Recent Scientific American publication on dangers of taking antioxidant supplements is discouraging yet questionable. The publication is written around free radical damage theory of aging and voices concerns regarding opposite effects of antioxidants on health. While it was an interesting read for me, especially because I do take some supplements and even wrote . . . → Read More: Antioxidants Controversy.
Lipoic Acid or Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) is a sulphur-containing, vitamin-like substance which plays a two-fold role in our body. It is involved in metabolism and plays a key role in the production of energy molecule – ATP. It also acts as a powerful antioxidant. Alpha Lipoic Acid has been extensively studied in . . . → Read More: Benefits of Alpha Lipoic Acid.
Those who are familiar with this amino-acid might associate it with body-building, since Arginine/Ornithine combo is often seen beside protein jars in health stores. While it is true that Arginine is one of the most popular supplements for weight lifters, it is also favourable in pharmaceutical and healthcare industry. L-Arginine is a very . . . → Read More: Arginine.
Glucosamine is a simple molecule of glucose and an amine (nitrogen and two molecules of hydrogen). Our body manufactures Glucosamine naturally and it also can be sourced from food. Glucosamine is an important building block involved in glycosaminoglycans manufacturing – molecules found in cartilage. It also helps incorporation of sulphur into cartilage.
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MSM (methyl-sulfonyl-methane) is a natural sulfur, most abundant in our body after water ans sodium. However, it should not be confused with sulfur drugs or dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO), to which some people are allergic. It originates as dimethyl sulfide (DMS) in the ocean with an aid of plankton, transforms to MSM in the . . . → Read More: MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane).
Nutrients are our fuel and an essential part of energy production. Lack of certain nutrients can result in tiredness, exhaustion and lethargy. In our modern hectic lifestyles, food is often grabbed on the run, with preference for convenience rather than nutrition. Lack of nutritional education pays its toll too. People tend to recycle . . . → Read More: Nutrients For Energy.
Today, I’d like to publish a list of digestive aids with just a brief description of each, to summarise what’s available in stores and which supplement to use for a particular problem. Digestive system is very complex and large. It is closely connected with immune system and is responsible for many processes in . . . → Read More: The List Of Digestive Aids.
I wrote about the role and importance of liver detoxification previously. This post is about one of the most popular and widely used liver detox herbs – Milk Thistle (Silybum Marianum). Its traditional use dates back over 2000 years, when it was used to treat mushroom poisoning and snake bites, and it remains . . . → Read More: Benefits Of Milk Thistle.
Glutamine is a non-essential amino acid, but it has so many wonderful qualities that it should be! I must admit, I’m a bit biased about it as I swear by it and so were many of my clients when they discovered it. Unlike some vitamins, this is the example of supplement where you . . . → Read More: Glutamine – An Amazing Amino Acid.
Ashwagandha, Withania Somnifera, also known as Winter Cherry – has been used for centuries in Ayurveda as a tonic that calms the nervous system and is called an “Indian Ginseng”. It is native to India and Himalayas. In western world, the term “adaptogen” is applied to Ashwagandha due to its ability to help . . . → Read More: Ashwagandha – Stress Relieving Herb.