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7Nov/11Off

[Training Supplements]Benefits of Vitamin E (Tocopherol) By Jean Helmet

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Vitamin E (tocopherol) is a fat-soluble vitamin that acts as an antioxidant, destroying free radicals that damage the cells and impair the immune system. It also prevents ultraviolet rays from damaging the cell structure, which is why most skin care products contain vitamin E. Studies also show potential benefits against bladder and prostate cancer, heart disease, and Alzheimer's disease.

Common sources of vitamin E (tocopherol) include green leafy vegetables, fish, nuts, wheat germ, whole grains, and various vegetable oils. Vitamin E supplements are also available in pill or liquid form, but patients should consult their doctors before taking them. Here are some tips on using vitamin E (tocopherol) supplements.

1. Recommended dietary allowance (RDA)

The RDA for vitamin varies with age, sex, and overall health as dictated by the patient's diet and lifestyle. The US National Academy of Sciences (NAS) set the following RDAs in 2000:

6 mg for ages one to three

7 mg for ages four to eight

11 mg for ages nine to 13

15 mg for ages 14 and up, and pregnant females aged 18 and up

19 mg for lactating females aged 18 and up

2. Overdose

Vitamin E has remarkably low toxicity, so overdoses seldom occur from food sources alone. However, over 3000 IU from vitamin E (tocopherol) supplements can cause vitamin E toxicity. Symptoms include diarrhea, intestinal cramps, double vision, fatigue, and muscle weakness. Also, vitamin E intake simultaneously depletes vitamin K, which can result in clotting problems. To prevent vitamin K deficiency, the NAS recommends an upper limit of 1000 IU daily.

3. Drug and nutrient interactions

Vitamin E has to be taken with vitamin C, vitamin B3, selenium, and glutathione to keep it in its active form, alpha-tocopherol. Since vitamin E is actually a group of nutrients, it is best to get supplements that combine its usable forms instead of just one form. Food sources provide a more balanced mix than supplements. Also, vitamin E (tocopherol) can react negatively with some chemicals, so inform your doctor if you are taking any medications.

IMPORTANT: Some vitamin E (tocopherol) supplements contain additives that not only inhibit its effects, but may even be harmful to your health. To stay safe, make sure your supplements are GMP-compliant. This ensures that the product meets strict safety and quality standards and do not contain such chemicals. Also, avoid products that contain artifical additives, such as food colors and flavorings.

The product we personally use called Total Balance - http://www.health-product-we-use.com is the most natural and effective supplement we have come across. We have been using this product for over 3 years with excellent health results.

We highly recommend you learn more about our best natural nutritional supplement if you are interested in improving your overall health.

Jean Helmet runs a series of health websites, We offer a free health book for subscribers to our websites newsletter. We cover everything you need to know on nutrition and how to improve your general overall health. Check out our nutrition e-book, for more information on nutrition and the products we use.

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3Oct/11Off

Training Supplements ] Health Benefits Alfalfa

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30Sep/11Off

Training Supplements ] Alfalfa – 7 Amazing Benefits of Alfalfa Leaf By Sean N Burrows

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Alfalfa is an amazing plant with many health benefits. Many cultures, mainly in Asia, have long used this plant as an appetite stimulator, as well as a healing digestive remedy for alleviating ulcers.

India has used alfalfa leaf for many purposes such as ulcers, water retention, and arthritic pain. Colonial Americans used the plant to ward-off cancer, scurvy, menstrual difficulties, arthritis, as well as urinary problems. It has also been traditionally used to effectively combat a variety of infections.

Alfalfa Leaf is packed with many essential vitamins including all the B-vitamins, Vitamin A, D, E and K. Vitamin K plays a big role in the function of blood clotting. In addition to being loaded with vitamins, alfalfa also contains many minerals like iron, niacin, folic acid, calcium, magnesium, phosphorous and potassium.

Alfalfa also has very high amounts of protein when compared to other plant sources.

Here are 7 Benefits of this awesome plant.

1- Improves Pituitary Gland
2- Immune System Support
3- Stabilizes Blood Sugar
4- Aids in Food Digestion and Assimilation
5- Lowers Cholesterol
6- Reduces migraine headaches
7- Blood and Liver purifier of chemicals and heavy metals
8- Helps urinary tract, and urinary tract infections
9- High Levels of Vitamin K
10- Makes the body more Alkaline

There are many other amazing health benefits of Alfalfa Leaf, but these are the most important. Like all detoxification herbs, alfalfa may have minor side effects when taken in the beginning. These minor effects are the result of your body detoxing and cleansing itself and are short-lived. Always consult your health care provider before using this, or any other herb, if you're pregnant or if you're taking any other medications.

The Liver

A lot of my studies have been on the liver, and just how important they are to our bodies and good health. Our livers are responsible for so much that we absolutely must become more aware of how to keep it healthy. Our livers break down all our foods, cleanses the toxins in our bodies, processes all of our sensory input, and is our heat-furnace. It's the only organ in the body that can regenerate.

Our livers are extremely abused in our society, and Alfalfa Leaf can play an important role in helping to heal our livers.

Bonus Tip!

The best way to take, and receive, the awesome benefits of Alfalfa is in powder form in conjunction with other healing herbs. You can find high amounts in a quality, green super food powder to detox and heal the body.

Sean Burrows loves to learn and discover new ways to improve the quality of peoples lives. He studies personal development and health rigorously, and shares his life's lessons, creative ideas, and healthy recipes through his Personal Growth Blog at http://www.what-is-personal-growth.com

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29Sep/11Off

Training Supplements ] Kale: 101

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28Sep/11Off

Training Supplements ] Kale – Its Nutritional and Health Benefits By Tish McCrea

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Although kale is gaining its well deserved attention, there are still some people out there who will look confused when you mention the word. Kale is a leafy green vegetable that is mildly earthy and slightly bitter in flavor. It is most commonly eaten sauteed or in soups, but more and more people are eating it raw as part of a salad or as a dehydrated chip.

Kale is a vegetable that is packed with nutrient rich photochemicals and health promoting benefits. Kale is rich in calcium, lutein, vitamin C, A, E and K, and tons of beta-carotene. Loaded with fiber, kale is a superior vegetable by any standards.

It is not very well known that kale actually has a very high amount of organic sulfur. Scientists have discovered that this sulfur compound has shown to increase the body's detoxifying enzymes which, in turn, protect the cell DNA. This detoxification via this sulfur compound clears out potentially carcinogenic substances from the body. When kale is eaten and digested, it stimulates the liver to release enzymes that perform this detoxification of the blood. Wow, a vegetable that is able to clean the blood. Kale really is a superstar.

It is important to mention that raw kale is considerably higher in nutrients than cooked kale is. The cooking process actually causes the vegetable to release some of its nutrients and also destroys some of its vital enzymes. Consider eating raw or dehydrated kale if you want the most health benefits.

Kale is a member of the cabbage family and is available year round in the supermarket. It is best to buy organic grown kale instead of conventionally grown kale. Conventionally grown kale is highly sprayed with pesticides that are not completely rinsed off and are linked to many health problems.

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22Sep/11Off

Training Supplements ] Bioflavonoids – they’re everywhere!.mp4

 

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19Sep/11Off

Training Supplements ] What Are Bioflavonoids And How Can They Improve Your Health? By Fran Mullens

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Bioflavonoids are found in the colored part of grains, vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers. They are also referred to as flavenoids. They cannot be produced in our bodies so they must be provided in our diets. They are sometimes referred to as vitamin P. They are not in the strictest sense true vitamins. When taken in combination with vitamin C this nutrient enhances our bodies ability to absorb vitamin C. Hesperetin, hesperidin, and eriodictyol are different types of bioflavonoids. Other types include quercetin, quercetrin and rutin.

These nutrients have been found to help prevent cellular damage caused by free radicals. In recent studies bioflavonoids have shown to be helpful for clotting the blood. This can aid those suffering from phlebitis and other clotting disorders.

A bioflavonoid found in blue green algae quercetin may effectively treat and prevent asthma symptoms. This nutrient has shown to inhibit histamine release from mast cells and the manufacture of allergy related compounds. Quercetin seems to have both a vitamin C sparing effect and a direct stabilizing effect on membranes including mast cells.

Quercetin is also considered a phytoestrogen. That is a plant substance that acts in a way similar to estrogen. Quercetin has been found to have antiestrogenic activity that may lead to reduced risks of some cancers. It has been found to inhibit breast cancer cells in a test tube.

In a study of men with an inflamed prostate, men taking quercetin supplements reported reduced urinary symptoms. Preliminary laboratory research conducted by the Mayo Clinic found it may help with the treatment and possibly the prevention of prostate cancer by blocking male hormones that support the growth of prostate cancer cells.

Bioflavonoids are particularly beneficial for healing athletic injuries. They can relieve pain, bumps, and bruises. Also they can reduce pains located across the back and in the legs. This substance helps lessen symptoms associated with prolonged bleeding and low serum calcium.

Bioflavonoids act synergistically with vitamin C to protect and preserve the structure of capillaries. Taken in combination with vitamin C it is found to help reduce the symptoms of oral herpes. They promote circulation and stimulate bile production. They also have an antibacterial effect and have been found helpful to lower cholestererol levels. This will also aid in the prevention and treatment of cataracts.

Research is suggesting that bioflavonoids may be useful for those with diabetes. It has shown that quercetin helps to promote insulin secretion and found to be forceful inhibitors of sorbitol accumulation.

Food sources containing bioflavonoids include citrus fruits, black currants, buckwheat, and peppers. Other sources include apricots, grapefruits, lemons, prunes and rose hips. Also included would be cherries, grapes, and oranges. Bioflavonoids are also contained in the following herbs: shepherd's purse, chervil, rose hips, and elderberries. Other herbs containing them are horsetail and hawthorn berry.

If bioflavonoids are taken in high doses it might cause diarrhea.

At http://www.healthyvitamininfo.com/ you can find information that can help you learn more about how minerals and herbs can help improve your health.

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16Sep/11Off

Training Supplements ] Lutein benefit and side effects

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Lutein benefit and side effects

 

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15Sep/11Off

Training Supplements]Benefits of Lutein Explained – Foods or Supplements By Mila Sabido

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The benefits of lutein to the health of the eyes are undisputed. Lutein and zeaxanthin supplements are recommended to prevent cataracts, age related macular degeneration and to counteract the effects of the sun and oxidative stress on the interior of the eyes, as well as a treatment for people who have been diagnosed with macular degeneration.

The recommended zeaxanthin and lutein dosage varies, depending on a person's age, overall health and current condition of the eye.

While no USRDA or recommended daily intake has been established, because of the known benefits of lutein, government officials have done surveys to determine the average daily intake of this antioxidant. It is estimated that most Americans consume about 1 to 2 mg of lutein per day. The most common dietary sources are dark green leafy vegetables.

The best source for pure lutein and zeaxanthin supplements is the marigold flower. Some supplements contain lutein "esters", but it is unclear if the benefits of lutein esters are the same as those of pure lutein. In order for a supplement to provide the purported health benefits, the ingredients must be "bioavailable" or available for use by the human body.

The bioavailability of an ingredient in a supplement may be determined by the form that is used. In some supplements, esters are easily absorbed by the human body. In the case of lutein and zeaxanthin supplements, it has been suggested that esters are less bioavailable, as they are insoluble in water. If this is true, then the necessary lutein dosage, in ester form, would be greater, to see positive results.

Much debate continues, but the best lutein and zeaxanthin supplements contain the pure natural form.

Research has shown that there may be many health benefits of lutein and zeaxanthin supplements. As antioxidants, they may provide protection against bladder cancer. Increased intake of lutein and zeaxanthin has been shown to be related to improved bone mass in premenopausal women, so one of the benefits of lutein and zeaxanthin supplements may be a reduced risk of osteoporosis.

Higher levels of lutein, zeaxanthin and other carotenoids have been associated with a lower risk of atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis is one of the most common age related diseases of the heart. It is a type of arteriosclerosis, commonly referred to as hardening of the arteries. In atherosclerosis, cholesterol deposits accumulate on the interior of the blood vessels and over time become hard plaques.

These plaques irritate the lining of the arteries leading to chronic inflammation and reducing the elasticity of the blood vessels. This condition may eventually lead to ruptures or blockages. Although the necessary zeaxanthin and lutein dosage to provide the most health benefits to the heart have not been established, researchers for the best daily supplements include 5 mg of lutein and 2 mg of zeaxanthin in their multi vitamin products.

It is believed that chronic inflammation quickly depletes the body's supply of antioxidants. Several studies have suggested that lutein and zeaxanthin supplements, along with supplementation of other antioxidants may provide health benefits to people at risk for developing heart disease and cancer, two diseases in which chronic inflammation is involved.

These studies are among the reasons that the American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society recommend a diet rich in a variety of multi colored fruits and vegetables. It is antioxidants that give fruits and vegetables their unique colors.

One of the final benefits of lutein and zeaxanthin supplements that we will discuss here is related to the development of Alzheimer's disease. In recent studies, measured levels of several antioxidants including vitamin A, E, lutein, zeaxanthin and beta-carotene in the blood streams of patients suffering from mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease were much lower than levels found in controls.

Mild cognitive impairment typically leads to Alzheimer's disease and dementia. Researchers concluded that increased daily intake of antioxidants could reduce the risk of Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia in the elderly.

In conclusion, to provide the most benefit and protection from age related diseases of all types, supplementation should begin in early adulthood and should include an appropriate zeaxanthin and lutein dosage.

When combined with other vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and nutrients, lutein and zeaxanthin supplements provide many health benefits. Some suspected benefits of lutein have not been discussed in this article, as research is still on-going.

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8Sep/11Off

Training Supplements ] The Truth About Food – Lycopene

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The Truth About Food - Lycopene

 

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