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

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

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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