NEW: Flavonoids Show Benefits Against Flu Infections Especially When A Specific Gut Bacterium Is Present

Researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis have concluded from an animal study published in Science, that a specific microbe found in the gut may protect consumers of flavonoid-rich foods against flus.
The protection from flu was found to be the result of a metabolite produced in the gut as a result flavonoid consumption. […]

September 8th, 2017|Research|0 Comments

Anthocyanin-prebiotic blend shows gut health benefits for obese: Nu Skin study

By Stephen Daniells, 02-May-2017

A combination of anthocyanins and prebiotics may improve the composition of the gut microflora and reduce bloating and abdominal pain in obese adults, according to data presented at Experimental Biology 2017.

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May 5th, 2017|Research|0 Comments

NEW: Twins Study: Higher Flavonoid Intake Associated With Lower Weight Gain In Women

Article By Akam Anyangwe
Results from a new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition(Jennings et al 2017), which looked at the associations between flavonoid intakes and fat mass in the body, suggests that regular intake of flavonoids, like anthocyanins, flavan-3-ols, flavonols, and proanthocyanidins, is associated with lower fat mass, independent of genetic and […]

February 8th, 2017|Research|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

Effect of Supplementation with Chokeberry Juice on the Inflammatory Status and Markers of Iron Metabolism in Rowers

AbstractBackgroundThe aim of this study was to analyze the effect of supplementation with chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa) juice on the levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines, hepcidin, and selected markers of iron metabolism in rowers subjected to exhaustive exercise.MethodsThis double-blind study included 19 members of the Polish Rowing Team. The subjects were randomly assigned to the supplemented group […]

March 15th, 2015|Research|0 Comments