PARTNERS IN RESEARCH

The Healing Arc is working with the University of Guelph on a project to research the uses of Sea Buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoikes L.) and to develop growing practices in Canada.

Oregano

The Healing Arc in collaboration with the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada conducted a study into the cultivation of oregano.

The objectives of this project:
  • To find a variety of oregano oil with a high carvacrol content
  • To determine bioactive components in oregano
  • To determine the suitable growing conditions for oregano
  • To determine yield and viability of growing oregano in Canada
  • To determine yield from steam distillation
Personnel:

Dr. Rong Cao – Research Scientist
Marlene Wynnyk M.S.W – Research Coordinator

The Healing Arc has successfully completed this project:

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Lutein

Lutein: Evidence exists which demonstrates this carotenoid is selectively accumulated in the macula and retina of the eye. It is this phenomenon which has led to the health claim suggesting that lutein may help to reduce the risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (ARMD).

The Healing Arc in conjunction with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada has researched the growing of marigolds (Tagetes erecta) for the extraction of lutein from the flowers.

The objectives of this project:
  • To find a method for cultivation of Tagetes erecta in Ontario
  • To determine conditions for drying and extraction without degradation of lutein
Personnel:

Dr. Rong Cao – Research Scientist
Marlene Wynnyk M.S.W – Research Coordinator

The Healing Arc has produced a unique Lutein Complex soft gel cap as a result of this combined research.

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Androstenone and androstenol have been identified as the major sex pheromones in humans.

The Healing Arc, in conjunction with Digital Specialty Chemicals has successfully completed the synthesis of Androstenone (5 alpha-androsten-16-en-3-one) and Androstenol (5 alpha-androsten-16-en-3 alpha-ol)

Andron cologne contains the attractant pheromone androstenol and has a cost of $2,750.00 per ounce. This cologne is identified in GUINNESS WORLD OF RECORDS.

Research for this project was funded in part by the NRC (National Research Council, Canada).