supplements a-z

Digestive Enzymes

Many nutritionally oriented doctors consider plant-based digestive enzyme products helpful for promoting good digestion and nutrient absorption. The theory is that these plant-based compounds compensate for any disruption in the body’s natural production of digestive enzymes (those crucial molecules designed to break down foods into nutrients that the body can absorb). Digestive enzymes are typically…

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Essential Fatty Acids

Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) are fats that must be consumed through diet because the body is unable to manufacture them on its own. These fats are needed by the body in order to maintain overall health. There are two essential fatty acids for humans, Omega-3 (alpha-linolenic acid) and Omega-6 (linoleic acid). Omega-3 There are three…

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Fiber Supplements

Most foods contain a mixture of soluble and insoluble fiber, which together make up the dietary fiber family. Soluble fibers attract water and form a gel, which slows down digestion. Soluble fiber delays the emptying of your stomach and makes you feel full, which helps control weight. Slower stomach emptying may also affect blood sugar…

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Folic Acid

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 defects could be cut…

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Goji Berries

Health Benefits Goji berries have garnered interest through their use in various diets and role in helping to improve certain imbalances. In traditional Eastern medicine modalities, such as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Himalayan medicine and Ayurveda, foods are recognized for their medicinal qualities and have been used for centuries as medicine to treat imbalance and…

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