antioxidants

An antioxidant called methylene blue could slow or reverse several well-known signs of aging of human skin, new work from the University of Maryland suggests. The researchers tested methylene blue, a common, inexpensive and safe chemical, for four weeks in skin cells from healthy middle-aged donors, as well as those diagnosed with progeria — a… Read more

Pyrroloquinoline quinone, a common antioxidant found in human breast milk and foods like kiwi fruit can protect against nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in the offspring of obese mice, according to researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Their study is the first to demonstrate that pyrroloquinoline quinone can protect offspring of obese… Read more

The human skin is constantly exposed to various pollutants, UV rays, radiation and other stressors that exist in our day-to-day environment. When they filter into the body they can create reactive oxygen species (ROS) – oxygen molecules known as free radicals, which are able to damage and destroy cells, including lipids, proteins and DNA. Researchers… Read more

“Wine is the most healthful and most hygienic of beverages,” said Louis Pasteur. Through the biological activity of several classes of organic compounds such as anthocyanins, tannins and flavonoids, red wine is known to have beneficial effects on health, when consumed in moderation. These natural organic compounds, in particular flavonoids, show anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and anti-aging… Read more

Researchers are using nanoparticles to boost the nutrient content and growth of tomato plants. With the world population expected to reach 9 billion by 2050, engineers and scientists are looking for ways to meet the increasing demand for food without also increasing the strain on natural resources, such as water and energy— an initiative known… Read more