Monthly Archives: April 2016

Banned Stimulant Found in Dietary Supplements

Unfortunately for the consumer, the supplement industry is ¬†unregulated, and very often the contents of the supplements do not contain what is on the label or the supplement contain harmful added ingredients. ¬†Researchers recently discovered that oxilofrine (also called methylsynephrine), a stimulant that has been banned from sports, was found in 14 different dietary supplements […]

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Supplement of the Month: Ginkgo Biloba

What is Ginkgo Biloba and where is it found? Ginkgo biloba has been traditionally used in Chinese medicine to improve memory, since it increases blood flow to the brain and protects it from damage. It is an antioxidant that contains flavonoids and terpenoids, which aid in blood circulation and protect the nerves, heart, and blood […]

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Supplement of the Month: Biotin

What is biotin and where is it found? Thiamin is a type of B vitamin and coenzyme that plays a major role in the body. Sometimes biotin is referred to as Vitamin H or coenzyme R.¬† It is essential for the metabolism of fats and amino acids, cell growth, and the production of fatty acids. […]

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