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AOR Expands 60,000 sq. ft. in Calgary, AB  -2016-08-25

AOR is excited to announce the expansion of our production area and office facilities.

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2016 NDNR Physician's Choice Award Nominee  -2015-10-08

What they say is true, it's a thrill and honor to be nominated & AOR has been selected for the 2016 NDNR Physician's Choice Awards!

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Triphala for Dental Health?  -2016-05-28

Triphala is an Ayurvedic formulation made up of equal parts of three fruits: Emblica officinalis, Terminalia chebula, and Terminalia belerica.

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Grape Seed Extract for Menopause  -2016-05-27

Grape seed extract has been a well-known supplement for decades and has been used for various purposes such as circulation, blood pressure, skin health, antioxidant protection, and more.

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More Evidence that Curcumin Improves Mood  -2016-05-27

More and more studies have been surfacing in regards to curcumin benefiting mood and cognitive function.

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Magnesium for Physical Performance  -2016-05-27

Most of us know that magnesium is important. Some of us know it supports cardiovascular health, and some of us know that it helps relax our muscles.

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Resveratrol Improves Cognitive Function Too?  -2016-05-27

Resveratrol is the fountain-of-youth compound known to give red wine its anti-aging and heart-health benefits.

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Bacopa for ADHD?  -2016-05-27

Bacopa monnieri is an herb traditionally used in Ayurvedic medicine as a brain tonic and to open the gateway to intelligence in children.

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N-A-C or Lipoic Acid for Migraines  -2016-05-27

Oxidative stress and antioxidant levels were thought to be related to migraine severity, although studies have yielded mixed results.

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Lipoic Acid for Weight Loss  -2016-05-27

A new randomized study has shown that alpha-lipoic acid can support weight loss efforts.

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A New Use for Boswellia  -2016-05-27

Boswellia serrata tree sap has been used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years. In recent years, clinical evidence has surfaced confirming its anti-inflammatory powers.

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NAD+ and Hearing Loss  -2016-05-27

There are not many treatments for hearing loss, and certainly few supplements are known to help with it. Hearing loss increases with age.

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CoQ10 and Serotonin in Fibromyalgia  -2016-05-27

We already know CoQ10 to be important in aging, energy and heart health. But here is yet another application for CoQ10: mood.

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Nano-Emulsion Delivery for Increased Bioavailability and Effectiveness of Curcumin  -2016-05-27

A recent research study published in the journal PLOS ONE has investigated the bioavailability and effectiveness of curcumin delivery methods and the resulting effect on inflammatory immune response.

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Resveratrol Improves Memory Function and Other Brain Health Measures  -2016-05-27

Resveratrol is known for providing several health benefits related to heart health, immunity, inflammation and more.

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Supplementing with Magnesium Benefits Metabolic Disorders in Normal Weight Individuals  -2016-05-27

A recent study investigated the benefits of oral magnesium supplementation on the metabolic profile and blood pressure in metabolically obese, normal-weight (MONW) individuals.

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Study Finds Nutritional Biomarkers Are Related to Sleep Quality and Duration  -2016-05-27

Recently, a nationally representative study to examine the association between serum nutritional biomarkers and sleep (quantity and quality) among US adults was published in the PLos One Online Science Journal.

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Curcumin Proven Effective For Alleviating Depression Symptoms  -2016-05-27

Cucumin is derived from the popular spice turmeric and has been extensively researched and used for its wide array of health promoting benefits.

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A Combination of Boswellia, Curcumin and Devil's Claw Provides Osteoarthritis Pain Relief  -2016-05-27

Osteoarthritis (OA) sufferers can experience pain that is responsible for impaired function and loss of quality of life.

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Boswellia Reduces Elevated Blood Sugar Levels and Liver Enzymes in Type 2 Diabetic Patients  -2016-05-27

A large percentage of people are affected by type 2 diabetes as it is the most common endocrine disorder worldwide.

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Low Folate and Magnesium Levels Contribute to Increased Fatigue in MS Patients  -2016-05-27

Several studies have reported on the relationship between MS and associated complications such as fatigue and nerve dysfunction.

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Current Natural Health Product Regulation - The Main Points You Need to Know  -2016-05-27

The Natural Health Products Directorate (NHPD) is a branch of Health Canada tasked with the responsibilities of framing legislation and assessing new products prior to marketing to help ensure the safety, quality, and efficacy (effectiveness) of natural health products (NHP) for sale in Canada,

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Compliance and Enforcement of Natural Health Products in Canada, the New Landscape  -2016-05-27

There were many times when I had left Health Canada Natural Health Products Advisory Committee (NHP-PAC) meetings more frustrated than confident that full regulation of pre-market approval, and compliance and enforcement, of natural health products (NHPs) in Canada would ever take ground.

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Low Zinc Levels are Correlated with a Higher Risk of Having PCOS  -2016-05-27

In a prospective study that evaluated the value of serum zinc levels as a marker in patients with polycystic ovarian syndrome, it was determined that zinc deficiency may play a role in the development of polycystic ovarian syndrome, and may also be related to its long-term metabolic complications.

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Study Shows That Magnesium Reduces the Risk of Death from Cardiovascular Disease  -2016-05-27

The relationship between dietary magnesium intake and cardiovascular disease (CVD) or mortality was evaluated in several prospective studies, although few of them have assessed the risk of all-cause mortality, which has never been evaluated in an adult Mediterranean population with a high cardiovascular risk.

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Probiotics Help To Reverse Fatty Liver Disease  -2016-05-27

According to emerging data, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is closely related to the gut-liver axis. The intestinal tract is home to more than 500 different species of bacteria.

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Recent Study Suggests That Aging May Be Reversed By Restoring Intracellular Communication  -2016-05-27

A recent study has found that aging is accelerated due to a communication breakdown with the cells, between the parts of the cell known as the nucleus and the mitochondria.

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Antioxidant Resveratrol Reduces Inflammatory Markers in Smokers  -2016-05-27

Those who smoke are more likely to have oxidant-antioxidant imbalances and low grade systemic inflammation.

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NAD and Hearing Loss  -2014-12-07

There are not many treatments for hearing loss, and certainly few supplements are known to help with it. Hearing loss increases with age. Excitingly, while only in the animal study […]

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CoQ10 and Serotonin in Fibromyalgia  -2014-12-02

We already know CoQ10 to be important in aging, energy and heart health. But here is yet another application for CoQ10: mood. Fibromyalgia is usually characterized by widespread bodily pain, […]

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Nano-Emulsion Delivery for Increased Bioavailability and Effectiveness of Curcumin  -2014-11-13

A recent research study published in the journal PLOS ONE has investigated the bioavailability and effectiveness of curcumin delivery methods and the resulting effect on inflammatory immune response. An […]

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Resveratrol Improves Memory Function and Other Brain Health Measures  -2014-10-28

Resveratrol is known for providing several health benefits related to heart health, immunity, inflammation and more. It has beneficial effects in the body that mimic dietary habits such as caloric […]

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Supplementing with Magnesium Benefits Metabolic Disorders in Normal Weight Individuals  -2014-10-03

A recent study investigated the benefits of oral magnesium supplementation on the metabolic profile and blood pressure in metabolically obese, normal-weight (MONW) individuals. Certain individuals can display obesity-related characteristics despite […]

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Study Finds Nutritional Biomarkers Are Related to Sleep Quality and Duration  -2014-09-18

Recently, a nationally representative study to examine the association between serum nutritional biomarkers and sleep (quantity and quality) among US adults was published in the PLos One Online Science Journal. […]

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Curcumin Proven Effective For Alleviating Depression Symptoms  -2014-08-07

Cucumin is derived from the popular spice turmeric and has been extensively researched and used for its wide array of health promoting benefits. Some of these include the reduction of […]

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A Combination of Boswellia, Curcumin and Devil’s Claw Provides Osteoarthritis Pain Relief  -2014-06-27

Osteoarthritis (OA) sufferers can experience pain that is responsible for impaired function and loss of quality of life. Managing OA pain can be challenging and may involve the use of […]

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Boswellia Reduces Elevated Blood Sugar Levels and Liver Enzymes in Type 2 Diabetic Patients  -2014-05-09

A large percentage of people are affected by type 2 diabetes as it is the most common endocrine disorder worldwide. Diabetes is a serious condition that can affect both […]

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Low Folate and Magnesium Levels Contribute to Increased Fatigue in MS Patients  -2014-05-20

Several studies have reported on the relationship between MS and associated complications such as fatigue and nerve dysfunction. Multiple sclerosis is a chronic inflammatory disease of the central nervous system. […]

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Current Natural Health Product Regulation – The Main Points You Need to Know  -2014-04-10

The Natural Health Products Directorate (NHPD) is a branch of Health Canada tasked with the responsibilities of framing legislation and assessing new products prior to marketing to help ensure the […]

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Compliance and Enforcement of Natural Health Products in Canada, the New Landscape  -2014-04-10

There were many times when I had left Health Canada Natural Health Products Advisory Committee (NHP-PAC) meetings more frustrated than confident that full regulation of pre-market approval, and compliance and […]

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Low Zinc Levels are Correlated with a Higher Risk of Having PCOS  -2014-04-02

In a prospective study that evaluated the value of serum zinc levels as a marker in patients with polycystic ovarian syndrome, it was determined that zinc deficiency may play a […]

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Study Shows That Magnesium Reduces the Risk of Death from Cardiovascular Disease  -2014-03-14

The relationship between dietary magnesium intake and cardiovascular disease (CVD) or mortality was evaluated in several prospective studies, although few of them have assessed the risk of all-cause mortality, […]

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Probiotics Help To Reverse Fatty Liver Disease  -2014-03-03

According to emerging data, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is closely related to the gut-liver axis. The intestinal tract is home to more than 500 different species of bacteria. We […]

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Recent Study Suggests That Aging May Be Reversed By Restoring Intracellular Communication  -2014-02-12

A recent study has found that aging is accelerated due to a communication breakdown with the cells, between the parts of the cell known as the nucleus and the mitochondria. […]

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Antioxidant Resveratrol Reduces Inflammatory Markers in Smokers  -2014-01-06

Those who smoke are more likely to have oxidant-antioxidant imbalances and low grade systemic inflammation. A study investigated the effects of the natural antioxidant resveratrol in smokers to evaluate whether […]

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Whey Protein Isolate Has Beneficial Effect in Psoriasis Patients  -2013-12-18

As a common autoimmune disease, psoriasis affects a significant number of people (both males and females) and is most frequently seen in adults although it does occur in children. At […]

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Vitamin D Benefits Patients with Chronic Heart Failure  -2013-12-02

Many patients who suffer with chronic heart failure also have low vitamin D levels and high plasma renin activity; the plasma renin enzyme plays a major role in the body’s […]

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Zinc Helps to Prevent Cognitive Decline in Alzheimer’s Disease Patients  -2013-11-15

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) incidence is on the rise, especially in developed countries. There have also been many studies in the recent past involving Alzheimer’s and potential ways to prevent, slow […]

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Rest Assured: AOR Products Were Not Affected by the Specialty Enzyme & Biotechnologies Recall  -2013-10-29

Did you know Health Canada has issued a recall on Speciality Enzymes & Biotchnologies? AOR enzyme-based products Digestase 2.0, AOR Zymes, DPP Zyme and IBD Relief were not affected by the […]

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A Form of Lactoferrin Reduces Mortality in Sepsis Patients  -2013-09-12

A study published earlier this year in the Journal of Critical Care Medicine discussed the effects of Talactoferrin (a form of lactoferrin) in sepsis patients. The patients were treated withTalactoferrin […]

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New Research Shows That Iron Accumulation in the Brain May Be a Key Factor in the Development of Alzheimer’s Disease  -2013-08-26

The findings of a recent study conducted at UCLA, led by Dr. George Bartzokis, have shed new light on the understanding we currently have of the progression of Alzheimer’s Disease […]

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Combination of Three Probiotics Effectively Treats Infectious Gastroenteritis in Children  -2013-07-25

A study conducted in Taiwan and recently published in the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology reported the benefits that a clinically proven combination of three types of probiotics had in the […]

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Ease Muscle Pains with MSM  -2013-07-03

Evidence for the benefits of taking supplemental MSM is growing. MSM can offer relief from muscle aches and pains following strenuous exercise and improve recovery times from doing new activities […]

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It’s Official: Coenzyme Q10 Improves Heart Failure Survival  -2013-06-04

It’s Official: Coenzyme Q10 Improves Heart Failure Survival At the annual meeting of the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology, Dr. Svend Aage Mortensen, a professor at […]

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Citicoline Supplements Significantly Slow Glaucoma Progression According to Italian Study  -2013-05-21

The results of a recent study released from the Sao Paolo Eye Clinic at the University of Milan, Italy, have demonstrated that Citicoline (cytidine-5-diphosphocholine or CDP-choline) can significantly slow the […]

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Strontium Supplements Found to be Effective in the Treatment of Osteoarthritis  -2013-03-18

A study recently published in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases journal has demonstrated that strontium offers significant bone health benefits in people suffering with osteoarthritis. This double-blind, randomized placebo controlled […]

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Breaking News: Rosemary Extract for managing Diabetic and Metabolic Dysfunction Conditions  -2013-03-01

As the number of people with metabolic disorders is on the rise, there is a serious need for preventive and therapeutic interventions using natural, safe and effective treatment protocols. One […]

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Vitamin D Supplements Can Help Maintain A Healthy Vitamin D Status In Children  -2013-02-14

According to a new research study, the two most important factors in determining how much vitamin D is present in the body of a child are how much they supplement […]

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Resveratrol Improves Metabolic Dysfunction According to New Study Conducted in Humans  -2013-01-31

Resveratrol is a plant derived polyphenol that can be found in certain herbs and berries. As a powerful antioxidant, it offers significant health benefits for the heart, the immune system, […]

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Curcumin and Your Skin -The Amazing Skin Regenerating Power of Curcumin  -2013-01-07

Uses for curcumin, the primary active component in Turmeric, are numerous and include providing protection and healing benefits to the skin. The skin is the first line of defense […]

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Birth Weight of Babies is Linked to the Vitamin D Level of the Mother Study Finds  -2013-01-04

A study carried out at the University of Pittsburgh and recently published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM) found that the vitamin D levels […]

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Concerned About Calcium Intake and Heart Disease? A Recent Study Does Not Establish a Link  -2012-12-28

 A recent study examining the relationship between calcium intake and coronary artery calcification, an important heart disease risk factor, has emerged from the Institute for Aging Research (IFAR) at Hebrew […]

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C Can Help to Reduce the Pain and Inflammation of Rheumatoid Arthritis  -2012-12-10

In patients that suffer with the inflammatory joint disease known as Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), there is a destruction of cartilage, joints and bones; as a result of the disease this […]

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Green Tea Boosts Cancer Prevention Power in the GI Tract  -2012-11-15

A recent study has revealed further benefits to drinking green tea. It is already well known for offering benefits in immune dysfunction conditions, for improving cardiovascular function, for lowering high […]

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Food for Thought – Berry Fruits Boost Your Brain Power  -2012-11-01

As people are generally living out longer lives than previous generations, there is ever increasing attention and interest being directed towards living a healthy lifestyle as well as consuming functional […]

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Longvida Study Demonstrates the Amazing Benefits of Curcumin  -2012-10-12

The results of an exciting new study conducted on healthy middle-aged people has shown the remarkable effects of Longvida® curcumin in producing several health-promoting effects, while also reducing critical disease […]

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Study Shows That L-Carnitine Also Improves Mental and Physical Symptoms of Autism!  -2012-09-27


A 6 month double blind placebo controlled study conducted in the faculties of pharmacy and medicine at Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt has found that L-Carnitine can improve the […]

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Berberine may reduce cancer cell spreading, in addition to its heart health and cholesterol benefits!  -2012-09-10

Berberine is a yellow-coloured alkaloid found in various plants. It has strong antioxidant activity, and is traditionally used as an antimicrobial. Berberine has potent heart health benefits, including lowering LDL […]

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Curcumin and Diabetes – yet another victory for curcumin  -2012-07-30

A new, well-designed human study reveals that curcumin may help delay or prevent the development of full-blown diabetes in pre-diabetics, yet another benefit delivered by this multitasking nutrient! The study […]

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More good news on Chanca Piedra but this time regarding anti H pylori!  -2012-07-05


A recent study in the recent June 2012 issue of the journal Phytotherapy Research, researchers from the US and Chile have reported yet another unique benefit for the herb Chanca […]

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More Good news on Fiber intake!  -2012-07-20

In the latest issue July 2012 of American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, a multi- European team of researchers report that in a very large number (over 450,000!) of adult men […]

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Solu Fiber- A clear solution to your daily fiber needs. Fiber: beyond Digestive health.  -2012-07-14

We all know that fiber is good for us, yet the subject is never a part of any polite conversation. All too often fiber is still being thought of as […]

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Latest study for Advanced Bone Protection further confirms improvement of bone health, this time in older women  -2012-06-06

A recent study in 79 women aged between 65-86 years has confirmed that taking Advanced Bone Protection, a patented Japanese product for 12 months at a dose of 40mg per […]

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Health Canada wants YOUR feedback!  -2012-05-25

The NHPD (National Health Product Directorate), the division of Health Canada that is involved in regulating the availability of supplements and natural health products, has released documents that will help […]

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Curcumin Extract Lowers Triglycerides, Boosts Antioxidant Activity: Ohio State Study  -2012-05-16

May 10, 2012 COLUMBUS, Ohio — A low dose of a curcumin extract from the spice turmeric can have a variety of positive health effects on healthy middle-aged individuals, according […]

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Finally, human studies show how Resveratrol combats aging: Inflammation and Diabetes  -2012-05-14


There are a few factors that science seems to be consistently linking to aging, and those include insulin resistance and inflammation. Insulin resistance, or high blood sugar, seems to be […]

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Green Coffee Bean Extract may help with Weight Loss  -2012-05-01

Although studies are still in the preliminary stages, new evidence has shown that unroasted or “green” coffee bean extracts may be beneficial for supporting healthy weight management. The results of […]

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AHCC & Cancer, Immunity and other uses  -2012-04-02

AHCC has been studied for decades for enhancing immunity and is a well-known supplement used during cancer treatment. There has been some confusion as to whether or not AHCC is […]

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benaGene- a novel caloric restriction mimetic  -2012-03-12

Energy is one of the fundamentals requirements of sustaining life. Energy is required for protection, synthesis, replication, repair, day-to-day maintenance and a variety of other functions. Energy is generated within […]

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The effect of Black Tea on Cardiovascular Disease  -2012-02-28

A recent study Australian human study published in this month’s Archives of Internal Medicine has revealed that consumption of 3 cups of black tea was associated with a very modest […]

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Mitochondrial Dysfunction May Contribute to Aging and Disease  -2012-01-23

How well are your mitochondria functioning? Do you suffer from the typical symptoms of aging including low energy levels, failing body functions, cognitive decline like memory loss or lack of […]

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Cognitive Decline Starts As Early As Age 45  -2012-01-13

A recently published longitudinal study that measured cognitive decline over 10 years that began in 1985-8 and finished in 1997-9 concluded that cognitive decline begins to be evident as early […]

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Vitamin D may help reduce visceral fat, ward off pancreatic cancer, and reduce the risk of diabetes by half!  -2011-12-09

More health benefits have been linked to Vitamin D! Recent studies have found Vitamin D to be helpful in reducing visceral fat, in preventing pancreatic cancer, and in reducing the […]

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A recent study about B Complex  -2011-11-23


A recent study by researchers at Oxford and Oslo universities in 266 patients (70 plus years age) with mild cognitive impairment showed that taking a B complex supplement lessened the […]

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AHCC and other alternative therapies for prostate cancer  -2011-11-21


Prostate cancer is a major concern for most middle-aged and elderly men, and routine PSA (prostate-specific antigen) level screenings are the most common way to assess the risk or presence […]

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Citicoline Improves Cognition & Attention  -2011-11-14

A new human study on women aged 40-60 years showed improved cognition and focus in as little as two weeks! This study examined the effects of the same brand of […]

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New study shows Alzheimers benefits from Longvida curcumin!  -2011-10-04

French Translation, click here The results of a new Alzheimer’s study in humans has shown the remarkable effects of a new form of curcumin in reducing several of the disease […]

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Resveratrol can help treat H. Pylori infections  -2011-09-26

Helicobacter (H.) Pylori infections are an infection of the stomach lining that causes gastritis conditions such as ulcers and heartburn, and, if left untreated, can lead to gastric carcinoma (stomach […]

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Panax Ginseng’s Popularity Grows  -2011-09-12

Panax Ginseng is a new ingredient recently added to some of AOR’s formulas. Also known as Asian ginseng, Chinese ginseng or Korean ginseng, Panax Ginseng is known for its adaptogenic […]

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AOR’s 100th NPN – A New Milestone!  -2011-08-29

Since the natural health product regulation process began 7 years ago, AOR’s research team has been growing and expanding, all for the purpose of trying to get our ever-growing list […]

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Vitamin D and Calcium – Not just for Healthy Bones  -2011-08-17

New research conducted at Stanford University suggests that supplementing with calcium and vitamin D may have benefits far beyond bone health. A recently published study suggests that the combination may […]

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Research at AOR – Past, Present and Future!  -2011-08-02

Research is the hallmark of innovation and progress for any company in this day and age. AOR has always invested heavily in Research & Development since its inception and prides […]

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The Truth about Probiotics: Featuring Probiotic 3 a Clinically Proven Probiotic Combination  -2011-07-22

An Introduction to Probiotics The adult gastrointestinal tract (GIT) is comprised of approximately 6.5m of convoluted tube that is divided into an upper portion, consisting of the oral cavity, esophagus […]

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Immune Support with Andrographis: as seen on Dr. Oz!  -2011-06-27

History tells us that upon his deathbed Louis Pasteur, the renowned French microbiologist and the champion of microorganisms as the cause of all disease, is reputed to have said “the […]

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Mixed Tocotrienol Supplementation may Reduce Cholesterol  -2011-05-31

Tocotrienols are compounds belonging to the vitamin E family and are found abundantly in palm oil and cereal grains. Some of the studied benefits of tocotrienols include their potent antioxidant […]

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Vitamin D deficiency linked to Age-Related Macular Degeneration  -2011-05-16

Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a condition leading to irreversible central vision loss. It is the leading cause of vision loss in adults, affecting around 9% of Americans 40 years […]

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Whey Protein Reduces the Risk of Metabolic Disease  -2011-03-23

Whey protein is the protein component that remains after milk is curdled and strained to make cheese. Beneficial properties of this seemingly uninteresting supplement continue to grow, with research suggesting […]

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Co-Q10 Reduces Cholesterol Levels  -2011-03-22

Co-enzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a substance that is generated by all the cells in the body, in very small amounts. It is because of this ubiquitous nature that it received […]

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New Regulations for Unprocessed Product License Applications  -2010-08-19

The Natural Health Products Directorate (NHPD) of Health Canada has recently passed new regulations for unprocessed product license applications (PLAs). These regulations have not yet been published, but are expected […]

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Glucosamine & Chondroitin Reduce Overall Risk of Mortality  -2010-08-05

Glucosamine and Chondroitin are well known supplements that are used primarily to support joint health and to help reduce the symptoms of arthritis. However, a recent study published in the […]

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Phosphatidylserine Improves Cognition before Exercise  -2010-07-07

Phosphatidylserine (PS) is a phospholipid, which plays an essential role in brain cell membrane structure. It has been studied extensively for its ability to improve cognition, and is well known […]

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B Vitamins Benefit Depression  -2010-06-23

Mood disorders are the most common type of mental illness, affecting over 5% of the Canadian population every year. One in seven adult Canadians will suffer a depressive episode in […]

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Gastro Relief as an alternative to prescriptive drugs  -2010-06-25

Acid-related disorders are a major reason for GP visit. These conditions include acid reflux (GERD), dyspepsia, and stomach ulcers. Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are powerful acid-suppressing medications available. Millions of […]

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Folic Acid May Normalize Vascular Function in Female Athletes  -2010-05-19

Many athletic women stop menstruating or experience irregular periods as a result of their intense exercise. This condition is called amenorrhea and has been linked to an increased risk of […]

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Vinpocetine May Benefit Individuals with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease  -2010-05-13

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an inflammatory disease that blocks airflow, resulting in breathing difficulties. COPD is often caused by long-term smoking. Unfortunately, current treatment for COPD involves the […]

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Astaxanthin and the Immune System  -2010-04-29

Astaxanthin is a pigment found in algae that is also responsible for the pink colour of salmon. This compound is well known for its powerful antioxidant effects and studies have […]

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Tocotrienols may help prevent Brain Cell Death after a Stroke  -2010-04-20

Many people think that there is only one form of vitamin E, but there are actually 8 different vitamin E molecules, including four tocopherols and four tocotrienols. Most vitamin E […]

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Vitamin D effective against Arthritis  -2010-04-16

The benefits of vitamin D supplementation for bones are well known. New research now suggests that the vitamin may also help to prevent the development of osteoarthritis of the hip […]

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Turmeric Cream Reduces the Signs of Aging  -2010-03-29

Turmeric is a spice used in curries, and also has a long history of use in Ayurvedic medicine. Turmeric extracts are rich in curcumin, a compound with wide-ranging health benefits […]

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Increased Vitamin D Levels Reduce the Rate of Relapse in Multiple Sclerosis  -2010-03-22

Low vitamin D levels have been associated with the risk of developing a variety of autoimmune diseases including type 1 diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease and multiple sclerosis (MS). However, it […]

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Omega-3 DHA is Associated with Cognitive Function in Middle Adulthood  -2010-03-12

It is well known that the omega-3 fatty acid DHA (docosahexaenonic acid) is extremely important during early brain development in infants. Clinical research has shown that low intake of omega-3’s […]

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Low Vitamin D Levels Associated with Low Birth Weights  -2010-03-04

The importance of maintaining adequate vitamin D levels has become very clear lately, with research implicating the vitamin in everything from immune system health to overall mortality risk. Vitamin D […]

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Violent Behaviour In Criminals Can Be Cut By 34% With Omega-3 and Multi-vitamin/mineral Supplementation  -2010-02-25

The rehabilitation of violent criminals has always been a daunting challenge for many reasons. These range from costs to ethical dilemmas, both of which can be enormous and must be […]

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DHA might help to Improve Chemotherapy Outcome in Breast Cancer Patients  -2010-02-17

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, with over 1 million new cases being diagnosed each year throughout the world. The disease becomes especially deadly when the cancer […]

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HIBISCUS TEA REDUCES BLOOD PRESSURE IN PEOPLE AT RISK FOR HYPERTENSION  -2010-02-11

Hibiscus, or (Hibiscus sabdariffa L.), often referred to as a roselle or sorrel, is an old-world herb cultivated for its thick calyxes (outer petals) for use in teas, jellies and […]

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Folate may Help Reduce Depression in Men  -2010-02-05

Folic acid supplementation is well known for its importance during pregnancy for the prevention of neural tube defects in developing infants. However, new research from Japan suggests that folate has […]

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Multivitamins/Minerals May Slash Bladder Cancer Risk  -2010-01-18

Bladder cancer is diagnosed in approximately 336,000 people worldwide on a yearly basis, 75% of them male. The Cancer Council Victoria in Carleton, Australia recently published a study extrapolating dietary […]

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More Support for Well Known Eye Health Nutrients  -2010-01-05

Lutein and zeaxanthin, two carotenoid pigments found in green leafy vegetables, have long been linked to eye health. As far back as 1933 scientists suggested that these yellow pigments could […]

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Curcumin and other Spices may Help Prevent Breast Cancer  -2009-12-09

Curcumin, a compound found in the spice turmeric, is well known for its wide range of health benefits. Studies have shown that curcumin can help lower cholesterol levels, improve cardiovascular […]

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Folic Acid during Pregnancy Reduces Risk of Heart Problems in Children  -2009-12-03

It is well known that folic acid supplementation during pregnancy is vital for the prevention of neural tube defects in infants. In fact, fortification efforts beginning in 1998 have reduced […]

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Green Tea May Help Slow the Progression of Oral Cancer  -2009-11-13

A recent phase II clinical trial on the effects of green tea extract on high-risk precancerous mouth lesions have shown very promising results. The study involved 39 patients with at […]

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Curcumin’s Benefits Enhanced By Nano-Technology  -2009-11-10

Curcumin, for all its myriad of anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-microbic, anti-carcinogenic, and cardiovascular benefits (to name a few), is notorious for its poor bioavailability. In fact, the same studies that determined […]

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D-Ribose Helpful For Heart Failure Patients  -2009-11-03

While exercise offers undeniable health benefits, patients with advanced heart failure are exercise-intolerant. This is due to low levels of cellular energy in the heart. D-ribose is a naturally-occurring monosaccharide […]

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Green Tea Improves Exercise-Induced Weight Loss  -2009-10-21

The health benefits of drinking green tea have been making a lot of headlines lately. There is a body of evidence to suggest that individuals consuming large amounts of green […]

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Pre-eclampsia and Co-enzyme Q10: New Help for New Moms  -2009-10-13

Pre-eclampsia is a condition affecting 2%-3% of all pregnancies and is characterized by pregnancy-induced high blood pressure and excessive excretion of protein in the urine. It can lead to eclampsia […]

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AOR Introduces a New Series of Products that Harness the Power of Nitric Oxide  -2009-10-01

Nitric oxide is an important signalling molecule in the body that has a wide range of beneficial health effects. Research has shown that NO helps to reduce blood pressure, improve […]

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Many Young Canadian Adults are Deficient in Vitamin C  -2009-09-22

A recent study conducted at the University of Toronto revealed that a surprising number of young Canadian adults are deficient in Vitamin C. The study included 979 non-smoking men and […]

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Green tea slashes death risk from heart disease and colorectal cancer by 75% and 31% respectively  -2009-09-11

75% reduction in the risk of death from heart disease. Such figures are usually reserved for the most effective, complex, exotic – and expensive- pharmaceutical drugs that are the end […]

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Omega-3 and Vitamin E can Help Improve Speech Problems in Autistic Children  -2009-08-31

Verbal apraxia is a speech disorder that is common in individuals with autism, with as many as 50% of autistic children having this disorder. Studies have shown that many developmental […]

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NAC May Provide Relief for Chronic Hair Pullers  -2009-08-21

Trichotillomania is a condition characterized by chronic hair pulling. The condition can lead to noticeable hair loss, and is often associated with psycosocial problems including a reduced quality of life, […]

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Whey Protein For Your Heart?  -2009-08-10

The list of benefits attributed to whey protein and/or its fractions continues to grow. With a plethora of science supporting its effects on muscle and bone health to its credit, […]

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Study shows that Multivitamins/minerals and Vitamin E can lower Mortality from Cardiovascular Disease by 16% and 28% respectively.  -2009-07-28

This new study was conducted with mailed, self-administered questionnaires that were filled out by 77,719 respondents in the Washington State area. The age of the respondents ranged from 50 to […]

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Co-Enzyme Q10 May Benefit Infertile Men  -2009-07-21

Approximately 1 in 10 couples are infertile, with roughly half of these cases being attributable to male factors. Infertility has wide-ranging social and psychological implications, and can be extremely distressing […]

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Omega 3 Deficiency Linked to 96,000 Deaths per Year in the US  -2009-07-17


A major study conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health, and published in PLoS Medicine, examined the relationship between twelve modifiable lifestyle factors and the risk of death in […]

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Quercetin Increases Endurance Capacity in Non-Athletes  -2009-07-07

Quercetin is a naturally occurring flavonoid that is abundant in many foods, including fruits, vegetables and berries. Quercetin is well known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, but very little […]

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Iron Improves the Performance of Female Soldiers  -2009-06-29

The term ‘leaner and meaner’ has been used to simplistically describe the policy defining the evolution of the US military in recent years. This policy has been applied not only […]

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Tea Polyphenols have Prostate Cancer Potential  -2009-06-25

Preliminary studies have suggested that the polyphenols in green tea play a role in the prevention and treatment of certain types of cancer. In regards to prostate cancer, green tea […]

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Vitamin D Linked to Weight Loss  -2009-06-23

Researchers from the University of Minnesota have presented some new findings about vitamin D at the 91st Annual Meeting of the Endocrine Society. Their study, although preliminary, shows that there […]

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Vitamin D and Cancer: New Research  -2009-06-18

The role of vitamin D in cancer was the focus of a number of talks at the recent meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). The presentations touched […]

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Vitamin D decreases the Risk of Bacterial Infection during Pregnancy  -2009-06-12

Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is a highly prevalent type of infection, affecting 1 in 3 women of reproductive-age. BV is a serious condition as it is strongly linked to preterm births. […]

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More Good News for Benfotiamine and Eye Health  -2009-06-10

Benfotiamine is a form of vitamin B1 (thiamine) that offers five times better bioavailability than regular thiamine. The unique structure of benfotiamine allows it to pass more easily through cell […]

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Vitamin D Scientist Awarded  -2009-06-04

The Linus Pauling Institute Prize for Health Research is a biennial prize awarded to “innovation and excellence in research relating to the roles of vitamins, essential minerals, and phytochemicals in […]

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Importance of Fibre Stressed Yet Again  -2009-06-01

Among the many proceedings of the 2009 Experimental Biology Conference in New Orleans (April 18-22) was the presentation of the results of a data analysis from the National Health and […]

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Daily Multivitamins Linked to Anti-Aging Effects  -2009-05-27

A ground-breaking study conducted by researchers at the “National Institute for Environmental Health Science” has shown that women taking a daily multivitamin may have a younger “biological age” than those […]

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Asthma symptoms linked to Vitamin D Insufficiency  -2009-05-25

The prevalence of allergies and asthma has been on the rise for the past 30 years. The reason for this remains unclear, but it has been suggested that vitamin D […]

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Pomegranate Potential Against Prostate Cancer  -2009-05-19

Pomegranate is arguably the most ‘fashionable’ source of antioxidants today, if the success of the POM™ brand of pomegranate juice – with its distinctive bottle design – is any indication. […]

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Higher Magnesium Intake linked to a Reduced Risk of Stroke  -2009-05-13

The importance of magnesium for maintaining healthy cardiovascular function is quite well-known. However, the specific relationship between dietary and blood magnesium levels and stroke risk has not been extensively studied. […]

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Can Vitamin E Tocotrienol Fractions Prevent Male Pattern Baldness?  -2009-05-04

Baldness ‘cures’ compare very closely with weight loss aids on the credibility scale of the preventative health world. Therefore, a recent in-house study claiming that tocotrienols (a vitamin E fraction) […]

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Research pin-points the mechanism behind Curcumin’s immune-boosting effects  -2009-05-01

Curcumin is the active component of the spice turmeric. The healing powers of curcumin have been known for centuries, and modern-day research continues to back-up the traditional uses of this […]

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Low Vitamin D Levels Increase the Risk of Caesarian Section  -2009-04-24

The rate of births by caesarian section is on the rise, and researchers have begun to speculate if this may be related to widespread vitamin D deficiencies in industrialized countries. […]

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Nattokinase Cuts the Risk of Heart Disease According to New Study  -2009-04-23

Nattokinase is an enzyme from fermented soy which is known to support fibrinolysis, the process by which blood clots are cleared. While this function of nattokinase has been utilized to […]

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Tocotrienols may help prevent the spread of stomach cancers  -2009-04-17

Metastasis, or the spread of cancer cells from one part of the body to another, is one of the most deadly aspects of cancer. In fact, it is estimated that […]

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B-Vitamins for Migraines  -2009-04-09


While the standard biochemistry textbook function of the b-complex of vitamins is to help metabolize carbohydrates, proteins and fats for energy, modern science may have revealed another, rather surprising capability […]

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Long-Term Benefits of Vitamin and Mineral Supplementation on Mortality and Cancer Risk  -2009-04-03

The General Population Nutrition Intervention Trial examined the effectiveness of various vitamin and mineral combinations in reducing overall mortality as well as the incidence of esophageal and stomach cancers. Initial […]

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High-Dose Vitamin D Reduces the Risk of Fractures by Up to 20%  -2009-03-26

The vitamin D debate will simply not go away. While the latest study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine reveals nothing new about this essential substance, the scope and […]

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Lutein Improves Visual Function in Individuals working on Computers  -2009-03-16

Lutein is a carotenoid pigment that is well known for its beneficial effects on eye health. Lutein is concentrated in the macula of the eye where it protects the eye […]

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B-Vitamins Help Protect Against Age-Related Macular Degeneration  -2009-03-05

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss among older individuals. About 1.75 million Americans suffer from advanced AMD and another 7.3 million show early signs of […]

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Calcium Reduces the Risk of Colorectal Cancer  -2009-02-26

There is no question that calcium is essential for the maintenance of healthy bones, however, the role calcium and dairy food intake in cancer is much less certain. A large-scale […]

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Nattokinase for Alzheimer’s ?  -2009-02-24

Nattokinase is an enzyme extracted from natto, a soy-derived fermented food condiment popular in Japan, and is used in the preventative health field as a natural anti-coagulant and fibrinolysis enhancer. […]

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Cranberry Extracts Linked To Possible Colon Cancer Prevention  -2009-02-20

A new Canadian study from the University of Prince Edward Island has established a connection between cranberry extract (as well as one of its derivative flavonoids, quercetin) and the expression […]

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Vitamin K2, but not K1, Effective for Heart Health  -2009-02-18

For every increase of 10 micrograms in the amount of vitamin K2 consumed daily, the risk of developing coronary heart disease (CHD) drops by 9 percent. This somewhat stunning statistic […]

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New Research Establishes a Genetic Link between Vitamin D Deficiency and MS  -2009-02-17

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a debilitating neurological disease affecting over 2 million people worldwide. A number of past studies have provided epidemiological evidence suggesting that low levels of vitamin D […]

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Lignans Linked to Leaner and Healthier Women  -2009-02-13


Lignans, first and foremost, are phytoestrogens that occur naturally in such foods as flax seed, whole grain cereals, berries, vegetables and fruits, and are metabolised in the colon by microflora […]

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Girl Power Linked To Vitamin D?  -2009-02-11

Adolescent girls may be able to increase their power by ensuring that they receive adequate levels of vitamin D, according to a very recent British study. The study is the […]

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Astaxanthin and Hypertension: The Inverse Relationship Grows  -2009-02-04

Astaxanthin is a carotenoid of relatively recent discovery whose biological activity has captured the interest of scientists and preventative health experts the world over. This activity includes specific antioxidant functions […]

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Green Tea may Reduce Breast Cancer Risk  -2009-01-30

Polyphenols in green tea have been shown to have wide-ranging health benefits. Data from some epidemiological studies as well as animal studies suggest, for example, that green tea may help […]

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Vitamin D linked to Cognitive Function  -2009-01-28

That’s right. Some more good news for vitamin D. Results from a recent study including over 1700 elderly individuals suggest that those with higher levels of vitamin D have a […]

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Vitamin D Helps Prevent Placental Infections  -2009-01-22

It seems that vitamin D is good for just about everything. Recent scientific studies have linked deficiencies of this all-important vitamin to increased fractures, auto-immune disorders, neurological diseases, skin conditions […]

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More Evidence of AHCC’s Immune Boosting Properties  -2009-01-16

Recent research has shown that AHCC (a blend of various mushroom extracts) has impressive effects on the immune system. AHCC has been shown to help the body fight infections, viruses, […]

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More Evidence for Pomegranate’s Role in Preventing Prostate Cancer  -2009-01-08

Pomegranate extract contains many polyphenols, including ellagic acid, which is a powerful antioxidant linked to numerous beneficial health effects. Several past studies have provided evidence suggesting that pomegranate extracts may […]

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Cranberry Extract Similar to Antibiotics for the Prevention of UTIs  -2009-01-06

Urinary tract infections are one of the most common types of bacterial infections, and recurring UTIs are especially common in older women. Recurrent UTIs are most often treated with antibiotics, […]

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Omega-3 Might Help you Live Longer!  -2010-01-27

Omega-3 fatty acids have long been linked to improved heart health and shown to help reduce heart disease and cardiac related deaths. The best evidence is for omega-3’s from fatty […]

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Vitamin C, Omega-3 and Zinc improve asthma symptoms in children  -2009-09-04

Asthma is a disease that results in chronic inflammation of the airways, leading to difficulty breathing and even death. The prevalence of asthma has increased over the past decade, and […]

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Omega-3 and Women’s Health Part 1 – EPA reduces the frequency of hot flashes  -2009-02-23

Hot flashes are the most common symptom reported by menopausal women. Hot flashes affect between 4 and 46% of women during early menopause, between 33 and 65% in the later […]

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AOR’s New Red Yeast Rice Formula RYR Ankascin -568-R™ Offers the Cardiovascular Health Benefits Of Statins But Without The Side Effects  -2016-09-26

Press Release: Calgary, Alberta, Canada – September 26, 2016

Developed by AOR, RYR Ankascin -568-R™ is the Only Patented, Clinically Studied, Regulatory Compliant, and Commercially Available Red Yeast Rice Extract Free of Monacolin K

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