June 14, 2013
Scientists have been asked for years to consider whether the drug model for research relying strictly on randomized clinical trials (RCTs) is actually the most appropriate evidence-based research model for nutrients, including dietary supplements.
June 07, 2013
The vitamin E molecule is a mixture of four tocopherols (alpha, beta, gamma and delta) and four tocotrienols (alpha, beta, gamma and delta); two completely different forms of the same nutrient molecule.
May 30, 2013
Eighteen research groups from across the world formed the AMD Gene Consortium in 2010, with support from the National Eye Institute. The primary purpose was to better understand AMD biology and to help design new therapies.
May 24, 2013
Plant-based Omega-3 stearidonic acid (SA) has similar anti-inflammatory biological properties to eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) derived from fish oil.
May 17, 2013
Although we repeatedly tell our readers that there is not one micronutrient magic bullet, the Greek derivation of the word manganese happens to be magic.
May 09, 2013
The AREDS2 study results were released live-on-line last Sunday evening from the annual Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO). The multi-centered trial was conducted between 2006 and 2012 on 4,203 predominately well-educated participants with better than average diets; aged 50-85 in 82 clinical sites in the U.S., in both academic and...
May 03, 2013
Anthocyanin pigments are responsible for the red, purple and blue colors of fruits associated with eye and full body health. Interest in anthocyanin pigments is intense because of their age management benefits, as well as being powerful dietary antioxidants. They are odorless water-soluble vacuolar&...
April 25, 2013
Biosyntrx is honored to present a condensed version of a talk on vision that was part of a Harvard Think Tank conference on Health and Aging presented on April 4 in Cambridge,MA, by one of the 2013 Harvard Advanced Leadership Fellows, Vincent de Luise, MD FACS, who mentors and educates at The Intersection of Visual Sciences and the Humanities.
April 19, 2013
Introduction: Today's Pearl is a condensed version of Dr. Larry Alexander's recent research project for eyelessons.com The political system is hot with the issue of the legalization of marijuana. As of April 12, 2013 there were 18 states and DC that had legalized the medical use of marijuana and 10 states with pending legislation. Colorado and Washington...
April 12, 2013
People with age-related macular degeneration were pleased and relieved to see the word “blind” on its way out as a description of their visual condition. The word "blind" has become increasingly less associated with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), thanks in part to more than 5 years of Herculean awareness efforts by a Macular Degeneration ...