Monthly Archives: January 2021

Lettuce (Lactuca sativa) as an anxiolytic Treatment

Lactuca sativa is a culinary form of lettuce that belongs to the Asteraceae (daisey) family of plants. The plant is often grown as a vegetable for use in salads and is completely non-toxic. Medicinally the plant has a number of … Continue reading

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Neuroprotective Effects for Hericium erinaceus

Hericium erinaceus is a fungus used in traditional medicine, and studies suggest that it possesses a number of medicinal properties. These effects include mood elevating effects. The mood elevating effects of the fungus may stem from its neuroprotective ability. For … Continue reading

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Lion’s mane (Hericium erinaceus) As An Anxiolytic and Antidepressant

Hericium erinaceus is an edible fungi that has a number of medicinal effects in animals and humans. Common names for Hericium erinaceus include lion’s mane. The fungus belongs to the tooth fungus group (Basidiomycota) and is found in North America, … Continue reading

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Anthocyanins are Neuroprotective

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The Bioavailability of Anthocyanins

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Creatine Transport

Creatine is synthesised in the liver and kidney. From here the creatine is transported to where it is required, mainly the skeletal muscle and brain. Creatine passes into the blood from the sites of synthesis and then into cells down … Continue reading

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Creatine Synthesis 

Dietary creatine from a typical mixed diet is equivalent to around 1 gram per day with a further 1 gram per day synthesised mainly in the liver and kidney. Creatine is synthesised from the amino acids glycine, arginine and methionine. … Continue reading

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Creatine Monohydrate And Membrane Stabilisation

Creatine monohydrate has a number of less well known pharmacological effects in cells. In this regard it is considered that creatine may have the ability to stabilise cell membranes. Creatine accumulates in cells where it can act as a zwitterion … Continue reading

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More on the Insulin Creatine Connection

Creatine monohydrate supplements have become popular with athletes because they can confer strength gains. Studies suggest that creatine monohydrate absorption and uptake are dependent on the function of the insulin system. In this regard insulin may be required for the … Continue reading

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Creatine Monohydrate Stimulates Protein Synthesis

The most well known explanation for the performance enhancing effect of creatine monohydrate is that it allows improvements in energy metabolism by causing accumulation of creatine in skeletal muscle, which increases the buffering capacity for ATP. However, there may be … Continue reading

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