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Category: Supplements

January 07, 2020
Today, we will take a look at the popular supplement fisetin and see how it stacks up as a geroprotector. History of Fisetin Fisetin is a plant polyphenol and part of the flavonoid group in the flavonol sub-category. The earliest record of isolated fisetin dates back to 1833 from the smoke bush (Rhus cotinus). Its...
January 25, 2018
History of Metformin Metformin was originally discovered in 1922, but it did not receive approval for another fifty years or more[1]. The French physician Jean Sterne initiated the first study in humans in the 1950s; it was registered as a medicine in France in 1957, but it was not approved until 1995 in the United...
June 05, 2017
They say you can’t buy happiness, but you can buy wine, and that’s kind of the same thing. But could drinking wine also be adding years to your life? A small compound known as resveratrol might hold the key to this question. History Grapes have been hailed as a miracle cure since 1928, when Johanna...
May 16, 2017
Meat is rich in creatine, an important energy buffer in muscle cells, and the main constituent of a popular sports supplement used by athletes. However, we're now finding out that there’s more to creatine than 'meats' the eye. To be clear, it is not a good idea to wolf down loads of steaks, sausages, bacon....
May 01, 2017
History Arginine was first isolated from the extract of lupin seedlings by the German chemist Ernst Schultze in 1886. Arginine in nature Arginine is found naturally in a variety of foods, including turkey, pork, chicken, pumpkin seeds, soybeans, peanuts, spirulina, chickpeas, and lentils. Potential health benefits Arginine (also known as L-Arginine) is an important amino...
April 28, 2017
History Niacin is a form of water-soluble vitamin B3. In 1937, this vitamin was discovered in yeast and meat by American biochemist Conrad Elvehjem. It was found to cure pellagra, a disease that is caused by vitamin B3 deficiency and that causes horrible skin lesions, diarrhea, dementia, and even death. This compound is now commonly...