antioxidant

Your Guide to Curcumin Absorption

Here’s what you need to know about turmeric, and its key active constituent, curcumin, to really benefit from this ancient and ever-popular botanical. The health benefits that people seek from turmeric really come from this compound, which is well established as an effective antioxidant and for its unparalleled ability to promote a healthy inflammatory response.

Oregano Oil: What’s All the Hype?

Oregano Oil: What’s All the Hype?

Oregano has become one of the most popular herbs for its medicinal properties, particularly for fighting infections like colds & flu, and boosting immunity. This is one impressive herb. I am always delighted when a traditional remedy has not only proven itself time and time again in its popular use, but also stands up to the scrutiny of medical science and rigorous research – and oregano fits the bill. This is a guest blog from Botanica.

Pycnogenol, vitamin C help asthma

People with asthma often have lower than average levels of antioxidants, and supplementing the diet may help ease symptoms, according to new research. A report from the Asthma & Allergy Research Institute in Australia states that low antioxidant levels, particularly...

Remedy beats pneumonia bacteria

According to a recent study, garlic may be one of nature’s best defences against bacterial pneumonia. Researchers at the Ethiopian Health and Nutrition Research Institute studied the effects of a garlic extract on strains of pneumonia-causing bacteria. The test...

Vitamin C lowers blood pressure

The Canada Food Guide suggests that adults eat between five and 10 servings of fruits and vegetables every day. Packed with antioxidants, such as vitamins C and E, and beta-carotene and lycopene, fruits and veggies promote good health and protect us from disease. But...

Antioxidant creams smooth skin: study

Pycnogenol, an antioxidant derived from the bark of pine trees, is reputed to help protect skin cells from the damage of UV rays as well as support collagen and elastin production in the skin. Vitamin E, both used internally and topically, is believed to help heal...