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Evidence-based Medicinal Plant Products for the Health Care of World Population

Even today, plants remain a primary source of health care for majority of the population in the world. More than 80% population in the rural areas of the world is dependent on plant based traditional medicines including traditional systems of medicine such as Ayurveda, Unani and traditional Chinese medicine.

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Curcumin and Lung Cancer: the Role of microRNAs

Lung cancer is one of the most common types of cancer worldwide and is characterized by a poor prognosis, related to both late diagnosis and lack of effective treatments.

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Bacillus Coagulans MTCC 5856 Supplementation in The Management of Diarrhea Predominant Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Double Blind Randomized Placebo Controlled Pilot Clinical Study

Irritable bowel syndrome(IBS) is one of the most frequently diagnosed gastrointestinal disorder characterized by abdominal pain, discomfort, changes in bowel habits. Overall symptoms of IBS can have serious impact on the patient's quality of life and yet this is a disease, which is still searching for pathophysiology, timely diagnosis and therapy.

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Tetrahydrocurcumin is More Effective than Curcumin in Preventing Azoxymethane-Induced Colon Carcinogenesis

Tetrahydrocurcumin (THC), a major metabolite of curcumin (CUR), has been demonstrated to have potent anti-cancerogenic activity. The anti-carcinogenic effects of this compound is demonstrated by its ability to inhibit tumour initiation by azoxymethane (AOM).

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Bacillus Coagulans: Probiotic of Choice

Probiotics have recently received considerable attention by the healthcare professionals and the public. Prior to considering Bacillus coagulans, we need to know what probiotics are. Probiotics are live microorganisms which, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host.

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Advances in Tablet Formulation for Dietary Supplements - Dr. Reza Kamarei

Tablets Provide a solid dosage form of delivery by oral route, but formulation for dietary supplements is a combination of science and art. The key to success in tablet formulation is to deliver the exact features and benefits the client requests. The formulator needs to pay careful attention to the following factors

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Dose of Appeal - Advances in tablets and capsules.

Each year, millions of tmditional tablets and mancapsules fill the dietary supplements market But as these delivery forms face tougher competition from alternatives-think functional foods and beverages-where does this leave tablets forand capsules? Thankfdy these delivery forms, too, are taking steps forward to deliver more of what sudconsumers want convenience, efficacy, lifestyle match, and appeal being just a few

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From Pills To Palates: Expanding Nutritional Opportunities

By Douglas J. Peckenpaugh, Community Director of Content/Culinary Editor - One of the most-exciting fields of opportunity for nutritionally oriented foods and beverages is the ongoing influx of ingredients once only available in supplement form. As more dietary-supplement manufacturers perform the requisite steps to gain generally recognized as safe (GRAS) status for these ingredients, with specific guidelines for use in various foods and beverages, manufacturers can find new capabilities for expanding the range of health-and-wellness needs and concerns their products address. The net result is increased business for both industry sectors and a wider range of selection for health-and-wellness consumers.

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Providing Efficacy in Theory and Practice

Researchers, suppliers and manufacturers are stepping up efforts to prove ingredient efficacy - but its often consumers who have the last word.

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Bacillus Coagulans, Probiotic of Choice

Probiotics have recently received considerable attention by the healthcare professionals and the public.Prior to considering Bacillus coagulans, we need to know what probiotics are.

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Cococin - Tropic Thunder

Cococin provides a valuable nutrient pool for enhancing food and beverage, as well as cosmetic product formulations.

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Natural ingredients for anti-aging skin care

The expanding range of natural actives in mainstream cosmetic products that support healthy skin aging, is ample proof that the industry now relies heavily on these ingredients. Recent scientific evidence has served to strengthen the concept of phytonutrients and validate their efficacy at the molecular level in keratinous tissues.

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SabiWhite

Hydroquinone, which is extensively used in the treatment of hyperpigmentation disorders is associated with known side effects. Safer, natural depigmenting actives are therefore being explored. A randomized , placebo controlled study in 50 human subjects, showed that the depigmenting effects of 0.25 percent tetrahydrocurcumin cream and 4 percent hydroquinone cream were comparable in a four week trial.

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Selecting a Quality Contract Manufacturer

With the implementation of federal GMPs(Good Manufacturing Practices) and further interest among consumers and the media in the quality of dietary supplements and related products, marketing firms are turning to respected contract manufacturers to turn out efficacious products that truely deliver the goods.

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Standardization of Commiphora Mukul Extract In Dislipidemia and Cardiovascular Disease

Atherosclerosis and its consequence, cardiovascular disease were recognized in principle and documented at least 3000 years ago. The Ayurvedic medical treatises from as early as 1000 B.C. already referred to the detrimental outcome to overall health with unbalanced nutrition and a sedentary life style.

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Stilbenols - A Class of Privileged Strutures

The name "privileged structures" was originally suggested for benzodiazepines but now generally applied for structures of "class of compounds that bind to several protein-receptor surfaces"(1). This article will examine whether this appellation of privileged structures will fit the stilbenols, represented by their prominent member Resveratrol and its analogs. Plants biosynthesize their secondary metabolites, more often than not, for specific reasons.

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Weight Management - Indo-Tibetan Alternatives

Trying to get rid of extra pounds is a challenge, but one well worth taking. Aside from the aesthetic aspect, obesity causes numerous avoidable health problems. Dieting can create diffi culties as well, and weight lost this way is often regained.

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Multifunctional Skin Tone Lighteners from Nature: An Overview

Skin lightening products form a major segment of cosmetic products worldwide and carry with them the promise of flawless skin free from age spots, blemishes and scars. Whatever the color of the skin, it is susceptible to damage due to environmental agents, physiological changes and psychological factors.

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