Sense and Nonsense of Dietary Supplements

Scientific evaluation of Cardiovascular health benefits of dietary supplements

Hydrastis Canadensis

March 1, 2013
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Berberine

Berberine is a strongly yellow colored quaternary ammonium salt that is found in Berberis plants (e.g. Oregon grape, barberry, and tree turmeric), goldenseal and Chinese goldthread. Berberine is usually found in the roots, rhizomes, stems, and bark. Many studies have … Continue reading

lycopene

February 25, 2013
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Lycopene

Lycopene (from the New Latin word lycopersicum for the tomato species name) is a bright red carotenoid pigment and phytochemical found in tomatoes and other red fruits and vegetables, such as red carrots, red bell peppers, watermelons, and papayas (but … Continue reading

Red Yeast Rice

February 22, 2013
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Red Yeast Rice

Red yeast Rice is rice that has been fermented with the yeast Monascus Purpureus. It contains 13 different compounds called monacolins that have similar properties as the commonly known statins in cholesterol lowering medicine. They lower the bodies cholesterol production … Continue reading

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