Vitamins, minerals, herbs and things we can't pronounce - some of them promise to do miracles, but do they?
Well, some new research coming out shows that what your parents' doctors might have thought about vitamin supplementation was wrong when they told you not to bother. And of course, some of the stuff that is being marketed is probably just not worth the money and are scams. Let's look at some of these.
Share this...2000From time to time, we can all feel a little run down at times, especially when we’re rushing around, trying to meet schedules and get our work done. Conflicting schedules with others such as children in our lives can also cause stress. And, when we’re doing all of this, often we skip meals or…
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Share this...1000For quite many years now, some have been suggesting that regular consumption of red wine is good for you! Not only good for you, but very healthy. Much of this came about from studies that showed that the French, who consume a diet high in saturated fat had a relatively low rate of coronary…
Spirulina has a long history of being used as a food source. Earliest documented evidence shows that it was used as long as 10,000 years ago, though actual use could date even further back than that. The Aztecs used it in Mexico, as did indigenous African populations, and for the last several decades, it has been a popular dietary supplement.
Evening Primrose Oil may be helpful in treating a number of conditions, including menopause, PMS, arthritis and skin conditions such as acne and eczema. Studies show it can also be helpful in treating mastalgia.
Vitamin C is responsible for many health functions and the research shows that supplementation with this vitamin can be helpful in preventing cancers, heart disease, and more!
We know that garlic has some very healthy benefits but along with it goes the "garlic breath" problem. Some garlic supplements in pill and capsule form solve the bad breath problem, but are you getting all of the benefits when you take it in this format?
Found in turmeric, curcumin is proving itself to an amazing compound that has both preventative qualities and abilities to treat and cure a wide range of illnesses. Medical researchers are excited about the potential of curcumin, but you should learn more about supplementation with this compound and it's bioavailability.
Magnesium - we don't eat enough of the dark green vegetables that contain it, and we don't drink enough hard water that has it in its most useful form. The stress in our lives strips our bodies of it, and our high-sugar, high-starch diet depletes us of this vital nutrient.
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a naturally occurring compound produced by the human body and is necessary for the basic functioning of cells. CoQ10 levels are reported to decrease with age and has therefore been an additive in anti-aging creams. While we can't guarantee it will make you younger, it has been shown to have potential treating or preventing a number of diseases.
Is Taurine the wonder molecule that could help decrease the effects of aging? At least one published scientific study suggests so. Taurine has so many health benefits that it ought to be one of the first supplements you reach for as there is evidence it can both heal and prevent liver disease, mood disorders, artery damage, as well as improve cognitive function, libido, and a host of other ailments and diseases. It is also required for efficient absorption and regulation of important minerals including magnesium and potassium.
Find out more about this amazing amino acid that is garnering much attention in medical and research fields.
Zinc is an essential mineral and a deficiency can lead to some severe physical problems. While many of us get enough through our diet, find out if you are at risk for not getting enough zinc on a daily basis, and what you may want to do if you're not. If you are a vegetarian, you may be especially at risk of a zinc deficiency.