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1.Cranberry
The cranberry plant is a close relative of the common blueberry. Native Americans used it both as food and for the treatment of bladder and kidney diseases. The Pilgrims learned about cranberry from local tribes and quickly adopted it for their own use. Subsequent physicians used it for bladder infections, for "bladder gravel" (small bladder stones...
Score: 99%
 
2.Sports and Fitness Support: Enhancing Recovery
In the competitive world of sports, the smallest advantage can make an enormous difference in the outcome of a contest. A supplement that could improve an athlete's strength, speed, or endurance could make the difference between tenth place and first place in a race. Supplements advocated for these purposes are discussed in the article /tnp/conditi...
Score: 88%
 
3.Kidney Stones
If you've ever passed a kidney stone, you do not want to repeat the experience! The sharp and irregular stones travel down the slender tube (ureter) leading from the kidney to the bladder, and from the bladder to the urethra, following the path by which urine exits the body. While tiny stones may pass unnoticed, a larger stone can induce some of th...
Score: 87%
 
4.Manganese
Our bodies contain only a very small amount of manganese, but this metal is important as a constituent of many key enzymes. The chemical structure of these enzymes is interesting: large protein molecules cluster around a tiny atom of metal. Manganese plays a particularly important role as part of the natural antioxidant enzyme superoxide dismutase ...
Score: 87%
 
5.Calcium
Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body, making up nearly 2% of total body weight. More than 99% of the calcium in your body is found in your bones, but the other 1% is perhaps just as important for good health. Many enzymes depend on calcium in order to work properly, as do your nerves, heart, and blood-clotting mechanisms. To build bone,...
Score: 86%
 
6.Impotence
Impotence, or erectile dysfunction, is the inability to achieve an erection. Impotence may occur for any of at least 15 possible causes, including diabetes, drug side effects, pituitary tumors, hardening of the arteries, hormonal imbalances, and psychological factors. A few of these conditions respond to specific treatment. For example, if a blood ...
Score: 86%
 
7.Citrus Bioflavonoids
Citrus fruits are well known for providing ample amounts of /tnp/pg000285 21522 doc vitamin C . But they also supply bioflavonoids, substances that are not required for life but that may improve health. The major bioflavonoids found in citrus fruits are diosmin, hesperidin, rutin, naringin, tangeretin, diosmetin, narirutin, neohesperidin, nobiletin...
Score: 84%
 
8.Brewer s Yeast
Brewer s yeast, also known as Saccharomyces cerevisiae , is commonly used in baking and the fermentation of beer; hence, the common name. Brewer s yeast is rich in nutrients like 21666 /tnp/pg000480 doc chromium , B vitamins, protein, 21866 /tnp/pg000912 doc selenium , 21651 /tnp/pg000459 doc potassium , 21650 /tnp/pg000458 doc iron , 21654 /tnp/pg...
Score: 84%
 
9.Acidophilus and Other Probiotics
Lactobacillus acidophilus is a "friendly" strain of bacteria used to make yogurt and cheese. Although we are born without it, acidophilus soon establishes itself in our intestines and helps prevent intestinal infections. Acidophilus also flourishes in the vagina, where it protects women against yeast infections. Acidophilus is one of several microb...
Score: 83%
 
10.Comfrey
Comfrey is a high-yielding leafy green plant that has been used for centuries as a feed crop for animals and a medicine for humans. However, in 2001, it was removed as an oral dietary supplement from the U.S. market, and, soon afterwards, as a commercial animal food source. These actions were taken because comfrey contains dangerous levels of tox...
Score: 82%
 

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