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Acne

Acne* This chronic skin condition is characterized by outbreaks of pimples and other eruptions, most often on the face but also on the neck, shoulders, upper back, chest, and buttocks. Acne occurs when the sebaceous, or oil, glands at the base of hair follicles in the skin secrete too much sebum. Excess sebum can back…

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Biotin

Health Benefits Although biotin is one of the lesser known B vitamins, it plays an essential role in a number of important body processes. This nutrient assists the body in metabolizing protein, fats and carbohydrates from food. It plays a special role in enabling the body to use blood sugar (glucose). Biotin also helps produce…

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Amino Acids

The body uses chemical substances called amino acids to build the exact type of protein it needs. There are two types of amino acids: essential and nonessential. While the body must get the essential amino acids from foods, it can manufacture the nonessential amino acids on its own if the diet is lacking them. Of…

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Bilberry

Botanical Information Bilberry, a relative of the blueberry, has been used for nearly 1,000 years in traditional European medicine. It grows in North America, Europe, and northern Asia. The fruit are rich in astringent compounds called tannins. The fruit can be eaten or made into extracts. Similarly, the leaves can be made into extracts or…

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Astragalus

Botanical Information Native to China, Astragalus has been used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine. A relative of licorice and the pea plant, there are actually over 2,000 species of Astragalus. Teas, capsules and other formulations are made from the plant’s flat, yellowish root. Features & Benefits Used to prevent and treat common colds and…

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