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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NPA to FDA: Consumer Advisory on Supplements, Drugs Is 'Misleading'
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WASHINGTON—The Natural Products Association on Friday expressed concern over a recent FDA consumer update, which warned consumers that there are risks associated with taking dietary supplements and medications at the same time. “We are ...

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FDA Considers New Approach Toward Regulation of Dietary Supplements
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Last updated in 2007, the book has undergone just a handful of updates since its launch in the early 1980s. But now FDA is planning to revisit the document, and potentially broaden its scope to include dietary supplements on a more prominent basis.

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Diet craze sends 'miracle' supplement flying off shelves
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Holistic Dr. Taz Bhatia says the supplement is supposed to regulate the insulin in your body, suppressing hunger, but it's not a pill everyone can swallow. Garcinia Cambogia, like a lot of weight loss supplements, works for certain people. The ...

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Vermont GMO Labeling Law Exempts Herbal Supplements Made By Initiative ...
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In it's latest decision, the Vermont Attorney General's office, charged with turning the vaguely measure into law, released a draft rule that would exempt “dietary supplements” from the definition of food. This is after the original wording already ...
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Dangerous Dietary Supplements Return to Store Shelves
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The new study, published in JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association, found that out of more than two dozen supplements that were pulled from shelves after they were found to contain anabolic steroids or powerful prescription drugs ...
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Lionsgate's BeFit gets branded nutritional supplements
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The company's online YouTube fitness channel BeFit has paired with Top Secret Nutrition to develop a line of BeFit-branded supplements produced with natural ingredients. The line of vitamin supplements will be specifically designed to help BeFit's ...
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Dietary supplements more popular than ever
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(NBC) - A new survey from the supplement industry shows how many of us are taking dietary supplements. The council for responsible nutrition finds 68 percent of US adults take supplements. More than half say they're regular users. Vitamins and minerals ...

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These 'herbal' sex supplements really work!
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Gulp down some ULTRAsize tabs or swallow a few capsules of Herbal Stud and you really might be able to push it "longer," "stronger," and "harder," as their sex supplement ads proclaim. But beware: Even though these “miraculous” sexual performance pills ...


Little-known dangers of dietary supplements
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You've seen him leading the call to mentor young kids in the city. Sonny Lee has been outspoken about his cause, "Son of a Saint" but he's never before opened up publicly about "how" he lost his own father, former black and gold cornerback Bivian Lee.
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Dear Pharmacist: For joint pain, 'freak out' and try supplements
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Early this morning, my husband, Sam, clicked on Pandora on his iPhone, and “Le Freak” started playing. If you don't know that song, look on YouTube and watch the “Freak Out” video by Chic. It was popular in 1978 when I was 13 years old. We must have ...

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Vitamin C is important to all animals, including humans, because... Read More

Vitamin Supplements ? A Pill is Not Always the Answer

Vitamins are organic compounds that our bodies use, in very... Read More

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The multi-vitamin market is rich with choice. It's also very... Read More

Know Your Bodybuilding Supplement - NO Nitric Oxide

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An Overview of Hyaluronic Acid Products

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