Nutraceuticals

  • Activated Charcoal
    5/16/2017
    If you’ve ever used a water filtration system or pitcher, you’ve already seen the benefits of activated charcoal in action. Activated charcoal does essentially the same thing in your intestinal tract that a charcoal block does in your water filter. Toxins and chemicals bind to the activated charcoal, and since the charcoal doesn’t get “digested” per se, these toxins are then flushed out. It can attract and trap thousands of times its own weight in gases, toxins, food additives and other chemicals.
  • Seaprose
    5/5/2016
    Our bodies have amazing healing capabilities, and some of the most interesting self-healing discoveries involve enzymes. These enzymes speed up chemical reactions in the body and help lower the overall amount of energy needed for these reactions to occur.  There are estimated to be between 50,000 and 70,000 different enzymes in your body that regulate your every metabolic function. Without enzymes, all of these metabolic functions would progress through the same steps, but would go too slowly to sustain life. In essence, enzymes make life happen where otherwise there would be none.
  • Lipase
    3/23/2016
    Lipase is a pancreatic enzyme essential to your digestive system.  The word “lipase” comes from the Greek word “lipos” which means fat.  So it should be no surprise that its main function is to break down fats in the body into smaller more digestible components. Specifically, it converts the triglyceride component found in ingested fats into monoglycerides and two fatty acids.
  • Amylase
    3/16/2016
    Amylase is a digestive or systemic enzyme that is somewhat unique in that it is produced at two points in your body. It first activates as a component of saliva, where it begins the breakdown of starches into smaller, more easily digested components. Further on in the digestive process, it is created again in the pancreas. At this point, it is referred to as pancreatic amylase and it works to complete the process of digesting carbohydrates and producing glucose.
  • Nattokinase
    3/10/2016
    Natural healing remedies can be found throughout the globe, and nattokinase is no exception. Nattokinase is an enzyme found in a Japanese dish called natto (boiled soybeans fermented with bacteria Bacillus subtilis). Incidentally, Bacillus subtilis is also known as the hay bacillus or grass bacillus and is found in soil and the gastrointestinal tract of ruminants and humans. Natto has been used in Japan for over 1000 years for its popular taste and as a medicinal folk remedy. This enzyme was discovered by research scientist Dr.
  • rutin
    3/3/2016
    Rutin is a bioflavonoid found in buckwheat, black tea, citrus fruits, and apple peels. The name comes from the herb rue, but it is actually a complex sugar found in foods.  In the 1940s, it was called vitamin P, even though it’s not a vitamin.  One of its main health roles is to help the body utilize Vitamin C more efficiently, as well as help produce collagen (the skin’s main building blocks). Rutin has long history of medicinal use - in fact, as of 2013 there are over 130 registered therapeutic medicinal preparations containing rutin in their formulations.
  • Papain - Papaya Enzyme
    2/24/2016
    Papain is a proteolytic enzyme found in concentrated amounts in unripe papaya fruit. It is similar to bromelain (found in pineapple) and has many of the same health benefits. However, there are a few medicinal traits unique to papain that can help improve the body’s overall health.
  • Bromelain
    2/18/2016
    Bromelain is a proteolytic enzyme concentrated in the fruit and stem of the pineapple fruit. As a proteolytic enzyme, it breaks down proteins, which means bromelain can help aid your body digest proteins, especially complex proteins, into small peptide units or amino acids. These smaller units help your body produce protein-based molecules such as muscle and neurotransmitters. While building protein and muscle is essential, bromelain also offers a number of medicinal benefits.
  • Tocotrienol
    10/14/2015
    Just about everyone is familiar with Vitamin E, but what you may not realize is that the vitamin is actually composed of two classes of molecules - tocopherols and tocotrienols. And there are four molecules in each class—both tocopherols and tocotrienols have alpha, beta, gamma, and delta molecules. In other words, natural vitamin E is a complex comprised of eight different molecules. Studies abound on the tocopherols—mostly alpha tocopherol--but information on the health benefits associated with the four tocotrienols has been a little less forthcoming.
  • Superoxide Dismutase
    10/14/2015
    Considered to be quite possibly the most powerful antioxidant our body creates, superoxide dismutase (SOD) is an enzyme found in almost all living cells. To really understand how this enzyme works in your body, you need to understand the negative effects of free radicals and oxidative stress.
  • Biotin Health Benefits
    9/28/2015
    Biotin is a water-soluble vitamin known as vitamin H or B7. Biotin is considered part of the B complex group of vitamins, which help the body convert food into fuel. Biotin's main functions in the body include metabolizing carbohydrates, fats, and amino acids, as well as regulating DNA formation.
  • L-Methionine Health Benefits
    9/25/2015
    Methionine is a sulfur-containing amino acid that is responsible for the production of collagen and is a powerful antioxidant that helps fight free radicals in the body as well as slow the aging process.
  • rice field
    3/4/2014
    Tested by the U.S.D.A., stabilized rice bran is an extremely powerful source of vitamins and minerals, essential amino acids, Omega-3,6,9 fatty acids, and complete soluble and insoluble fiber.
  • What Is Resveratrol? | Herbal Library
    9/18/2013
    Many people wonder, "what is resveratrol?" For many years, grape seed extract was a hot seller (packaged as OPCs). In an interesting twist, it turns out that an important part of the grape was being left behind! The skin, which was being discarded in favor of the seeds, actually contains a powerful phytoalexin antioxidant known as resveratrol.
  • 9/16/2013
    Avocado Soy Unsaponifiables (ASU) are not the same as avocado and soy oil. They are specially extracted from the fiber of avocados and soy and can be extremely beneficial to bone and joint health.
  • 9/16/2013
    One of the prime actions of DMAE is that it flushes accumulated lipofuscin from your body – from the neurons in your brain, from your skin, and all other organs.
  • 9/16/2013
    NAC is great for dissolving and loosening mucus, so it is commonly used for chronic bronchitis, COPD, hay fever, and respiratory disorders.
  • 9/16/2013
    Clay minerals are one of the most effective natural intestinal detoxifying agents known, capable of absorbing up to 40 times its weight in fecal matter.
  • 9/16/2013
    An antioxidant compound, it's derived as a supplement mainly from tomatoes, lycopene foods appear to be the best defense against prostate and bladder cancer.
  • 9/16/2013
    In humans, zeaxanthin has been shown to inhibit the growth of various types of cancer cells such as those affecting the lungs, stomach, cervix, breast, bladder, and mouth.
  • 9/16/2013
    Among the many benefits of curcumin, it's been shown to slow the spread of cancer and new tumor blood vessel growth, particularly colon cancer cells.
  • 9/11/2013
    For anyone suffering from progressive cartilage damage, reprogramming the immune system with undenatured type II chicken collagen as found in UC-II is an essential component of his or her joint repair regimen.
  • Benefits of Magnesium Supplements | Herbal Library
    9/10/2013
    Magnesium is the activating mineral for close to 400 different enzyme reactions in the body (that we know about) - more than any other mineral. Too little magnesium literally impacts your body negatively in hundreds of ways.
  • Benefits of selenium
    9/10/2013
    Selenium is an important trace mineral that helps your body make selenoproteins, a group of some 30 antioxidant enzymes (including four variants of glutathione peroxidase). The benefits of these selenium-based antioxidants is that they help prevent cellular damage from free radicals. They also help regulate thyroid function and play an important role in a healthy immune system.
  • Herbal Library | Beta Carotene Benefits
    9/9/2013
    Beta-carotene is one of a group of red, orange, and yellow pigments called carotenoids, which can be found in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. There is also a synthetic version, which is made from acetylene gas, but this should be avoided at all costs as it is "incomplete" and does not perform as well as natural sources of beta-carotene -- in fact, it may actually be harmful. The most concentrated sources of beta-carotene are yellow, orange, and green leafy fruits and vegetables. Foods rich in beta-carotene include:
  • 8/6/2013
    An Acetyl L carnitine supplement can perform several key functions in the body: improve the functioning of muscle tissue and of the immune system.
  • 7/26/2013
    Astaxanthin is considered a strong coloring agent and also has considerable health benefits. Research has shown that it may be great for healing numerous diseases.
  • 7/26/2013
    Where does emu oil come from? What can it do for your health? Learn about this anti-inflammatory nutraceutical and all it's health benefits.
  • 7/25/2013
    Boswellia Serrata, or frankincense, has been a staple of Ayurvedic medicine from time immemorial for its ability to manage inflammatory disorders.
  • 7/25/2013
    Take a closer look at caffeine benefits and risks and the effects it has on overall health, as well as sleep.
  • Alpha-Carotene May Help You Live Longer
    7/23/2013
    Eating dark green and orange vegetables may help you live longer thanks to an antioxidant known as alpha-carotene.
  • L-carnosine benefits
    7/22/2013
    Studies of the benefits of l-carnosine have found increased cell life and life expectancy, as well as actual reversal of aging.
  • Cetyl Myristoleate
    7/19/2013
    Cetyl Myristoleate is a chemical that relieves arthritis pain and symptoms. Read to learn what foods Cetyl-M can be found in and more.
  • 7/19/2013
    Lactase digestion is a problem many people suffer from everyday. Learn more about treating lactose intolerance in our digestion enzymes series.
  • 7/19/2013
    Many medicine brands offer their own Zinc cold remedy in the form of Zinc acetate lozenges. Find out more about natural health remedies that use this key trace element.
  • 5/31/2013
    Today, you still hear ongoing debates about the need to detox. The body naturally detoxifies itself, so we should be fine, right? Yes and no. The body does naturally detoxify, but we may need to assist it in that process due to the amount of toxins we face daily. And there is one supplement in particular that can help with this process, Calcium D-Glucarate, which is the focus on our article today.
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