DoctorsHealthPress.com Reports on Study Showing Specific Antioxidant Could Help Fight Wrinkles (amazon) (shopzilla)


Boston, MA (PRWEB) May 15, 2012

The Doctors Health Press, a publisher of various natural health newsletters, books and reports, including the popular online Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin, is reporting on study that has shown astaxanthin, a potent antioxidant that is part of the carotenoid family, could help protect the skin from signs of aging.

As reported in Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin on Monday, May 14, 2012 (http://www.doctorshealthpress.com/anti-aging/try-this-antioxidant-to-fight-wrinkles ), the theory is that astaxanthin is a powerful antioxidant that fights free-radical damage, helping to banish wrinkles and age spots, while making you look younger as you age. Following this same train of thought, Japanese researchers performed two clinical studies.

The Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin article reports that one was a study involving 30 healthy female participants that lasted for eight weeks. Significant improvements in skin appearance were observed by combining an oral supplement with a topical application of astaxanthin each day. Participants showed improvements in crows feet (those wrinkles around your eyes), age spot size, skin elasticity, and skin texture and moisture content after the eight weeks.

The other study involved 36 healthy male participants for six weeks. The researchers found similar results for the men: crows feet wrinkle and skin elasticity improved, along with transepidermal water loss after six milligrams of astaxanthin daily supplementation. Moisture content and sebum oil level at the cheek zone also showed strong improvement. The research team concluded that astaxanthin derived from Haematococcus pluvialis (a type of algae particularly rich in the carotenoid) may improve skin condition not only in women, but also in men.

The Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin article warns that there are conflicting reports about the safety of supplementing with astaxanthin long-term. There may be interactions with some drugs, as well as side effects (which could include yellow- or orange-colored skin, orange or red feces, unwanted hair growth, lowered calcium levels, decreased libido, and male breast enlargement, according to some sources).

Astaxanthin is a potent antioxidant that is part of the carotenoid family. Astaxanthin is made from certain kinds of algae as well as other similar microorganisms. When shrimp or krill feed on algae, they store astaxanthin in their shells. Humans consume astaxanthin when eating some seafood.

(SOURCE: Tominaga, K., et al., “Cosmetic benefits of astaxanthin on human subjects,” Acta Biochim. Pol., 2012; 59(1): 43-7.)

Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin is a daily e-letter providing natural health news with a focus on natural healing through foods, herbs and other breakthrough health alternative treatments. For more information on Doctors Health Press, visit http://www.doctorshealthpress.com.

The Doctors Health Press believes in the healing properties of various superfoods, like pistachios, as well as the benefits of taking vitamins and supplements, Chinese herbal remedies and homeopathy. To see a video outlining the Doctors Health Press’ views on homeopathic healing, visit http://www.doctorshealthpress.com/homeopathy.








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    Toronto, ON (PRWEB) March 30, 2013

    Bel Marra Health, who offers high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, is reporting on new research outlining how following a plant based diet could prevent up to 80 percent of symptomatic disease.

    As Bel Marra Health reports in its article (http://www.belmarrahealth.com/healthy-eating-2/the-best-anti-aging-foods-in-your-diets/) green vegetables are at the top of the list in terms of longevity. They are packed with vitamins, minerals and fiber, not to mention they are low in calories.

    Kale, Spinach, Broccoli and Brussel Sprouts are examples of good greens. Although they are higher in calories, avocadoes are also considered an anti-aging food. Nutritionists say diets should include avocadoes because they are one of the most nutrient-dense foods. They are high in fiber and full of folate, potassium, vitamin E, and magnesium.

    Dr. T Colin Campbell is a Nutritional Scientist and professor emeritus at Cornell University. He believes that plant-based diets can prevent 70 to 80 percent of existing, symptomatic disease. Campbell is the author of The China Study, one of the most comprehensive studies of nutrition ever written. He has said that cutting down on animal based protein will lead to better health and longevity. The doctor cites animal carcinogens as one of his arguments for limiting animal protein.

    As the Bel Marra Health article reads, there is a lot of evidence to indicate that omega-3 fatty acids provide many health benefits. It has been associated with good cardiovascular health, the regulation of blood flow, good postnatal neurological development, the reduction of inflammation, and even the promotion of healthy skin.

    While there arent any sugary snacks and salty foods on longevity lists, there are a lot of choices when it comes to following an anti-aging regiment.

    (SOURCE: Am J Clin Nutr. Intake of fiber and fiber-rich plant foods is associated with a lower risk of renal cell carcinoma in a large US cohort. March 2013)

    Bel Marra Health is the maker of Heart Rescue a high-quality nutritional supplement designed for heart health in formulations designed to address this specific health concern. All ingredients are backed with scientific evidence. Every product is tested for safety, quality, and purity at every stage of the manufacturing process. Furthermore, Bel Marra Health products are produced only in Health Canada approved facilities, going that extra mile to ensure our health conscious customers are getting top quality products. For more information on Bel Marra Health visit http://www.belmarrahealth.com or call 1-866-531-0466.








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