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

In The News:


Nutritional Supplements in the U.S., 6th Edition
PR Newswire (press release)
NEW YORK, Dec. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. nutritional supplements market is going to maintain its average growth rate of just over 6% per year through 2018, hitting sales of $16.4 billion in that year. Growth in the market slowed in 2013 and the ...

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Food Poisoning Bulletin

SLIM-K and B-Lipo Supplements Recalled for Undeclared Drugs
Food Poisoning Bulletin
Slim-K Dietary Supplement Recall Sibutramine can increase blood pressure and pulse rate and may interact in life threatening ways with other meds a consumer may be taking. Lorcaserin side effects including difficulty thinking, hallucinations, and ...

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BBC News

Could a diet supplement supercharge your eyesight?
BBC News
In the past few years, researchers have found evidence that taking dietary supplements of these pigments could help to reduce glare and improve many other aspects of visual performance: sharper colours, enhanced contrast, faster recovery time, quicker ...


Doing your homework on nutritional supplements
U-T San Diego
Patients need to recognize that supplements can be quite potent and may interact with other drugs. Physicians need to create an open environment where patients feel comfortable discussing their supplement choices. Here are some thoughts that can help ...


Forbes

Bee Pollen Supplements Stung By FDA, Contain Real Drugs
Forbes
If you're of a certain age, you may remember sprinters and short-distance runners taking bee pollen supplements around the time of the 1972 and 1976 Summer Olympics. Several U.S. and Scandinavian gold medalists touted the supplement as providing ...
Black Storm, Bee Thin, Bee Slim, Super Extreme Accelerator supplements ...cleveland.com

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austin360

Woman says companies falsely advertised her pictures for diet supplements
austin360
About a month ago Ross learned her pictures were posted on a questionable diet supplement website, complete with a phony name and endorsement attributed to her. “It was really disturbing to see my image being used in that way. I feel exploited," she said.

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Dallas-based supplement maker faces federal investigation
Dallas Morning News
The Food and Drug Administration's criminal division is conducting a mail fraud investigation of USPlabs over misleading statements about its sports supplements, which are popular among fitness buffs and body builders, according to federal search warrants.

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NutraIngredients.com

Vitamin D supplements won't protect against earthquakes: RCT data
NutraIngredients.com
Writing in the slightly more playful Christmas edition of the BMJ, the authors aimed to determine whether supplementation with vitamin D improves resilience to the adverse effects of earthquakes – finding that there was no significant difference in the ...


Medical Daily

Best Supplements For Your Brain: 4 Nootropics That Work Like Smart Drugs But ...
Medical Daily
While the general category most definitely includes smart drugs, neuro-enhancing supplements fit the bill as well. Daily, neuroscientists are acquiring a more nuanced understanding of the brain, the result being many new pharmaceutical drugs which ...


Glucosamine and chondroitin supplements show no effect on knee osteoarthritis
Washington Post
THE QUESTION Seeking relief from the pain, stiffness and diminished function caused by osteoarthritis in their knees, people often take the dietary supplements glucosamine and chondroitin. Is that likely to help? THIS STUDY analyzed data on 1,625 ...

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Why Do Supplements Make You Sick?

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Nutrition Supplements for Aging Americans

While America has given birth to the song "Young at... Read More

Ganoderma Lucidum - The Wonder Herb

One of the most apparent influences modern times has brought... Read More