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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: 100%
 
2.Hydroxycitric Acid
Hydroxycitric acid is a compound found in the garcinia cambogia fruit. It has been used to help promote weight loss. Hydroxycitric acid can be taken by eating the garcinia cambogia fruit or drinking its juice. It can also be taken as a pill or powder. 250 to 800 milligrams 3 times daily Editorial process and description of evidence categories can b...
Score: 90%
 
3.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: 89%
 
4.Saw Palmetto
Saw palmetto is a small tree that grows in North and Central America. The fruit from the tree has been used to ease urinary symptoms. Saw palmetto fruit can be eaten plain, dried then eaten, or made into tea or juice. It can also be taken as a pill, powder, or extract. 320 milligrams 1 to 2 times daily Editorial process and description of evidence ...
Score: 89%
 
5.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: 88%
 
6.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%
 
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: 85%
 
8.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: 84%
 
9.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: 83%
 
10.Hypertension
Most people can't tell when their blood pressure is high, which is why hypertension is called the "silent killer." In this case, what you don't know can hurt you. Elevated blood pressure can lead to a greatly increased risk of /tnp/condition/heartattack doc 38609 heart attack , /tnp/condition/stroke doc 38643 stroke , and many other serious illness...
Score: 82%
 

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