Nanotechnology Might Help Fight Deadly ‘Cytokine Storm’ of COVID-19

For many COVID-19 patients battling for their lives in the ICU, a runaway immune system response — known as a “cytokine storm” — is their primary foe. Doctors have few tools to help tame this hyperinflammatory condition, but early research is suggesting that nanotechnology might safely deliver drugs to affected tissues, quieting the storm.

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Vitamin E capsules: 5 different ways to use it for your skin

Vitamin E capsules, also known as Evion capsules are a storehouse of health benefits. The oil can be used on different parts of your body, starting from head to toe. Starting from head to face to nails, Vitamin E oil helps in benefitting your body in several ways.
Here are a few ways you can use Vitamin E capsules to reap its maximum benefits.

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The Pet Expert: Understanding Mixed Tocopherols in Pet Food

Mixed tocopherols are one of those commonly misunderstood ingredients. Tocopherols are found in everything from kibble, to training treats, supplements, shampoo, and more. In fact, tocopherols are one of the most common ingredients used in pet goods. But what are they, and why are they so popular?

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Antioxidants – Protecting Healthy Cells

Our bodies are battlegrounds against infection and diseases. Normal body functions, such as breathing or physical activity, and other lifestyle habits (such as smoking) produce substances called free radicals that attack healthy cells. When these healthy cells are weakened, they are more susceptible to cardiovascular disease and certain types of cancers. Antioxidants — such as vitamins C and E and carotenoids, which include beta-carotene, lycopene and lutein — help protect healthy cells from damage caused by free radicals.

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Sanofi, GSK team up on COVID-19 vaccine development

GSK’s AS03 pandemic adjuvant technology is already the subject of separate COVID-19 vaccine development collaborations with the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, with Sichuan Clover Biopharmaceuticals Inc., of Chengdu, China, and with Fujian, China-based Xiamen Innovax Biotech Co. Ltd. It comprises alpha-tocopherol, squalene and polysorbate 80, combined in an oil-in-water emulsion, and offers the potential for dose-sparing because of its immune-boosting properties.

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Eat Well: Food to nourish your immune system

Vitamin E is a vitamin that dissolves in fat, and it is a component needed for healthy cells to support our immune function. Hence, foods that are rich in vitamin E are those that contain natural oil, such as nuts and nut butters and seeds.

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Stock up on these 9 healthy foods to boost your immune system during coronavirus, says doctor and dietitian

As cases of coronavirus continue to rise, taking daily precautions such as washing your hands, social distancing, exercising and getting enough sleep is key to lowering risk of infection.

But maintaining a healthy diet to help boost your immune system may also give you an edge. It’s important to note that no research has been done on foods that help fight against COVID-19 specifically.

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Clinical study aims to tackle obesity with DeltaGold Tocotrienols

According to a paper published in BMJ Open, annatto tocotrienol’s potential anti-obesity effects are to be evaluated in post-menopausal women. The study design aims to assess the safety and efficacy of tocotrienols for lipid-related parameters in obese postmenopausal women. The six-month randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial will be conducted at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and will utilize DeltaGold® annatto-derived tocotrienol by American River Nutrition (Hadley, MA). This will be the first-ever tocotrienol clinical trial on an obese population.

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The ABCs of Beauty: Skincare Experts Explain Vitamin E

“The basic function of vitamin E is that of being antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. For example, when one sustains a sunburn on the skin, the presence of gamma-tocopherol essentially blocks the production of inflammatory chemicals like prostaglandins which exacerbate and worsen the sunburn reaction. In a sense, it offers the skin tissue protection from oxidative stress,” says Dr Teo Wan Lin, founder and medical director of TWL Specialist Skin & Laser Centre.

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5 ESSENTIAL NUTRIENTS TO HELP YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM FIGHT OFF THE CORONAVIRUS

Micronutrients essential to fight infection include vitamins A, B, C, D, and E, and the minerals iron, selenium, and zinc. Here’s what we know about how these nutrients support our immune system and the foods we can eat to get them.

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