Research in practice

P5P the key to anti-emetic effects of vitamin B6 in morning sickness

Evidence seems to suggest that pyridoxine and pyridoxal are prodrugs for Pyrodoxal-5-Phosphate (P5P), and that it is the P5P which has the intended therapeutic antiemetic effect.

Dec 22, 17
Combining B12 and Protein Benefits Methylation in Pregnancy

In the first study of its kind, researchers have evaluated the effects of vitamin B12 combined with dietary protein on methionine metabolism, placental gene expression and DNA methylation in pregnant women with low vitamin B12 status.

Dec 15, 17

A recent study has found that Vitamin B3 (niacin) could play a prophylactic role in the prevention of congenital malformations. 

Dec 08, 17
Low Testosterone and Prostate Cancer

Researchers have identified a significant link between low levels of free testosterone in patients and an increased risk of prostate cancer developing into a more aggressive form of the disease.

Nov 10, 17

Low hair magnesium status and high serum homocysteine levels are often seen in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Researchers recently confirmed these findings and hypothesise that magnesium may play a critical role in homocysteine metabolism and methylation.

Oct 27, 17

N-acetyl-cysteine (NAC) is a known precursor for glutathione (GSH). This study looked at the impact of NAC on GSH status for detoxification in older populations.

Oct 13, 17

Silybum - also known as milk thistle has more complex mechanisms of action extending beyond its traditional use as a liver herb.

Sep 29, 17

A recent clinical trial sought to investigate the effects of CoQ10 supplementation on serotonin levels and depressive symptoms in patients with fibromyalgia.

Sep 22, 17

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