Antioxidants

Discussion of the role antioxidants play in nutrigenomics.

Infrared Sauna Health Benefits
April 25, 2018

Infrared sauna: the one time when radiation is good for you?

Here at Gene Food, we’ve talked a lot about genetic pathways and supplements that help our bodies detoxify. For example, John has written long posts about superoxide dismutase and glutathione,… Read More

Ashwagandha health benefits
April 12, 2018

The power of adaptogens: 7 health benefits of ashwagandha root

Ashwagandha is an important herb in Ayurvedic medicine, where it has been used for around 3,000 years to support the body’s resilience in the face of stress. The botanical name… Read More

Vitamin C supplements high quality Vitamin C
March 28, 2018

Not all Vitamin C is created equal

Vitamin C is a “scavenger antioxidant,” meaning its job is to mop up free radicals circulating in the body. (R) This, in turn, helps to protect cells against oxidative damage…. Read More

Vegan diet nutrient deficiency
March 22, 2018

The Vegan Guide to Dietary Supplements: B12, Iron and More

Attracted to its low environmental impact and potential health benefits, more and more people are beginning to follow a vegan diet and lifestyle. Just a few months ago, John experimented… Read More

Veganism after 65?
December 22, 2017

What’s in a bean? Lots of health benefits

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,… Read More

Supplements to Avoid a Hangover
November 7, 2017

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

Note: there isn’t a supplement regimen out there that is going to protect you from a hangover if you abuse alcohol. I have certainly done my fair share of partying,… Read More

Tea Health Benefits White Tea Green Tea Which is Better
October 16, 2017

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… Read More

Caffeine consumption and genetics
September 29, 2017

Caffeine consumption: what you need to know for tomorrow morning

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… Read More

PQQ Supplements Experience
September 5, 2017

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

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… Read More

Curcumin Supplements
August 14, 2017

Curcumin supplements: how to choose a bioavailable formula

If you’re interested in health and nutrition, you’ve probably heard a good bit about Curcumin as of late, and for good reason. Curcumin is a supplement that has shown some… Read More

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