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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Quad City Times

Environmental Nutrition: Take supplements safely
Quad City Times
More than half of Americans use dietary supplements, including multivitamins and botanical supplements, in tablet, capsule, liquid and powder form, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While dietary supplements -- products intended to ...


Care2.com

Antioxidant Supplements: Good News and Bad
Care2.com
They concluded that the idea that antioxidant supplements can prevent chronic diseases has not been proved or even consistently supported by intervention trials. They suggest further evidence is needed and until that time to increase consumption of ...


Newsweek

Omega 3 is still good for the brain. But 'fish oil supplements just don't cut it.'
Washington Post
Consumers may want to rethink popping fish oil pills if they're hoping those supplements full of omega-3 fatty acids will keep their brains healthy. A new study--one of the largest and longest in duration of its kind--finds that taking omega-3 ...
Omega-3 Supplements Are a Waste of MoneyNewsweek
Study questions benefits of fish oil supplementsFox News
NIH study shows no benefit of omega-3 or other nutritional supplements for ...National Institutes of Health (press release)
Chicago Tribune -Mother Nature Network (blog)
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Workout Supplement Overuse a Novel Eating Disorder?
Medscape
Almost one third of men who use over-the-counter workout supplements to augment gym training are concerned about their use of the supplements, and almost 1 in 10 have been cautioned by their physician on this, a new study suggests. Richard Achiro, PhD ...


Stuff.co.nz

Ask Dr Libby: the best supplements for joint health
Stuff.co.nz
It is often found in joint care supplements in combination with chondroitin. Chondroitin is also a natural substance found in the body. It is believed to help draw water and nutrients into the cartilage, keeping it healthy and sponge-like. There is ...

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NutraIngredients-usa.com

Amino acid supplements may boost vascular endothelial function in older adults ...
NutraIngredients-usa.com
Scientists from the University of Alabama report that a supplement containing HMB (beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate), glutamine and arginine (Juven by Abbott Nutrition) increased flow-mediated dilation (FMD - a measure of blood flow and vascular health ...


Science /AAAS

Feature: Revealing the hidden dangers of dietary supplements
Science /AAAS
Since 2005, when he found his patients were being sickened by a Brazilian weight loss supplement containing anti-depressants and thyroid hormones, Cohen has become something of a mix of Indiana Jones and Sherlock Holmes in the supplement world.

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WBUR

Workout Supplements: Does Overuse Signal An Eating Disorder Among Men?
WBUR
Well, new research suggests that overusing popular supplements like whey protein and creatine to improve workout performance may signal an emerging eating disorder. Researchers presented their findings at the American Psychological Association's ...


Exercise, Supplements May Not Keep Elderly Sharper
WebMD
TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Neither exercise nor supplements such as fish oil don't seem to do much to help keep older folks mentally sharp, two new studies found. The reports, published Aug. 25 in the Journal of the American Medical ...

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NPR

Men Looking To Get Ripped Are At Risk Of Abusing Legal Supplements
NPR
Men who work out may be using legal over-the-counter supplements to the point that it's harming their emotional or physiological health, according to a recent study. The preliminary study, presented Thursday at the American Psychological Association's ...
Supplements for Bodybuilders Labeled as Eating DisorderHealthline
Experts: Men's overuse of supplements classifies as eating disorderFox News
Excessive supplement use: A new eating disorder for men?CBS News
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Supplements ? How To Take Them

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Vitamins: How To Keep Your Body Healthy By Using Vitamins Safely

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Lipovarin Review: How Well Does It Work?

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Know Your Bodybuilding Supplement - L-Carnitine

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What Is The Best Muscle Building Supplement Available Today?

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Nutrition Supplements for Aging Americans

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Top Ten Reasons To Supplement Your Diet With EPA Fish Oil

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Know Your Bodybuilding Supplement - L-Lysine

Lysine is an essential amino acid therefore it must be... Read More

Introduing Supplements to Your Body & Improving Your Diet - A Guide of What to Expect

Part 1:A "better nutritional program" means the introduction of foods... Read More

Should You Be Taking Liquid Vitamins?

How many pills do you have to take every morning?... Read More

The History of Hyaluronic Acid Treatments

While HA has dramatically increased in popularity and use within... Read More

Coral Calcium: The Preferred Source of Absorbable Calcium

Coral Calcium is an excellent source of readily accessible and... Read More

Supplements, Diet and Exercise for Healthy Aging

Recently a television health expert was discussing the topic, "How... Read More

Do You Need Glyconutrients?

With all of the exciting things people are seeing in... Read More

A Look at Whey Protein Powder

There are so many different whey protein powder products on... Read More

Nitric Oxide Supplement

Nitric oxide supplement has many benefits and there are many... Read More

Definitve Proof - Supplements Heal

No Money in PreventionI have been recommending a wide variety... Read More