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Heart Disease and Skin Health: What is your skin telling you?

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Your skin is an amazing organ that gives insights into your overall health. The skin is responsive to factors like nutrition status, hydration, circulation, inflammation, toxin accumulation, and more – and all those factors can give insights into disease states throughout the body.  A perfect example of this is what your skin can tell you about heart disease.

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Protecting the Brain with Taurine

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Taurine is involved in many neurological activities and is also a powerful antioxidant that protects neurons from toxicities. Inflammation is associated with neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s and taurine has potent anti-inflammatory properties. Other Olivamine® ingredients protect the brain and can help provide the remedy for maintaining healthy levels of inflammation.  Taurine has protective activity against stroke Taurine is a small molecule that can cross the blood brain barrier (BBB) Levels of taurine decline with age Taurine has potent antioxidant activity and protects neurons from toxicity Taurine is anti-inflammatory and helps protect the brain from aging Taurine has been dubbed the...

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Easing Your Anxiety; Feeling Better with Olivamine® and CalmMind

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The Mediterranean diet that is characterized by a high consumption of extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) is associated with increased mental and brain health. EVOO contains higher levels of the olive polyphenols hydroxytyrosol and oleuropein that are also found in Olivamine®. EVOO consumption corresponds with decreased symptoms of depression and anxiety as well as increased neuroprotection. Magnesium (found in CalmMind) has been shown to decrease inflammation that has been linked with depression. Hydroxytyrosol has been shown to improve decision-making and decrease anxiety-like behavior and is anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective along with several other ingredients found in Olivamine® and CalmMind. Extra virgin...

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Improving Mitochondrial Function to Increase Energy

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In order for cells to have enough energy to function properly, their power stations (mitochondria) must function properly. Dysfunctional mitochondria are associated with decreased energy and increased oxidative stress and inflammation that have been linked with many chronic diseases. Pinnaclife® EnergyBoost with Olivamine® includes various beneficial ingredients that can counteract oxidative stress and reduce inflammation associated with mitochondrial dysfunction. In many studies modeling various diseases, the potent olive polyphenols hydroxytyrosol and oleuropein have been shown to prevent or decrease mitochondrial dysfunction and promote proper mitochondrial functioning including mitochondrial biogenesis. In fact, the results from different studies suggest that decreasing mitochondrial...

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Reducing Cardiovascular Disease with Olive Polyphenols

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Cardiovascular disease is a common and complex health problem with many forms and processes involved, including inflammation and endothelial dysfunction that are associated with oxidative stress. Pinnaclife® HeartHealth with Olivamine® includes several ingredients that decrease inflammation and counteract oxidative stress including the potent olive polyphenols hydroxytyrosol and oleuropein. These important olive polyphenols have demonstrated activity against many of the various components of cardiovascular disease including hypertension and endothelial dysfunction. Proper functioning of mitochondria (the powerhouses of cells) is critical to heart health and several ingredients including the olive polyphenols in Olivamine® have also been found to increase mitochondrial function. More...

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Helping Your Hardest Working Organ

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Heart disease is a major cause of death in the United States and cardiovascular disease (CVD) includes a wide range of complex conditions. Because the heart demands a large amount of energy, the heart is at risk for free radical damage that may be neutralized by antioxidants found in Olivamine® and HeartHealth. Many of the ingredients in Olivamine® along with the omega-3 fatty acids found in HeartHealth can also help reduce inflammation associated with heart disease.  In fact, omega-3 fatty acids have been found effective against various cardiovascular issues including hypertension, arrhythmia and artherosclerosis. Many Americans have at least one...

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Getting Enough Sleep to Help Your Immunity

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Many people experience insomnia that can contribute to inflammatory diseases including depression, diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease. Chronic sleep deprivation has negative effects on the immune system and may lead to increased infections. Melatonin, the hormone known to promote sleep can increase immunity and help those with chronic insomnia or jet lag. In addition, melatonin and magnesium found in SleepHealth may help decrease inflammation along with Olivamine®. Melatonin and Olivamine® also have antioxidant activities and may reduce oxidative stress that can result from persistent inflammation associated with chronic sleep deprivation. Insomnia and chronic sleep deprivation are fairly common Sleep deprivation results...

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When Your Cells Feel Good – So Do You

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Our focus at McCord Research is helping people feel better, and we do that by looking at the fundamental needs of the body. Feelings of fatigue and illness are directly related to the health of cells that comprise your organs and body.  If your cells are unhappy, they let you know by causing inflammation and disease. Don’t we all just want to feel better more often?  When we look at all of the unhealthy things we sometimes do, and the healthy actions we take to counter those unhealthy decisions – the one thing they all have in common is that...

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Nutritional Support for the Hard-Working Heart

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Your heart works hard every day of your life and that requires adequate nutritional support to avoid cardiovascular disease, especially for people with diabetes. Nutrients like CoQ10, carnitine, magnesium, taurine, sulforaphane, olive extracts, and fiber all help support a healthy heart and circulatory system. Your heart works very hard every day of your life All of that hard work requires adequate nutritional support Without that support, your heart is at higher risk of disease People with diabetes are at especially high risk of heart disease Providing your heart with the proper nutrients can help lower your risk Your kidneys and...

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Aging, Epigenetics, and Glycine

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Epigenetics describes the phenomenon of factors influencing the way our genetic code is expressed, through subtle modifications that can activate and deactivate specific genes. Environmental factors including diet can impact your genetic code and change the way your body responds to processes of disease and aging. Diet can change how your body responds to disease and aging Epigenetics describes how certain factors can alter the way our genes are expressed Vitamin D is an epigenetic factor that affects the expression of over 900 genes including some that boost your immune system Researchers found that key genes involved with aging help...

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