Thursday, July 29

Botanicals

Report: UC Santa Cruz leads research center on botanical dietary supplements
Botanicals

Report: UC Santa Cruz leads research center on botanical dietary supplements

Although millions of people take plant-based dietary supplements or herbal medicines, understanding the effects of these natural products on human health has proven to be extremely challenging. Clinical trials like those used to evaluate drugs have largely failed to show efficacy for botanical natural products. A new research center led by UC Santa Cruz and funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will focus on understanding how botanicals work on the molecular and cellular levels to provide a better foundation for clinical trials of these complex natural products. “We’re trying to put a scientific foundation behind the use of botanical natural products, so that people can make informed decisions about what botanicals might be helpful to an individual,” said principal inves...
Secrets of Scandinavian Beauty
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Secrets of Scandinavian Beauty

The resilient botanicals found in Nordic countries can teach us a lot about skincare. From the concept of hygge (well-being achieved through “being cozy”) and a celebration of hyper-seasonal organic ingredients to a cultural and political dedication to sustainability ( just ask Greta Thunberg), there are a lot of lessons to be learned from the nations of far northern Europe. Now, they’re helping to reinvent your skincare regimens, too. Born of the extreme climates and the unique ecosystems of countries like Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Iceland, a host of resilient natural ingredients is increasingly being used in products to help increase cell turnover, boost hydration, calm rosacea, revive collagen production and more. Read more...
Plant-Based Popularity is Making Better-For-You Botanicals Bigger Than Ever
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Plant-Based Popularity is Making Better-For-You Botanicals Bigger Than Ever

The opening of this decade is witnessing strong demand for botanicals that target better mood and active lifestyle. The most popular botanical ingredients could be called “experiential,” designed to help bring us up, bring us down, calm us, vitalize us, and help us focus so we can work better. Other botanicals work to “Zen us out” so we can meditate better, relax us so we can sleep better, and stimulate more energy so we can endure the day and exercise better. Overall, these natural ingredients are applied to make us generally feel better so we can live our best lives. A few brands are leading this movement, and their primary ingredients highlight the top types of botanicals for 2020. One such brand, the Four Sigmatic Co., exemplifies this trend via its line of mushroom coffees... ...
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Learn More About Green Malay Benefits, Facts & Side Effects

Green Malay Kratom is one of the most potent Kratom strains. It is indigenous to Malaysia, and the locals there have used it for medicinal purposes for many centuries. The leaves of this Kratom strain are usually oval and have a recognizable dark green tone. The veins which run along the leaves are generally green in color, but at times, they have a white tone or are red- colored. The leaves with the white-green combination are often said to be the most potent. Below are the Green Malay benefits, facts & side effects you need to know. Let’s begin with the advantages. Green Malay Kratom Benefits Pain relief If you have a condition that causes chronic pain, you can take Green Malay Kratom to relieve it. As the body ages, pains that you may or may not explain settle in. The p...
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Thailand lawmakers vote to legalise medical marijuana in groundbreaking move

Thailand's legislature has officially proposed allowing the licensed medical use of marijuana, making it a potential trailblazer in Asia in legalising what used to be regarded strictly as a dangerous drug. The National Legislative Assembly on Friday submitted proposed amendments to the Health Ministry that would put marijuana and the plant kratom, popular locally as a stimulant and painkiller, into a legal category that would allow their licensed possession and distribution under regulated conditions. The ministry will review the amendments before forwarding them to the Cabinet, which will return it to the legislature for a version that will then be voted on. The process may be completed before the end of the year. The proposed changes would not allow recreat...