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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Fish Oil Has Little Effect on Irregular Heartbeat
WebMD
TUESDAY, Sept. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- High doses of fish oil supplements won't prevent the return of a common type of irregular heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation, Canadian researchers report. In fact, 64.1 percent of those taking fish oil ...
Fish Oil Supplements Don't Prevent Recurrence of Atrial FibrillationHCPLive

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Researchers Call on State Attorneys General to Increase Regulation of Dietary ...
Natural Products INSIDER
WASHINGTON—States should step up efforts to regulate a $32-billion-a-year dietary supplement market that is subject to lax oversight at the federal level, according to a paper published online Sept. 23 in the Journal of Public Health Management ...


New article shows daily use of certain supplements can decrease health-care ...
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Washington, D.C., October 1, 2014—Use of specific dietary supplements can have a positive effect on health care costs through avoided hospitalizations related to Coronary Heart Disease (CHD), according to a new article published in the Journal of ...

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The negative side of supplements
Quinnipiac Chronicle
There are many isolated ingredients in these supplements that can cause health issues. Kaplan University's Center for Health and Wellness website shares one case in 2010 that dealt with harmful levels of mercury, arsenic and lead in unwarranted protein ...


Do cows need protein supplements on corn stalks?
CattleNetwork.com
Two factors influence whether or not there is benefit to feeding cows a protein supplement when grazing cornstalks. Consider the following when determining whether or not the feeding of a protein supplement is needed. Aaron Berger, University of ...


Supplement Use Can Decrease Health Care Costs
Natural Products INSIDER
WASHINGTON—Use of specific dietary supplements can have a positive effect on health care costs through avoided hospitalizations related to Coronary Heart Disease (CHD). (Journal of Dietary Supplements. 2014, Aug; Online.) The article, “From Science to ...


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Better State Regulation of Dietary Supplements Needed, Temple Study Finds
NBC 10 Philadelphia
A public-health lawyer at Temple University says individual states need to step in and help in an area where the federal government has failed -- regulating the marketing of supplements sold for weight-loss and muscle building. Jennifer Pomeranz, from ...

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Supplements or food: How should you get your daily dose of probiotics?
Chiropractic Economics
Yogurt is the most common among a number of foods that naturally contain probiotics, and it is not unusual for doctors to recommend eating yogurt while on a course of antibiotics to offset the medication's potential side effect of diarrhea. Probiotic ...

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FDA warning about male enhancement supplements
AZFamily
PHOENIX -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has a warning about supplements that claim to enhance male sexual performance. The FDA says some of those products are deceptive and potentially could even be deadly. The FDA warns that 20 herbal ...


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Addressing Behavior Concerns in Adolescents with Omega-3 Supplements
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Callous-unemotional children are susceptible to oxytocin receptor gene methylation, though behavior issues can be addressed via omega-3 supplementation, according to 2 studies published in Molecular Psychiatry and the Journal of Child Psychology and ...

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Know Your Bodybuilding Supplement - L-Lysine

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Coral Calcium: Achieving Optimum Health

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Vitamin Information for Health

Vitamin C may be the most famous vitamin. Tens of... Read More

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Vitamins and Their Role in Our Lives

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Should I Be Taking Vitamin Supplements?

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What is HGH?

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How To Choose A Good Quality Vitamin Supplement For You And Your Family Without Getting Ripped Off

As you may have already experienced, figuring out how to... Read More

B-Vitamins Help Promote Healthy Arteries and Heart

A 2002 study reported, funded by the Swiss National Science... Read More

Vitamin Nutritional Supplements: Tips, Myths, Facts, and Online Store!

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Will Your Vitamins Be Banned?

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Body Calling: The Healthiest Women in the World

In September 2004 Orange County, California published an article "OC... Read More

Are You Flushing Your Money Down The Toilet...Literally?

Many of you are probably aware that The American Medical... Read More

Truth About Omega 3

Since Dr Basant Puri, a consultant psychiatrist and senior lecturer... Read More

Can Calcium Aid in Boosting Your Health?

A popular mineral today, coral calcium, is mainly calcium, but... Read More

Know Your Bodybuilding Supplement - L-Carnitine

L-carnitine is synthesized in the body from the amino acids... Read More

New Health Miracle -- Pharmaceutical Grade Fish Oil

"High-dose pharmaceutical-grade fish oil is as close to a medical... Read More

Should You Take Gingko Biloba to Improve Your Brain Power?

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

Increase Your Production Of Nitric Oxide

What Is Nitric Oxide (NO)?Nitric oxide (NO) is produced by... Read More

Building Muscle Power Through Vitamins and Minerals

The muscles of the body actually depend heavily on the... Read More

Multivitamins: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Ideally, humans would eat wholly nutritious diets rich in protein,... Read More

Immune System Supplement

Your Immune system Needs BalanceTaking an immune system supplement daily... Read More

Beneficial Effects of Vitamins and Minerals To Your Blood

Vitamins, minerals and other nutrients are essential to the health... Read More