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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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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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 names foods program veteran as acting director of Division of Dietary ...NutraIngredients-usa.com

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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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Times of India

Vitamin D supplements have little effect on risk of falls in older people
Medical Xpress
A new meta-analysis, published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology journal, concludes that there is no evidence to suggest that vitamin D supplements prevent falls, and that ongoing trials to test this theory are unlikely to change this result. The ...
Vitamin D supplements may not prevent fallsTimes of India
Vitamin D supplements have little effect on risk of falls among older people ...ANINEWS
Vitamin D No Help in Fall Risk, Large Meta-Analysis ShowsMedscape

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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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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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NBTY launches line of non GMO supplements
NutraIngredients-usa.com
NBTY is introducing a line of non-GMO supplements, the Long Island-based manufacturing giant announced yesterday. The line, called Nature's Origin, also features a gluten- and irradiation-free positioning.


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Supplements are most popular complementary health approach: Survey
NutraIngredients-usa.com
In 2012, 17.9% of US adults used nonvitamin, nonmineral dietary supplements—more than twice that of any other complementary health approach used, according to analysis of the 2012 National Health Interview Survey by the Center for Disease Control's ...

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Supplements most popular complementary health approach
NutraIngredients-usa.com
In 2012, 17.9% of US adults used nonvitamin, nonmineral dietary supplements—more than twice that of any other complementary health approach used, according to analysis of the 2012 National Health Interview Survey by the Center for Disease Control's ...

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Alzheimer Disease and Antioxidants

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Iron and Your Heart Health

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The Secret to a Longer, Healthier, Happy Life is a Strong Immune System!

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Vitamin B-2

Riboflavin is a common name for vitamin B-2 and was... Read More

Nutritional Nutrients

Nutrients form the basis for your body, emotional and spiritual... Read More

Balancing Your Hormones Naturally -- What To Do First

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Finally - The Truth About Calcium Supplements

Undoubtedly calcium has become a hot topic of controversy. We... Read More

Discover Natural Supplements That Really Give Relief From Arthritic Pain

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CortiCarb3000 Reviewed: Does It Perform As Promised?

Carbohydrate blockers seem to have come and gone with the... Read More

Side Effects of Fish Oil

Fish oil is oil derived from the tissues of fatty... Read More

Glyconutrients: A Breakthrough Discovery

The science of Glycobiology, touted by the Massachusetts Institute of... Read More

Ganoderma Herbal Supplements ? Natures Gift to Humanity

Use of herbs and herbal therapies has been an integral... Read More

To Supplement or Not to Supplement; That is the Question

Some fitness adherents are supplement crazy and spend money like... Read More

Fat Loss Supplement

Fat Loss Supplement ? what is it?What is a fat... Read More

How Taking an HGH Supplement Changed My Life

I finally bought the stuff. I couldn't resist anymore. After... Read More

Creatine: More than a Sports Nutrition Supplement

Although creatine offers an array of benefits, most people think... Read More

Vitamin Smoothies to Beat the Summer Heat

Vitamin smoothies are a great way to enjoy a cold... Read More