Newly Published Study Finds Important Association Between Oxidative Stress, Microvascular Aging and Healing (amazon) (shopzilla)

Miami, Florida (PRWEB) February 06, 2012

A new study, investigating the premature aging and improper healing of the blood vessels, has found that the dysfunction of a cellular factor (Nrf2) to be an underlying cause of the impaired blood vessel formation (angiogenesis) and its subsequent improper healing and premature aging. Expanding on this study, Nutri-Med Logic Corp states that a key target for activation of Nrf2 is to increase the production of an internal anti-oxidant, Glutathione, colloquially referred to as anti-aging anti-oxidant, which decreases by age.

Prior to this new study, the most notable study in premature cellular aging was done by Dr. Farzaneh-Far of San Francisco General Hospital, published in Journal of American Medical Association, where Dr. Farzaneh-Far found an association between the consumption of anti-inflammatory nutrients (Omega-3) and the extreme ends of the DNA (telomeres), as an indicator of pre-mature cellular aging. Accordingly, inflammation was and continue to be presumed as a key culpable element in normal or premature cellular aging.

However, while inflammation exerts itself as a cause but, more often than not, the inflammation could only be the symptom. Thus, distinction has to be made as to whether the cellular premature aging is due to the inflammation, per se, or that the inflammation is a manifestation of another underlying cause Redox Imbalance.

While the lack of anti-inflammatory nutrients could become a causative issue, as to the inflammation, but in the cases of inflammation due to oxidative stress (redox imbalance), anti-inflammatory nutrients could only offer some protective role, whereas improving the redox imbalance would directly address the cause.

This new study correctly brings to surface an important underlying cause of premature aging: Redox Imbalance, which promotes the activation inflammatory genes, via activation of the inflammation master switch (NF-kB).

While this study only discusses the premature cellular aging of the blood vessels but the redox imbalance is a matter of systemic concern, to-wit, not only it affects the cells of the blood vessels but also each and every human cell, as the activation of NF-kB through the redox imbalance is a systemic matter.

As it relates to this study, the genes are those that cause the activation of Nrf2, a cellular transcription factor. Nrf2 targets one of the most important elements in the human anti-oxidant defense (redox): Glutathione. (1)

According to The Department of Internal Medicine of University of Miami, the cellular redox is regulated by three systems, two of which are also regulated by glutathione. (2)

For reason unknown, the production of glutathione decreases by age and while glutathione is found in food, its concentration does not increase significantly either through food or through the dietary supplementation of glutathione.

In 1996, an anti-oxidant researcher at University of Berkeley, California, Dr. Packer, a professor of molecular and cell biology, discovered that R-Alpha Lipoic Acid, a nutrient, increases the production of glutathione.

R-Alpha Lipoic Acid (also known as R-Lipoic Acid) is a biologically significant (active) compound produced by human body and found in many foods. The serum concentration R-Alpha Lipoic Acid, like glutathione, does not increase from food but studies have conclusively shown that the dietary supplementation of R-Alpha Lipoic results in its detectable serum concentration.

In conclusion, Nutri-Med Logic Corp agrees with this important recent study but adds, while targeting the activation of Nrf2 is a fundamental step in correcting the redox imbalance but nutrients that are capable of achieving similar results should receive equal considerations.

Nutri-Med Logic Corp. is a producer dietary supplements such as a Pharmaceutical Grade R-Alpha Lipoic Acid, the dietary supplement of choice for the Diabetics, in Germany for more than 40 years;

Nutri-Med Logic Corp is also the producer of the Natural, Balanced, Deodorized and Concentrated Omega-3, which is also a Pharmaceutical Grade Omega-3;

Producer of PolyEnylPhosphatidylCholine (PPC 425mg), an extract of soy and the recommended dietarty supplement for those with Fatty Liver and Alcoholic Liver Disease, in Europe for about 50 years.

Nutri-Med Logic Corp invites you to visit its News Archives and Review other News Releases on the potential benefits of R-Alpha Lipoic and What Is Omega-3 Good For.

Nutri-Med Logic’s products are Formulated Based on Nutritional Logic, made from the highest quality raw materials that are manufactured in pharmaceutical facilities, encapsulated in pharmaceutical facilities and packaged in pharmaceutical facilities.

It must be noted that the studies, sources or statements above or below have not been evaluated by The FDA and, thus, one should not relate the cause of any diseases, stated herein, to lack of the dietary supplements, stated herein, nor equate their supplementation to prevention, treatment or cure.

1. J Neurochem. 2006 May;97(3):687-96

2. Drugs. 2011 Jul 30;71(11):1385-96

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    Fairfax, CA (PRWEB) August 02, 2013

    Zion Healths Adama Minerals natural clay skin care line is formulated with an edible-grade type of clay called calcium montmorillonite (Kanwa). Montmorillonite is well known for its high nutrient content and detoxifying properties. Zions unique skin care line including ancient clay soaps, natural clay deodorants, anti-aging creams, detox supplements, and organic hair care products may now be purchased at Good Earth Health food store in Fairfax, CA located on 720 Center Blvd.

    Good Earth Health Food store specializes in organic foods grown and prepared using a minimum of processing and no chemical pesticides or food additives. Frequented by healthy living enthusiasts and consistently praised by local shoppers, Good Earth is the premiere location for organic groceries, vitamins, supplements, and body care products. Good Earth expands its selection of natural products with Zion Healths ancient clay skin care line. Valued for its ample organic selection and helpful staff, loyal customers recommended Good Earth for a community-focused health food store experience.

    Healing clay skin care products from Zion Health are naturally sourced, sustainable and eco-friendly. According to Michel Abehsera, author of The Healing Clay, Clay is a popular native remedy among indigenous cultures known to draw toxic material out of the body and reduce infection in open wounds. Clay has been commonly used by homeopathic doctors to help treat a variety of skin ailments including dry skin, acne, eczema and psoriasis.

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      (PRWEB) June 25, 2013

      Its now the heat of the summer, the time of the year to shed the shoes and winter coat and go outside and bask in the beautiful weather. But too much of a good thing can do serious damage its important to take proper precautions before spending a day in the sun.

      The American Academy of Dermatology offers these skin care tips to Stay Safe in the sun:

      Cover all exposed skin with a liberal amount of a water-resistant sun screen every 2 hours.
      Wear protective clothing, a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses for sun protection.
      Seek shade when possible.
      Reduce exposure when the suns rays are strongest: from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
      While many enjoy being out in the sun, few ever take these necessary precautions to prevent skin damage. In fact, the overwhelming majority believes sun exposure is good for the body and that people with tans look healthier and more attractive.

      Sadly, the opposite is true.

      As it turns out, exposure to ultraviolet (UV) lighteither from the sun or tanning bedscauses most of the skin changes that makes people look older as they age. This news may come as a surprise, but in many cases the sun could be doing more harm than good.

      What are the effects of overexposure to the sun?

      The damaging effects of the sun’s rays can be broken down into short-term and long-term effects.

      Short Term

      Sunburn – One of the most familiar and painful effects of sun exposure is sunburn.

      Long Term

      Loss of elasticity – The UV component of sunlight breaks down collagen and makes skin less supple. Not only recreational beach goers but also people who work outdoors for extend periods such as farmers, sailors, parking lot attendants, lifeguards, etc. are susceptible to these negative effects on the skin that yield leathery, weather-beaten skin.
      Wrinkles – Loss of elasticity, combined with gravity, can make skin sag and wrinkle.
      Dry skin – Especially on the lower legs, elbows and forearms.
      Age spots – Sometimes called liver spots, they have nothing to do with the liver. These flat, brown spots bigger than freckles, while harmless, they mar the face, hands, arms, back and feet.

      Columbia Healing Cream is an effective treatment for skin that remedies the short term and also counteracts the long term effects of the sun’s rays.

      What is the first thing sun goers should put on their skin after it burns (how to treat a sun burn)?

      Columbia Healing Cream contains vitamins, minerals, moisturizers and a highly effective preparation of aloe vera gel they have dubbed “Cold Pressing” that yields the most potent and least processed aloe isolate. Cold pressed aloe is far stronger than other aloe products that are processed with heat. This attention to minute detail in Columbia’s labs yields twice the healing enzymes, twice the vitamins, twice the soothing amino acids for enhanced skin repair. Aloe gel itself contains more than 75 naturally occurring vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, amino acids and enzymes. It has healing and anti-inflammatory hormones that treat skin burns and dry flaky skin, making it an effective treatment for sun exposure. According to the Mayo Clinic, topical aloe gel has properties that may improve wound healing and skin inflammation.

      What about counteracting the long term negative effects of the suns potentially harmful effects?

      Columbia Healing Cream stimulates the bodys natural hydration process. This unique formula consists of vitamins, minerals and plants, which completely absorb into the skin. Most other moisturizing products are barrier creams and lotions. That is, they remain on top of the skin and leave a protective film to keep the skin from harmful elements. Barrier creams are greasy and they can actually clog the pores of the skin, creating an interruption in the skins breathing process.

      Columbia Healing Cream behaves differently a difference that can be felt at first touch. Within a matter of seconds, the cream gets totally absorbed into the skin (leaving no greasy film), where it begins to hydrate and rejuvenate.

      In addition, it contains Aloe Vera gel which contains vitamins C and E that fight aging by keeping skin firm and tight. The healing qualities of aloe gel have been utilized for centuries – the ancient Egyptians even called aloe the “plant of immortality.”

      Columbia Healing Cream has been clinically proven to help skin look and feel younger.

      In a study conducted in June 2011, 100% of the control group noticed their skin felt softer and smoother and had greater elasticity within two weeks of using this product. Columbia Healing Cream combines vitamins, minerals and plants to create a full body moisturizing system that protects, soothes and helps heal the skin while it enhances the body’s natural hydration process. Skin repair and hydration are exactly what is needed after exposure to the burning sun’s rays.

      This product is produced and distributed by the country’s oldest family owned skin care products company, The F.C. Sturtevant Company. It can be found at fine pharmacies, spas, salons and through dermatologists nationwide. This product and all other Columbia brand products are also available online.

      Sources:

      Shelton RM. Aloe vera. Its chemical and therapeutic properties. Int J Dermatol. 1991 Oct;30(10):679683. [PubMed]
      Alfred Garbutt, D.C. The Rediscovery of Aloe Vera – Processing the plant with high heat also destroys many of the beneficial ingredients of Aloe.
      Aging changes in skin. U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.http://nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/004014.htm.
      Indoor tanning. American Academy of Dermatology, 2011.http://www.aad.org/media-resources/stats-and-facts/prevention-and-care/indoor-tanning.
      Tanning Products. U.S. Food and Drug Administration, 2010. http://www.fda.gov/Radiation-EmittingProducts/RadiationEmittingProductsandProcedures/Tanning/ucm116434.htm.
      Vitamin D. Office of Dietary Supplements, National Institutes of Health, 2011.http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/vitamind.
      “An Investigation Intp The Efficacy of Moisturization Product” AMA Laboratories, June 10, 2011.




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