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1.Nutritional Support (General)
There are two main ways to use vitamins and mineral supplements: "megadose" and nutritional therapy. The�megadose approach involves�taking supplements at doses far above nutritional needs�in hopes of�producing a specific medical benefit.�This technique�essentially uses nutrients as natural drugs. The individual supplement articles in this encyclope...
Score: 99%
 
2.Conjugated Linoleic Acid
Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) is a mixture of different isomers, or chemical forms, of linoleic acid. Linoleic acid is an essential fatty acid a type of fat that your body needs for optimum health. Based on preliminary evidence, CLA has been promoted as a "fat-burning" supplement and as a treatment for diabetes. However, there is little evidence t...
Score: 93%
 
3.Lycopene
Lycopene is a powerful /tnp/pg001664 doc 21907 antioxidant found in tomatoes and pink grapefruit. Like the better-known supplement /tnp/pg000311 21547 doc beta-carotene , lycopene belongs to the family of chemicals known as /epnat/herb_supp/carotenoids 104659 doc carotenoids . As an antioxidant, it is about twice as powerful as beta-carotene. Lycop...
Score: 92%
 
4.Weight Loss Aids
Losing weight can be a lifelong challenge. Researchers who study obesity consider it a chronic health condition that must be managed much like high blood pressure or high cholesterol. That means there's no easy cure. Losing just 5% to 10% of your total weight can lower /tnp/pg000596 doc 21725 blood pressure , improve /tnp/pg000293 doc 22378 cholest...
Score: 81%
 
5.Melatonin
Melatonin is a natural hormone that regulates sleep. During daylight, the pineal gland in the brain produces an important neurotransmitter called serotonin. (A neurotransmitter is a chemical that relays messages between nerve cells.) But at night, the pineal gland stops producing serotonin and instead makes melatonin. This melatonin...
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