Category: Supplements

Potency Multi Vitamins

We believe that people who are in general good health, in other words, are not suffering from any serious health problems, should not take these types of vitamins, although many marketers of so called health companies will lead people to believe otherwise. There are health risks in doing so if you people do take such vitamins.

Many people aren’t aware of many aspects of nutrition, and one that we feel people should know is that large doses of vitamin C can actually be toxic and can cause the free radicals to be produced. Free radicals impair your health and many experts believe, these chemical reactions are what lead to poor health and disease.

In extreme cases, high doses of vitamins like vitamin E can lead to excessive thinning of the blood, and could actually increase your chances of dying. This is no good for someone who has set out to …

Supplements to Help You Sleep

The first supplement that we are going to discuss is melatonin. Melatonin is secreted by the pineal gland and is a pea-sized structure at the center of our brains, which helps our eyes register at the fall of darkness. At night, melatonin is produced to help our bodies regulate our wake-sleep cycle. The amount of it produced by our body lessens as we get older, which is why it is important to supplement with melatonin.

Another useful supplement in helping you sleep better is phosphatidylserine. Phosphatidylserine is a natural nutrient found as part of the cell membranes of cells. Phosphatidylserine is most notably found in the cell membranes of neurons, comprising of about 7 to 10 percent of it lipid content. It has been available in the North American market since the early 1990`s, but has been available to the rest of the world for many decades.

L-tryptophan is an …

Effects of Xylitol

This sweetener is a five-carbon sugar basically alcohol derived from xylose with a flavor similar to sucrose and more often consumed as Xylitol gum for tooth care, in which potential side effects rarely are disclosed.

Claimed to be a non-carcinogenic sweetener, Xylitol is a white crystalline carbohydrate also used as a sugar substitute for diabetic patients, it’s dietary uses cause a slight diarrhea as a result of slow absorption from the intestine, a temporary condition but discomforting.

Xylitol is also known as wood sugar, hence promoted as a natural alternative sweetener derived from raspberries, birch, and plums. On the other hand, Xlear is a brand name for a saline solution used for nasal washing and toothpaste products, which primary active ingredient is Xylitol.

Xlear comes as a spray, used for reducing bacteria in the Eustachian tubes and nose. It also claims to decrease the risk of sinus infections, improving allergic …

Herbal Energy Boosters

Although you can purchase an herbal supplement for energy containing one ingredient, experts agree that you can reap the most benefits from a more comprehensive supplement with multiple herbal extracts as well as other energy-enhancing nutrients.

Siberian ginseng has been researched extensively in Russia and is popular with Russian athletes as a natural herbal energy booster. It can help with concentration, stamina and immune function as well as speed up recovery time after exercise.

Another powerful herb is called gotu kola, and it can help enhance brain function as well as strengthen blood vessels and muscle tissue. It acts as a tonic and rejuvenator.

Maitake, a Chinese mushroom, has been shown to stimulate the immune system as well as have a significant effect on chronic fatigue.

It might surprise you to learn that several digestive herbs can help boost energy as they assist in the digestion of the food you …

Vitamin B6 So Important

Pyridoxine – Vitamin B6 – is an essential nutrient required for life. It functions primarily as a “coenzyme,” which is to act as a catalyst for other enzymes that need proper assistance to complete their job. Neurotransmitters, proteins, and red blood cells all require Vitamin B6 in order to be formed; and it is also required for the metabolism of foods into energy. Research is showing the Vitamin B6 may play a crucial role in disease prevention and treatment.

Along with Folic Acid and Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6 has been shown to help the body reduce homocysteine, an amino acid-like compound that is being studied for its relationship to an increase in heart disease.

Vitamin B6 also plays many other important roles in the body…

Supplementation with Vitamin B6 has been found to decrease PMS symptoms and can provide relief for pregnant women who suffer from morning sickness. Other studies …

Natural Tonics

Tonics are usually liquid preparations that have a combination of herbs, vitamins, minerals and other ingredients. No tonic has any magical healing effect on any disease. That may seem to be a strange thing to say in an article about Natural Tonics for Health and Wellness. Let me explain.

The only thing that can heal a body is the body itself. Nature has designed a self repair system for the human body that will accomplish the seeming miraculous. Most of the time all we have to do is stay out of the way.

Sometimes a toxic agent, biological or chemical, can overwhelm the body’s capacity to heal itself. Medical science can assist by removing any overload. The body itself then takes over and does the actual healing. A tonic acts to supply the body’s repair mechanism with missing nutrients so that it functions at its best.

Is it possible …

B6 Vitamin

It is possible to take too much B6 and it can have some unpleasant effects, so if you are taking supplements then it is best to consult your doctor to find out whether it is right for you to take supplements and the amount that you should be taking. The recommended daily amount for both men and women is 2mg. If you are worried that you might need a supplement, then ask your doctor if you should take it on it’s own or as a whole as part of a vitamin B complex.

There are a great many good food sources of vitamin B6 and this is the way that most people get their intake of the vitamin. Brewer’s yeast is a good source for most of the B vitamins and this is one of the most popular ways to take a supplement. You can also get B6 from meat …

Ganoderma Lucidum

Believed by the Chinese as the “Miraculous King of Herbs,” Ganoderma Lucidum is highly-regarded for its medicinal properties that help improve human body’s healing ability while helping its user to maintain good physical shape. Aside from promoting longevity, Ganoderma Lucidum has unique properties that contribute much to the strengthening of the immune system. Somewhat rare in the West, Ganoderma Lucidum has been worshipped as a kind of herbal medicine the emperors of the great Japanese and Chinese dynasties drank with their special teas and mushroom concoctions to achieve greater vitality and longer life. Ganoderma Lucidum was also believed to be visible in the “elixir of eternal youth” that the ancient Taoists constantly searched for.

A fungus known by its many names like “Reishi,” “Ling zhi,” and “Mannentake,” among others, Ganoderma Lucidum, for hundreds or even thousands of years, is recognized as powerful medicinal fungi because it has properties often associated …

DHEA

DHEA – or dehydroepiandrosterone

This is a natural hormone produced in our bodies by the adrenal gland. During our growth period, there are very high levels of it in our blood. The older we get, the more we seem to need, but its production often lags behind our own deterioration state.

DHEA is associated with youthfulness, energy levels, good memory, strong sex drive, good mood, active metabolism, and muscle tone. Yet as early as our 18th year, its levels start to drop, as aging begins.

Aging is often associated with falling libido, muscle wasting, bone loss, reduced strength and stamina…and not just a physical appearance of aging. It appears the DHEA targets just these elements.

DHEA and Scientific Research

The role of DHEA is being researched actively and internationally in the following areas:

Adrenal Insufficiency
Bone Density
Burn Out (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome)
Chrohn’s Syndrome (and Ulcerative Colitis)
Erectile Dysfunction
Treatment …

Hoodia Diet Capsule

Will you please excuse me on this occasion for not going into much detail or anything too original. I have much to say about hoodia but this is my first submission and I want to be sure it all works before submitting a full blown essay.

So please bear with me and keep your eyes peeled after this dry run. Thanks for your patience.

I will just say for now that hoodia is an extraordinary natural plant used by indigenous bushmen for as long as anyone knows to prevent them feeling hungry when on the move for days and weeks. As usual there is much sceptisim amongst the orthodox medical fraternity but the anecdotal evidence, not to mention the empirical evidence supplied by the bushmen is rather overwhelming. You do have to wonder sometimes whether the mainstream medical community has vested pharmaceutical interests.

Basically hoodia makes you feeel full and …