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Coenzyme Q10 and Degenerative Disorders Affecting Longevity: An Overview

Longevity is determined by a number of factors, including genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors. A major factor affecting longevity is the development of degenerative disorders such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, kidney disease and liver disease, particularly where these occur as co-morbidities. In this article, we review the potential role of supplementation with coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) for the prevention or management of these disorders. Thus, randomised controlled clinical trials have shown supplementation with CoQ10 or CoQ10 plus selenium reduces mortality by approximately 50% in patients with cardiovascular disease, or in the normal elderly population, respectively. Similarly, CoQ10 supplementation improves glycaemic control and vascular dysfunction in type II diabetes, improves renal function in patients with chronic kidney disease, and reduces liver inflammation in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. The beneficial role of supplemental CoQ10 in the above disorders is considered to result from a combination of its roles in cellular energy generation, as an antioxidant and as an anti-inflammatory agent.

Immunomodulation by vitamin B12: augmentation of CD8+ T lymphocytes and natural killer (NK) cell activity in vitamin B12-deficient patients by methyl-B12 treatment

It has been suggested that vitamin B12 (vit.B12) plays an important role in immune system regulation, but the details are still obscure. In order to examine the action of vit.B12 on cells of the human immune system, lymphocyte subpopulations and NK cell activity were evaluated in 11 patients with vit.B12 deficiency anaemia and in 13 control subjects. Decreases in the number of lymphocytes and CD8+ cells and in the proportion of CD4+ cells, an abnormally high CD4/CD8 ratio, and suppressed NK cell activity were noted in patients compared with control subjects. In all 11 patients and eight control subjects, these immune parameters were evaluated before and after methyl-B12 injection. The lymphocyte counts and number of CD8+ cells increased both in patients and in control subjects. The high CD4/CD8 ratio and suppressed NK cell activity were improved by methyl-B12 treatment. Augmentation of CD3CD16+ cells occurred in patients after methyl-B12 treatment. In contrast, antibody-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity (ADCC) activity, lectin-stimulated lymphocyte blast formation, and serum levels of immunoglobulins were not changed by methyl-B12 treatment. These results indicate that vit.B12 might play an important role in cellular immunity, especially relativing to CD8+ cells and the NK cell system, which suggests effects on cytotoxic cells. We conclude that vit.B12 acts as an immunomodulator for cellular immunity.

Effect of L-Carnitine Supplementation on Weight Loss and Body Composition of Taekwondo Players

In this study, it was aimed to investigate the effect of L-carnitine supplements on weight loss and body composition of taekwondo players. Sixteen voluntary male athletes, aged 18-28, were participated in this study. Athletes were divided into two groups as experiment (supplement) (n=8) and placebo (n=8). First of all, the body of the athletes was analyzed using the body composition analyzer. After these analyzes were made, for 7 days, the experimental group used carnitine and the placebo group used wheat bran. After 7 days of nutrient supplementation, the analyzes performed at the beginning of the study were repeated. The body fat percentage of the placebo group was found to be significantly lower than the post-training values (p<0.05) and the change in fat mass values was not statistically significant (p>0.05). When the intra-group pre- and post-test body composition values of the L-carnitine group were compared, the post-test averages of skeletal muscle weight, total body water and metabolic rate increased statistically significantly compared to the pre-test averages (p<0.05) and there was a statistically significant decrease in the body fat mass and percentage (p<0.05). There was no significant difference in body weight and BMI (p>0.05). L-carnitine and placebo groups showed no significant difference in body composition according to Independent Sample T test results (p>0.05). It was seen that pre-training L-carnitine consumption helped the athletes to maintain optimal body weight and increased fat oxidation during exercise by activating fat metabolism and positively affected fat mass reduction.

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Solving Systemic Inflammation

Systemic Inflammation can toss any treatment plan into chaos. Clouding the bodies localized inflammation needed to rectify a problem.

Using Kapp-X can calm systemic inflammation allowing your body to properly process your NFkB responses. This means your patients can finally begin addressing the conditions causing their problems instead of the systemic inflammation clogging the internal pathways.

Dr. Brad Watts gives an in-depth 5 min look at how this exact problem arises and how you can confront it head on with the help of Kapp-X.

Fighting The Opioid Epidemic

Dr. Brad Watts discusses how practitioners can support patients battling Neuropathic Pain. With the Opioid epidemic on pace to cause over a half million deaths in the next decade finding ways to manage pain without addictive treatments have become a must for optimizing therapy. Dr. Watts covers why Opioids have taken such a commanding role in pain management. 

Get to the bottom of how to provide high-quality pain support without incorporating addictive treatments that cause more problems than they solve with this informative video. Learn how Biogenetix’ Pain Support Kit can play a key role in your patient’s treatment program. 

Escalate Regenerative Therapy

Dr. Brad Watts discusses how to get the most out of your patients’ Regenerative Therapy. Creating an optimal outcome for patients is the key to any therapy treatment. Dr. Watts covers the many points needed to establish an environment to support success. 

Help your patients achieve their desired results by managing & controlling inflammation through the entire process. Dr. Watts goes into detail about the myriad of ways you can address inflammation during therapy to ensure that treatments take hold. By following this path laid out, you can maximize your patients regenerative therapy from beginning to end.

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Next Generation Neuro Support

Dr. Brad Watts hosts an enthralling webinar covering Next Generation Neuro Support. Learn about how the threat of Alzheimer’s & Cognitive Disorder have been wreaking havoc on the Baby Boomers. By looking at the lifestyle challenges facing patients, Dr. Watts covers what heightens the risks & how to reduce those risks even in patients deemed genetically prone.

Supporting Regenerative Pathways

Dr. Brad Watts has provided this informative webinar on supporting regenerative pathways and how to incorporate the Regenerative Kit into your patient’s treatment. This kit goes hand in hand with Regenerative Therapy programs. Learn about the role inflammation plays, the history behind the science for incorporating nutrition into recovery and how with the assistance of the Regenerative Kit you can enhance your patient experience.

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Integrating With Vitamin D

Listen to Dr. Brad Watts as he lays out the background information on Vit D therapeutic intervention, including who needs it, who gets it, and which formulations to use with which patients. This short 30 min webinar gives you the details you need and a plan to support your patients and family.

  • Of your bodies roughly 30,000 genes vitamin D affects 10% of them.
  • Vitamin D exhibits infection fighting abilities.
  • Low vitamin D levels are linked to increase risk of cognitive decline.

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