Product of the Month: OPC synergy by Standard Process

A Look at the Nutritive Role OPCs Play in Brain Health When French scientist Jack Masquelier discovered Oligomeric Proanthocyanidins (OPCs) in 1947, he could not know that the future held for him a lifetime of research on this powerful ingredient. In 1950, OPCs officially entered the field of preventative health as vascular protectors, as they were regarded for decades, without a full understanding of the mechanisms of action or range of uses. It wasn't until 1981 that Professor Masquelier … [Read more...]

Heart patients, depression and anxiety

There is no doubt that if you have heart problems in America today, you are very prone to depression and/or anxiety. Depression usually sets in when you realize your heart is not improving with medical care; heart drugs are slowly killing you; your bypass, angioplasty, or ablation (burning your heart) did not last; and you are just waiting for a heart attack to happen. This depression can alternate to anxiety as you worry more and more about the state of your heart, your health, and whether you … [Read more...]

Melatonin: The Brain Hormone

Melatonin, a hormone produced in the pineal gland of the brain, is well known as a sleep aid; it is registered as a drug for that purpose in Europe. Melatonin also has incredible neuro-protective effects. Studies now reveal that melatonin levels begin to decline at just the time when neurodegenerative diseases begin to rise, and there is good scientific evidence for a strong connection between these phenomena. Supplemental melatonin restores normal, youthful levels of the hormone, and … [Read more...]