Ashwagandha: Support for Emotional & Stress Eating

Some people lose their appetites under stress. But for many others, the opposite is true—when feeling stressed, their instinct is to reach for something to eat. Indeed, chronic stress has been associated with unhealthy eating behaviors such as overeating, mindless snacking, emotional eating and compulsive eating in people throughout the developed world. While many factors … Continue reading Ashwagandha: Support for Emotional & Stress Eating

Lipoic Acid: Universal Antioxidant Helps Boost Glutathione Levels

Most nutritional compounds which exhibit antioxidant properties are either water-soluble or fat-soluble. But sulfur-containing alpha-lipoic acid, the "universal antioxidant", is capable of producing its effects both in aqueous and lipophilic environments. Widely considered one of the most important conditionally essential nutrients, alpha-lipoic acid (also known as Lipoic Acid, ALA, or LA for short) is found … Continue reading Lipoic Acid: Universal Antioxidant Helps Boost Glutathione Levels

Eye Protection for Citizens of the 21st Century

With the total solar eclipse occurring this week, Americans coast to coast were reminded of the deleterious effects sunlight exposure can have on eye and visual health. But our magnificent sun is not the only source of light that damages eyes. Blue light-emitted by electronic devices such as smartphones, laptops and tablets, as well as by … Continue reading Eye Protection for Citizens of the 21st Century

Niacinamide – Effective & Economical Support for Sun-Damaged Skin

If you're looking for more than a wide-brimmed hat and sunblock to help protect skin from sunshine, here's good news. An important study published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine found that oral nicotinamide (aka niacinamide, the flush-free form of niacin/vitamin B3) was safe and effective in helping to prevent the damaging effects … Continue reading Niacinamide – Effective & Economical Support for Sun-Damaged Skin

Increasing Fruit & Vegetable Intake for Prevention of Weight Gain in Aging Adults

In early 2016, a study was published in the British Medical Journal suggesting that a higher intake of flavonoid-rich fruits and vegetables could help aging adults succeed in achieving and maintaining a healthy weight. The study examined a massive quantity of data, collected over a 24-year period from three large prospective cohorts of more than 124,000 healthy … Continue reading Increasing Fruit & Vegetable Intake for Prevention of Weight Gain in Aging Adults

Spotlight on Meriva® – An Advanced Curcumin Phytosome Offering Researched Benefits

You may have noticed the patented curcumin extract Meriva appearing in several Moss Nutrition products that target inflammation. Here's why we choose Meriva. First, Meriva is one of the few forms of curcumin that exhibits superior absorption as compared to turmeric alone and most other curcumin extracts. Second, and even more importantly, Meriva has demonstrated outstanding … Continue reading Spotlight on Meriva® – An Advanced Curcumin Phytosome Offering Researched Benefits

Intestinal Permeability, Butyrate & the Blood-Brain Barrier

The blood-brain barrier (BBB) is like an invisible fence surrounding the central nervous system of your brain. The BBB lets friendly molecules like water, glucose, amino acids and select others into brain cells and keeps everything else out via a combination of passive diffusion and active transport. As a highly selective permeability barrier, the BBB … Continue reading Intestinal Permeability, Butyrate & the Blood-Brain Barrier

The Best Time to Take Digestive Enzymes

Moss Nutrition has just launched an updated version of our potent digestive support product, Pancreatin Select®. The new formula combines broad-spectrum pancreatic enzymes with ox bile, bitters and betaine HCl. Since its release, the question on many people's minds has been: "At what point in the meal should I take Pancreatin Select®?" We are not … Continue reading The Best Time to Take Digestive Enzymes

The Niacin Flush: Is it Worth It?

Supplemental niacin has been shown in countless studies to decrease several cardiovascular risk factors, notably those related to serum lipid and cholesterol imbalances. Among its benefits, niacin is the single most effective known clinical agent for increasing HDL cholesterol, can inhibit atherosclerosis progression and is known to decrease circulating levels of free fatty acids following … Continue reading The Niacin Flush: Is it Worth It?