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Inhibitory Activity of a Standardized Elderberry Liquid Extract Against Clinically-Relevant Human Respiratory Bacterial Pathogens and Influenza A and B Viruses

AbstractBackgroundBlack elderberries (Sambucus nigra L.) are well known as supportive agents against common cold and influenza. It is further known that bacterial super-infection during an influenza virus (IV) infection can lead to severe pneumonia. We have analyzed a standardized elderberry extract (Rubini, BerryPharma AG) for its antimicrobial and antiviral activity using the microtitre broth micro-dilution […]

July 15th, 2015|Research|Comments Off on Inhibitory Activity of a Standardized Elderberry Liquid Extract Against Clinically-Relevant Human Respiratory Bacterial Pathogens and Influenza A and B Viruses

Other Health Benefits

While not a berry, purple corn is also deeply pigmented by anthocyanins and therefore offers similar anthocyanin-based health benefits. One particular health benefit is related to complications from diabetes. Diabetic nephropathy is one of the major diabetic complications and the leading cause of end-stage renal disease. In a study by Korean researchers, purple corn extract […]

May 8th, 2015|Research|Comments Off on Other Health Benefits

Oral Health

Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) produced by resident and inflammatory cells in response to periodontopathogens play a major role in periodontal tissue destruction. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of A-type cranberry proanthocyanidins (AC-PACs) on: (i) the production of various MMPs by human monocyte-derived macrophages stimulated with Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans lipopolysaccharide (LPS), and (ii) […]

May 8th, 2015|Research|Comments Off on Oral Health

Role in Vision

Visual display terminals (VDT) such as computer monitors, televisions, and videogames are an intrinsic part of modern society and require users to undergo high levels of concentration for long periods without rest. Many VDT operators complain of weary eyes due to tiredness, prolonged concentration, stress, and dryness. The close focusing involved in these tasks causes […]

May 8th, 2015|Research|Comments Off on Role in Vision

Women’s Health Implications

Menopausal women are no longer able to produce estrogen and are therefore at a higher risk for heart disease, breast cancer, severe bone loss, and depression. Researchers have linked the use of pomegranate as a possible “natural” hormone replacement without any dire repercussions. Pomegranate is known to contain estrogens (estradiol, estrone, and estriol) and show […]

May 8th, 2015|Research|Comments Off on Women’s Health Implications

Weight Loss / Anti-Obesity Implications

The Kokum fruit is a natural source of Hydroxycitric Acid (HCA), which has gained much attention in recent years for its pivotal role in fat/lipid metabolism. Normally, excess glucose in the body is converted to lipids and stored as fat, contributing to weight gain. ATP-citrate lyase is an enzyme that cleaves citrate, produces oxaloacetate and […]

May 8th, 2015|Research|Comments Off on Weight Loss / Anti-Obesity Implications

Anti-Cancer Implications

Researchers in Japan discovered that the garcinol in Kokum suppresses colon carcinogenesis in rats. Dietary administration of garcinol caused significant reduction in the frequency of abberant crypt foci (ACF). Possible mechanisms include the suppression of inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) and cyclooxygenase (COX-2) enzymatic reactions due to the apparent ability of garcinol to suppress the […]

May 8th, 2015|Research|Comments Off on Anti-Cancer Implications

Anti-Viral Implications

Researchers at the Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School in Israel conducted a clinical trial with an elderberry extract to determine its role on influenza severity. Their data revealed higher mean hemagglutinin inhibition (HI) titers to influenza B in the group treated with the elderberry extract than in the control group. A significant improvement of the symptoms, […]

May 8th, 2015|Research|Comments Off on Anti-Viral Implications

Antioxidant Activity and its Role in Disease Prevention

Cardiovascular SupportResearch collaborators from both Israel and Los Angeles, California conducted a three-year human trial on the effects of pomegranate juice consumption by atherosclerotic patients with carotid artery stenosis (CAS) on the progression of carotid lesions and changes in oxidative stress and blood pressure. Cholesterol, fat, and other substances stick to the inner lining of […]

May 8th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Antioxidant Activity and its Role in Disease Prevention

Bioavailability of Anthocyanins

There is a large body of research reporting blueberry and its positive effects on age-related neuronal function and behavior. Pigs, which are a suitable model for human digestive absorption, were used to examine the deposition of anthocyanins in tissues including the liver, eye, and brain tissue. After 4 weeks of consuming a blueberry-supplemented diet, the […]

May 8th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Bioavailability of Anthocyanins