cyclina sinensis, clams in a bowl, asian cuisine

Cyclina sinensis

August 28, 2019 smitsa 1

Cyclina sinensis is commonly known as Chinese venus, Black Clam, iron clam and Korean cyclina clam. It is a clam species in the venus clam family, Veneridae. The clam mostly […]

Berberine is found in oregon grape.

The Power Of Berberine

August 28, 2019 smitsa 0

Berberine is proving to be an exciting compound for treating a range of conditions. It is a bioactive alkaloid which was historically reported for pharmacological […]

A koala asleep. Koalas like humans rely on serotonin which is produced from tryptophan via 5-HTP.

The Benefits Of 5-HTP

August 28, 2019 smitsa 0

If you are interested in sleep and any issues on brain and mental health then pay particular attention to a compound which is found naturally […]

Schisandra, chinese herbal medicine.

Schisandra sphenanthera

August 27, 2019 smitsa 0

Schisandra sphenanthera is one of those Chinese herbals with an interesting biochemical profile. It needs to be distinguished from its close relative which is S. […]

A couple walking hand in hand down a country path. Betaine may help them in this health.

The Benefits Of Betaine

August 24, 2019 smitsa 0

Betaine anhydrous (Bet) is a naturally produced compound. Supplementation with betaine is most often used for reducing blood homocysteine levels and trying to improve athletic […]

Closeup of a spanish fideua, a typical noodles casserole with seafood, in a paella pan and aioli sauce in a yellow mortar on a rustic wooden table

The Valencian Fideuà

August 19, 2019 smitsa 0

The Valencian Fideuà is the archetypal seafood dish that originally came from that fine coastal city of Valencia. It looks like a paella but instead […]

Landolphia roots

Landolphia owariensis

August 1, 2019 smitsa 0

The roots of the vine Landolphia owerrience or owariensis have long been used to treat  bacterial infections in west African medicine. Extracts of this plant […]