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1.L-Theanine
L-theanine is a water-soluble amino acid. Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins. L-theanine has been studied for its possible health benefits, ranging from 32264 /tnp/pg000220 doc cancer and 38643 /tnp/condition/stroke doc stroke prevention to 21790 /tnp/pg000765 doc weight loss . However, most research on the amino acid has been conducte...
Score: 99%
 
2.Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a nerve disorder that causes progressive muscle weakness. It usually begins with weakness in the hands or feet, which then spreads to the rest of the body. Affected muscles become spastic (tight and prone to spasm) and ineffective. As the weakness spreads, speaking, breathing, and swallowing become difficult. ...
Score: 98%
 
3.Unintended Weight Loss
Weighty loss may be caused by loss of hunger, health problems, or both. It is often due to cancer, depression, or dementia. Some health issues can also make it hard for the body to absorb vitamins and minerals from food. Treating the cause may improve weight. Food choices or supplements may help to increase weight as well. For some, medicine can...
Score: 97%
 
4.Sports and Fitness Support: Enhancing Performance
In the competitive world of sports, the smallest advantage can make an enormous difference in the outcome of a contest. A substance that improves an athlete's strength, speed, or endurance is called an ergogenic aid. The most effective ergogenic aids are both dangerous and illegal: stimulants, anabolic steroids, and human growth hormone. Numerous n...
Score: 96%
 
5.Phenylalanine
Phenylalanine occurs in two chemical forms: L-phenylalanine , a natural amino acid found in proteins; and its mirror image, D-phenylalanine , a form synthesized in a laboratory. Some research has involved the L-form, others the D-form, and still others a combination of the two known as DL-phenylalanine. In the body, phenylalanine is...
Score: 96%
 
6.Attention Deficit Disorder
Originally, the term attention deficit disorder (ADD) referred to children who were incapable of concentrating at school. Hyperkinesia was used somewhat synonymously, as a descriptive term for children who simply couldn t sit still. Today, the definition has broadened to include many adults, and has been refined into two conditions: ADD and ADHD ...
Score: 95%
 
7.Levodopa/Carbidopa
Carbidopa in combination with levodopa is used in treating Parkinson's disease. This disease is associated with a deficit of dopamine, a neurotransmitter (a chemical messenger in the brain). By preventing the breakdown of levodopa in the general circulation, carbidopa enables more levodopa to enter the brain, where it is converted into dopamine. Th...
Score: 94%
 
8.Liver Cirrhosis
The liver is a marvelously sophisticated chemical laboratory, capable of carrying out thousands of chemical transformations on which the body depends. The liver produces important chemicals from scratch, modifies others to allow the body to use them better, and neutralizes an enormous range of toxins. Without a functioning liver, you can't live for...
Score: 94%
 
9.Ornithine Alpha-Ketoglutarate
Ornithine alpha-ketoglutarate (OKG) is manufactured from two amino acids, ornithine and glutamine. These amino acids are called conditionally essential. This means that ordinarily one does not need to consume them in food because the body can manufacture them from other nutrients. However, during periods of severe stress, such as recovery from m...
Score: 94%
 
10.Taurine
Taurine is an amino acid, one of the building blocks of proteins. Found in the nervous system and muscles, taurine is one of the most abundant amino acids in the body. It is thought to help regulate heartbeat, maintain cell membranes, and affect the release of neurotransmitters (chemicals that carry signals between nerve cells) in the brain. There ...
Score: 94%
 

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