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The Miracle Molecule

The chemical properties of Nitric Oxide were first characterized in 1772. Ferid Murad first described nitric oxide as a vasodilator and elucidated the mechanism of action of organic nitrates such as n…

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Healthy Aging A-Z: Vitamin A

One of the first changes we may notice as we age is a decrease in visual acuity. Vitamin A is essential for the proper function of the retina of the eye. Inadequate vitamin A can lead to impaired visi…

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Heart Disease and Vitamin C: How to Protect Yourself from Accelerated Aging

Vitamin C or ascorbic acid (AA) is essential for life in humans, as the capacity to synthesize it has been lost in the course of our evolution. Besides antioxidant properties and its role in collagen…

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Know Your Nutrients: Melatonin

What is Melatonin? Melatonin is a hormone made by the pineal gland, a small gland in the brain. It helps control your sleep and wake cycles. Minute amounts of it can be found in foods such as meats, g…

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Know Your Nutrients: Glutathione

What is the most important molecule you need to stay healthy and prevent disease? It is glutathione. The funny thing is, you’ve probably never heard of it.Glutathione, also known as GSH, was firs…

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