The success of liver transplants and the survival of transplant patients can be dramatically improved by injecting livers with an antioxidant prior to surgery, according to a study conducted by researchers from Padova University in Italy and published in the journal Liver Transplantation. The effect is particularly striking in "suboptimal" livers, such as those harvested from deceased organ donors.
Move over, Acai berries and mangosteen. There's a less expensive, easier-to-eat antioxidant in town, and it's a superfood that Native Americans have known about for generations: Aronia berries.
Dark chocolate and antioxidant-rich cocoa may help bring down blood pressure by a few points, a Cochrane review affirmed.
According to a wealth of research, curcumin, a compound found in turmeric protects the body and prevents disease more effectively than drug based treatments.
Heart Disease -High Cholesterol Fat and cholesterol are virtually interchangeable words these days and both have negative connotations, neither of which is strictly correct.
Melatonin, an indolamine derived from the amino-acid tryptophan, participates in diverse physiological functions and has great functional versatility related to the regulation of circadian rhythms and seasonal behaviour, sexual development, retinal physiology, tumour inhibition, as an antioxidant, immunomodulatory and anti-aging properties.
I find it interesting that the US Government classifies marijuana as schedule 1; no medicinal value and highly addictive.