What is Oxalate / Oxalic Acid?*

What is Oxalate? Oxalic acid is an organic compound found in many plants. These include leafy greens, vegetables, fruits, cocoa, nuts and seeds. In plants, it’s usually bound to minerals, forming oxalate. The terms “oxalic acid” and “oxalate” are used interchangeably in nutrition science. Your body can produce oxalate on its own or obtain it […]

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What’s Up With Cholesterol?

Cholesterol is Abundant in Cell Membranes Cholesterol is found in every cell of your body. It is especially abundant in the membranes of these cells, where it helps maintain the integrity of these membranes, and plays a role in facilitating cell signaling– meaning the ability of your cells to communicate with each other so you […]

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What is DHEA?

What is dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA)? Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is a hormone that is naturally synthesized by the body. It performs a number of roles and has been investigated widely for its potential therapeutic effects in a range of conditions.1 Referred to by some as “the mother of all hormones,” the “super hormone” and the “fountain of youth […]

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What is DHA?

What Is DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid)? Docosahexaenoic acid, or DHA, is a polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acid (PUFA) found throughout the body. It is a major structural fat found in the brain and eye accounting for up to 97% of the total omega-3 fats in the brain and up to 93% of the omega-3 fats in a […]

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What is Hyaluronic Acid and how does it promote joint health?

Hyaluronic acid is found in all bones, connecting tissue, joints, tendons and cartilage structures throughout the body — especially a type called hyaline cartilage, which covers the ends of bones and provides cushioning. Because it helps buffer bones and provides resistance to wear and tear, HA is useful for lowering pains and tenderness associated with degenerative joint diseases. […]

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Linoleic Acid Content in Various Oils

Linoleic acid, or omega-6 fatty acid, and linolenic acid, or omega-3 fatty acid, are the two ‘essential’ fatty acids. They are termed ‘essential’ because the human body cannot synthesize them, and must obtain them from the diet. A lack of either of the two leads to ill health and causes deficiency symptoms to develop. Conjugated […]

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What are ORAC values?

What are ORAC values? ORAC stands for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity. It’s a lab test that attempts to quantify the “total antioxidant capacity” (TAC) of a food by placing a sample of the food in a test tube, along with certain molecules that generate free radical activity and certain other molecules that are vulnerable to […]

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