The name Vitamin K refers to a group of chemically similar fat-soluble compounds called naphthoquinones. Vitamin K1 (phytonadione) is the natural form of vitamin K, which is found in plants and provides the primary source of vitamin K to humans through dietary consumption. Vitamin K2 compounds (menaquinones) are made by bacteria in the human gut and provide a smaller amount of the human vitamin K requirement. Vitamin K1 is commercially manufactured for medicinal use under several brand names. A … [Read more...] about Vitamin K
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is a water-soluble vitamin, which is necessary in the body to form collagen in bones, cartilage, muscle, and blood vessels and aids in the absorption of iron. Dietary sources of vitamin C include fruits and vegetables, particularly citrus fruits such as oranges. The amount needed varies from person to person but the amount is around 15-75 MG per day with smokers needing an additional 35 mg. Vitamin C Deficiency Severe deficiency of vitamin C causes scurvy. Although … [Read more...] about Vitamin C
Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin that is derived from two sources: preformed retinoids and provitamin carotenoids. Retinoids, such as retinal and retinoic acid, are found in animal sources like liver, kidney, eggs, and dairy produce. Carotenoids like beta-carotene (which has the highest vitamin A activity) are found in plants such as dark or yellow vegetables and carrots. What do you need Vitamin A for? Natural retinoids are present in all living organisms, either as preformed vitamin A or … [Read more...] about Vitamin A
Zinc supplements provide a much needed mineral that is needed by each and every cell in your body. The body is unable to produce zinc on it's own, which is why we need to makes sure we eat enough food that contains the mineral, drink enough water, or use the proper supplements that will give our cells the zinc they need. Why do we need Zinc Supplements? Zinc is very important, as it plays a crucial role with hundreds of processes in the human body. The most prominent functions include … [Read more...] about Zinc Supplements
Leptopril is a diet product that was created to try and raise your meabolism and therefor help you lose weight. As we all know, or hopefully you know, you can raise you metabolism by getting more exercise and forcing your body to keep the metabolism up by eating food several times a day. The other thing that people do to raise their metabolism is to eat spicy foods and to artificially raise it using caffeine or Ma Huang. Well Leptopril tries to get around the exercise part by doing this all … [Read more...] about Leptopril
I have written a few articles and posted some stuff in the past on starting a detox cleanse and what are available and how they work but I have never gone down the road of doing a detox cleanse as the Master Cleanse always seemed a bit to hardcore for me. I like to eat but understand that a detox cleanse should be good for getting rid of toxins in my body My wife has been talking about doing some kind of a cleanse over the last few days as it seems to be all the rage and some people seem … [Read more...] about Starting a detox cleanse
In looking back at the archives of my little blog here I realized that I have only written a little bit about vitamin supplements. I am a big fan of vitamin supplementation and I know that others may not be. The reason that I do take supplements is that I am never sure from day to day whether I am getting enough nutrients as I need. Here are the supplements that I do take Multivitamin Omega fish oil pills Calcium Why Take these Vitamin Supplements? First of all lets look at the … [Read more...] about Vitamin Supplements
Detoxification diets are specially-developed with the main purpose of sanitizing and cleansing the body by flushing out toxins and other synthetic chemicals. Detox diet plans are proven to have good beneficial effects on the over-all state of health of users. However, some scientific studies have revealed that detox diets can harm the body, especially to young people. What are Detox Diets? It is common knowledge that detox programs involve fasting. There are various versions of fasting: full, … [Read more...] about Good and Bad of Detox Diets
Acai Berry (pronounced ah-sigh-ee) has been a real sensation this year with many new products on the market promising everything from loss, antivirus properties and even help for people with Leukemia. Earlier this year Oprah put the acai Berry on the top of a list of superfoods and you know how things go when Oprah talks about them, the little Acai berry has not been safe since. To me the real story of the Acai Berry is that it is a fruit berry that has strong antioxidant abilities but lets see … [Read more...] about Acai Berry Information
I felt is was important to write a quick post about buying Hoodia because people often email me asking how they can trust online retailers and also are interested in the appetite suppression that Hoodia offers. Also if you are like me you probably get a couple of emails a day at least telling you how to buy Hoodia - I hate those spammers! Hoodia Gordonii is one of the best tools for quick loss because of it's ability to stop you from feeling hungry. However, the unfortunate thing is that … [Read more...] about How to Tell Good Hoodia from Bad Hoodia
When you are starting to lose weight, it is inevitable that you will take the help of loss supplements to accelerate the process. Speaking of loss supplements, have you ever tried the natural supplement called Garcinia Cambogia? It is touted as being better than the fad diet pills, because unlike them, it is much more versatile. For example, there are diet pills that would help in blocking carbs from getting converted into fat; but these pills won't suppress your hunger. Then there are pills … [Read more...] about Can Garcinia Cambogia Really Help You Lose Weight?
I have mentioned on this blog many times that I take vitamins and that I recommend people to take vitamins. The problems is that vitamin and other pills are usually not a magic bullet to losing but people often treat them like they are. As we all should remember supplements are an addition not a core of our diet, health and fitness programs Now I just ran into Lipovox. Lipovox is supposed to be some kind of wonder pill as it contains all sorts of superfoods that are great for you. The list … [Read more...] about Lipovox and our era of Superfoods in a pill
Anyone that has watched the Survivor TV show knows that starvation will help you lose weight. Anyone that has seen a season finale of the Survivor TV show knows that after you starve off the you will put is back on again, and fast. Well the people that make and market Survivor have decided that they can branch out into foods and diet products. We will have to see where this leads. CBS Consumer Products has signed at least two new licensing agreements for the Survivor brand that will move … [Read more...] about Survivor as a diet program?
Sylvester stallone has been in the news this week as at the age of 61 he is starring in a new Rambo movie and again talking about the benefits of taking human growth hormone. As you may or may not know human growth hormone, also known as HGH is a supplement that raises your testosterone level and is also suspected of creating side effects like cancer and lower natural testosterone output. Sylvester Stallone has spoken out in defence of human growth hormone, saying it has increased his … [Read more...] about Sylvester Stallone and HGH
Glutamine is an essential amino acid and has been very much in the news over the last couple of years. Out of all the amino acids, glutamine is probably the most important for people that workout regularly and anyone that is trying to lose will want to consider supplementing with glutamine. Glutamine is highly in demand throughout the body. It is used by the immune system to maintain optimal performance. most of the free-form amino acids floating in skeletal muscles is glutamine. Glutamine … [Read more...] about Glutamine supplements and exercise