• What you need know about Human Milk Oligosaccharide (HMO)

    What you need know about Human Milk Oligosaccharide (HMO)

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    Human milk oligosaccharide. It’s quite a mouthful. I know. But it's worth the trouble of trying to pronounce it. Trust me.  Human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) are present in great quantities in human breast milk; the third largest element after lipids and lactose. While numerous studies have determined that breast milk is a great benefit to babies, just what these HMOs—a group of carbohydrates or...
  • Keeping on top of your diabetes during COVID-19

    Keeping on top of your diabetes during COVID-19

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    Let’s face it, managing diabetes is not a simple task in the best of times. Tracking blood sugar levels several times a day plus finding time to eat healthy and exercise while on the fly to meetings, school, dropping off or picking up kids, or any other myriad activities that make up a typical day, can be a challenge in the most tranquil of...
  • Science Reading: Lactoferrin—a multifunctional protein with antimicrobial properties

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    Lactoferrin is a member of the transferrin family of iron-binding proteins. Numerous functions have been reported and continue to be reported for the protein, some of which are related to its iron-binding properties. Its extensive antimicrobial activities were originally attributed to its ability to sequester essential iron, however, it is now established that it possesses bactericidal activities as a result of direct interaction between...
  • The Science Behind Starch Blockers (White Bean Amylase Inhibitor)

    The Science Behind Starch Blockers (White Bean Amylase Inhibitor)

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    A group of doctors from The Mayo Clinic conducted a significant study on purified White Kidney Bean extract carb blockers. The doctors investigated whether commercial bean-derived α-amylase inhibitor preparations (in the 1980s) failed to decrease starch digestion in humans because of insufficient anti-amylase activity, destruction by gastrointestinal secretions, or because of decreased activity in the presence of starch. They used a simple partial purification...
  • Plant Protease Inhibitors in therapeutics

    Plant Protease Inhibitors in therapeutics

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