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Archive for the ‘Supplements’ Category

by Will Brink

As if the lipids found in fish (EPA and DHA) did not already offer an amazing array of potential health benafits, such as weight loss, protection from heart disease, and improved mood, a new study suggests it may be effective for back and neck pain!
University of Pittsburgh study results published in Surgical Neurology journal PITTSBURGH, April 4, 2006.
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Researchers at Kingston University in England have discovered that phenols in red wine inhibit the enzyme that removes testosterone from the body. Quercetin in particular may be an effective testosterone booster. The enzyme that the Brits are studying goes by the name of UGT2B17. It’s a steroid glucuronidation enzyme, which means it attaches molecules to testosterone, which enables the body to eliminate testosterone through the urine.
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If people in their twenties start strength training they’ll lose more fat around their middle if they take vitamin D too. What’s more, they’ll build up more speed, write sports scientists at Purdue University in an article soon to be published in Clinical Nutrition. But the supplementation had no effect on increase in muscle mass or strength as a result of training.
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by John McKiernan

(NaturalNews) Yohimbe, found in the bark of the evergreen tree, Pausinystalia, has gained much popularity, not only as a treatment for impotence, but also as an effective tool for decreasing body fat. In 1938, the alkaloid yohimbine HCL (hydrochloride) was discovered to be the active component responsible for most of the effects of the yohimbe bark. This compound has now been isolated and is sold as both an aphrodisiac and fat loss aid. Although yohimbe HCL is the most important constituent in yohimbe, it is likely that it contains other alkaloids that contribute to its effectiveness.
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Human beings cannot live without vitamin B-6. It is also important for the prevention of cancer and the prevention and treatment of seizures, anemia, mental disorders including schizophrenia, carpal tunnel syndrome, and other conditions. Its effect on carpal tunnel can seem almost miraculous. A natural form of the vitamin, Pyridoxamine, was recently yanked off the market by the FDA. Why? Because a pharmaceutical company, BioStratum, wanted sole use of pyridoxamine in a drug, a drug which may or may not ever appear.
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Over-fifties who don’t do strength training will notice that their bodies start to lose muscle mass fast while the fat accumulates. According to an animal study done at Florida State University, HMB supplementation can help prevent this to a large extent. If you don’t do anything about it, and don’t do weight training or eat a high-protein diet, then aging will play havoc with your muscle mass. As long ago as the seventies physiologists discovered that people in their eighties have about thirty percent less muscle than people in their fifties. [J Appl Physiol. 1979 Mar;46(3):451-6.]
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by Jonathan Benson, staff writer

(NaturalNews) A recent study presented at the National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS) has found that resveratrol, a nutrient compound found in grape skins, blueberries, and red wine, can improve motor coordination and help prevent falls among the elderly. And in presenting the findings, researchers dubbed resveratrol a “miracle molecule,” presumably because of its many other known health benefits.
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Women who have survived breast cancer and use aromatase inhibitors react surprisingly well to strength training. Researchers at Oregon Health and Science University discovered that the use of aromatase inhibitors can speed up the formation of new muscle mass in cancer survivors.
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by S. D. Wells

(NaturalNews) Mucuna, also known as Velvet Bean, is capturing the interest of thousands of smokers who have the desire and the will to quit cigarettes, but can’t handle the first couple of weeks of rollercoaster-like mood swings and basic withdrawal symptoms. The L-Dopa content of the unprocessed Mucuna bean powder is so powerful that doctors are also using it help Parkinson’s patients restore mental clarity, and as a mood elevator. ( A new study reveals Mucuna just might be that “missing rung” in the ladder that leads to great health for thousands more soon-to-be ex-smokers.
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Many athletes like to consume a last protein shake just before turning in for the night. This provides their muscles with extra amino acids while they sleep, and that’s good for muscle growth, they say. And they’re right too: Dutch nutritionists confirmed the theory this month in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise.
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A daily intake of 15 g essential amino acids between meals results in an increase of 1.7 kg lean body mass in three month’s time, researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston discovered. Doesn’t sound like much? When we tell you that the subjects in this study were inactive women aged 68, you might change your opinion…
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Athletes that make use of supplements containing plant-based extracts often have frighteningly high estradiol levels. Researchers at the University of Rome ‘Foro Italico’ found that male athletes who take herbal supplements sometimes have more estradiol in their bodies than doctors deem good for women.
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by Melissa A. Bartoszewski, DC

(NaturalNews) Do you currently buy your vitamins at the local grocery store, bulk club store, pharmacy, etc? More than likely, you are not getting what you paid for and are doing more harm than good. Getting your daily dose of vitamins and minerals should come from food, and only then should you supplement with high quality products when necessary. Many store bought vitamins contain harmful ingredients and chemicals. Synthetic vitamins are cheaply made and are in non-absorbable forms so your body does not get any nutritional benefits. Stop wasting your money and harming your body.
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by David Gutierrez, staff writer

(NaturalNews) Fish-oil supplements high in omega-3 fatty acids may improve the body’s ability to build muscle and help stave off age-related immobility, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Aberdeen, U.K., and presented at the British Science Festival in the same city.
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