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1.Aging Skin
The substances collagen and elastin give skin its firmness and elasticity. With age, though, the collagen and elastin content of the skin gradually decreases. As a result, the skin becomes looser, weaker, less elastic, and drier. In addition, the fat pads under the skin begin to disappear. Wrinkles form, and the skin begins to sag. This gradual los...
Score: 99%
 
2.Phenobarbital
Phenobarbital and its relative phenobarbitone are sometimes used to control seizures. Phenobarbital can reduce folate levels, perhaps by increasing the rate of breakdown of the vitamin. ref1 1 6 Over time, such a decrease can cause anemia. Taking folate supplements can correct this anemia. ref7 7 Anticonvulsant-induced folate deficiency might also ...
Score: 97%
 
3.Primidone
Like phenobarbital, to which it is closely related, primidone is used to control epileptic seizures. Primidone can reduce folate levels perhaps by increasing the rate of breakdown of the vitamin. Over time, such a decrease can cause anemia. ref1 1 5 Taking folate supplements will correct this anemia. ref6 6 Anticonvulsant-induced folate deficiency ...
Score: 97%
 
4.Acupuncture
Acupuncture has been part of the medical mainstream in countries such as China and Japan for centuries. It is also one of the most widely utilized forms of alternative therapy in the United States. More than 10 million acupuncture treatments are administered annually in the US alone. In addition, third-party insurance reimbursement and managed care...
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5.Beta-Carotene
Note: All the significant positive evidence for beta-carotene applies to food sources, not supplements. Beta-carotene belongs to a family of natural chemicals known as /epnat/herb_supp/carotenoids 104659 doc carotenoids . Widely found in plants, carotenoids along with another group of chemicals, bioflavonoids, give color to fruits, vegetables, and ...
Score: 96%
 
6.Vitamin C
Although most animals can make vitamin C from scratch, humans have lost the ability over the course of evolution. We must get it from food, chiefly fresh fruits and vegetables. One of this vitamin's main functions is helping the body manufacture collagen, a key protein in our connective tissues, cartilage, and tendons. From ancient times through th...
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7.Citrus aurantium
Citrus aurantium is the Latin name for a fruit called Seville orange, or bitter orange. The juice, peel, and essential oil have all been used medicinally. Traditionally uses include digestive problems, epilepsy, fatigue, insomnia, infections, respiratory problems, skin problems, and many other uses. As a flavoring, essence of bitter orange is fo...
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8.Carbamazepine
Carbamazepine is an anticonvulsant agent used primarily to prevent seizures in conditions such as epilepsy. Other anticonvulsant agents include /tnp/pg000185 doc 21433 phenobarbital , /tnp/pg000491 21673 doc phenytoin , /tnp/pg000892 21846 doc primidone , and /tnp/pg000419 21628 doc valproic acid . In some cases, combination therapy with two or mor...
Score: 95%
 
9.Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are used to treat pain, fever, and inflammation. Traditional NSAIDs block COX-1 and COX-2 enzymes that the body uses to manufacture substances called prostaglandins. Since COX-1 prostaglandins are stomach-protective, blocking this enzyme is associated with gastrointestinal toxicity, a known side effect ...
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10.St. John's Wort
St. John's wort is a common perennial herb of many branches and bright yellow flowers that grows wild in much of the world. Its name derives from the herb's tendency to flower around the feast of St. John. (A wort simply means plant in Old English.) The species name perforatum derives from the watermarking of translucent dots that can be seen when ...
Score: 94%
 

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