Written by Angeline A. De Leon, Staff Writer. Of the eighty-five Chinese female participants, those who consumed H-CP (collagen hydrolysate with a higher ratio of bioactive dipeptides) had significantly increased skin moisture at cheek and corners of eyes compared to those who consumed L-CP (collagen hydrolysate with a lower ratio of bioactive dipeptides) and placebo. (more…)
Written by Angeline A. De Leon, Staff Writer. A twelve-week supplementation with L-carnosine significantly improved markers of oxidative stress and renal function in the ninety participating pediatric patients with diabetic nephropathy. (more…)
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. Participating healthy females demonstrated that tyrosine supplementation may enhance cognitive control by promoting “response inhibition” but not “response execution”. (more…)
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. Thirty-two elderly women, who supplemented with beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyric acid (HMP) and participated in aerobic resistance exercises for 8 weeks, had a significant 1.5% improvement in a 6-minute walking test, a 31.3% hand grip endurance test and a 10.9% leg extension and strength test when compared to the placebo group.
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. The 49 ADHD-diagnosed schoolboys who took 400 mgs of L-theanine daily for 6 weeks experienced a significant improvement in their quality of sleep when compared to the boys in the control group. (more…)
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. Participating healthy subjects who drank 200 mg of L-theanine had significantly decreased cortisol levels 3 hours later, which validates the anti- stress effects of L-theanine.
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. Twelve weeks of supplementation with 1980 mg of L-carnitine significantly improved physical fatigue levels by 22.9% in participating subjects when compared to control.
Written by Jessica Patella, ND. Study participants with high blood pressure significantly decreased both systolic and diastolic blood pressures while taking 200 mg of theanine daily for 7 days compared to those participants in the caffeine plus placebo group.
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. Four-week beta–alanine supplementation increased power by 13.4% in untrained subjects and 9.5% in trained cyclists. (more…)
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. In this 13-week study of 60 obese adults, those who exercised and supplemented with whey protein, leucine, and vitamin D, had a significant 4.4% increase in muscle mass compared to the placebo group. (more…)
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. In this study of 9 elite male wrestlers, those who supplemented with arginine were able to cycle 5.9% longer than the placebo group. (23.1 minutes versus 21.8 minutes). (more…)
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. In research with 161 young males given whey protein or pea protein, those in the pea protein group had 4.6% greater increase in muscle thickness than the whey protein group and 11.6% increase over the control group. (more…)
Written by Chrystal Moulton, Staff Writer. 57 children with sleep problems were given 250 mg pure tryptophan and compared to those with no tryptophan or taking 250 mg tryptophan from butternut squash seed meal. Pure tryptophan did somewhat better than the food tryptophan during the test for most sleep factors, except food tryptophan did much better at reducing time awake in the middle of the night and more improved after the test. (more…)
Written by Chrystal Moulton, Staff Writer. In a study with 45 children with sleep terrors, those taking 250mg tryptophan could significantly reduce heart rate in association to social anxiety (formerly considered “shyness”). (more…)
Written by Chrystal Moulton, Staff Writer. In a small human study, researchers found that sleep time is reduced by 38.3% if a high glycemic meal (sugar and substances that convert to sugar) is consumed 4 hours before bedtime. (more…)