03/14/12: Polyphenol Research Drives New Product Innovation

Polyphenol Research Drives New Product Innovation By Kelly C. Heim, Ph.D. Over the past three decades, epidemiological and clinical studies have established positive associations between fruit and vegetable intake and nearly every major aspect of health.1-3 While essential vitamins and minerals are accountable for a number of benefits, nonessential phytochemicals are now widely recognized as critical […]

06/21/10: Nutrient timing strategies for peak athletic performance

Nutrient timing strategies for peak athletic performance By Kelly C. Heim, Ph.D. Consistent training and sound nutrition are the time-honored pillars of physical fitness.While supplemental amino acids, creatine and carbohydrate are well-known to support fueling and recovery, research suggests that the timing of their ingestion is highly relevant to maximizing gains.In recent years, numerous studies […]

05/17/10: Metafolin® for optimal folate assimilation

Metafolin® for optimal folate assimilation By Kelly C. Heim, Ph.D. Folate is a general term referring to folic acid (pteroylglutamic acid) and its reduced derivatives. Reduced, or activated folate is the coenzyme that participates in numerous methylation reactions, which include biosynthesis of nucleic acids, neuronal membrane components and neurotransmitters. Importantly, methylation of chromatin and DNA […]

01/12/10: Calming Cortisol During Times of Occasional Stress

Calming Cortisol During Times of Occasional Stress By Mark Swanson, ND Cortisol is the major “stress response” corticosteroid hormone produced by the adrenals. It is the main end product of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. Cortisol affects metabolic, cardiovascular and central nervous systems under both acute and chronic states. The functional neuroanatomy and regulation of cortisol […]