Sense and Nonsense of Dietary Supplements

Scientific evaluation of Cardiovascular health benefits of dietary supplements

Omega-3-Fatty-Acids

April 24, 2013
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Omega 3 Poly Unsaturated Fatty Acids (Fish oil, Krill oil, Plant sterols)

The human body can make most of the types of fats it needs from other fats or raw materials. That isn’t the case for omega-3 fatty acids. These are essential fats—the body can’t make them from scratch but must get them from … Continue reading

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

vitamin-D

February 22, 2013
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Vitamin D3

Recent research investigated a wide range of health benefits that can be achieved by vitamin D supplementation. The best known are the muscular and the skeletal benefits to prevent Rickets. The internationally renowned medical institute, the Mayo Clinic, provides a … Continue reading

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