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Antioxidants

Discussion of the role antioxidants play in nutrigenomics.

The complete guide to Curcumin: benefits, pitfalls and the best supplements

Updated January 18th, 2017 So, you’re researching curcumin, one of the antioxidants found in the popular eastern spice turmeric. You may be on to something, because as we will see in a minute, curcumin does have tangible health benefits, many of which have been proven in human studies, however, there is a catch: curcumin can… Read More

Bean Health Benefits

What’s in a bean? Lots of health benefits

Updated January 5th, 2018 You’ve heard the rhyme “beans, beans, they’re good for your heart,” which is true — but that’s not even the half of it. Beans are part of the legumes family, which includes peas and lentils. They’re cheap, you can use them a lot of different ways, and they’re an excellent source… Read More

Supplements to Avoid a Hangover

The supplements I take to avoid a hangover and why I take each one

Updated December 12th, 2017 Since I left New York City two years ago, I haven’t drank nearly as much as I used to, but I still like to “knock a few back” every so often, and as we all know, there is almost nothing worse than a serious hangover. In fact, this past weekend, I… Read More

Tea Health Benefits White Tea Green Tea Which is Better

Is green tea king? 7 proven health benefits of tea

Updated January 5th, 2018 If you’re a big tea drinker, you most likely have a “go-to” tea. Maybe you drink green tea daily, or perhaps you’re getting into white tea because you’ve heard its antioxidant levels are off the charts. If you’re strolling down the tea and coffee aisle of your grocery store, you probably… Read More

Caffeine Content in Popular Beverages

Caffeine consumption: what you need to know for tomorrow morning

Updated January 5th, 2018 Do you ever worry about your caffeine consumption? Asking for a friend. Truth be told, I drink about 3-5 cups (how “cup” is actually defined on a coffeemaker, not physical mugs) of coffee a day. I tell myself that I need to be better about switching to green tea in the… Read More

PQQ Supplements Experience

I took 10mg of PQQ: here’s what happened

Updated December 22nd, 2017 PQQ Science Score:  Part of my job here at Gene Food is playing guinea pig with new supplements. As I’d yet to try the much heralded pyrroloquinoline quinone (PQQ), I figured it was past time to give this ostensible mitochondria booster a go. Because PQQ is a potent supplement, it is offered… Read More

Curcumin and phospholipids: cause for concern?

Updated August 16th, 2017 Top level summary: some of the methods for increasing the bioavailability of curcumin could be dangerous. For example, black pepper, often added to curcumin to increase bioavailability, can throw off the metabolism of different types of drugs. (R, R) The curcumin phospholipid craze isn’t any better. Some studies show that dissolving… Read More

Are Curcumin’s health benefits proven by human studies?

Updated August 12th, 2017 Curcumin is the darling of the supplement world, but many of the studies touting its benefits are based on animal studies. While there is nothing wrong with citing animal studies, we wanted to answer the question: what are Curcumin’s proven health benefits based on human studies? Our research found that, based… Read More

ALCAR

A big blog post on Acetyl-L-Carnitine: benefits and side effects

Updated June 22, 2017 Acetyl-L-Carnitine (ALCAR) is the acetylated form of the amino acid L-carnitine (LC), which means it is tagged with an acetyl molecule. Whilst both forms can be used as a supplement ALCAR is often preferred due to its ability to cross the blood-brain barrier allowing it to interact with nerves in the… Read More

Citrus bergamot: the all natural statin?

We know that vitamin C and fiber rich citrus fruits are healthy, but how much efficacy do they really have when it comes to “big” health issues, such as heart disease? Quite a bit as it turns out, but not all citrus fruits are created equal. While we’re all familiar with common oranges, lemons and grapefruits… Read More

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