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
The answer to the question “Are your Omega 3 supplements Cholesterol Free?” is a confusing “Yes and No” and requires an explanation.
As described in the Code of Federal Regulations (21 CFR 101.62(d), if a labeled serving size has less than 2 mg per refe …Read More
Carnitine has been considered an ergogenic compound mainly because of its role in energy production. While there are several studies showing a beneficial effect of supplemental carnitine on exercise performance, the overall evidence is equivocal at this point (Brass, 2000). This may be due …Read More
The human body contains a total of 20-25 gm of L-carnitine, about 98% of which is in the skeletal and heart muscles. This shows the importance of carnitine in muscle function. The dietary intake is estimated to about 100-300 mg per day on a Western diet. Meat and dairy products are the major dietary sources of carnitine (Re …Read More