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October 2001

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Life Extension October 2001

A New Natural Relaxant

Theanine is an amino acid that produces tranquilizing effects in the brain. In Japan, soft drinks and chewing gum are spiked with theanine for the purpose of inducing relaxation. Although theanine creates a feeling of relaxation, it doesn’t shunt down the brain. By shutting off worry centers in the brain, theanine appears to increase concentration and focus.


How CoQ10 Protects Brain Cells

The Multiple Benefits of Metformin

Research suggests that it may be possible to protect against neurodegenerative diseases and stroke my minimizing mitochondrial dysfunction, which causes brain cells to die.

Does Green Tea Aid in Cancer Prevention?

Battling Heart Disease with B Vitamins

Despite a body of evidence to the contrary, a recent study questions whether green tea prevents stomach cancer. Here, we point out the study’s weaknesses, and outline the numerous studies confirming the benefits of green tea.

The Buck Institute For Age Research

An Innovative Approach to Cancer Therapy: One Physician's Perspective

Located in Marin County, California, The Buck Institute is an independent, world-class facility where scientists research the causes of age-related diseases using multiple approaches.


As We See It

As We See ItDying from deficiency.

In The News

In The NewsTrimming the waistline, soy for the heart, etc.

Q & A

Q & APerimenopause and you, do vitamins and drugs mix?, plus…

Medical Updates

Medical UpdatesStudies from around the world that can help you live longer.

Legal Notes

Legal NotesIntroducing the Dietary Supplement Tax Fairness Act.

Journal Abstracts 

Theanine, CoQ10, Green Tea/Cancer, Micronutrients



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