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ALC supplies two essential components of the body’s fat-metabolizing machinery, and appears to reverse certain aspects of
Last modified: 2000.Dec.16
Alpha-lipoic acid has been used in Europe for many years to treat liver-related ailments. More recent interest in ALA focuses
on its antioxidant properties.
Last modified: 2002.Aug.16
Approved by the FDA as a food preservative, BHT is used by many people as an anti-aging supplement.
Last modified: 2002.Apr.26
The enzyme serrapeptase is now available in the U.S. after decades of successful use in Europe for inflammatory ailments and,
more recently for unclogging arteries.
Last modified: 2002.Jul.13
Because this substance is converted by the body into cell membrane components, it has become of interest for restoring the
function of nerve cells damaged by injury, disease, or aging.
Last modified: 2002.Sep.12
Ed Sharpe compares two supplements now being used to combat cognitive impairments due to aging and other diseases.
Last modified: 2001.Nov.11
Chitosan is a gel-forming substance that in the digestive tract can trap cholesterol and other fatty materials, preventing
their absorption into the body.
Last modified: 2001.May.16
This enthusiastic review of chitosan covers its history, manufacture, and usage.
Last modified: 2001.Jun.18
This basic summary of the actions and usages of coenzyme Q10 emphasizes its use for cardiovascular health, weight loss, and
Last modified: 2001.Jun.26
A review of several studies of CoQ10 for alleviating cardiovascular ailments, diabetes, cancer, infertility, and weight loss.
Last modified: 2001.May.16
This rather technical summary of the role played by CoQ10 in cells suggests explanations for some of its benefits as a supplement.
Last modified: 2004.May.26
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Since ancient times, treatments for depression have run the gamut — from herbs to shocks, and from sleep deprivation to chit-chat.
Last modified: 2001.Aug.12
Why does DMAE work better than plain choline supplements for improving nerve cell function, fighting ‘age spots’ and improving
Last modified: 2001.Feb.19
A brief history of Ginkgo biloba usage, and a summary of recent research.
Last modified: 1999.Jan.15
5-HTP is used for depression because it raises serotonin levels in the brain.
Last modified: 2001.Mar.14
This brief explanation of 5-HTP as a serotonin precursor suggests that it would be prudent to avoid taking it simultaneously
with vitamin B6.
Last modified: 2001.Apr.16
Charles Davidson explains why 5-HTP is used for controlling depression, aggressiveness, appetite, pain, sleep, stress, and
Last modified: 2002.Jan.11
A variety of methods exist for increasing the body’s production of Growth Hormone. Unfortunately, many of them have been made
illegal by government bureaucrats.
Last modified: 1999.Feb.16
The cognitive enhancer huperzine A should become increasingly popular as the population ages and people look for methods to
fight cognitive declines.
Last modified: 1999.Nov.19
This fairly technical review of hypericin’s antiviral properties also discusses dosages and has an extensive bibliography.
Last modified: 2000.Jan.15
A non-technical summary of the use of hypericin to treat depression and viral infections.
Last modified: 2002.Jan.18
An explanation of the function of amino acids, with emphasis on L-carnitine usage for improving fat metabolism and for treating
Last modified: 2001.May.11
Lithium supplementation has been shown to stimulate the growth of new nerve cells.