Low-dose niacinamide has striking anti-obesity effects

It looks like the medical world has firmly set its sights on the bioenergetic wave/target, as the number of scientific papers focusing on niacinamide, NAD/NADH ratio and OXPHOS in general has been steadily climbing since 2010. That would be good news, despite the attempts of companies such as ChromaDex to fully “own” that market by … Read more

IdeaLabs Service – Steroid Analysis (hair and/or (toe)nail)

Note (5/27/2022):┬áThis launch is Part I of a two-part service – steroid analysis in hair or nails. While we have confirmed our ability to analyze steroids in both types of samples, nail steroid analysis is still in its scientific infancy and there are very few publications on the topic. As such, there is very little … Read more

Blocking androgens causes inflammation and prostate disease/cancer

Yet another study striking directly the incredibly corrupt theory known as the “androgen hypothesis” – i.e. that androgens are the cause of many of the issues aging males experience, especially prostate enlargement (BPH) and/or prostate cancer. For almost a century now, the so-called standard of care “treatment” has been androgen deprivation therapy. Originally done through … Read more

SHBG may be a good test for liver (metabolic) health

A very good study, which probably runs counter to the “mantra” most bodybuilders adhere to – i.e. they would say one must keep their SHBG low in order to increase levels of “free” steroids since, the claim goes, only free steroids are active and capable of influencing cells. If SHBG is high, the claim is … Read more

DHT blocks, androgen antagonists promote breast cancer

The first claim of the title is already well-known to my readers and to clinical practice. DHT was clinically used back in the middle of the 20th century as a treatment for breast cancer, and the synthetic androgen Drostanolone (Masteron), which still retains its approval by FDA for breast cancer treatment, is a simple DHT … Read more

Niacin / niacinamide ratio may be a very good test for bacterial infection

A very interesting study, which may provide a cheap, fast and easy method for testing whether a person has a bacterial or not. This is very useful in cases of respiratory diseases where a clinician has to determine if the respiratory infection is of bacterial or viral origin, in order to decide if prescribing antibiotics … Read more

Milk or water are optimal drinks for (oral) vitamin D bioavailability

Just a quick post about something I thought many people will probably find interesting, considering the widespread use of oral vitamin D supplements. The findings of the study are a bit surprising, considering that vitamin D is one of the “fat-soluble” vitamins and as such is expected to be poorly absorbed from the GI tract … Read more

The “burning mouth” syndrome may be due to vitamin deficiencies, hypothyroidism

Just a quick post since I get a lot of emails about this issue, and apparently the rates have increased a lot since the pandemic began. According to the study below, this symptoms can be caused by insulin resistance, vitamin D/B6/B1 or zinc deficiencies, or hypothyroidism (high TSH). Looking at those issues, one immediately sees … Read more

PUFA is part of spike protein, PUFA restriction may treat COVID-19

A pair of studies forwarded by one of my readers. The first one discovered that a PUFA – linoleic acid – is part of the structure of the spike protein. The latter is perhaps the most pathogenic portion of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and likely responsible for causing most of the symptoms now known as COVID-19. … Read more

Just a week-long break from social media alleviates anxiety and depression

I don’t think this study will come as a surprise to my readers, but it still helps to have some peer-reviewed evidence confirming what many people intuitively sense, yet are afraid to verbalize due to FOMO or being ostracized – i.e. social media, and digitization in general, is a bane on human consciousness and its … Read more