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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This Graphic Shows Which Supplements Actually Work
Business Insider
There's something appealing about nutritional supplements. They seem "natural" when compared to pharmaceuticals — though really, supplements may contain all kinds of artificial ingredients, sometimes very dangerous ones. And who doesn't love the idea ...

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10 Best Supplements for Your Joints
Newsmax.com
1) Glucosamine: This is one of the best supplements for knee joints. This fatty acid is a part of cartilage and other components of the joints. Glucosamine helps rebuild the bones and prevent cartilage wear and tear. It also prevents inflammation of ...


Pittsburgh Steelers' Antonio Brown Joins Athletes Pumping Nutritional ...
Forbes
Pro Bowl receiver Antonio Brown of the Pittsburgh Steelers became the latest in a flurry of athletes to be spokesmen for the exploding nutritional supplement industry sweeping the nation. Pittsburgh-based BioRhythm's products are sold in more than 1 ...

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Children's Probiotic Supplement Contaminated With Disease-Causing Fungus
Forbes
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced on Saturday the voluntary recall of a probiotic dietary supplement marketed specifically for use in infants and children. But the concerns have grown considerably since then. Solgar Inc. of Leonia, New ...
Solgar Inc. of Leonia recalls dietary supplementNorthJersey.com

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New York Times (blog)

Dangerous Dietary Supplements Return to Store Shelves
New York Times (blog)
The Food and Drug Administration frequently recalls dietary supplements that are found to contain banned substances. But a new study suggests that many of these products return to store shelves months later with the same dangerous ingredients.
Tainted supplements sold after recalls, study saysUSA TODAY
Recalled Supplements Linger on US Store ShelvesWebMD
Diet Supplements Contain Illegal Drugs Years After RecallsLive Science
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BBC News

Dementia study questions advice on taking supplements
BBC News
Taking vitamin B12 and folic acid supplements does not seem to cut the risk of developing dementia in healthy people, say Dutch researchers. In one of the largest studies to date, there was no difference in memory test scores between those who had ...
New findings on vitamin supplements, memory lossCBS News
Vitamin B and folic acid supplements may not reduce risk of memory loss, study ...Fox News
Vitamin B12 and folic-acid supplements do not help with memory, study findsMinnPost
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Fox News

9 things to know before buying another supplement
Fox News
The supplement aisle at the drug store is lined with products that promise to prevent illness, improve energy, boost metabolism, even brighten your skin. You probably already know these capsules aren't necessarily silver bullets to perfect health ...


Food Poisoning Bulletin

Mixing Medications and Dietary Supplements Can Endanger Your Health
FDA.gov
When you take prescription or over-the-counter (OTC) medications, do you take also a vitamin, mineral, or other dietary supplements? Have you considered whether there is any danger in mixing medications and dietary supplements? There could be, says ...
Mixing Dietary Supplements and Meds Is a DangerFood Poisoning Bulletin
Medications, Dietary Supplements Potentially Dangerous Mix, FDA SaysNatural Products INSIDER
Mixing Medication and Dietary Supplements Can be Bad for HealthTestCountry.com (blog)

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Southeast Asia Poised to Adopt Unified Health Supplements Standards
Natural Products INSIDER
An association of 10 nations in Southeast Asia crafted standards governing traditional medicines and health supplements. The development furthers a broader plan to create a regional economy and positions products within member countries to compete ...

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Yahoo Health

Supplements: How To Cut Through The Nonsense
Yahoo Health
Walking through the supplement aisle at your local Whole Foods can be an overwhelming and confusing experience. There is so much health potential lurking on the shelves, but there's also a lot of crap. And, trying to dig through what's right for you is ...

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Developing Those Elusive Bright Eyes... With Vitamins and Minerals

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L-Carnitine For Health & Muscle Growth: What You Need To Know About L-Carnitine

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Steroid Stars

A long time ago, in the country far, far away,... Read More