Sense and Nonsense of Dietary Supplements

Scientific evaluation of Cardiovascular health benefits of dietary supplements

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

coq10

February 25, 2013
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Coenzyme Q10

Coenzyme Q10 is found in high concentrations in the mitochondria (power house) of every cell, it is involved in the energy metabolism (electron transport) of cells. As an energy (electron) carrier, the CoQ10 molecule is continually going through an oxidation-reduction … Continue reading

Panax_Ginseng_Root_Extract

February 22, 2013
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Panax Ginseng

Ginseng is a well-known medical herb with a long list of acclaimed health benefits. Ginsenosides, known as ginseng saponins, are the major components of ginseng. Ginseng also contains several valuable nonsaponin components, including essential oils, antioxidants, polyacetylenic alcohols, peptides, amino … Continue reading

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