Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Natural Biology Meta-Analysis on New Omega 3 Researh

At Natural Biology we are a big big time believer in the benefits of Omega 3, particular in the western diet since we consume far more Omega 6 than Omega 3 - sometimes as much as 10 times more and proper ration should be 1 to 1.  At Natural Biology we spent 10 years sources Omega 3 solutions and came up with two we are confident are as good as it gets.  Like other supplements Natural Biology places the emphasis on purity, potency, and efficacy - this is how your body absorbs and utilizes a supplement - or does it just store or eliminate it.  Natural Biology's Norwegian Omega 3 and Arctic Ocean Krill Oil are two of the most outstanding supplements for Omega 3 on the market today.

New Meta-Analysis

Bedsores are a common problem with critically ill patients.  Professor Singer of the Sackler Faculty of Medicine at Tel Aviv University lead a team of scientist to investigate patients with bedsores which are caused by constant pressure on the skin due to lying or sitting down for prolonged periods.  One of Natural Biology's major meta-analysis observations and themes is human beings are designed to move, to stay in motion, to expel and inhale energy through exercise, diet, supplements, air, and rest.

The study consisted of 40 randomly selected critically ill patients.   The control group was given 8 grams of fish oil daily through their food.  After only 3 weeks these patients began to experience less pain,  lower levels of inflammation throughout the body - and overall health condition was measured to have a 20-25% improvement.  The researches discovered a modification in the expression of a group of molecules associated with leukocytes, or white blood cells, in the direction of the wound, which could explain the improved healing.

Researches also noted a decline, a rather significant decline in the amount of C-reactive protein, in the blood.   C-reactive protein is associated with inflammation and linked to viral and bacterial infections, rheumatic diseases, tissue inure, and necrosis.

CoQ10 Supports Congestive Heart Failure

New data is just in that shows how CoQ10 supports patients with congestive heart failure (scientist from Tulane University).   Natural Biology does meta-analysis of major clinical trails and bases all Natural Biology supplements on the meta-analysis thereof - thus Natural Biology's theme "In nature not all things are equal, some are superior - and supported by science."

The first associated improvement was indicated by the improvement in the ability of the heart to pump blood,  along with general heart scores - this according the the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

CHF, or Congestive Heart Failure, is the leading cause of mortality in the world, and in particular the United States.  The meta-analysis of this study demonstrates how CoQ10 may benefit patients - and it also suggest that patients with less significant CHF may also benefit.

Test during these trails consisted of 60mg to 300mg of CoQ10 over a 2 to 24 week period.   The meta-analysis is the most comprehensive we are aware of which takes in 13 studies to make these conclusions.  

In the United States,  many people are taking CoQ10 because of the use of statin drugs used the lower cholesterol because CoQ10 is depleted from the body during the use of statin drugs.

Natural Biology copyright:  Dec 2012

Monday, December 03, 2012


Present study was carried out to standardize the oxygen radical absorption capacity (ORAC) assay for the estimation of antioxidant value of botanicals indigenous to Indian subcontinent by taking Amalaki (Emblica officinalis) and an Ayurvedic proprietary polyherbal formulation (PHF) as a representative standard. The ORAC assay for ethanolic and aqueous (Organic Amla-C®) extracts of Amalaki and PHF were carried out using 96-well flat optical bottom clear black plates by the use of sensitive florescent multiple plate reader and fluorescein as a probe, vitamin C was used as a reference standard. The assay was found to be simple, versatile, reproducible, and can be widely used for estimating the total antioxidant activity of the herbs and propriety PHF. The study also highlights Amalaki and Himalaya PHF as rich sources of antioxidants. The antioxidant activities of Amalaki extracts were found to be slightly more than vitamin C and similarly the antioxidant activity of Himalaya PHF was comparable to that of vitamin C (in terms of total ORAC values).

ORAC means Oxygen Radical Absorption Capacity and it is the method used to measure the potency of an antioxidant.  Most of the time it is a useful measurement however just because something has a high ORAC  does not mean it has a high efficacy - how it works in humans.   Often lab ORAC test do not mean that the ORAC's effectiveness was tested in humans in clinical trails.   Natural Biology only uses well-studied antoxidant that have passed both human efficacy results as well as good ORAC values.

Natural Biology uses the following high ORAC antioxidants that have equally high efficacy results:

Antioxidants Beyond the Hype - Harvard Study
 Red Wine and Cancer Prevention: The Facts