Protect and Improve Your Health With Antioxidants

Every minute of every day the cells of our bodies are assaulted by particles called oxygen free radicals, also called oxidants. We can't escape free radicals because our cells produce them during normal metabolism. Additionally, our every day environment contains an abundance of free radicals. ... Read More

Can You Drink Your Way To Good Health?

Many years ago I became convinced of the need to take vitamin and mineral supplements. Although I tried to eat healthy meals, mixing salads, fruits and vegetables, proteins and grains as wisely as I could, numerous studies pointed out the need to add nutritional supplements to my diet.Major StudyThe major... Read More

Glutathione - Your Brains Master Antioxidant Defense

Free radicals and oxyradicals play an important role in the development and progression of many brain disorders such as brain injury, neurodegenerative disease, schizophrenia and Down syndrome.Glutathione is the brain's master antioxidant and plays an important protective role in the brain.According to Dr. Jimmy Gutman, "The brain is particularly susceptible... Read More

Supplements and Drugs: A Hazardous Combination

As I have become more involved in using functional nutritional therapy in my practice, I have come to realize that many people are still confused about the safety and effectiveness of various dietary supplements. Because these products are "natural", many feel they are always safe to use. Although supplements and... Read More

Know Your Bodybuilding Supplement - L-Arginine

Arginine is a semi-essential amino acid that the body cannot make naturally. It is found in nuts, seeds, chocolate and raisins. Arginine is used by the body in the execution of many important physiological processes including hormone secretion, output of growth hormone, removal of toxins from the body and enhancement... Read More

Know Your Bodybuilding Supplement - L-Taurine

Taurine is the second most abundant amino acid in the muscle after glutamine. It performs several useful functions and can act in a way similar to creatine in that it expands cells by helping the muscle to hold more water, thus increasing cell volume. The added benefit for bodybuilders is... Read More

Know Your Bodybuilding Supplement - L-Tyrosine

L-tyrosine is a non-essential amino acid that plays a role in the creation of protein. The body can make it from the amino acid phenylalanine but nutritional sources include animal meats, wheat, oatmeal and seafood. It performs a multitude of important roles in the body including the alleviation of depression,... Read More

Know Your Bodybuilding Supplement - L-Carnitine

L-carnitine is synthesized in the body from the amino acids lysine and methionine but it can also be found in nutritional sources such as red meats, dairy products and avocados. Its main role in the body is to help metabolize food into energy. L-carnitine does this by transferring long chain... Read More

Know Your Bodybuilding Supplement - L-Lysine

Lysine is an essential amino acid therefore it must be obtained from the diet as the body cannot produce its own. It is an essential building block for all protein in the body and can be found in animal meats, fish, dairy products, legumes and brewer's yeast. It performs many... Read More

Know Your Bodybuilding Supplement - BCAAs

BCAA stands for branched chain amino acids and is increasingly being recognized as an important supplement in the field of sports nutrition. In short the term refers to three essential amino acids - leucine, isoleucine and valine. Amino acids are widely known as the building blocks of protein. When protein... Read More

In The News:


New York Times (blog)

Dangerous Dietary Supplements Return to Store Shelves
New York Times (blog)
The Food and Drug Administration frequently recalls dietary supplements that are found to contain banned substances. But a new study suggests that many of these products return to store shelves months later with the same dangerous ingredients.
Banned Drugs Still Turning Up In Weight-Loss SupplementsNPR (blog)
Tainted supplements sold after recalls, study saysUSA TODAY
Recalled, drug-tainted supplements still available for purchaseReuters
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Study Finds Drugs Still in Recalled Supplements
ABC News
The tested supplements were recalled by manufacturers after FDA raised concerns about drugs in their products. This type of recall is usually voluntary, involving products that could potentially cause serious health problems and even death. The FDA's ...


Supplements safe after FDA recall? Don't count on it
Los Angeles Times
Unlike drugs, dietary supplements don't have to be proved safe before being sold, and manufacturers can make general claims about health benefits. With limited powers to regulate nutritional supplements, the FDA in recent years has stepped up its ...


Potentially Dangerous Drugs Still In Some Recalled Supplements
Huffington Post
CHICAGO (AP) — Dietary supplements containing potentially dangerous prescription drug ingredients may still be for sale even years after safety recalls, a study found. In supplements bought online, researchers detected hidden steroids, similar ...


TIME

Your Supplements Might Contain Recalled Ingredients
TIME
Dietary supplements with recalled ingredients often remain on the shelves despite a health warning from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), according to a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Looking at 27 supplements ...


Mother Nature Network

Dietary supplements continue to contain illegal drugs even after recalls
Mother Nature Network
In the study, researchers purchased 27 dietary supplements that had been recalled by the Food and Drug Administration because they contained pharmaceutical drugs not listed on the label. On average, three years passed between the time of the recall and ...


Recalled Supplements Linger on U.S. Store Shelves, Study Finds
HealthDay
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Two-thirds of dietary supplements recalled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) because they contained banned ingredients remained on store shelves at least six months after they were recalled, ...


Food Safety News

Dietary Supplements Contained Banned Drugs After FDA Recalls
Food Safety News
A new study finds that a high percentage of dietary supplements still contained banned drugs at least six months after being recalled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Approximately half of all FDA class-I drug recalls since 2004 have ...


Banned Supplements Still on the Market
MedPage Today
"Action by the FDA has not been completely effective in eliminating all potentially dangerous adulterated supplements from the U.S. marketplace," they wrote. "More aggressive enforcement of the law, changes to the law to increase the FDA's enforcement ...


Guardian Liberty Voice

Dietary Supplements Banned by FDA Still Available
Guardian Liberty Voice
Dietary supplements previously banned by The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are still available in stores, both online and at fixed locations across the U.S. Manufacturers of these banned substances have taken a new tact in producing ...

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L-Glutathione, The Wonder Antioxidant

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Creatine Supplementation for Increased Performance and Building Muscle

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Eight Glyconutrients

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Colostrum: Immune Support From Mothers Milk

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Enzyme Supplements for Digestion and Health

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You Need Probiotics For Better Digestion and Overall HealthInside your... Read More

Will Your Vitamins Be Banned?

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The food is the raw material for the body. Minerals... Read More

Nutritional Supplements: The Amazing Benefits of Vitamin E

The real benefits of Vitamin E may surprise you. First... Read More

Glucosamine Chondroitin & Arthritis - A Health Supplement

Many millions of people are affected by pain and suffering... Read More

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While America has given birth to the song "Young at... Read More

Should You Take Gingko Biloba to Improve Your Brain Power?

Have you heard of the herbal supplement with the very... Read More

4 Answers To Living Life On Lifes Terms

1. What supplements do you take?A multivitamin, Glucosamine-MSM-Chondroitin, Odorless Garlic,... Read More

The Effects of an no2 Supplement on Your Body

Our system uses a free-form gas called Nitric Oxide as... Read More