Sense and Nonsense of Dietary Supplements

Scientific evaluation of Cardiovascular health benefits of dietary supplements

Hydrastis Canadensis

March 1, 2013
by w.eijgelaar


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


February 22, 2013
by w.eijgelaar

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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