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

dark_chocolate

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

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

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

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

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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