Do not self-medicate with supplements!
Please consult with your doctor before buying any supplements, especially if you are pregnant or
currently taking prescription medication.
USE: Alpha-Lipoic Acid is found in every cell of your body. It's a potent, versatile, antioxidant warrior that helps beat down inflammation, balance those blood-sugar raiders and protect your skin collagen battlements. It boosts the effectiveness of other antioxidants in your body, promotes nerve health, maintains healthy skin, helps remove heavy metals from the body and purifies the liver. Simply put, ALA has your back. Although your body does produce ALA, it doesn't make large enough quantities, and as with CoQ10, the amount of it produced decreases naturally with age. In order to get enough, consider taking an Alpha-Lipoic Acid supplement and, of course, always eat well.
SOURCE: Good sources include grass-fed red meat and organ meats, as well as vegetables like broccoli, collards and spinach”
USE: Get to know medium-chain triglycerides oil because it's an excellent, yet under-the-radar supplement that's useful for boosting energy and supporting athletic performance, as well as metabolic function and cognitive health. Unlike dietary fats, MCTs are a unique form of fat that need less energy and enzymes to be digested, which makes them a more readily accessed energy source. Better yet, MCTs are burned for energy and don't get stored as fat in the body. So whether you're planning to run circles round the competition at the office or on the treadmill, MTC oil is an excellent alternative to sugary “energy” bars, chemical “goos” and performance gels.
SOURCE: Rich sources of MCTs include palm kernel oil, coconut oil and camphor tree drupes.
USE: CoQ10 is an extremely powerful antioxidant that offers amazing benefits for just about everyone. It has virtually endless applications and qualities. It has anti-aging properties, increases energy and can lead to improved cardiovascular and cellular health. In fact, maintaining high CoQ10 levels is so critical that some doctors recommend supplementation to many of their patients, particularly those who are over 40, battling fatigue or dealing with cardiovascular issues. Check with your doctor regarding correct dosage if you feel you should be taking it. If you take statins – the cholesterol lowering drugs - then CoQ10 levels are even more important, as statins can slash them by as much as 40%, leaving you vulnerable to all sorts of problems, especially muscle pains.
SOURCE:Rich sources of dietary coenzyme Q10 include mainly meat, poultry, and fish. Other relatively rich sources include soybean and canola oils, and nuts. Fruits, vegetables, eggs, and dairy products are moderate sources of coenzyme Q10.
USE: L-theanine is nature's “chill pill.” L-theanine is an amino acid that helps calm the nervous system. It's also thought to be the secret to tea's subtle calming effects despite the caffeination. While it can help improve your quality of sleep, L-theanine is also helpful for reducing anxiety levels. These days, with so many people stressed to the max, it's an effective, drug-free alternative that enables you to take the edge off anytime the need arises.
SOURCE: Found primarily in Green tea.
USE: Chlorella is a type of algae that grows in fresh water. The whole plant is used to make nutritional supplements and medicine. As a medicine, chlorella is used for preventing cancer, reducing radiation treatment side effects, stimulating the immune system, improving response to flu vaccine, increasing white blood cell counts (especially in people with HIV infection or cancer), preventing colds, protecting the body against toxic metals such as lead and mercury, and slowing the aging process.
Chlorella is also used to increase “good” bacteria in the intestine in order to improve digestion and to help treat ulcers, colitis, Crohn's disease, and diverticulosis.
Some people also use chlorella for the prevention of stress-related ulcers, treatment of constipation, bad breath, and hypertension. It is also used as an antioxidant, to reduce cholesterol, to increase energy, to detoxify the body, and as a source of magnesium to promote mental health, relieve premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and reduce asthma attacks. It is also often used for fibromyalgia.
SOURCE: Most of the chlorella that is available is grown in Japan or Taiwan. It is processed and made into tablets and liquid extracts. Chlorella Can be bought in powder form or pills.
Be aware that chlorella products can vary significantly depending on the way the crop used to make them was cultivated, harvested, and processed. Scientists have found that dried preparation of chlorella can contain from 7% to 88% protein, 6% to 38% carbohydrate, and 7% to 75% fat.
Chlorella is POSSIBLY SAFE when used short-term (up to 2 months). The most common side effects include diarrhea, nausea, gas (flatulence), green discoloration of the stools, and stomach cramping, especially in the first week of use. More serious reactions including asthma and other dangerous breathing problems. Chlorella can cause skin to become extra sensitive to the sun. Wear sunblock outside, especially if you are light-skinned. Chlorella can contain iodine, therefore it might cause an allergic reaction in people sensitive to iodine. Chlorella might cause the immune system to become more active, and there is a concern that this could increase the symptoms of autoimmune diseases. If you have one of these conditions, it’s best to avoid using chlorella. Always check with your doctor before taking any supplements.
USE: 5-hydroxytryptophan, or 5-HTP, is a chemical made in your body from L-tryptophan, an essential amino acid. L-tryptophan is converted into 5-HTP, which is then converted into serotonin, one of the three main neurotransmitters in your brain. Serotonin acts on your central nervous system, which includes your brain and spinal cord, helping to regulate various body functions, including sleep, aggression, anxiety, depression, temperature and pain sensation.
5 HTP also helps with fibromyalgia, acts as an appetite suppressant and aids with weightloss. It has also been found to be effective with Myoclonic syndromes such as epilepsy.
SOURCE: 5-HTP is not found in food, but its precursor, L-tryptophan, is found in chicken, turkey, milk, potatoes, pumpkin, collard greens and sunflower seeds.
Other foods known to be high in Tryptophan include spirulina, oat or wheat bran, wheat germ, brewer’s yeast, soy beans and soy protein., chocolate and cocoa powder and a range of nuts and seeds.
USE: Your body uses the amino acid tryptophan -- sometimes called L-tryptophan -- to make the B vitamin niacin as well as melatonin and serotonin. Melatonin and serotonin are chemicals called neurotransmitters that the nervous system uses as messengers. Both help you sleep and affect your moods. Tryptophan helps with insomnia, depression, anxiety and Migraines.
SOURCE: As an amino acid, tryptophan is found primarily in foods that are high in protein, such as meat, eggs, cheese and milk, but it can also be found in vegetable proteins such as the protein in potatoes, brown rice, soybeans and peanuts.
USE: L-Methionine is an amino acid that is considered an essential nutrient because your body doesn't synthesize it. Your body uses amino acids primarily to make protein, especially muscle fibers, connective tissue and enzymes. Methionine is also a source of dietary sulfur and other compounds that your body needs for healthy metabolism and growth. It helps to reduce cholesterol and fats in the body, prevents hair, skin and nail disorders.
SOURCE: Methionine is widely available in meats, fish, eggs and dairy products, soybeans and in smaller amounts in whole grains, fermented foods and some fruits and vegetables such as beans, garlic, onion.
USE: L-Lysine is an amino acid that assists calcium absorption, it helps form collagen (replenishes skin tone), and reduces viral growth (Herpes).
SOURCE: Lysine is readily available in high-protein foods, especially red meat, pork, poultry, Parmesan cheese, milk and yogurt, sardines, nuts, eggs, soybeans and wheat germ.
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