Sense and Nonsense of Dietary Supplements

Scientific evaluation of Cardiovascular health benefits of dietary supplements

Ginkgo Biloba

March 1, 2013
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Ginkgo Biloba

Ginkgo Biloba trees are native to China and also known as the maidenhair tree. It a unique species of tree with no close living relatives. The ginkgo biloba tree is often called a living fossil, because recognisably similar fossils have been found dating back 270 million years. Gingko Biloba is one … Continue reading

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March 1, 2013
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Cacoa (Dark Chocolate)

A novel source of flavonoids, cocoa, attracted interest in recent years. A recent meta-analysis of 20 studies involving 856 mainly healthy participants demonstrated that flavanol-rich chocolate and cocoa products have a small but statistically significant effect in lowering blood pressure … Continue reading

Quercetin

March 1, 2013
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Quercetin

Quercetin is a flavonoid widely distributed in nature. The name has been used since 1857, and is derived from quercetum (oak forest). Foods containing quercetin include brewed, black or green tea, apples,sweet potato, watercress, red onion, broccoli, black plums and a number of berries, including cultivated blueberry, bilberry, lingonberry, cranberry, chokeberry, rowanberry and … Continue reading

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