Acupuncture, hypnosis, paced respiration, cognitive behavioural therapy, genistein, soy isoflavones, S-equol, combined preparations of black cohosh, and omega-3 supplements may significantly reduce vasomotor symptoms (night sweats, hot flashes and flushes) which are common in menopausal individuals and those suffering with cancer

In August 2019 researchers from China published their review of the medical scientific literature to assess the effectiveness of complementary and alternative medicines on vasomotor symptoms. Vasomotor symptoms are usually … Read more

Top-level female footballers undertaking an intense 3-week training period prior to a competition found that beta-alanine supplementation taken during the same time period had no impact on the worsening of their high-intensity intermittent exercise capacity

In April 2020 researchers from Brazil published the results of their study to assess whether beta-alanine supplementation taken during a short-duration intense football-specific training period prior to an international competition … Read more

A comparison between targeted (based on urinary levels) and fixed concentrations of iodine supplementation in pregnant women showed that both were equally effective at preventing iodine deficiency although targeted supplementation was better in avoiding over supplementation

In March 2020 researchers from Thailand published the results of their study to assess the use of iodine supplementation in pregnancy A total of 208 pregnant women were involved in … Read more

Adults genetically at risk of developing hypertension who take vitamin B2 (riboflavin) supplementation may reduce their systolic blood pressure by up to 13 mmHg, which could be clinically important seeing that a 10 mmHg reduction in systolic blood pressure is estimated to decrease the risk of stroke by 40%

In April 2020 researchers from the UK published their review to assess the association between nutrition and risk of hypertension. Hypertension contributes to over 9 million deaths per annum, mainly … Read more

Herbs and spices appear to have antioxidant, anti-microbial, and anti-inflammatory properties and they may in addition reduce the risk of developing chronic diseases, eg cardiovascular disease, neurodegenerative conditions, chronic inflammation, arthritis, cancer, obesity and diabetes type 2

In May 2019 researchers from Canada published their review of the medical scientific literature to identify and assess specific biomarkers in 25 herbs and spices, namely anise, basil, black pepper, … Read more

Omega-3 and vitamin E supplementation taken together appears to significantly reduce triglyceride and LDL(bad)-cholesterol levels in overweight individuals with metabolic disease, but have no significant effect on the levels of total cholesterol and HDL(good)-cholesterol

In July 2019 researchers from Iran published their review of the medical scientific literature to assess the effect of omega-3 and vitamin E supplementation taken together on total cholesterol, triglycerides, … Read more