L-Carnitine is a nutrient that is derived from the amino acids lysine and methionine. Its name is derived from the fact that it was first isolated from meat (carnus). L-Carnitine is not considered a dietary essential because it is synthesized in the body. The body produces carnitine in the liver and kidneys and stores it in …Read More
The health risk of too much vitamin E is low.
A recent review of the safety of vitamin E in the elderly indicated that taking vitamin E supplements for up to four months at doses of 530 mg or 800 IU (35 times the current RDA) had no significant effect on general health, b …Read More
In a study involving 366 older men and 592 older women (mean age: 75 years), subjects with the greatest vitamin C intake (highest tertile) were found to have significantly fewer hip fractures and non-vertebral fractures a …Read More
Lutein is often hailed as a possible way to protect eyes from macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness. Researchers at Harvard found eating 6mg of lutein a day (roughly 1/4 cup cooked spinach) lowered the odds of macular degeneration by 43%. Acco …Read More
Guggul, an extract from the resin of the mukul myrrh tree (Commiphora mukul), has been used since 600 BC in Ayurvedic medicine to treat obesity and lipid disorders. Guggulipid, an ethyl acetate extract of this resin, is used to treat hyperlipidemia in India and is also available in the US. A 2002 study eval …Read More
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that supplements containing Omega-3 fatty acids can make the claim on their label that they help reduce the risk of heart disease. This new, approved claim reads as follows: “Supportive but not conclusive research shows that consumption of EPA and …Read More
We recently, (February 2003), received an inquiry from a customer for our opinion about the use of DHEA and how it works against the Anabolic/Catabolic “see-saw” that accompanies aging. He was particularly interested in DHEA that derives its product form from Mexican Wild Yam. A second part of his inquiry w …Read More
Where our health and the health of our family is concerned, we all try to do the right thing. One of the smart choices, (we thought!), was to increase our consumption of Omega 3 rich Salmon. Then “WHAM!” we’re blindsided by news reports that the …Read More
Does your Probiotic Supplement need a Pre Biotic?
We’re all aware of these tiny little bacteria that live in our gut and influence everything from digestion to serotonin production, right? Yes, of course we’re talking about those friendly Probiotics. You've probably heard a lot …Read More