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Archive for the ‘Supplements’ Category

Congress votes down Sen. Durbin’s anti-supplement amendment
by Ethan A. Huff, staff writer

(NaturalNews) A sneaky, eleventh-hour attempt by Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) to essentially shut down the supplement industry alongside an amendment pertaining to prescription drug user fees has failed. In a vote of 77-20, the U.S. Senate voted to table Amendment No. 2127, which would have created “duplicative, unnecessary, and unexpected new regulations” for the supplement industry that could have resulted in many common supplements being pulled from store shelves.
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Glutamine: The ultimate healing supplement
by John McKiernan

(NaturalNews) The healing powers of glutamine are vast and understated. This completely safe and natural amino acid supplement has been studied for the past 15 years for its unique and compelling healing properties. It is now clear to researchers that glutamine is key in healing the body from certain diseases and ailments.
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Can 5-HTP really curb depression and anxiety?
by Danna Norek

(NaturalNews) Depression and anxiety remain two of the most pervasive mental health issues in American culture today. We currently have more medications than we’ve ever had to treat these conditions along with more natural, gentler alternatives like 5-HTP, St. John’s Wort, and others. Yet it seems both depression and anxiety have ballooned over the past several decades for reasons that can only be speculated upon.
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Boost your energy naturally with these ‘super’ herbs
by Jonathan Benson, staff writer

(NaturalNews) If you are one of the millions of Americans that struggles daily with lack of energy or chronic fatigue, then you are likely very familiar with those constant feelings of being tired and drained. But rather than turn to coffee, so-called energy drinks, or harsh stimulants for a quick pick-me-up, you might instead try supplementing with one or more of these amazing, energy-boosting “super” herbs.
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Sports and energy drinks irreversibly damage teeth by ‘bathing’ them in acid
by J. D. Heyes

(NaturalNews) If you are known by your friends for your “winning smile” or are otherwise concerned about your dental health – and you’re a sports drink-a-holic – you might want to consider using a different option to help energize before workouts or quench your thirst after.
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IronMagLabs Complete Protein Rx
New protein study could shake up sports nutrition market
by Todd Runestad, Functional Ingredients

Whey protein has long been the go-to protein source in the sports nutrition market. But a new study could spell opportunity for other proteins and expand formulations beyond athletes and weekend warriors. At the Experimental Biology meeting in San Diego on Monday, Blake Rasmussen, PhD, of the University of Texas Medical Branch, presented findings that show a blend of protein sources—50 percent casein, 25 percent whey, 25 percent soy—was superior to whey alone for prolonging muscle building and recovery after exercise.
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The Testosterone Effect of Ibuprofen

The painkillers ibuprofen and diclofenac probably cause a temporary boost in testosterone levels, if the results of a 2009 Finnish-Swedish in vitro study published in Steroids are anything to go by. The study also shows that some synthetic testosterone users are able to mislead doping hunters by using these over-the-counter drugs.
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Fit or not, caffeine works

Even if you’re much fitter than ordinary mortals, caffeine can still boost your endurance performance. Sports scientists at California State University San Marcos discovered that caffeine has a stimulatory effect on people, no matter what their level of fitness. Caffeine is one of the better-researched supplements. Studies have shown that the compound boosts your fat burning, as well as your sprint and endurance capacity [J Sci Med Sport. 2008 Apr;11(2):231-3.] – and possibly also your strength.
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Five great herbs for fighting depression naturally
by Jonathan Benson, staff writer

(NaturalNews) Depression is a ubiquitous condition that afflicts millions of Americans, many of whom have been convinced by the psychiatric industry that selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and various other antidepressant drugs are their only options for treatment and healing. Truth be told, there are a number of herbal alternatives to these dangerous pharmaceuticals that have been scientifically proven to help remediate depression naturally, and without causing negative side effects.
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Low circulating omega-3 fatty acids lead to accelerated brain aging and dementia
by John Phillip

(NaturalNews) Omega-3 fats including DHA and EPA are preferentially selected by the human body to form the critical cellular membrane boundary separating the cell nucleus and DNA with the surrounding extracellular environment. The precise fatty acid composition of the membrane determines permeability properties for the passage of essential materials such as oxygen, micronutrients and glucose required for proper cell function.
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Coenzyme Q10 can prevent and treat heart disease by attacking multiple metabolic pathways
by John Phillip

(NaturalNews) Coenzyme Q 10 (CoQ10) is well known as a critical compound required by the body to facilitate normal breakdown of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) within cells into energy we need for metabolism and life itself. It should come as no surprise that this vital natural enzyme complex may hold the key to theprevention and reversal of many potentially life-threatening forms of cardiovascular disease.
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Resveratrol and Grape Seed Extract protect against skin cancer

Bioactive substances in fruit and brassica vegetables protect against skin cancer. Cancer researchers at the University of Texas discovered this when they did experiments on mice. The researchers shaved the mice’s backs and rubbed the carcinogen DMBA into the bare patches. They did this twice a week for a period of four weeks. At the same time the researchers gave their animal subjects protective nutrients.
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The 10 symptoms of vitamin D deficiency you need to recognize
by Aurora Geib

(NaturalNews) Taking vitamin D while still young may be good for the body in the long run. Results from a study conducted by the University of Zurich have confirmed that sufficient amounts of vitamin D taken consistently are necessary to maintain bone health.
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Pregnancy and fish oils – How both mother and baby can benefit
by Dr. Daniel Zagst

(NaturalNews) By 2012, most people understand the importance of including omega-3 fatty acids to their diets. Commonly found in fish oil, omega-3 fatty acids have countless benefits to a person’s health and complexion. From teens to the elderly, everyone can benefit from the wonders of omega-3 fatty acids, but what about pregnant moms and newborns? Recent research indicates that moms and fetuses need fish oils just as much as the rest of the population.
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Regular Use of Vitamin and Mineral Supplements Could Reduce the Risk of Colon Cancer, Study Suggests

ScienceDaily – Could the use of vitamin and mineral supplements in a regular diet help to reduce the risk of colon cancer and protect against carcinogens? A study published in the Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology (CJPP) found that rats given regular multivitamin and mineral supplements showed a significantly lower risk of developing colon cancer when they were exposed to carcinogens.
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