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Intestinal alkaline phosphatase - a powerfully protective enzyme

The digestive system is a complex group of organs which continues to reveal new secrets. Research in this area has been growing over the last 20 years, as scientists try to improve their understanding of how it functions. At the end of the 1990s, it was suggested that the stomach...
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Combatting chronic constipation and maintaining a healthy colon

Louis XIV famously suffered from severe constipation and his doctors would regularly ask him: ”Comment allez-vous (How are you)?”, when what they actually meant was: “Comment allez-vous à la selle? (Have you opened your bowels?)”. Thus the common conversation-starter, ”Comment allez-vous?”, actually has its origins in bowel health! Constipation affects...
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Bromelain, a proteolytic enzyme with multiple properties

Extracted from pineapple, bromelain is used in Europe to promote recovery following surgery or sporting injuries, as well as to treat sinusitis or phlebitis. Amongst others, it is also used to treat venous disease, bruising, arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, ulcerative colitis and dysmenorrhea. Bromelain also increases absorption of various medications,...
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Serrapeptase, a major natural anti-inflammatory

Serrapeptase, or Serratia peptidase, has been used for over 30 years in Europe and Asia to relieve pain, inflammation and excessive mucus production. More than 40 clinical studies have concluded that serrapeptase offers important benefits for human health. It has been shown to be well-absorbed in the intestines and thus...
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Diabetes linked to melatonin deficiency

A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) shows that inadequate secretion of melatonin is associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes. The risk was more than double in those with the lowest levels. Melatonin (N-acetyl-5 methoxytryptamin) is naturally produced by the pineal gland...
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