Folic Acid

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FOLIC ACID Health Benefits Folic acid, also called folate or folacin, is a B vitamin with a solid reputation for protecting against birth defects and heart disease. With adequate amounts of folic acid, it is estimated that 50,000 deaths from cardiovascular disease could be prevented each year in the United States alone. Moreover, common birth…

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Vitamin B6

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VITAMIN B5 * Day by day, there’s probably no nutrient as actively involved in keeping your system running smoothly as Vitamin B6. Technically an umbrella term used to describe three B vitamins (pyridoxine, pridoxal, and pyridoxamine); Vitamin B6 partakes in no fewer than 100 chemical reactions throughout the body. Vitamin B6 helps manufacture the building…

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Vitamin B5

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Health Benefits Also known as Vitamin B5, pantothenic acid is essential for a number of basic bodily functions -from growth to reproduction. It participates in the continual breakdown of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins from food. This vitamin also produces numerous enzymes and helps maintain precise communication between the central nervous system and the brain. A…

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Vitamin B1

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Health Benefits This nutrient is essential to normal growth and development. It participates in converting carbohydrates from foods into energy and promotes proper functioning of the heart and nervous systems. Thiamin may lessen numbness and tingling in individuals with diabetes and other disorders that can cause nerve damage.

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Magnesium

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MAGNESIUM * Health Benefits Magnesium, a mineral, helps coordinate the activity of the heart muscle as well as the functioning of the nerves that initiate the heartbeat. It also helps keep coronary arteries from spasming. Magnesium plays a part in reducing elevated blood pressure by relaxing the muscles that control blood vessels. It also helps…

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Iron

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IRON Health Benefits Iron, a trace mineral, supplies energy to every cell in the body. It is a key component of hemoglobin, the blood’s oxygen-carrying substance. Iron is also found in myoglobin, which supplies oxygen to muscles, and in compounds that keep the immune system strong. This mineral is critical to sharp mental functioning. Slight…

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Homeopathic Remedies

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Homeopathy Homeopathic remedies are a system of medicine based on three simple principles: Like cures Like: For example, if the symptoms of your cold are similar to poisoning by mercury, then mercury would be your homeopathic remedy. Minimal Dose: The remedy is taken in an extremely dilute form; normally one part of the remedy to…

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Peppermint

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Botanical  Information Peppermint, a cross between two types of mint (water mint and spearmint), is used as both a flavoring agent and a medicine. The leaves and stems contain the volatile oil menthol. It is available as a tea, prepared from dried leaves, a tincture, enteric-coated capsules and topical preparations. Features & Benefits A number…

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Kava Kava

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Botanical  Information Kava is a tall shrub that grows on the islands in the Pacific Ocean. The root and rhizome (underground stem) containing the active ingredient kavalactone are used in medicinal preparations. Kava has been used as a ceremonial drink in the Pacific Islands for hundreds of years. The roots are chewed or ground into…

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Ginkgo Biloba

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Botanical  Information Ginkgo biloba is one of the oldest living tree species. Ginkgo seeds have been used in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years. While Chinese medicine has used both the ginkgo leaf and seed, modern research has focused on the standardized Ginkgo biloba extract, which is prepared from the dried green leaves. This…

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