Research Notes on
Benefits and Side Effects of Herbs, Food Supplements and Drug Products, Health Issues       2014
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Bilberry
Bilberry may improve night vision.
Bladderwrack
Bladderwrack may benefit people at risks of atherosclerosis. As a
source of iodine, bladderwrack may benefit people at risk of
hypothroidism.
Brown
Seaweed
Brown seaweed may offer benefits to people with high abdominal fat. An
ingredient of brown seaweed (brown kelp) may benefit people suffered
from hypertension.
Chlorella
Chlorella may benefit people at risk of high blood pressure, cholesterol,
diabetes and some other conditions.
Cod Liver Oil
Cod liver oil may benefit people at risk of arthritis and some other
conditions.
Gotu Kola
Gotu Kola extracts have been believe to benefit people at risk of certain
cancers and neural conditions.
Guar Gum
A study shows, in patients with type 2 diabetes and the metabolic
syndrome, the addition of partially hydrolysed guar gum  to the usual
diet improved cardiovascular and metabolic profiles.
Hyaluronic Acid
The major potential benefit of hyluronic acid is its support on
osteoarthritis, skin conditions such as actinic keratose, wrinkles and fold.
Lingonberry
Lingonberry contains quercetin, which may offer a variety of health
benefits.
Milk Thistle
Milk thistle may benefit people at risk of certain cancers and liver
conditions. The side effects of taking milk thistle have also been
discussed in the article.
Pumpkin seed
Pumpkin seed (pepitas) is believed to have potential prostate benefits,
because of its rich content of the omega-3 fats, carotenoids as well as
zinc.
Pycnogenol
Pycnogenol significantly reduced LDL-cholesterol levels and increased
HDL-cholesterol levels in plasma of two-thirds of the human subjects in
a study.
Rhodiola
Rhodiola rosea has been used in traditional medicine as a means to
stimulate the nervous system, decrease
depression and fatigue for
centuries. Thus, rhodiola may benefit people at risk of certain CNS
conditions.
Rhubarb
A study has shown that rhubarb help patients with gastric cancer to
recover after operations. Rhubarb may have multiple health benefits.
Royal Jelly
Royal Jelly is the milky-white gelatinous substance secreted from the
cephalic glands of the worker bees for the growth and of the queen
bee. Some retails claim the health benefits of royal jelly on fertility.
Shark
Cartilage
Shark cartilage may potentially provide benefits to people suffered from
arthritis because chondroitin sulfate from shark cartilage was found to
be able to modulate the function of synovial fibroblasts and
chondrocytes.
Stevia
Some people suffered from diabetes use stevia as a sugar substitute.
However, there is a safety concern about overdoses of stevia.
Overdoses of stevia is a danger and lead to
serious side effects.


Fri, Mar 14, 2014
Obesity is the number one nutritional disease seen in pets currently and studies have
shown that being overweight or obese can shorten a dog or cat's life span by as
much as two years. [petMD, Mar 14, 2014]

October 10, 2013
Many neurodegenerative diseases involve the production of faulty or "misfolded"
proteins. The misfolded proteins linger and the brain cells shut down protein
production for so long that they eventually starve themselves to death. This process,
repeated in neurons throughout the brain, can destroy movement or memory or even
kill, depending on the disease. Prof Roger Morris, from King's College London used a
compound which halted neurodegeneration. [BBC News, October 10, 2013]

September 21, 2013
These days, I have been reviewing scientific articles on yoga. What health benefits
are actually associated with yoga? I found there are lots of potential health benefits
associated with yoga. Click here:
YOGA.

September 15, 2013
According to a recent news, 86 percent of the holy water, commonly used in baptism
ceremonies and to wet congregants' lips, was infected with common bacteria found in
fecal matter such as E. coli, enterococci and Campylobacter, which can lead to
conditions such as diarrhea, cramping, abdominal pain, and fever. Nitrates were also
found in the water, intake of nitrates over the maximum contaminant level could cause
serious illness. [Liz Fields, Good Morning America, Sat, Sept 14, 2013.]

August 31, 2013

News

Depression - Study shows men just as likely to be depressed as women

Tylenol - Caps on bottles of the popular pain reliever
Tylenol that are sold in the
United States will soon come with warnings alerting consumers to the potential for
liver failure and even death. WebMD  - ‎Aug 30, 2013‎


August 1, 2013
Last year, I started a new position in a "petite" pharmaceutical company, facing new
challenges from various aspects. Then, I was "a kind of" relocated to East Coast.
Now, I live in a new environment. New position, new environment make me so busy
that I haven't updated this website for a long time.

In June 2013, from a SEO website, I learned that my website went live on April 29th
2004, and now it is 9 years old! I am so excited about that, and I have made up my
mind to continue to update this website and expand the scope of discussion to
various topics such as the side effects, benefits of the supplements, herbs, diseases
that we haven't discussed before. Hereby, I thank you for visiting my website, and I
hope, I can do a better service than before. I am open to any negative comments, if
you find any mistakes or issues in this website, please, let me know about it
immediately (email at zhion@zhion.com). Thanks. Good Health.

STATEMENT
Welcome to my website. I am a research scientist in pharmaceutical industry for many
years, developing this website is my hobby. I do not sell nutritional products, herbs
and medicine over the internet. The objective of this website is to share information
on
herbs, nutritional supplements, diseases and medicine, and the information is
based on research articles,patents, patent applications, and some reliable sources
such as AHRQ, NCI, NIH, FDA and CDC websites. There are always new information.
Please, send me an email (zhion@zhion.com) to correct my mistake(s). Finally, wish
all of you a wonderful 2013.