Supplements

Ginkgo biloba

Ginkgo – besteller in the US

The world’s oldest living tree, dating back 250 million years, is the double-lobed leaves of the Ginkgo biloba tree. Close to 200 clinical trials have been published on ginkgo extract since 1980, with most of them supporting benefits related to improved circulation and mental function.

Calcium

Calcium builds strong bones

Calcium is an age-old ingredient, with not much new to say – who doesn’t know that calcium builds strong bones, right?

Not so fast. Postmenopausal women are routinely advised to take calcium supplements to avoid osteoporosis – loss of bone density. Only recently has evidence cemented the proposition that calcium intake in childhood and adolescence can help prevent osteoporosis later in life.1 

Dietary Supplements: What You Should Know

Dietary supplements are ubiquitous in our time. More than 150 million Americans take dietary supplements as part of their ongoing health and wellness regimen.

A visit to any health food store or pharmacy presents a dizzying array of bottles with exotic-sounding ingredients on the labels. Nearly every day in the media one can find the results of new studies about dietary supplements and nutrients. Information about supplements abounds on the internet, but it is often inaccurate, incomplete or misleading.

McCain backtracks on further regulating supplements

In February, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-ND) introduced a bill that would essentially pull the rug from the legitimate side of the dietary-supplement industry. The action prompted a rather loud hue and cry from the supplements industry and the public, including groups such as Citizens for Health. The fear was that, if passed, the bill would negatively affect consumers' access to a broad range of supplements they rely on for better health.

Phospholipids and Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Why you need to know about lipids

In order to remain robust, energetic and healthy, we need a variety of nutrients. These include amino acids, proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, lipids and fatty acids.

Health Blog: Maintaining Weight During Cancer

While excess body fat is often blamed for up to 20 per cent of all deaths from cancer[i], the fact remains that many people living with cancer and undergoing conventional cancer treatments sometimes find themselves facing the opposite problem—how to gain weight or at least prevent further weight loss.

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