Extracts Washington DC

Local resource for extracts in Washington. Includes detailed information on local businesses that give access to various types of extracts like root extract, bark extract, heartwood extract, flower extract, leaf extract, seeds extract, fruit extract and many more. Read on for more advice and content on health oils and pure extracts.

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(202) 784-3852
Washington, DC
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(202) 723-1772
Washington, DC
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(202) 686-2210
Washington, DC
The Vegetarian Society of DC
(202) 362-8349
Washington, DC
Smoothie King
(202) 216-0488
1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC
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(202) 362-2380
Washington, DC
Celestial Bodies Nutrition Cente
(202) 408-2639
1100 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC
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(202) 543-1629
511-1 2nd St SE
Washington, DC
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(202) 537-0013
Washington, DC
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Cashew Seed Extract Shows Promise as an Anti-diabetic

27 Jul, 2010

Posted by: Natural Medicine In: Natural Healthcare | Supplements and Herbs

Cashew seed extract shows promise as an effective anti-diabetic, according to a new study from the University of Montreal (Canada) and the Université de Yaoundé (Cameroun). The study is published in the journal Molecular Nutrition & Food Research.

For the study, researchers analyzed the health benefits of cashew tree products on diabetes , notably whether cashew extracts could improve the body’s response to its own insulin.

Diabetes is caused when a person has high blood sugar because their body does not respond well to insulin and/or does not produce enough of the hormone. The illness, which affects nearly 220 million people worldwide, can provoke heart or kidney disease. The goal of the study was to examine the impact of leaves, bark, seeds and apples from cashew trees, native to northeastern Brazil and other countries of the southern hemisphere, on cells that respond to insulin.

“Of all the extracts tested, only cashew seed extract significantly stimulated blood sugar absorption by muscle cells,” says senior author Pierre S. Haddad, a pharmacology professor at the University of Montreal’s Faculty of Medicine. “Extracts of other plant parts had no such effect, indicating that cashew seed extract likely contains active compounds, which can have potential anti-diabetic properties.”

Cashew tree products have long been alleged to be...

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Olive Leaf Extract May Help Metobolic Stress of High Calorie Diet

Posted in: Herbs | Nutrition

Food when consumed in excess is harmful to your metabolism. Excess consumption of fat and carbohydrates rapidly leads to cardiovascular malfunction, liver malfunction, and numerous metabolic changes associated with easy weight gain and disease risk. An animal study shows that the powerful antioxidant in olive leaf extract known as oleuropein may be protective against the onset of many of these health issues.

Nature has provided many options to assist you with your metabolism. A diet rich in antioxidants is vital to healthy metabolism, especially if you are overweight.

In the study rats were fed a high carbohydrate and high fat diet for 16 weeks, compared to a control diet. Starting at 8 weeks half of the rats in each group were also given high polyphenol olive leaf extract (high in oleuropein).

At 16 weeks the high carbohydrate, high fat rats had developed serious signs of metabolic disease from the excess calories. There problems included an increase in abdominal fat, and increase in liver fat, cardiac stiffness, increased markers of free radical damage, altered lipids, insulin resistance, and high blood pressure. These are the typical signs of what has become known in humans as the metabolic syndrome.

The rats that consumed olive leaf extract along with the extra calories did not suffer the same fate. Almost all of the metabolic changes were either significantly reduced or completely prevented, with the exception of blood pressure. This is a dramatic improvement in the metabolic profile despite the high stress of excessive calorie intake. It makes sense that blood pressure would not have been improved under these conditions because the diet had so much fat sludge in the circulation that blood pressure remained higher in an effort to help push the fat sludge out of the circulation. This is a compensating measure for dietary abuse. Other studies have shown that when calories are lowered then olive leaf also helps blood pres...

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