Archive for the ‘Supplements’ Category

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Zen in a Tablet: L- Theanine

Since ancient times, tea has been used as a relaxing and refreshing beverage.  Although tea has many health promoting compounds in it which act as antioxidants, the relaxing effect comes from a unique amino acid called L-theanine.  This amino acid is found only in tea, and unlike other amino acids, it is not used by the body to make proteins.  “Suntheanine” is the name given to a patented very pure form of L-theanine, which is available in capsules and some …

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Fat Busters: Lactoferrin and Whey

If you have struggled with weight your whole life, or you are stuck at a plateau, read on. Your problem might be that your fat is stuck inside your fat cells. Help is on the way.

What is lactoferrin?

It is peptide (small protein). In food, it is found in whey protein. It is also produced in human saliva and tears, but it is often absent in people with insulin resistance. Recent studies are uncovering the role that lactoferrin plays in fat …

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Taking a statin drug to lower cholesterol? Consider supplementing with CoQ10

You may have heard that CoQ10 is good for your heart. You might be surprised to learn that the statin drugs that you take to lower your cholesterol, and therefore to lower your risk of heart disease, lower your CoQ10 levels as well. Therefore the statin drugs may be benefitting you in one way, but harming you in another. There is evidence that statin drugs can cause myopathy (muscle injury) including cardiomyopathy and liver damage to about 1% of people …

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