Ahiflower oil, derived from the seeds of a plant called Buglossoides
arvensis, provides a new vegan-friendly, sustainably sourced option for
boosting essential fatty acid levels and mitigating pro-inflammatory physiological
research shows that Ahiflower—so
named because it represents a plant-based alternative to omega-rich oils from
fatty fish like the Ahi tuna–provides the richest, most complete and balanced
omega fatty acid profile available from a non-genetically modified botanical
Ahiflower oil is in the same
category as flax, chia, hemp, or evening primrose seed oils, but its overall
omega-3-6-9 fatty acid content is higher. It has the highest omega-3 stearidonic acid
(SDA) level of any plant-based omega alternative, as well as a high
gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) content. That’s on top of a balanced core of
alpha-linolenic (ALA) and linoleic acid (LA) acids in an optimal ~4:1 omega-3
to 6 ratio.
The American Herbal Pharmacopoeia (AHP) and the American Botanical Council (ABC)—two of the nation’s leading herbal medicine advocacy groups—have joined forces with the International Association for the Advancement of High Performance Thin Layer Chromatography (HPTLC Association) to promote greater consensus and wider use of this important analytical technique. According to an AHP press release announcing […]
The COVID-19 pandemic has fueled a massive surge in supplement use across the United States, according to data from a new Harris Poll sponsored by the Samueli Foundation. The survey gathered responses from 2,053 US women and men, representing a broad range of ages, ethnicities, and geographical locations. Over three quarters of the respondents (76%) […]
Every day, nearly 10,000 Americans reach their 65th birthdays–that’s roughly 3.7 million people per year. At the farther end of the age spectrum, octogenarians are now the fastest growing age bracket.
The need for effective strategies to mitigate senescence and promote optimal metabolic function into advanced age has never been greater.
NAD+ plays a fundamental role in cellular energy production, healthy mitochondrial function, and DNA repair. Many researchers consider it to be the master regulator of cellular metabolism. NAD+ also helps in coping with the effects of metabolic stressors and increased allostatic load associated with poor diet, chronic stress, and an unhealthy lifestyle.
Unfortunately, NAD+ levels decline drastically as we age. Nutritional strategies that bolster NAD+ and reinvigorate mitochondrial energy production are the key to averting many illnesses associated with aging.
Nicotinamide riboside (NR) is an NAD
precursor that, when given as a supplement, is clinically proven to boost NAD
levels safely and efficiently in humans.
Join Dr. Chris Meletis, a naturopathic physician, educator, international author and lecturer, to review science on nicotinamide riboside and its role in bolstering NAD+ production, supporting mitochondrial function, increasing cellular resilience, and ultimately, adding health to years.
Chris D. Meletis, ND is a naturopathic physician, educator, international author, and lecturer for 26 years. He has written over a dozen books and in excess of 200 scientific articles in publications such as Natural Health, Alternative and Complementary Therapies, Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients, Life Extension, Natural Pharmacy and the Journal of Restorative Medicine. Dr. Meletis served as Dean of Naturopathic Medicine and Chief Medical Officer for 7 years at National University of Naturopathic Medicine, the oldest naturopathic medical school in North America. He has received numerous awards including, Physician of the Year by the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians.