Project Type: Scientific Posters

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Antioxidant and Immune-Modulatory Effects of Aloe vera Decolorized Leaf Juice vs. Inner Leaf Juice

Caroline Ingles, Kathleen F Benson, Gitte S Jensen, Troy Smillie, and Isabel Garcia Tornadu The aloe vera (Aloe vera) plant has a long history of traditional therapeutic topical use. Its leaf and inner leaf juices are also ingested in various forms. Aloe vera leaf juice is made from macerated aloe […]

Topical effects of a novel blend of natural products (DermaStem) on human skin.

Objective The objective for this research was to document the effects of DermaStem on specific modes Of action on primary human dermal  fibroblasts and inflammatory cells in vitro, and on hydration status, skin elasticity, and wrinkle reduction in healthy human facial skin in vivo. Poster (pdf)

Analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties of a phycocyanin-enriched microalgae extract CyaninPlus.

Objective and methodology The objective for this research was to document the anti-inflammatory  properties Of the microalgae extract in vitro and in vivo. A panel of in vitro tests addressed the following: Antioxidant capacity Inhibition of inflammatory enzymes COX-2 and Lipoxygenase Reduction of free radical production by inflammatory cells Two […]

Effects of Ovacore, a water-soluble egg membrane hydrolysate, on reduced inflammation, relief of joint pain, and support of skin health.

Aim The goal for this study was to evaluate anti-inflammatory and structural tissue support of joints, microvessels, and skin by the water-soluble, natural egg membrane hydrolyzate Ovacore. Poster (pdf)

Significant improvements in blood lipid profile after 2 weeks consumption of Wholemega, a salmon oil of wild-caught Alaskan salmon, containing a broad-spectrum of omega fatty acids.

Purpose The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of Wholemega consumption on blood lipids, using a double- blinded, randomized, placebo-controlled study design, to explore the effects of consumption on HDL cholesterol levels, LDL levels and particle size, and triglycerides. Due to the multiple negative health impacts of elevated levels of […]

Support of anti-bacterial and anti-viral innate immune functions in vitro and in vivo by Immunel, a novel extract from bovine colostrum whey.

Background Colostrum is the biological fluid produced from the mammary glands of female mammals shortly after giving birth. The fluid has a distinct composition different from the milk produced afterwards. The composition Of colostrum provides immediate immune protection to the newborn. The supportive properties of bovine colostrum when consumed by other mammalian species, […]

Evaluation of bioavailability of antioxidants in EpiCor at the cellular level and in clinical studies, using the cell-based antioxidant protection of erythrocytes (CAP-e) bioassay

Purpose of the study The objective of this study was to evaluate EpiCor» antioxidant bioavailability.  One aspect of bioavailability is to examine whether compounds are capable of crossing the cell membrane and entering live cells. Performing cell-based testing for antioxidant protection involves the dynamics Of living cells, their enzymes, and membrane […]

Evaluation of a novel probiotic Bacillus coagulans (Ganeden BC30) cell wall and metabolites: Anti-infammatory and immune modulating effects in vitro.

Purpose of this study This study was undertaken to evaluate whether the biological effects caused by the novel probiotic, spore-forming strain of Bacillus coagulans GBI-30 (PTA-6086, Ganeden BC30) were due to cell wall components alone, or whether secreted substances from the live bacteria had additional biological properties. This investigation was conducted to address specific […]

Analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties of a novel phycocyanin-rich microalgae extract, CyaninPlus.

CyaninPlus is an extract from microalgae. Its main component is Phycocyanin (PC), a known selective COX-2 inhibitor. with cardio- and neuro-protective effects. In addition to PC, CyaninPlus contains other anti-inflammatory compounds, different from PC, and with complementary anti-inflammatory properties. The objective of this pilot study was to evaluate the anti-inflammatory properties of CyaninPlus in […]

The CAP-e assay: Testing antioxidant bioavailability at the cellular level and creating a foundation for further biological testing of natural products.

Objective To present recent advances using the CAP-e cell-based antioxidant protection assay, with regards to its role in natural products testing, its application as a QC tool, and the importance of controlling for inter-assay variability between batches Of cells used for the assay. Summary We have developed a novel accelerated method for […]