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Volume 5 Issue 1

metabolic syndrome

Metabolic dysfunctioNS are a major risk factor for cardiovascular incidents such as myocardial infarction, stroke, and non-ischemic cardiovascular disease1. The constellation of symptoms indicative of metabolic dysfunction include: central obesity (apple body types), glucose intolerance, insulin resistance (eg. non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus), hypertension, dyslipidemia, high markers of inflammation, and poor blood clotting (hyperfibrinolysis). Given the complexity of this syndrome, identifying and developing treatments can be very difficult. As we learn more, we gain a greater understanding about how we can approach the underlying cause of metabolic dysfunctions while managing the symptoms.Given the wide array of symptoms, metabolic syndrome was often overlooked

Quench Chronic Inflammation and Pain

With Natural herbs and Nutrients Pain is fact of life. Everyone experiences it at some point or another. As people age, the factor that affects activities of daily living the most is the ability to move and function without pain or discomfort. Unfortunately, the latest research suggests that up to 50% of the population may be suffering from some kind of chronic pain, with back pain being the most common1. In many cases, the pain signal originates from a vicious cycle of structural damage, tissue breakdown, and inflammation. While most people are familiar with the concept of losing cartilage as

An Introduction to Ayurveda

Innovation sometimes means approaching an old concept with new eyes. The ancient healing system native to India called Ayurveda proved an ideal opportunity for AOR to test this theory, optimizing ancient knowledge for modern health. According to many scholars, Ayurvedic medicine (also called Ayurveda) is one of the world’s oldest healing systems. The term “Ayurveda” combines the Sanskrit words ayur (life) and veda (science or knowledge). It originated in India more than 3,000 years ago and remains one of the country’s traditional health care systems. Ayurveda is also practiced in varying forms in Southeast Asia and in other parts of

Enhancing Bioavailability with Softgel Technology

When you swallow any natural health product (NHP) like an herb, vitamin or any other supplement in a capsule, lozenge, or tablet, you expect that the product gets absorbed into the blood andreaches the target site, whether it is a sore knee, an inflamed ankle or a sluggish liver you are trying to invigorate. Bioavailability is a fancy pharmaceutical term that describes how much of an active ingredient is absorbed into the blood by the body and remains unchanged before it reaches its target destination1. It’s a common fallacy to think that just because one is taking a natural product,

Letter from the Editor

INNOVATING FOR 25 YEARS By: D r. NavNirat Nibber ND Landmarks such as a 25th year anniversary sometimes creep up on you; this provides us with an excellent opportunity to reflect on who we are as a company, goals we have accomplished, and plans for the future. AOR has been in my life for as long as I can remember – I have seen it evolve, just as I evolved. In this issue I was lucky enough to gain a new perspective, and some insight into the heart of this company, as I had the opportunity to interview our founder

Q&A with AOR Founder, Dr. Traj Nibber

We sat down with AOR’s founder and director of research Dr. Traj Nibber to gain some insights into AOR from the man who started it all. 1. What is your educational background, and what made you decide to become a scientist? I have a BSc in Pharmaceutical Sciences with hospital experience (clinical pharmacy) from the University of Aston, UK, an MSc in toxicology from the University of Birmingham, UK and a PhD in histopathology specializing in surgical pathology from University of London, UK. My interest has always been in research. Unlike pharmaceutical research which takes 15-20 years to bring a

Heal your Gut – Heal your Body

Many people believe that the health of the digestive tract reflects the health of the rest of the body. This makes sense given that the gastrointestinal tract is our first line of defense against many infectious agents; it is responsible for building our immune system; it breaks down, produces, and absorbs nutrients; and it is a major pathway for toxin elimination. If any imbalance occurs within the digestive tract, many aspects of our health will be negatively affected. AOR’s approach to digestive health has always been a little different from what is currently trending in the marketplace. With unique formulas

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