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

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LiveScience.com

What Is Whey Protein?
LiveScience.com
Whey protein is a popular diet supplement among people all ages. Baby formulas include it, as do nutrition shakes for the elderly. Weight loss supplements contain whey powder as an appetite suppressor, yet young men buy whey protein powder by the ...

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Washington Post

Just eat well — most exercise supplements are bunk
Washington Post
I am always amazed by the wide range of sports nutrition products on sale in gyms. No matter the time of day, it seems gym-goers are always drinking nutrient shakes. The sports nutrition market has grown rapidly in the United Kingdom in the last few years.


Super Arthgold arthritis supplement recalled due to hidden drug ingredients ...
The Plain Dealer
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A California-based supplement manufacturer is recalling its "natural" arthritis product, Super Arthgold, after FDA testing revealed it contains three undeclared drugs. The drugs, a muscle relaxer and two non-steroidal anti ...

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Arthritis, osteoporosis supplements are focus in Madison
New Jersey Hills
MADISON - Consulting nutritionist Barbara D'Asaro of Madison will give a talk about vitamin, mineral and herbal supplements at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, at the Madison Civic Center at 28 Walnut St. D'Asaro will focus on supplements for osteoporosis ...


FDA warns of Viagra in herbal supplement: Tainted dietary supplements
The Plain Dealer
CLEVELAND, Ohio-- The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers of hidden pharmaceutical ingredients in two supplements, a weight loss pill called Thinogenics and a sexual health supplement for men called S.W.A.G. FDA testing revealed the ...
FDA Taps Interim Director for Dietary Supplement ProgramsNatural Products INSIDER
FDA warns company that its beverage products are misrepresented as dietary ...Lexology (registration)
FDA names foods program veteran as acting director of Division of Dietary ...NutraIngredients-usa.com

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BBB, FTC issue alerts about weight loss supplements
Easton Courier
While some consumers will turn to the gym and others modify their diets, Connecticut Better Business Bureau warns consumers that some weight loss supplements make outrageous claims that you can lose substantial weight over a short period, without ...
Connecticut Better Business Bureau Issues Warning on Weight-Loss SupplementsNatural Products INSIDER

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Over-the-Counter (OTC) Drugs and Dietary Supplements: Global Markets
MarketWatch
This BCC Research report analyzes the global trends in OTC drugs and dietary supplements market. OTC medicines have been on the market since the 1970s; however, the late 19th and early 20th century witnessed certain changes and a positive approach ...

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The Guardian

Essendon boss regrets self-reporting to AFL over supplements
The Guardian
Essendon chairman Paul Little has suggested the club got it wrong by self-reporting their supplements crisis to the AFL. As ASADA continue their investigation of the Bombers' 2011-12 supplements program, Little said the club gave away too much control ...
Self-reporting supplements program didn't help Essendon: Paul LittleWA today
Self-reporting didn't help us, says LittleAFL.com.au
Dons boss Paul Little regrets self-reportingThe Australian

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Medscape

Is It Right for Doctors to Sell Nutritional Supplements?
Medscape
Hi. I'm Art Caplan from the Division of Medical Ethics at the NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City. What do you do when your patient says, "Hey doc. I'm using a supplement," or if he is taking some vitamins or something that comes out of a ...

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Times of India

Vitamin D supplements may not prevent falls
Times of India
The study, by Dr Mark Bolland of the University of Auckland, New Zealand, and colleagues, analysed findings from 20 randomised controlled trials which tested the potential of vitamin D supplements to reduce falls, in a total of 29535 people. The ...
The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology: Vitamin D supplements have little effect ...EurekAlert (press release)
Vitamin D supplements have little effect on risk of falls among elderlyPakTribune.com

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Chromium picolinate supplement combines the essential trace mineral Chromium with... Read More

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