BRATTLEBORO, Vt., Feb. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — New Chapter®, a pioneer in the natural vitamin and supplement category since 1982, today announced the launch of its Golden Black Seed supplement – a studied, synergistic blend of organic Black Seed (Nigella) and organic turmeric that supports metabolic health by helping to maintain healthy blood pressure, body weight and blood sugar levels and cholesterol levels already in a normal range.* Black Seed has also been studied to support healthy mood, alertness and memory* and to help with occasional anxiety and stress.*
Metabolic syndrome is a combination of health risk factors and is a leading public health issue in the United States. It is often called a silent killer because these risk factors are largely asymptomatic. One in three U.S. adults has enough of these risk factors to be classified as having metabolic syndrome and the health impact of this worsens with age according to the Centers for Disease Control**. An estimated 40 percent of adults 40 and older have enough risk factors to be classified with metabolic syndrome and one out of every two adults 60 and older meet this classification.
“With our Golden Black Seed supplement we’re following New Chapter’s holistic approach by tapping ancient herbal wisdom that has been validated by modern science, to address 21st century health concerns,” said New Chapter Founder and Master Herbalist, Paul Schulick.
New Chapter’s Golden Black Seed supplement contains a studied pairing of Black Seed and Turmeric to support metabolic health, including many of the risk factors for metabolic syndrome. For example, in a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial, combining Black Seed and Turmeric significantly improved a number of parameters relevant to metabolic syndrome, and the combination of Black Seed and Turmeric was significantly more effective than taking each herb on its own***. Just as important, these metabolic health benefits were delivered through a lower dose of both herbs – 60% of the amount taken alone.†
“We were really excited to see the results of this study and the real benefits of combining these two ancient herbs together. The synergistic combination of Turmeric and Black Seed follows New Chapter’s formulation principle of ‘1+1 being greater than 2,’ (this refers to our dedication to finding herbal synergies – herbs that are stronger together than on their own), and truly represents a ‘new chapter’ in herbal health and wellness,” said Schulick.
Black Seed: The New-Old Herbal Remedy
While Black Seed is relatively unknown in the United States, it is a popular Ayurvedic remedy and has been revered for thousands of years in Asia and the Middle East. In fact, ancient medical texts extol the healing qualities of Black Seed, and Black Seed is called Habbatul Baraka or “Blessed Seed” in the Middle East. Black Seed has been found in the tomb of King Tutankhamen and Queen Nefertiti is believed to have used it.
Golden Black Seed is gluten free, 100% vegetarian and Non-GMO Project Verified.
For more information on Golden Black Seed and to learn more about New Chapter’s line of vitamins and supplements, please visit http://www.NewChapter.com.
About New Chapter®
Since 1982, New Chapter has worked toward an organic, sustainable world. A Certified B Corporation, New Chapter is a widely respected formulator, producer, packager and distributor of whole-food fermented nutrients and herbal formulations, selling products to natural channel retail locations, online retailers, and select grocers & pharmacies.
An industry pioneer in whole-food fermented vitamins, minerals and herbs, New Chapter focuses on delivering the full-spectrum benefits of whole-food ingredients – never just chemical isolates. As the first vitamin and supplement line to receive Non-GMO Project Verification, New Chapter has long been committed to avoiding genetically modified organisms, and many of their vitamin and mineral supplements are made with organic vegetables and herbs.
New Chapter’s mission has always been to deliver the Wisdom of Nature to all those seeking natural wellness.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
† Clinical efficacy of the co-administration of Turmeric and Black seeds (Kalongi) in metabolic syndrome, Amin et al., Complementary Therapies in Medicine 2015
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***Clinical efficacy of the co-administration of Turmeric and Black seeds in metabolic syndrome – a double blind randomized controlled trial; January 14, 2015, US National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health
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