  • All the study participants were human adult, male professionals in the health field.
  • Every participant was questioned about specific food usage upon their entry and at four year intervals thereafter.

"Yuan noted that participants who ate all these fruits and vegetables at the start of the study – 20 years ago – enjoyed better cognitive and memory skills."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-03-05-a-diet-plan-for-a-better-memory.html

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9 Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight on Keto
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Date: April 22, 2019 04:13 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 9 Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight on Keto





The keto diet can be a very effective way for individuals to shed excess pounds, but if it is not practiced correctly, the results will remain limited. In order to optimize the diet’s effectiveness, dieters who find their progress stalling should attempt to reduce the amount of carbohydrates and proteins they are eating, assess whether their overall food intake might be either too low or too high, focus on triggering ketosis, get regular sleep and exercise. If these strategies fail, it might be time to adjust inflated expectations or consider the possibility of a medical condition that is inhibiting weight loss.

Key Takeaways:

  • Eating too much protein can actually stop the ketosis process if your body processes some of the extra protein into glucose.
  • Eating too much can defeat the purpose of dieting, especially if you snack a lot, but eating too little can make your body conserve more calories by tricking it into guarding against “starvation.”
  • It can be hard for keto diet neophytes to know exactly if they’ve even reached ketosis yet except through testing for ketones.

"To calculate net carbs, simply subtract the total grams of fiber from the total grams of carbs in your foods. High-fiber keto foods like certain veggies are great choices to help keep carb consumption low while squeezing in plenty of vitamins and minerals to support better health."

Read more: https://draxe.com/reasons-not-losing-weight-on-keto/

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Fascinating study shows vitamin C reduces the risk of cognitiveimpairment
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Date: January 18, 2019 09:17 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Fascinating study shows vitamin C reduces the risk of cognitiveimpairment





The scientific journal Nutrients recently published a study from New Zealand which suggests that Vitamin C plays an important part in preventing age-related cognitive impairment. The trial involved 400 New Zealanders over 50, who had their blood levels of Vitamin C checked and completed cognitive testing. Not only did higher levels of Vitamin C in the blood reduce the risk of cognitive impairment, but levels indicative of a moderate deficiency caused this risk to double! Higher levels of Vitamin C were also associated with better metabolic health.

Key Takeaways:

  • One vitamin C specific study used New Zealand natives of 50 years of age.
  • The testing relied on blood levels of the vitamin rather than on dietary intake.
  • Researchers ensured that the 400 test subjects underwent an exhaustive battery of cognitive function tests.

"Recently, a team of scientists from New Zealand found that vitamin C can help reduce the risk of cognitive impairment as you age."

Read more: https://yournews.com/2018/12/05/774377/fascinating-study-shows-vitamin-c-reduces-the-risk-of-cognitive/

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Camu camu fruits are rich in an anthocyanin that stops tumors fromgrowing
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Date: January 16, 2019 08:50 AM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Camu camu fruits are rich in an anthocyanin that stops tumors fromgrowing





Chrysanthemin is a naturally occurring, odorless, but colorful pigment, normally found in blueberries, acai berries and camu camu fruits. Recently, the pigment made scientific news, which was published in the African Journal of Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicine. Chinese researchers used an array of sophisticated tests to observe how chrysanthemin interacted with and affected prostate cancer cells. The testing and observation revealed that chysanthemin not only inhibited cell growth, but also actively induced cancer cell death. Besides this new and stunning research spotlighting chrysanthemin's potential as a cancer fighter, the substance has other purported health benefits. Data suggests the pigment may be a useful adjunct in the treatment if diabetes and cardiovascular disease. It may also aid cognitive function, skeletal issues and liver function. Study also suggests chrysanthemin can fight inflammation and High fat in the blood.

Key Takeaways:

  • The main goal of the study was to see how chrysanthemin directly impacted cell volume as well as their viability.
  • Chrysanthemin is considered a pigment, and it is part of the anthocyanin family.
  • Studies on animals have shown that chrysanthemin can help decrease the risk of diabetes.

"A study published in the African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines revealed that chrysanthemin can stop the development of cancerous tumors."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-01-08-camu-camu-fruits-are-rich-in-an-anthocyanin-that-stop-tumor-progression.html

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Medicinal mushroom found to be an effective natural treatment forbronchial asthma
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Date: November 30, 2018 10:26 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Medicinal mushroom found to be an effective natural treatment forbronchial asthma





There are a lot of old timers who feel that mushrooms are not useful for medicine or for doctors. They feel as if it is just a way for the younger generation to get high. That has been a stigma for a long period of time and for a while, it did not look like it was going to change. Now, medicinal mushrooms are being found to be an effective natural remedy for people who suffer from asthma.

Key Takeaways:

  • People who suffer from asthma all have different ways of dealing with their condition.
  • Everyone's body reacts a little bit differently to certain diseases, or sicknesses, regardless of treatment.
  • For a long time now, mushrooms have been deemed as a potential alternative for natural treatment for certain issues.

"The study, published in the Journal of Medicinal Food, looked at the effect of gargal extract on allergic diseases, particularly allergic bronchial asthma by using laboratory testing and clinical studies."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-11-15-medicinal-mushroom-effective-against-bronchial-asthma.html

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Alfalfa as human food: A rich source of nutrients, it is consumedas a tea, herb, supplement and now as flour
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Date: August 27, 2018 08:53 AM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Alfalfa as human food: A rich source of nutrients, it is consumedas a tea, herb, supplement and now as flour





Alfalfa as human food: A rich source of nutrients, it is consumed as a tea, herb, supplement and now as flour

Some Romanian researchers have investigated the edible legume, alfalfa, and have made some assessments. The notable livestock feed makes an A-plus human food too. As a human food alfalfa makes the grade nutrition-wise, because it encompasses a wide array of vitamins and minerals.

Shaklee, an American company puts out a product called "Alfalfa Complex." A byproduct of the complex is an alfalfa flour, which was used as a testing source by the researchers. The researchers found the flour to be an ample source of protein and amino acids. Specific minerals found in the flour included, zinc, calcium and iron, magnesium and phosphorus. Alfalfa has also been found to ameliorate the risk for many diseases. It aids circulation and anemia, protects against arteriosclerosis, and strengthens overall immunity. Besides flour, supplementation with alfalfa is possible via powder, capsules and pills.

Key Takeaways:

  • Alfalfa can be consumed in the form of tablets, capsules, or even a powder.
  • The beneficial components of alfalfa are even more enriched when it is paired with vitamin C.
  • Alfalfa has the ability to help the body combat various digestive tract disorders.

"Far from just being a source of protein and amino acids, alfalfa concentrate flour can also be considered as a reliable supplier of minerals."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-07-20-a-rich-source-of-nutrients-it-is-consumed-as-a-tea-herb-supplement-and-now-as-flour.html

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Hesperidin, a natural flavonoid in citrus fruit, found to prevent photoaging
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Date: August 01, 2018 05:53 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Hesperidin, a natural flavonoid in citrus fruit, found to prevent photoaging





Hesperidin, a natural flavonoid in citrus fruit, found to prevent photoaging

A recent study has revealed a new treatment for skin exposure to UVB rays. Hesperidin is a compound found in many common citrus fruits, like oranges, and has more health benefits besides helping with the impacts of UVB rays. According to the paper, hesperidin also has impacts on wrinkles, aging, and inflammation of the skin. All of these benefits were confirmed through initial testing on mice. Scientists are hopeful for the future of hesperidin in skincare and treatment.

Key Takeaways:

  • A recent study displayed that hesperidin, a compound in citrus fruit, can have important skin benefits.
  • Hesperidin has been shown to help with photoaging, which occurs when skin is exposed to UVB rays.
  • Hesperidin also may help with wrinkles and inflammation of the skin.

"Results showed that mice that were treated with hesperidin had improved length and depth of wrinkles, as well as inhibited the development of skin thickness and epidermal hypertrophy."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-07-30-hesperidin-prevent-photoaging.html

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Bitter melon extract found to help treat diabetes with its anti-obesity effects
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Date: July 26, 2018 09:09 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Bitter melon extract found to help treat diabetes with its anti-obesity effects





Bitter melon extract found to help treat diabetes with its anti-obesity effects

Bitter melon may be an unusual thing to incorporate into your diet. But, you may want to look into some recipes. It turns out that there is a wealth of study data that shows that bitter melon is a potent health ally, particularly when it comes to individuals who are fighting a losing battle with weight and some of the chronic conditions that go with it.

There's scientific proof attesting to the fact that bitter melon aids the body in balancing its metabolism with lipid intake. It also benefits a syndrome marked by high levels if glucose in the blood and weight gain around the middle. It also tends to dampen the body's accumulation of adipose tissue. So, while it may not be a taste treat, it may be beneficial, nonetheless, to put some bitter melon on your plate.

Key Takeaways:

  • Recent studies by the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences and Hefei University of Technology support the benefits of bitter melon seed oil for metabolic health and lipid processing.
  • Chromatographic analysis of butter melon seed oil suggests that it contains compounds, including conjugated linolenic acid, that support inflammation control and protect against neurodegenerative dise
  • The study found that mice on a high fat diet given bitter melon seed oil had a decrease in weight relative to other mice, and were better at burning fat, with higher doses having higher effects.

"Bitter melons may taste unpleasant to some people, but its health benefits cannot be denied."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-06-13-bitter-melon-extract-found-to-help-treat-diabetes-with-its-anti-obesity-effects.html

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Will CBD Oil Help Me Sleep?
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Date: May 31, 2018 05:16 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Will CBD Oil Help Me Sleep?





Will CBD Oil Help Me Sleep?

Insomnia affects one-third of Americans. That shows many people are not having good sleep quality. CBD oil can help in this regard. It helps you to enter and maintain the non-REM phase of sleep (the deep sleep phase) while reducing the duration of the REM phase (the light sleep phase where dreams take place). The benefits are a marked increase in overall sleep quality and reduction of symptoms of depression and anxiety. So, even if you live in a very noisy environment, CBD oil can help you get that needed sleep. But before you chose on which oil to use, you should go for one that is environmentally-friendly and not made with toxic chemicals. Check whether the manufacturer allows third party lab testing. Also, the higher the price, the higher is the quality.

Key Takeaways:

  • Entering sleep in a fuzzy state, where your exhaustion has depleted your ability to even focus, is actually counterproductive, as the body has difficulty entering the non-REM, or deep sleep.
  • Using CBD oil actually cuts short the Rem sleep cycle, allowing you to enter deep and truly restful non-rem sleep.
  • Judicious use of CBD oil should serve to put your brain on a more focused mode during the day and a more restful one during sleep hours.

"It may sound weird, but CBD is actually known to promote alertness, and thanks to that, it helps us sleep better."

Read more: http://baltimorepostexaminer.com/will-cbd-oil-help-sleep/2018/05/29

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Omega-3 benefits for brain health are well documented; now researchers have determined they help prevent Alzheimer’s
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Date: December 19, 2017 03:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Omega-3 benefits for brain health are well documented; now researchers have determined they help prevent Alzheimer’s





Omega-3s are beneficial for the brain and may help prevent Alzheimer's. Coconut Oil is shown to have this important nutrient. There's no need to go to your favorite drug store when you can get this from nature. Coconut oil has ketones which the liver treats as food. The liver converts the coconut oil into an alternative energy source for the body and brain. This has tremendous benefit for many aspects of the body's functions especially the brain function.

Key Takeaways:

  • Omega 3s help prevent Alzheimer's disease by increasing blood flow to the brain.
  • Omega 3 fatty acids are used as a preventative measure for Alzheimer's.
  • There is a strong correlation between the usage of Omega 3s with memory and neurocognitive testing.

"Omega-3s are just one piece of a much greater anti-aging nutritional puzzle, particularly as it pertains to brain health."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2017-12-11-omega-3-benefits-for-brain-health-are-well-documented-now-researchers-have-determined-they-help-prevent-alzheimers.html

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Lactic acid bacteria can protect against Influenza A virus, study finds
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Date: December 19, 2017 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Lactic acid bacteria can protect against Influenza A virus, study finds





Researchers have shown that lactic acid bacteria (LAB) may provide broad protection against influenza viruses. LAB are best known for their human gut floral maintenance, fermentative activity, and preservative capacity. LAB are widely used in food industry, such as in the preparation of fermented dairy products, pickling of vegetables, and baking. LAB have many health benefits, such as alleviation of diarrhea, stimulation of immune system, inhibition of infections, and prevention of certain diseases. So, LAB have been classified as probiotics. Previous studies have suggested that many LAB strains protect mice against influenza virus. The aim of the new study is to further explore the antiviral effect of LAB.

Key Takeaways:

  • The current seasonal vaccines are readily available but only work well when when vaccine strains and circulating influenza viruses are well matched.
  • The probiotics commonly used to regulate digestive issues can potentially offer protection agains Influenza A
  • After testing on mice in labs, they are beginning to feel confident that these probiotics can be offered in a nasal spray to humans.

"Our study provides evidence that heat-killed lactic acid bacteria could potentially be administered via a nasal spray as a prophylactic drug against non-specific influenza virus infections."

Read more: https://eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-12/gsu-lab121317.php

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Treating Autism With Cannabis Now Has Scientific Support
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Date: October 20, 2017 10:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Treating Autism With Cannabis Now Has Scientific Support





Autism is a hard thing to diagnose and treat. There are different forms of it. There are also different levels of severity. Cannabis is one way some treat it even though it is controversial. Most cannabis uses are. There is scientific evidence that this may work. It is at least looking into if you can get past the stigma, though it might not work for everyone. Some don't react to it just like any other medication.

Key Takeaways:

  • Autism is characterized by reduced activity in certain brain cells that make people hypersensitive to certain stimuli.
  • CBD found in marijuana has proven to have benefits for people with neuropathic disabilites or chronic pain.
  • Because marijuana is still classified as a Schedule I drug, there is still more work to do before it can be used readily medically.

"Looking at the quality of the social interactions, we found that our autistic-like mice tended to dart away from a social interaction and huddle in the corner of their testing box."

Read more: https://www.civilized.life/articles/cannabidiol-treatment-for-autism-scientific-support/

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Turmeric Extract May Help Overcome Chemotherapy Resistance
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Date: September 29, 2017 10:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Turmeric Extract May Help Overcome Chemotherapy Resistance





Researchers are testing the effectiveness of using a turmeric extract to combat resistance for chemotherapy in pancreatic cancer patients. My mother died from pancreatic cancer and from personal experience I know how difficult battling becomes once chemotherapy ceases to work. This study takes a highly potent extract from turmeric that resets the cancerous cells against immunity from chemotherapy. In doing so it helps to reduce the size of the tumor and make chemo a viable treatment option again.

Key Takeaways:

  • Chemo-resistant cancer of the pancreas has recently been shown, by a study in the Journal of Carcinogenesis, to potentially be benefited by a high-potency herbal element, known as BCM-95.
  • Not only is cancer of the pancreas a lethal disease when left untreated, sufferers often manifest chemo-resistance.
  • Often chemo treatments leave cancer stem cells intact, which go on to multiply even faster, creating recurrent cancer.

"The turmeric extract was also able to re-sensitize pancreatic cancer cells to be able to use Gemcitabine — a commonly prescribed chemotherapy regimen that is often resisted — which in turn reduced tumor size."

Read more: http://wholefoodsmagazine.com/news/research/turmeric-extract-chemo-resistance/

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Could CBD oil be used for bone disorders ?
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Date: September 28, 2017 12:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Could CBD oil be used for bone disorders ?





Cannabidiol oil, or CBD oil, has the potential for use as a treatment of osteoarthritis, inflammatory joint pain, and other related joint pains. CBD is valuable in this regard because it has the potential to, by attaching to CBD1 and CBD2 receptors present in the joints of mammals, reduce the inflammation and pain that patients experience. However, there is still a need for more research. CBD is confirmed to have the potential to solve the issues of pain and inflammation suffered by those with OA, and possibly even prevent OA from developing at all, but as of yet there has been no testing of CBD as a treatment for OA and joint pain.

Key Takeaways:

  • Joint synovitis may be caused by inflammation, and over time NSAIDs can cause other health problems.
  • Cannabinoids were shown in studies to regulate arthritis and joint disease in humans and animals.
  • Findings demonstrate that CBD may relieve joint inflammation which can cause pain.

"In musculoskeletal disease models, systemic administration of CBD suppressed the progression of collagen-induced arthritis by reducing inflammatory cytokine production."

Read more: http://mmjreporter.com/could-cbd-oil-be-used-for-bone-disorders-31091.html

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Cross Your Fingers—Weed Might Lower Blood Pressure
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Date: September 04, 2017 04:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Cross Your Fingers—Weed Might Lower Blood Pressure





The effects of CBD (Cannabidiol) are proving to be effective in lowering blood pressure in early testing. CBD is one of the main active chemicals in marijuana, but the effect in this case is not to get high, but to get calm. A company called PotBotics is using the measurement of EEGs to potentially come to a finding that it truly does reduce blood pressure. The magazine Popular Science published some recent results that in initial dosing, blood pressure DID come down.

Key Takeaways:

  • The FDA hates that individuals are self medicating with CBD sprays which are legal.
  • They are many different laws in regards to weed which are inconsistent.
  • According to O'Sullivan research CBD helps blood vessels relax and dilate.

"While the familiar high most people use weed for comes from tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), most researchers agree that CBD provides weed’s mellowing effect. It doesn’t intoxicate users, but it does calm them down."

Read more: http://observer.com/2017/08/marijuana-cbd-blood-pressure/

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More Evidence Of CBD's Potential In Addressing Opioid Abuse
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Date: August 28, 2017 12:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: More Evidence Of CBD's Potential In Addressing Opioid Abuse





There is some good evidence showing CBD's potential in addressing opioid abuse. Researchers from the University of Mississippi have found a lot more evidence that cannabidiol can be a very powerful tool in addressing the scourge of opioid medicine abuse as well as addiction. The study involved morphine and CPP testing. Tests were done on mice and results showed that there is a real potential for cannabidiol to be used in fighting the opioid crisis, which has been deadly.

Key Takeaways:

  • Cannabidiol can be used in the rehabilitation of people addicted to opioids.
  • Researchers aren't sure if combining CBD with these medications would interfere with their pain relieving properties.
  • The study was published in the journal Thieme Planta Medica.

"University of Mississippi researchers have found more evidence that cannabidiol could be a powerful tool in addressing the scourge of opioid medicine abuse and addiction."

Read more: https://www.hempgazette.com/news/cannabidiol-solution-opioid-abuse-hg0394/

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Anti-cancer breakthrough: 52 herbs were tested, and only these three were found to effectively fight cancer
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Date: August 19, 2017 12:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Anti-cancer breakthrough: 52 herbs were tested, and only these three were found to effectively fight cancer





Natural herbs have been used medicinally for centuries. Ancient civilizations have used them to cure many minor and major ailments. These herbs are now being studied to treat strains of cancer. Scientists from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology have reviewed the high contrast image screening of 52 herbs to test their properties that may affect cancer. In all of these 52 herbs three have showed promising results. They all originate in the middle east and include Citrullus colocynthis, Anastatica hierochuntica, and Juniperus phoenicea. More testing is necessary. With the discovery of these herbs' possible treatment powers, more people are hopeful to discover new herbs in such places as the Amazon Rainforest. Although recent deforestation is an issue.

Key Takeaways:

  • Researchers recently identified three plants that have properties that could help cure cancer.
  • The three plants identified by researchers had active compounds that could potentially be broken down to create anti-cancer chemicals.
  • Many other plants, such as some growing in the diverse Amazon rainforest, should be investigated in the search for anti-cancer medicines, but many of these plants are threatened by human activity.

"The three plants that showed a lot of promise were Anastatica hierochuntica, Citrullus colocynthis, and Juniperus phoenicea. All of these had potent anti-cancer substances known as topoisomerase inhibitors that could potentially be used to develop anti-cancer inhibitors."

Read more: http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-08-15-anti-cancer-breakthrough-52-herbs-were-tested-and-only-these-three-were-found-to-effectively-fight-cancer.html

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Doctors call for greater access to medical cannabis
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Date: August 11, 2017 11:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Doctors call for greater access to medical cannabis





Anyone in Malta who is in possession of CBD oil is in violation of the Dangerous Drugs Ordiance. People used to be able to get it from online health food stores, but three months ago the law changed. Many patients suffering from a variety of symptoms have been able to find some relief with the use of CBD and THC oil. Now those same people are suffering. Doctors advocating for a change in this policy support strict product testing and continuing education for healthcare professionals.

Read more: Doctors call for greater access to medical cannabis

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Apple Cider Vinegar: Treasure or Trash?
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Date: August 09, 2017 07:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Apple Cider Vinegar: Treasure or Trash?





Recently, apple cider vinegar has become a hot-button topic not only in the kitchen, but when health is being discussed. There have been studies where apple cider vinegar can be used to whiten teeth, manage acne, and promote one's digestive health. Counter theories against these state that the testing was done on animals, leaving doubt. The vinegar can also help people feel fuller, longer, therefore reducing the need to eat. To avoid any damage to the teeth, drink the vinegar with a straw.

Read more: Apple Cider Vinegar: Treasure or Trash?

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This spice is able to neutralize cancer cells
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Date: August 06, 2017 12:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: This spice is able to neutralize cancer cells





There is a spice that is able to neutralize cancer cells. Turmeric has very incredible properties. Nano particles, which contain turmeric can be a vital component that is able to cure the neuroblastoma. This is a type of cancer that generally attacks children. A rare tumor will develop in children under the age of 5 years old. Researchers think that if this treatment can work, then it will be an excellent alternative to the traditional chemotherapy.

Key Takeaways:

  • Neuroblastoma can be potentially treated with turmeric which has certain properties that help neutralize growth of cancer cells.
  • Turmeric is a promising treatment for neuroblastoma that lacks the negative effects of traditional chemotherapy. treatment.
  • Further laboratory testing is needed to determine the efficacy of turmeric in treating Neuroblastoma.

"It turned out that turmeric neutralizes malignant neuroblastoma cells that had previously shown resistance to other medicines."

Read more: http://micetimes.asia/this-spice-is-able-to-neutralize-cancer-cells/

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Marijuana's CBD Reduces Blood Pressure, Study Shows
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Date: July 06, 2017 04:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Marijuana's CBD Reduces Blood Pressure, Study Shows





There are encouraging results studying the effects of cannabidiol (CBD) on blood pressure. No studies have been conducted prior that link the positive effects of cannabis on blood pressure, but this recent, small study has shown that it is worth investigating if there are widespread benefits to using CBD to reduce stress reactions and blood pressure in humans. The small study concluded that there were no adverse reactions to testing, further reasoning for continued research into the positive effects of CBD.

Key Takeaways:

  • first study to focus on the benefits CBD rather than THC
  • results show that CBD has positive effects on cardiovascular health
  • study had small sample size of only males, but results were still positive

"According to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, oral administration of cannabidiol is associated with reduced blood pressure."

Read more: https://thefreshtoast.com/cannabis/cbd-reduces-blood-pressure-study-shows/

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Cannabinoids and Terpenes: What is the Difference?
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Date: June 29, 2017 04:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Cannabinoids and Terpenes: What is the Difference?





THC and CBD are known as cannabinoids, they are the two compounds found in marijuana plants that serve medicinal purposes. Terpenes, found in marijuana and other plants can provide aroma and flavor as well as enhancement to THC and CBD. The amount and kinds of terpenes can differ per plant , creating different results for different people. Understanding and testing for terpenes will allow dispensaries to cater more specifically to what each customer may be looking for.

Key Takeaways:

  • Different terpines in cannabis determine its effect on the user.
  • Knowledge of terpines is currently growing in the cannabis industry.
  • In the future, people will be able to customize their cannabis experience using terpines.

"However, terpenes are not unique to cannabis and are found in other plants and fruits as well as herbs."

Read more: http://terpenesandtesting.com/cannabinoids-terpenes-difference/

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New Study to Explore Benefits of CBD for Veterans with PTSD
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Date: June 28, 2017 12:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: New Study to Explore Benefits of CBD for Veterans with PTSD





There is a Cannabidiol (CBD) study that involves veterans suffering from PTSD, and the effects that the CBD has on them and their trauma. The study is taking place in Florida, under the guidance of Wes Clark jr., a veteran who is passionate about assuring veterans that they can have safe access to cannabis. It is being funded by Alternative Health. Together they hope to bring easier access to CBD as well as sharing their findings with the medical community.

Key Takeaways:

  • There is a study being done to explore the use of CBD on veterans with PTSD.
  • The study will explore alternate delivery systems such as tablets that dissolve under the tongue and transdermal patches.
  • Clinical trials are necessary to change the thinking around using CBD in medicine.

"It is unquestionable that veterans receive comfort and relief from cannabis and CBD"

Read more: http://terpenesandtesting.com/new-study-explore-benefits-cbd-veterans-ptsd/

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Cannabis, combined with chemotherapy, effectively destroys cancer cells
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Date: June 09, 2017 04:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Cannabis, combined with chemotherapy, effectively destroys cancer cells





Researchers in England have found that combining cannabis usage with chemotherapy improves the treatment's effectiveness against leukemia. The inclusion of the cannabis allows for lower dosages of chemotherapy to be used, limited the harsh effects of the treatment.

Researchers have found that application sequence is critical for effectiveness. the active chemicals from the cannabis should be administered after the chemotherapy treatment for best results.

While they stress the need for more testing before such treatment can become commonplace, it represents and exciting development on the cancer treatment front.

Key Takeaways:

  • Cannabinoids compounds can combine with chemotherapy compounds after the treatment has been administered
  • Because of their successful combination, lower doses of chemotherapy can be used, reducing the harm on other aspects of the patient's body
  • Celebrities such as Olivia Newton-John, are planning to try this treatment

"Scientists say the order the treatments are administered is crucial. Using cannabinoids after chemotherapy killed off blood cancer cells more rapidly."

Read more: http://wqad.com/2017/06/07/cannabis-combined-with-chemotherapy-effectively-destroys-cancer-cells/

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THC testing could soon come to a roadside stop near you
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Date: May 10, 2017 06:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: THC testing could soon come to a roadside stop near you





Canada is working to put into effect the road-side testing for THC when they encounter a driver that appears to be impaired. THC is one of the chemicals that can be found in cannabis. It affects the user by giving them a high. In testing this roadside, the hope is to reduce the number of accidents caused by impaired drivers. With all the legalization of marijuana, it is important to protect all that are on the road. By testing roadside, and handing out punishment, hopefully safety will increase

Read more: THC testing could soon come to a roadside stop near you

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Know Your Minerals: Zinc
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Date: May 07, 2017 03:44 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Know Your Minerals: Zinc





Zinc is a trace mineral that has great benefits. Zinc can help with eye health as well as skin health. It also helps the bodies enzymes function properly, as well as sexual and immune health. If your body is not getting enough zinc you may show signs of bad nail, hair, and skin quality. In which case you may want to test for zinc deficiency. You can buy home kits that are not very expensive. If you do find a deficiency of zinc, you can supplement it into your diet.

Key Takeaways:

  • Zinc deficiency can have several harmful effects on the body such as dull sense of taste and smell.
  • Zinc testing is easy and there is no need to go to the doctors as it can be done at home.
  • Whole grains and flours are the best sources of zinc.

"Zinc is quite the heavy hitter when it comes to minerals."

Read more: https://echoak.com/2017/04/zinc/

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Beetroot Juice Boosts Brain Performance and Muscle Power in Adults
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Date: April 25, 2017 11:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Beetroot Juice Boosts Brain Performance and Muscle Power in Adults





The amount of vitamin c that everyone takes in verys from Person to person. Vitamins are vey helpful for the body when it comes to aiding the immune system fighting off virus and disease. Atudys show that large doses of vitamin c can actually help the body in the area of fighting off bacteria that can lead to sickness. All different types of uses are used in the study which attains to testing the different benefits of larger amounts of vitamin c.

Key Takeaways:

  • Beetjuice is an important drink for improving brain and muscle performance.
  • Several studies of the benefits of beetjuice across different universities prove that the findings are legitimate.
  • Although beets don't look appititizing or polished, they have several aspects that are good for consumption.

"The studies found out that Beetroot juice is the better and natural way to improve your memory power and muscle building."

Read more: http://pressks.com/medical/beetroot-juice-boosts-brain-performance-muscle-power-adults/25484/

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Is pine tree bark the key to healthier, stronger teeth?
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Date: April 13, 2017 03:44 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Is pine tree bark the key to healthier, stronger teeth?





Not many people would associate pine tree bark with stronger teeth, but it's proving to be useful in strengthening the teeth and making fillings bind more effectively. This is because the compounds in pine tree bark are shown to strengthen the layer of teeth underneath the enamel. Tests performed by Dr. Guido Pauli are showing that this extract can strengthen dentine (the teeth material under the enamel) by up to ten times. Read this article for more details.

Key Takeaways:

  • -Pine tree bark extract is shown to alter the chemical structure of our teeth, strengthening them, and allowing our fillings to bind to them better
  • -that suggest the tree bark extracts can strengthen dentine by as much as ten times.
  • -Dr. Pauli, and his colleague Dr. Ana Bedran Russo, reached this conclusion after testing the extracts of the Chinese red pine

"Dr. Guido Pauli of the University of Illinois at Chicago says the “weak link in the chain of bonding is the interface between the resin and the dentine."

Read more: http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-04-08-is-pine-tree-bark-the-key-to-healthier-stronger-teeth.html

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Lutein and zeaxanthin levels linked to better cognitive function: Study
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Date: April 06, 2017 07:45 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Lutein and zeaxanthin levels linked to better cognitive function: Study





Higher levels of lutein and zeaxanthin in the blood can lead to better cognitive scores. Higher zeaxanthin levels also are linked to better processing ability. There are smaller studies that confirm this. Lutein was first linked to eye health in 1994 by Dr. Seddon at Harvard. The researchers studied 4076 Irish adults 50 years or older. Only zeaxanthin increased processing speed, but both carotenoids were linked with higher cognitive function. However, further testing is needed to understand levels.

Read more: Lutein and zeaxanthin levels linked to better cognitive function: Study

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Tea found to play a major role in the fight against dementia
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Date: April 05, 2017 06:44 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Tea found to play a major role in the fight against dementia





Scientists have found that drinking tea may reduce the risk of dementia. The benefits aren't dependent on a certain type of tea. The polyphenols in tea leaves help cognitive health along with other anti-inflammatory and antioxidant ingredients. It is recommended to relieve stress and anxiety. 2500 people were studied and tested on their cognitive abilities. Those that drank tea performed better on the test. In testing, tea also performed better than coffee, though coffee does have benefits as well.

Read more: Tea found to play a major role in the fight against dementia

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High-Fiber Diet Keeps Intestinal Walls Intact
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Date: April 03, 2017 06:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: High-Fiber Diet Keeps Intestinal Walls Intact





A diet that is low in fiber cause your intestines to get worse as they lose mucus. Mucus is actually very helpful to your intestines. Fiber also helps the mucus that is in your colon. Scientists know all of this because the scientists have decided to test this stuff out on mice in the past. Based upon the results of the mice testing the scientists believe that people in general should double how much fiber they get.

Read more: High-Fiber Diet Keeps Intestinal Walls Intact

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5 Things to Know About Genetic Testing Bill
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Date: March 24, 2017 02:44 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 5 Things to Know About Genetic testing Bill





Could you be pressured into submitting to genetic testing in the near future? A proposed piece of legislation could alter the 2008 law that protects us from mandatory genetic testing and or discrimination based on the results of such tests. The proposed changes get around the 2008 law by linking predictive tests to wellness programming and declaring wellness programs exempt from the prior rules. Bioethics experts believe that your genetic health Is nobody’s business and others point out that wellness programs have failed to produce proven results or savings.

Key Takeaways:

  • The "Preserving Employee Wellness Programs Act" could eliminate patients' privacy protection that were established in 2008 under the Genetic Information Non Discrimination Act.
  • The new bill could make genetic test information available to employers as part of a wellness program.
  • Genetic tests have limited accuracy. Just because a patient has a genetic marker for a disease does not mean he or she will ever develop the disease.

"Despite the country's focus on the American Health Care Act, a smaller bill is also working its way through Congress — one that could overturn years of legislative protections for patients."

Read more: http://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-care/nobody-s-business-5-things-know-about-genetic-testing-bill-n733416?cid=public-rss_20170316

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Shocking experiments show how much damage energy drinks do to your teeth
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Date: March 14, 2017 08:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Shocking experiments show how much damage energy drinks do to your teeth





Energy drinks are used and enjoyed by many people, but it seems the dangers of doing this keep getting worse. New evidence suggests that energy drinks rot your teeth and the results of a recent study show what happens when the drinks are consumed on a regular basis. Are you interested to know what energy drinks can do to your teeth? Should you discontinue use of these drinks now that this evidence is out and about?

Key Takeaways:

  • Book claims that one in seven new energy drinks are too corrosive to be placed in aluminum cans.
  • Testing has shown energy drinks to be more corrosive than regular and diet soda.
  • Americans consume 29 billion gallons of energy drinks a year despite warnings from doctors, dentists and health experts.

"The tooth that had been placed in the energy drink showed that the enamel, which is the hard coating that protects the dentine underneath, had begun to crumble away."

Read more: http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-03-09-shocking-experiments-show-how-much-damage-energy-drinks-do-to-your-teeth.html

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Marijuana Compound Shows Some Potential for Treating Opioid Addiction
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Date: February 09, 2017 10:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Marijuana Compound Shows Some Potential for Treating Opioid Addiction





A marijuana compound has shown some potential for treating Opioid addiction. it might help people who suffer from addiction to heroine by getting rid of some of the symptoms that come from withdrawing. More research needs to be done in this area so people can start getting help. It is a very important thing.

Key Takeaways:

  • A component of marijuana may help heroin users resist the urge to use the drug and alleviate withdrawal symptoms, but more research should be done in this area, according to a new review of previous research.
  • So far, research on these marijuana compounds, called cannabinoids, for treating opioid addiction has been scarce because of certain regulations that restrict their testing in humans, according to the review.
  • This dearth of research in the field is particularly important considering the ongoing epidemic of opioid abuse in the United States, according to the review author.

"This dearth of research in the field is particularly important considering the ongoing epidemic of opioid abuse in the United States, according to the review author."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.livescience.com/57738-marijuana-compound-may-treat-opioid-addiction.html&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjViYjkzZDJlODZhNjI0ZWE6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNFcO1ZALwbr2omrwXLLL8TDxSNebg

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Toxins in Your Fast-Food Packaging?
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Date: February 06, 2017 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Toxins in Your Fast-Food Packaging?





Fast food isn’t exactly known for its health benefits, but a new U.S. study suggests even the packaging may be harmful. That’s because the study found one-third of fast food packaging contains chemicals that give it stain-resistant, water-repellant and nonstick properties. The trouble is these fluorinated chemicals have also been linked to an increased risk of certain cancers, hormone problems, high cholesterol, obesity and immune suppression in human and animal studies.

Key Takeaways:

  • testing on more than 400 samples from restaurants nationwide revealed that nearly half of fast-food wrappers and one out of five paperboard food boxes contained detectable levels of fluorine, said lead researcher Laurel Schaider. She's an environmental chemist at the Silent Spring Institute in Newton, Mass.
  • Previous studies have linked some fluorinated chemicals such as perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) to kidney and testicular cancer, low birth weight, thyroid disease, decreased sperm quality, pregnancy-induced high blood pressure, and immune system problems in children, the study authors said in background notes.
  • Major U.S. manufacturers voluntarily phased out PFOA and PFOS for most uses starting in 2011, but other countries still produce them. These study results show that fluorinated chemicals are still widely present in food packaging, the authors said.

"Major U.S. manufacturers voluntarily phased out PFOA and PFOS for most uses starting in 2011, but other countries still produce them."



Reference:

//www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=201372

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Bird Flu Infects Cats in NYC Shelter
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Date: December 24, 2016 12:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Bird Flu Infects Cats in NYC Shelter





As of this week, 45 cats in a New York animal shelter have been infected with a type of bird flu normally only seen in chicken flocks. One cat has died so far, and officials are not sure if there is a chance of it spreading to humans. No other species have been infected at the shelter yet. The Health Department is contacting everyone who adopted cats from that particular shelter and encouraging anyone whose cat shows signs of having the flu- cough, fever, and runny nose- to contact them for testing.

Key Takeaways:

  • A type of bird flu usually only seen in chicken flocks has infected 45 cats at an animal shelter in New York.
  • This influenza virus is spreading from cat to cat and may be able to spread to other animals and possibly humans.
  • Fortunately, there is no reason to believe that it is more widespread than this shelter at this point in time.

"A type of bird flu usually only seen in chicken flocks has infected 45 cats at an animal shelter in New York, and vets say they're not sure how it got there."



Reference:

//www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/bird-flu-infects-cats-new-york-animal-shelter-n697026?cid=public-rss_20161217

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Gene-editing techniques used in humans for first time
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Date: November 29, 2016 08:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Gene-editing techniques used in humans for first time





China has become the first country to genetically modify genes and insert them back into a human body. The test patient is suffering from aggressive lung cancer. They were able to extract genes that they believe will effectively attack the cancer if they are in high enough numbers. No final results have been released on the study, but it is a huge milestone in the research field. China is not the only country working on the technology, and the first to complete it would be looking at huge profits.

Key Takeaways:

  • The technique knocks out a gene that normally acts as a check on the cell's ability to launch an immune response and prevents it from attacking healthy cells.
  • The modified cells were then multiplied and re-introduced into the patients' bloodstream where, it is hoped, they will home in on the cancer and wipe it out.
  • He said information on the results and findings of the study would be released when they are ready.

"The modified cells were then multiplied and re-introduced into the patients' bloodstream where, it is hoped, they will home in on the cancer and wipe it out."



Reference:

//www.cnn.com/2016/11/15/health/china-human-gene-testing-crispr-cas9/index.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rss%2Fcnn_health+%28RSS%3A+CNN+-+Health%29

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The diet habits you need to change immediately
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Date: November 28, 2016 04:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The diet habits you need to change immediately





We have grown up being told to take changes gradually in order to build a better support system. We are taught that sudden or extreme changes are harder to maintain and may harm us in the end. A study from the University of California is contesting that belief. They had participants spend 5 hours a day committing to healthy habits such as exercise or taking wellness classes. The researchers noticed that several individual changes helped to reinforce the others, which made rapid changes to their wellbeing. We may have to rethink what we were taught as kids.

Key Takeaways:

  • Well research recently published by the University of California in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience has asked us to question that belief.
  • They were also advised to limit the consumption of alcohol, sleep at least eight hours a night and eat a diet of whole foods.
  • Researchers concluded that adopting a number of positive lifestyle changes simultaneously created an upwards spiral in which one positive lifestyle change appeared to support others.

"Many of us know that we need to drink more water but yet it is estimated that up to 70 per cent of us are dehydrated at any one time."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.bodyandsoul.com.au/diet/diets/the-diet-habits-you-need-to-change-immediately/news-story/8b292483a800db4c91042c594734e6ec&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmZjNGVlYTM1NDU3YmZmOGU6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNHSxez1QUh2Dy42BQZ-AkwTafHG_A

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Colgate toothpaste found to contain cancer-causing chemical
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Date: November 28, 2016 04:19 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Colgate toothpaste found to contain cancer-causing chemical





Triclosan is an active ingredient in Colgate toothpaste. Some research says that it contributes to antibiotic resistance and hormone disruption, but the FDA is still allowing it to be included in toothpaste. It is, however, banned from being used in antibacterial soaps. The FDA sites the fact that the chemical is effective against gum inflammation and plaque, but is that worth the risk? Many mice that were exposed to triclosan developed cancerous tumors and those that already had them experienced rapid growth of the tumors. This definitely causes pause when selecting toothpastes.

Key Takeaways:

  • Because the evidence indicates it is indeed effective against gum inflammation and plaque, it will be allowed to remain in toothpaste.
  • Most recently, a joint research effort led by researchers from the University of California's San Diego and Davis campuses found that the chemical agent's effects on health may be more sinister than we're being led to believe.
  • While animal testing is not something to be condoned, the results of this study were nonetheless shocking.

"The researchers also exposed human muscle cells to an amount of the chemical equivalent to average exposure."



Reference:

//www.naturalnews.com/056018_triclosan_Colgate_cancer_chemical.html

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America is about to realize just how poisoned conventional food really is ... Lab testing for glyphosate about to go 'viral'
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Date: November 24, 2016 08:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: America is about to realize just how poisoned conventional food really is ... Lab testing for glyphosate about to go 'viral'





Do you ever really stop to think about what goes in your food and what you're putting in your body? Chances are that you probably don't, although there's a small minority of Americans that seems to. "America is about to realize just how poisoned conventional food really is ... Lab testing for glyphosate about to go 'viral'" talks about what's wrong with the food the average American eats, and how science has found a means to prove this.

Key Takeaways:

  • Our grandparentss food wasn't doused with chemical insecticides, herbicides, fungicides and other forms of pesticide that cause cancer, depression, central nervous system disorders, anxiety and dementia. Today, most grains and sugarcane get sprayed with disturbing amounts of glyphosate herbicide.
  • Good news! Anresco Laboratories in San Francisco just launched their own unique detection system for final food products that reveals even low levels of glyphosate residue, and they're testing soil samples from all around the world! Want food transparency? You got it.
  • First, buy certified organic food, grow your own food without chemicals, or buy from local farmers' markets and ask lots of questions of them. Second, look into buying a high quality water filtration system for your home. It's much cheaper in the long run than buying bottled water.

"There is no safe level that can be consumed, even though it's regularly found in American food and water."



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Are You Gaining Weight For No Reason? Check Your Thyroid
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Date: October 31, 2016 11:47 PM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: Are You Gaining Weight For No Reason? Check Your Thyroid

The human body is an extremely complex system of checks and balances that's held in a very delicate state of equilibrium. It's hard to understand at times but with the patience of science, we can usually get to the bottom of whichever mysteries our bodies will present us with.

One of the mysteries that some people might find themselves faced with at some point in their lives is that of gaining weight for no reason. Diets and exercise will seem not to work. A possible culprit might be found in a small organ known as the thyroid gland. Let’s have a closer look at it and how it may be affecting your metabolism and weight.


How the Thyroid Gland Works

The thyroid is the largest gland in your endocrine system of glands and is located right in the middle of your neck just below the Adam’s apple in men. Endocrine glands refer to glands that secrete hormones in the human body. The thyroid gland produces the hormones Thyroxine and Triiodothyronine, which are referred to as the thyroid hormones. These hormones play a significant role in your energy regulation and metabolism functions by prompting almost every cell in your body to increase its activity. This is essentially what your metabolic rate is. There are three basic categories of problems that can occur in your thyroid gland, as follow:

  • Hypothyroidism or Underactivity – too little thyroid hormones produced
  • Hyperthyroidism or Overactivity – too much thyroid hormones produced
  • Growths – include benign cysts and nodules as well as cancers of the thyroid gland

The Thyroid Gland and Weight Gain

When too little thyroid hormone is being produced in a patient, their metabolic rate will slow down, meaning that the body’s cell will not be burning up calories at their optimum rate. This will lead to these unspent calories being deposited throughout the body in the form of fat. The person affected might find themselves suddenly gaining weight without any apparent changes in their lifestyle or eating habits. This is also why dieting and exercise may not have the desired effect on the patient.

The symptoms of an underactive thyroid can be very vague because the hormone acts throughout the body but should you find yourself experiencing some of these, consider testing specifically for hypothyroidism:

  • General weakness
  • Cold intolerance
  • Heightened cholesterol levels
  • Fatigue
  • Sleepiness
  • Constipation
  • Mood swings
  • Forgetfulness
  • Heavy menses
  • Coarse, dry hair and skin
  • Weight gain
  • Changes in blood pressure
  • Depression and/or irritability
  • Muscle cramps and aches
  • Swelling in legs (edema)
  • Blurred vision
  • Hoarse voice and sore throat
  • Hair loss (on head and/or body)


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Curcumin Helps Alleviate Depression
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Date: October 26, 2016 08:24 PM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: Curcumin Helps Alleviate Depression

Curcumin is a phenolic acid that can be sourced from the cooking spice turmeric. It acts as a powerful antioxidant in humans and protects the body's cells from dangerous free radicals (harmful by-products that are released into the cells during oxygen related reactions). Provisional studies suggest that it may also have many more health benefits. There is also some evidence that curcumin or turmeric may help alleviate the symptoms of certain skin diseases, viral infections, diabetes, colitis, stomach ulcers, and high cholesterol. Once again, the ancient herbal remedy is being celebrated as a modern wonder drug. But perhaps the most promising results have been seen in the use of curcumin to treat depression.

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Curcumin vs. Prozac

If there's one thing Big Pharma fears more than anything else it's competition from the outside. Because herbal medicines have far fewer and less serious side effects than prescription pills, they would be the logical choice - if only they worked as well. Well, there is now irrefutable, ironclad scientific evidence that an herbal remedy is every bit as effective at treating depression as one of the most popular prescription antidepressants.

When researchers with the Department of Pharmacology of Government Medical College in Bhavnagar, Gujarat, India conducted a controlled clinical study comparing the effects of curcumin and Prozac, they didn't expect to make national, even global news. Although the popular herbal remedy is widely used in India, curcumin had never been subjected to rigorous scientific testing for the treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD). The most serious and chronic form of the disease, major or clinical depression affects about 3 percent of population at any given time. The idea that a chemical compound from a popular native spice could compete with Prozac seemed far- fetched to those conducting the study. But after 60 patients diagnosed with MDD were randomly administered curcumin, fluoxetine (Prozac), and a combination of the two, the results spoke for themselves.

With the help of the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale, 17-item version (HAM-D17), researchers determined that curcumin was just as effective as Prozac at treating serious depression. Because the study utilized the latest research tools and followed strict testing guidelines, it became the first published report that indicated the efficacy of turmeric or curcumin in the treatment of depression. What the report did not take into account, however, were the serious side effects those who take Prozac endure; the most serious of which include anxiety, seizures, racing heartbeat, trouble sleeping, and suicidal ideation.

How Curcumin Treats Depression

Shortly after the results of the aforementioned study made news, researchers started looking for answers. It was not enough for Western scientists to know that curcumin is effective in the treatment depression, they also had to know how. As you might imagine, the how has proved more challenging than the if. This is not at all surprising, since curcumin has diverse biological properties that are difficult to study separately. So, while the mechanism of action is poorly understood, the effects of curcumin intake are well documented, particularly with regard to neurotransmitters.

As their name implies, neurotransmitters send messages to the billions of neurons in the human brain. Some of these neurotransmitters are responsible for regulating brain functions such as mood, memory, appetite, and sleep. Known as "feel-good" neurotransmitters because they help maintain mood balance, dopamine and serotonin play a role in depression. How do we know? For starters, studies have confirmed that people who suffer from clinical depression have consistently low levels of both neurotransmitters.

Once again, we aren't sure how curcumin extract works its magic, but testing has shown that those who take it have higher serotonin and dopamine levels. That fact alone might account for the improved mood those that take the dietary supplement have consistently reported. Although researchers will undoubtedly get to the bottom of this ancient mystery, it enough for most patients to know that curcumin is a safe and effective treatment option.


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Fake Herbal Supplements - the unfortunate truth of fraudulent business
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Date: June 12, 2015 12:51 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Fake Herbal Supplements - the unfortunate truth of fraudulent business

The free and prolific operation of numerous fraudulent herbal medicine brands is a major concern to the health and economy of America. Major players in the vitamin and supplement industry are in legal trouble for selling mislabeled supplements and false advertising. This is consumer fraud that has come under the scanner.

Brand pills have been tested to verify the allegations. Herbs such as Ginseng was found to be just ground garlic and rice, Ginko biloba was reportedly powdered wheat and radish. Valerian root was found to be powdered peas and beans. Valerian root, an extract from Valeriana officinalis roots, has a pungent odor and a very unpleasant taste – physical characteristics that are not advertised by the brands. The smell of the herb is compared to the smell of sweaty socks and therefore customers prefer to take it as capsule or extract.

It is high time, that the brands give a real picture of their product in their advertisements so that consumers can have a proper and true idea. For the welfare of the consumers, they should stick to name brands for herbs to ensure that they pay for what they intend to buy.

Stick to name brands like SOLARAY, KAL, NOW FOODS, and SOURCE NATURALS.  These brands do 3rd party testing of their product ingredients as well as contaminant testing to ensure their ingredients are authentic, pure and safe to consume.


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Benefits of Turbinado Sugar
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Date: February 08, 2014 04:41 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Benefits of Turbinado Sugar

What is turbinado sugar

brown sugarTurbinado sugar is a sugar cane-based, minimally refined sugar. It is medium tan in color and has large crystals. It's frequently mistaken for traditional tan sugar because of its light tan color, however its made in an alternate way. Many kind of people believe by this to become more healthy compared to each whitened as well as suntan Sugars, because it is usually much less ready as well as processed.

Usage as well as Storage space

Formulations which demand turbinado Sugar tend to put it to use as an alternative with regard to conventional suntan Sugar. It has much more dampness compared to normal whitened or even suntan Sugars, which may be advantageous within such things as goodies or even cookies. In comparison, 1 should not really substitute desk Sugar along with turbinado within formulations which curently have a number of components decorating dampness, to prevent producing the actual determining product spongy. It's on / off once again imaginable to make use of turbinado Sugar as part of formulations such as these types of through decreasing the quantity of an additional moisturizing component or even making use of much less Sugar compared to is necesary, however it might take a few testing to find the last product to show away appropriately.

Turbinado Sugar is really a well-liked garnish with regard to cinnamon goodies as well as toasted bread, and it is frequently employed as part of graham cracker piecrusts. Cooking professionals could also put it to use upon creme caramel, because it touches as well as caramelizes nicely. Supplied on their behalf it's greater dampness content material, it may solidify in the event that set open up to numerous atmosphere. Producers recommend preserving this within an airtight pot inside a awesome, darkish location.

Color of sugar

The color may vary from an extremely gentle suntan to some more dark suntan. The actual color is actually molasses layer the actual deposits. Within processed whitened Sugar all the molasses may be eliminated.

Benefits of sugar

True turbinado Sugar is recognized as vegan because it doesn't touch any kind of pet items throughout it's produce. Processed whitened Sugar is generally handled along with bone fragments char, a good pet byproduct.

Uses of sugar

Turbinado Sugar, whenever accustomed to sweeten espresso as well as teas, provides one more taste. It may be utilized like a ornamental leading with regard to cooked products along with other sweets. It may be replaced with regard to whitened Sugar in several quality recipes, however it might alter the actual color associated with whitened meals.

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Do Solaray Products Contain Gluten
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Date: January 09, 2013 12:25 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Do Solaray Products Contain Gluten

Solaray is a brand of natural supplements that has been in the market for decades. It is owned by the Nutraceutical Company which started in 1973. They produce supplements, herbal teas, tablets and capsules containing naturally derived remedies. Solaray supplements combine natural ingredients, nutraceuticals and herbs in special formulas. Often times, people have raised various questions concerning Solaray natural supplements. This is only because they want to know if the products are safe. One of the common questions that are often raised is if solaray products contain gluten.

Do Solaray products contain gluten?

If you visit their official website, you will find information on quality testing, allowed and disallowed ingredients for their products. So to answer the above question, let us find out what gluten is and why some persons want to avoid it. Gluten is a type of protein found in most cereals, grains, breads and other natural products. People who wish to avoid this ingredient are those with celiac disease. Gluten can also be found on its own as a protein supplement. This is prepared for those who do not have access to other protein source.

However, it is not good for people who are susceptible to gluten intolerance. The term gluten intolerance is commonly used to describe celiac disease, non-celiac gluten sensitivity or wheat allergy. These are chronic illnesses that are difficult to diagnose. This is why people who suffer from any of these illnesses tend to avoid products that contain gluten.

The answer to the above question is: NO!

Solaray products are gluten-free, dairy-free and are good for vegetarians. Their products do not contain FD or C colors, preservatives, high corn syrup and artificial flavors. Therefore, all solaray products are safe and good for the body. You can visit their official website to learn more about their products.

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What is Forskoline and How Does It Help You Loose Weight?
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Date: February 09, 2012 05:46 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What is Forskoline and How Does It Help You Loose Weight?

While the Ayurvedic Coleus forskohlii contains numerous ingredients, however, the most integral active ingredient in the herb is known as Forskoline. It is the mint family that this herb belongs to, and Burma,India and Thailand, which are all subtropical areas, are some of the places where this herb grows. Over the years, a lot research has been done on the main ingredient in this herb. In the recent times, this ingredient has become particularly popular for the benefits that have been discovered it offers for weight loss.

What Can Forskoline Be Used For?

In the few clinical and scientific studies that were conducted on Forskoline, this natural component was discovered to be a lipolytic or a fat burning agent. The individuals who were subjected to testing lost quite a significant weight when they were give this ingredient to use as a weight loss aid. Ever since then, several weight loss products have been produced that contain this component as their main ingredient.

What is the Function of Forskoline?

The adenylate cyclase enzyme is activated by this component. Typically, adenylate cyclase are also activated by fat burning hormones, however, their have higher CNS effects. On the other hand, the CNS effects of Forskoline are different so no side effects are caused if it is used for losing weight. Thus, while functioning like most fat loss agents, the levels of the lipolytic hormone are not increased by it.

Apart from acting as a safe weight loss agent, Forskoline also offers various other health benefits too. It, in fact, particular helps with cardiovascular health. As far as cardiovascular health is concerned, not only this but several others of the active ingredients that the Coleus forskohlii have been discovered to be beneficial for the cardiovascular system.

What are the Side Effects of Forskoline?

There are actually no known side effects associated with the use of this component, which has been proven by the several studies conducted on it and the herb it comes from. Nonetheless, if people decide to use Forskoline, they should consult a doctor first. There are chances that people might experience drowsiness if they consume in a really large dose, which is natural considering it is an antihistamine, however, this should be avoided. Taking it before going to bed or taking it along with stimulate is most appropriate.

Today there are numerous Forskoline products available in the market and those who are looking for the best one should pay attention to the amount of this particular ingredient the product contains. Typically, a 2% extract in a 250 mg tablet is adequate enough. Products containing 10 to 20% of this extract can be considered the best. People should start using such a product with two to three doses of 25 to 60 mg in a day, divided accordingly.

These days it is hard to find weight loss products with so many benefits and almost no side effects. The weight loss products containing Forskoline might certainly seem like a miracle for those who want to lose weight and those who decide to use will indeed be able to effectively shed the pounds.

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