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Silica

Health Benefits Silicon is not present in the body in large amounts, yet is found in virtually every type of tissue in the body. Do not confuse it with silicone. Silicon is also called silica and is a natural substance while silicone is a man-made industrial polymer used in plastic surgery. Silicon is used to…

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Selenium

Health Benefits The trace mineral selenium makes its way into our bodies because it is contained in certain foods. Over time, it becomes part of nearly every cell, with particularly high concentrations in the kidneys, liver, pancreas, spleen, and testes. The most concentrated food source for selenium is the Brazil nut; a single nut contains…

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Molybdenum

Health Benefits Molybdenum assists in the breaking down of sulfite toxin build-ups in the body. Its antioxidant properties assist the body by fighting the nitrosamines, which are associated with cancer. It is needed for normal cell function and nitrogen metabolism. It helps to prevent anemia, prevent cavities and may be of value in fighting mouth…

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Oregano (Oil of)

Botanical  Information Closely related to the herb marjoram, oregano is high in antioxidant activity, due to the high content of phenolic acids and flavonoids, including thymol and carvacrol. Features & Benefits Helps to alleviate toothache with topical use Help control yeast and fungi in the body, including issues with candida such as athlete’s foot and…

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Licorice

Botanical  Information Licorice is a flavorful herb that has been used in food and medicinal remedies for thousands of years. Also known as “sweet root,” licorice root contains a compound that is 50 times sweeter than sugar. Supplements containing therapeutic amounts of licorice come in two forms: either licorice with glycyrrhizin or licorice without glycyrrhizin,…

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