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Supplements Information

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Know Your Bodybuilding Supplement - ZMA


ZMA is a scientifically designed anabolic mineral formula containing zinc monomethionine aspartate, magnesium aspartate and vitamin B-6. Studies have shown that it has a clinical effect on testosterone levels when taken in a combination containing 30 mg of zinc and 450 mg of magnesium per day.

Know Your Bodybuilding Supplement - Tribulus


Tribulus terrestris is a herb that comes from a plant found in Asia. It has been used in the past by many cultures for the treatment of liver, kidney and cardiovascular diseases.

Know Your Bodybuilding Supplement - HMB


HMB stands for beta-hydroxy beta-methylbutyrate. It is a metabolite of leucine, one of the body's essential amino acids, with small amounts found naturally in catfish, grapefruit and alfalfa.

Know Your Bodybuilding Supplement - NO Nitric Oxide


Nitric oxide is a free form gas produced by the body in order to communicate with other cells. It is created when enzymes break down the amino acid arginine.

Know Your Bodybuilding Supplement - Methoxyisoflavone


Flavones are the latest big supplement to hit the market. Methoxyisoflavone is a non-hormonal anabolic compound that has been shown to reduce cortisol levels, increase protein synthesis and improve recovery from exercise.

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Bee Pollen Supplements Stung By FDA, Contain Real Drugs
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Doing your homework on nutritional supplements
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Managing your medicines and supplements
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While living a healthy lifestyle goes a long way toward successfully managing one's overall well-being, adding medications and supplements to the mix may be necessary and helpful, says Kaiser Permanente family medicine expert Dr. Khaled M. Khoury.


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