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Insulin and Inflammation

For some years there has been a gradual dawning of an interesting, even worrying, link between the amount of Insulin ..
Trehalose and Sporting Performance

The dietary needs of the elite and recreational sportsman and woman are complex and highly variable. The underlying n..
Trehalose - what is its Glycemic Index

I was asked the other day what the GI of Trehalose was. They had been looking around on the internet and become confu..
B Vitamins - explained

When people refer to B Vitamins they are essentially referring to water-soluble vitamins (excluding Vitamin C). These..
How Much Omega is Enough

Essential Fatty Acids are nutritional cornerstones of human health. Two major families of fats are comprised under th..

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Insulin and Inflammation Insulin and Inflammation

For some years there has been a gradual dawning of an interesting, even worrying, link between the amount of Insulin in our bodies and inflammation.  Much work has been done to understand the linkage but the evidence is clear - high levels of Insulin = high levels of inflammation.  The marker, high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), has been shown to be a very good measure of inflammation.  If you eat a diet rich in simple carbohydrates then your body will produce high levels of Insulin which leads to high levels of infl..

B Vitamins - explained B Vitamins - explained

When people refer to B Vitamins they are essentially referring to water-soluble vitamins (excluding Vitamin C). These include: Thiamine (vitamin B1) riboflavin (vitamin B2) niacin (vitamin B3) pantothenic acid (Vitamin B5) pyridoxoine (vitamin B6) biotin, folic acid and cobalmins (vitamin B12) At one time it was thought that there was a single Vitamin B but researchers later found that there are many that work independently.  The importance of adequate B Vitamins in the diet cannot be over-emp..

Trehalose and Diabetes Trehalose and Diabetes

One of the most common questions I get relates to Diabetes and Trehalose. In essence the question is this; Is trehalose safe to use? Diabetes is, boiled down to its simplest description, the inability of the body to regulate blood glucose levels.  There are roughly speaking 2 different clasifications of diabetes. where the body doesn't produce any insulin at all where the body doesn't produce enough insulin. In the first case the body either has to have external insulin introduced or find another way to reduce th..

Trehalose – A Layman’s Review - By Paul Barton, BsC Trehalose – A Layman’s Review - By Paul Barton, BsC

Dietary advice from Governments, and their advisors, has been fundamentally flawed, not totally wrong, but flawed in one or more ways.  The advice surrounding sugar is just one such area.  True we should limit our intakes of sugars like Glucose, Fructose (corn syrup and other derivatives) and the biggest villain of all Sucrose.  The only problem with this approach is that now all sugars have a bad press.  Not all sugars are bad just one or two and even they have their place.  For example Sucrose has a major role to p..

Simple sugar eases Neurological disease in mice Simple sugar eases Neurological disease in mice

In a document, first published in Jan 2004, it was reported that a simple sugar called Trehalose may provide hope for many people suffering with neurological illnesses like Parkinson's, Huntington's, Alzheimer's and potentitally many other neurological conditions. If you take the case of Huntington's there is currently no cure and no drug treatment options that effectively treat or even limit the condition. Any hope of a breakthrough is both very welcome and much needed. Protein malfolding, subsequent aggregation of peptides, on the ..

Trehalose and antioxidant activity Trehalose and antioxidant activity

Effects of trehalose supplementation on semen quality and oxidative stress parameters in frozen-thawed bovine semen1 Jian-Hong Hu*, Lin-Sen Zan*, Xian-Lin Zhao*, Qing-Wang Li*,, Zhong-Liang Jiang*, Yao-Kun Li* and Xin Li* * College of Animal Science and Technology, Northwest A & F University, Yangling, Shaanxi 712100, P.R. China College of Environment and Chemistry Engineering, Yanshan University, Qinhuangdao, Hebei 066004, P.R. China http://jas.fass.org/misc/terms.shtml Abstract The antioxidant systems of superoxid..

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