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VITAMIN D AND COGNITIVE FUNCTION IN ADOLESCENTS

Recent research points to the potential benefits of vitamin D supplementation on executive function in adolescents. Adolescence is a critical period for brain development and reorganization of many regulatory systems, like the body’s hormonal system. These kinds of developmental changes...

SLEEP DEPRIVATION MAY INCREASE FOOD INTAKE AND PROMOTE OBESITY

It is known that short-term sleep deprivation increases plasma concentrations of ghrelin (a hormone related to increased appetite) and decreases concentrations of leptin (a hormone related to satiety). In a randomized crossover study, researchers studied twelve normally healthy non-obese men...

VITAMIN E SLOWS FUNCTIONAL DECLINE IN PATIENTS WITH MILD TO MODERATE ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE

Compared to placebo, patients taking Vitamin E had slower functional decline and needed less caregiver assistance. A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association reports on the benefit of high dose Vitamin E in patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s...

OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS SUPPORT HEART HEALTH

Heart disease is a leading cause of death for both men and women. There are many risk factors that can contribute to developing heart disease. Some risk factors cannot be modified like age and family history. But others such as...

OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS MAY IMPROVE ARTERIAL FLEXIBILITY

Long chain omega-3 fatty acids, primarily from fish oils, are known to reduce various risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD). Arterial stiffness is a specific risk factor for CVD, but a specific link between omega-3 intake and improvements...

COQ10 SUPPLEMENTATION MAY IMPROVE EJECTION FRACTION

CoQ10 (ubiquinone) is an antioxidant that has been used to help improve functional status during congestive heart failure (CHF). Congestive heart failure is a condition in which the heart’s pumping power is weaker than normal. As a result, the...

FEW MEET THE DEFINITION OF OPTIMAL HEART HEALTH

A study published in the American Heart Association (AHA) journal Circulation demonstrates that very few Americans may be meeting the American Heart Association’s criteria for good heart health. Data was gathered from 1,933 men and women aged 45 to 75...

WHOLE FRUIT VERSUS FRUIT JUICE: YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT (AND DRINK)

That’s an old adage. But what does it really mean? Basically, everything that makes up your physical body came in through your mouth. You are literally made-up of the things you consume—the good, the bad, and the ugly. So the...

AN INTRODUCTION TO INCELLIGENCE TECHNOLOGY®

USANA InCelligence Technology® is intelligent supplement design. It’s a nutritional technology—not a single product or a product line. InCelligence is a platform for creating products that support optimal cellular health through a natural process called cell signaling.* This technology utilizes molecular...

CAN FITNESS BANDS IMPROVE MY HEALTH?

The very first activity tracker was created hundreds of years ago. It was based on a mechanical watch of the time and was used to count steps. Fast forward to today and there are hundreds of different options that...