Archive for March, 2009

Top Vitamins for Brain and Memory Health

Monday, March 30th, 2009

When it comes to protecting your brain and memory skills there are few things that compare on the scale of importance. Ensuring that you are protected and continue to stay cognitive into your golden years is by far one of the most important things you can do for yourself. Alzheimer’s weights heavy on the minds of almost every aging individual I know, and taking that little extra step to help prevent it is well worth the two seconds it will take to swallow a supplement. While we don’t know exactly what it is that causes the heart breaking disease researchers have suggested that keeping the brain and memory healthy through out life is definitely helpful in preventing it.

Taking a supplement to protect, or enrich, your brain and memory function is great for everyone, and can help with that midday lack of concentration, or forgetting to get the milk at the grocery store. There are several reasons that the brain doesn’t function at top capacity, but the good news is there are some proven supplements to correct these common causes of forgetfulness and sluggishness. Let discuss the top three…

Of course the first and obviously most popular brain and memory function supplement is Ginkgo.

Ginkgo has proven itself time and time again to improve brain function, and memory. This completely all natural supplement helps open the vessels that are meant to carry oxygen rich blood to the brain, as well as breaks up those sometimes sticky platelets that can slow the flow to a thick crawl. These claims are not someone’s random rants and theories, they have actually been proven in several clinical studies to be effective.

Acetyl-L-Carnitine is the acetylated version of carnitine, it performs similar functions as regular L-Carnitine, which is improving heart and blood vessle health and improving cognative function. But, Acetyl-L-Carnitine’s major point of distinction is that it crosses the “blood-brain barrier” more readily, thereby eliciting neurological (brain and cognitive) benefits more efficiently and effectively than other forms of carnitine.

L-alpha-glycerylphosphorylcholine or GPC has shown in clinical research to helps support higher brain function, mental acuity, and the release of human growth hormone. Research suggests that it is more bioavailable than other forms of choline for the maintenance of learning and memory.

These three brain and memory function supplements are simply the tip of the ice burg, there are many more. However, I felt it important to note that we also have children’s formulas to aid in the battle against attention deficit disorder. These herbs and vitamins are great at improving cognitive skills and attention span in adults, and now we are realizing that they can help treat this common problem in children without all the horrible side effects of the pharmaceutical drugs. This supplement works by naturally increasing a completely normal, and naturally occurring, substance in the brain called DMAE. This substance has been shown to help enhance mental concentration. You know how your mom always told you to eat a good breakfast to get your brain going in the morning, this works on the same principals just 10 times stronger.

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What you need to know about Creatine Supplements.

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

Creatine is an amino acid that stores energy in the muscles. Body builders and trainers are crazy about this supplement because of its proven effectiveness at increasing the workout time, and energy levels. Creatine is present in red meat and some types of fish, but when you cook the meat the creatine is destroyed therefore it is suggested to supplement.

As I said earlier creatine is an amino acid that stores energy in the muscle fibers. This basically means that creatine is a cell that sucks up loads of energy and then goes and deposits it in the muscles. This deposit of energy directly into your muscle fibers allows your muscles to endure much more exercise and strength building, without draining your body of energy. This supplement is a must have for body builders and trainers, because when you supplement with creatine you are essentially doubling the benefits of your workout.

However, creatine is very fickle and if you don’t take it exactly right, it will fail to absorb correctly, which means it will not make it to the muscles where it needs to be. Taking a creatine supplement correctly can make or break your goal of muscle mass building. There are a few secret tricks that trainers share with their clients about how to take their creatine monohydrate powder. One such trick is to take the powder mixed with a sweet carb rich juice to speed and ensure the absorption. Many people make the mistake of mixing the powder with water, and while this does work, it is much more effective to mix it with juice. The sweet juice sets off a series of events that leads to the releases of the hormone insulin that works as a transport system directly to the muscles.

Just because water is not the best delivery system, doesn’t mean that it is not important. Anytime you exercise you need plenty of water, but when you take a creatine supplement it is especially important to drink plenty of water. Because your muscles are working overtime the creatine allows, or draws, more water into the muscle cells which takes more away from the body. So, it is super important to drink plenty of water before, during, and even after your exercise. Also, try to avoid caffeine rich products because caffeine naturally works as a diuretic and will allow the loss of the water from the muscles and the body; another product that can act as diuretic is alcohol.

Remember the whole purpose of creatine is to allow your muscles to sustain more stress, thus allowing more muscle mass. This allowance of greater endurance must be taken very seriously and not lightly, you are essentially pushing yourself to great limits and one must be sure not to push to hard. Creatine is a great supplement that has proven itself in many medical studies as effective. If you decide to start taking a creatine supplement you must approach the supplement with logic and don’t over do it as an injury can cause substantial down time.

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Favorite Vitamins and Supplements for Heart Health

Sunday, March 22nd, 2009

When you are talking about problems that can arise with the heart and cardiovascular system the list seems as long as your arm. Sometimes these conditions are genetic and despite what most people think they can, and will, develop in people of ideal weight. There are so many factors that play into the development of some of these issues, obesity is a big one, but there are other factors that can attribute to there rise. Luckily research has discovered that there are several herbs that significantly lower the incidence of heart disease, and also promote an all around healthy cardiovascular system. While the list of beneficial herbs and supplements to reduce your chances of heart disease is long, there are a few specific supplements that are better than others.

Four specific supplements to keep your heart healthy are garlic, coQ10, Resveratrol, and vitamin E. Research has shown us that these herbs and supplements have amazing cardiovascular health properties. Let’s take about their specific actions in detail.

Garlic: Garlic has been used for centuries as not only an ingredient in food, but also a medical tool used to treat and prevent illness. Garlic has a rich source of organosulfur compounds that are thought to give it not only its great smell and taste, but added health benefits. Garlic has shown extremely positive benefits in lowering cholesterol, blood pressure, and some studies even suggested that Garlic is a great way to prevent blood clots from forming. Garlic possesses many other positive benefits in the body, other than cardiovascular. This little herb packs a powerful punch and would make a great supplement for anyone.

C0Q10: Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a compound commonly found in the mitochondrial of a cell. CoQ10 plays a key role in the production of ATP which is a cells source of energy. CoQ10 is said to decrease your chances of developing certain diseases such as diabetes, heart conditions, Parkinson’s, and cancer just to name a few. The effects of CoQ10 on the heart are amazing, it has been found effective in treatment for diseases such as hypertension, coronary artery disease, and atherosclerosis. These diseases are major and prevention is key. Taking this supplement everyday will ensure that your heart will stay healthy far into your retirement years.

Resveratrol: Is the active heart healthy ingredient in red wine. Researchers have isolated this natural substance as the component of red wine that makes the heart beat with glee when we drink it. Researchers have long touted that red wine was a heart healthy substance, but doctors are hesitant to suggest it as too much alcohol of any kind can have negative effects on the body. Now we don’t have to drink the sometimes bitter substance because this great ingredient has been drawn out and put in supplement form. Resveratrol is thought to decrease bad cholesterol and prevent blood clots.

Vitamin E: Vitamin E has long been known for its great effects on the skin and as a powerful antioxidant. However, recently scientist have discovered that cultures that consume high amounts of this vitamin in their diet, and people who take a vitamin E supplement long term, have an extremely lower risk of developing heart disease.

Heart disease is the number one cause of death among men and women in America, taking one of these supplements to prevent heart disease, and to keep your heart happy and healthy is a fantastic idea.

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Top 5 Natural Supplements for Seniors

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

They say with age comes wisdom. But, did you know that with age comes a need to change your current natural supplements? Just like men and women differ in their needs for natural supplements, there is a huge difference in the needs of a young or middle aged person and a…wiser, more mature individual. Older individuals generally need more of certain vitamins and minerals. Figuring out the difference can be quite confusing, so I have compiled a list of the top five all natural supplements needed to keep you feeling young and vibrant in your golden years.

I will list these top five all natural supplements below and their specific actions in your body, as well as the common ailments they help to prevent or alleviate.

Glucosamine and Chondroiton: Glucosamine and Chondroiton have become extremely popular in the last decade due to some major T.V marketing ads. Because the majority of senior citizens have a gracious amount if arthritis this particular combination can prove to be extremely helpful. Glucosamine and Chondroiton have proven to be essential in repairing joint damage due to arthritis, or any type of injury that wears down the cartilage in the joints…particularly osteo-arthritis. While no one would ever claim to cure your arthritis, taking a daily supplement of Glucosamine and Chondroiton can help with the pain and swelling commonly associated with joint damage. Over time the natural supplements will help repair the damage to an extent, and will greatly reduce the amount of pain you feel.

Fiber: Irregular bowel movements are a common problem among the older community, and almost everyone is taking some sort of medication to keep them regular. Nature offers a kind and gentle answer to this common problem in the form of fiber. This decrease in regularity, and increase in constipation may be because of the weakening of the bowl muscles, or a change in diet. Either way a fiber supplement is absolutely necessary for seniors.

Ginkgo: Ginkgo helps to slow the completely normal memory loss that comes with aging. Ginkgo Biloba has proven itself time and time again to improve brain function, and memory. This completely all natural supplement helps open the vessels that are meant to carry oxygen rich blood to the brain, as well as breaks up those sometimes sticky platelets that can slow the flow to a thick crawl. Also, ginkgo has been said to help fight dementia in early stages. Remember prevention is key so taking a ginkgo supplement can help prevent memory loss, and keep cognitive functions quick and sharp. There are also several other claims made by health professionals of the benefits of Ginkgo such as decreasing pain in the legs while walking, reducing painful attacks of Reynaud’s syndrome, and treating tension glaucoma.

Digestive Enzymes: Another common problem aging individuals face is the inability to eat certain foods, such as spicy foods. This is because of a deficiency of digestive enzymes. Supplementing these enzymes can alleviate the common problems faced by improper digestion such as heartburn, reflux, indigestion, and many more.

Alpha Lipoic Acid: ALA is a fatty acid that is naturally found inside every cell within the body, the role of this fatty acid is to convert glucose to energy. However, the truly amazing thing about Alpha Lipoic Acid is that it is also an amazing antioxidant. What sets alpha lipoic acid apart from other antioxidants like vitamin C and E, is that fact that ALA is able to function in water and fat and rejuvenates all the other antioxidants once they have been spent.

Taking any of these supplements in your golden years is sure to have a tremendous effect on your body, in a good way. These five supplements address the specific problems that seniors commonly face. Taking any one of these, along with your regular daily supplement, is a wonderful idea but taking all five of them will ensure that you look and feel great during your retirement years. You can find this amazing all in one natural supplement at

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Three Best Supplements during Pregnancy

Monday, March 16th, 2009

Taking health supplements during pregnancy is of the utmost importance. Many people say that pregnancy is the most natural thing on earth, and that women have been doing it since the beginning of time. While I will agree with both of those statements, I will add that pregnancy is hard on the body, and if your body is weak pregnancy will only further exaggerate the problem. It is essential to not only your health, but the health of your un-born child, that you ensure your body is functioning at its optimal levels during this stressful time. You can do this with the addition of a few daily health supplements.

Below is a complete list of the three prime pregnancy health supplements, and why you should take them during your special time.

Prenatal Multivitamin
Of course the first is prenatal vitamins. Next to eating, prenatal vitamins are the most important part of a pregnant woman’s day. I say this for two reasons, the first is because you have an obligation to your unborn baby to give it the very best head start, and prenatal vitamins contain all the essential vitamins your baby needs to grow and thrive inside you. The second is because you owe it to yourself to stay healthy as possible to enjoy your pregnancy, and to come out of the pregnancy as healthy…if not healthier than you entered it.

During pregnancy your body puts the baby first, if your baby needs any type of mineral, nutrient, or vitamins, which it is not receiving from your diet, it will take it from you and give it to the baby. This means that if you are not taking a prenatal vitamin and your un-born baby needs calcium for the development of strong bones, it will take it from you, which may lead to softer brittle bones and teeth. Many women who do not take prenatal vitamins have experienced serious dental problems after pregnancy for this very reason. Not to mention the fact that your diet may not support all of your needs and your baby’s so it is extremely important to take your prenatal vitamins.

The next is essential fatty acids or EFA. EFA(s) are completely essential during pregnancy because of the extremely beneficial impact they have on the development of the baby’s brain, nervous system, and even the eyes. However, taking these essential fatty acids are also important to maintaining a healthy pregnancy. Omega 3, just one of these essential fatty acids, has shown excellent results at preventing pre-term labor, and pre-eclampsia, as well as minimizing the risk of developing postpartum depression.

Digestive Enzymes
The last wonderful pregnancy supplement is digestive enzymes. Any woman whom has ever been pregnant, or who has even had a friend that has experienced the joys of pregnancy, knows that one of those joys is embarrassing stomach upset. Pregnancy can bring with it A LOT of gas, bloating, constipation, and nausea. Taking a daily supplement that includes a good digestive enzyme is a great all natural way of alleviating these embarrassing common complications of pregnancy.

Taking one or all three of these great pregnancy health supplements is an excellent way to enjoy your pregnancy from start to finish, and keep you and your baby healthy along the way.

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Time to Chill… Relax-All, a Supplement to help you relax

Saturday, March 7th, 2009

Ah, the blues. Both a wonderful music genre defined by such legendary musicians as B.B. King and Eric Clapton, and a feeling of depression sometimes triggered by the postholiday season. During the elation of Thanksgiving through New Year’s, you were filled with joy, cheer and love for everyone. But the holidays are also a difficult time, full of unrealistic expectations that can lead to loneliness, feelings of inadequacy and general malaise.

You’re tired, not sleeping, a bit depressed, not eating well and you’re generally
lethargic. You may even be feeling a little guilty about all those holiday indulgences with food and alcohol. In other words, you’re singing the post-holiday blues.

In an online article entitled “Give Yourself Permission to Feel: How to Lessen Post-Holiday Blues,” noted psychotherapist Richard O’Connor wrote: “Clinics like ours see many more depressed people after the holidays. My theory is that most people put on their character armor a little tighter [during the holiday season] and do everything they can to get through a stressful time, then allow themselves to fall apart a little bit afterwards.” It’s time to get put back together and it starts with de-stressing.
Most experts agree that stress is a major factor in disorders and diseases such as anxiety, insomnia, depression, ulcers, rheumatoid arthritis, headache, hypoglycemia, asthma, herpes, hypertension and heart disease. It’s no wonder, then, that research suggests that chronic stress speeds up the aging of your body’s cells.

In a study of 39 women, ages 20 to 50 who suffered from chronic stress, researchers studied telomeres—caps at the ends of chromosomes that naturally get shorter and shrivel as cells age and continue to divide. The scientists concluded that chronic stress appears to speed up this process So not only are you stressed, you’re also aging more rapidly than you thought. Arguing with family, friends or co-workers, not getting enough sleep, worrying, working too hard or even playing too hard can all create stress. Weekend warriors, who try to make up for a week (or in this case, season) of inactivity by spending too many hours doing strenuous physical sports, raise their stress to unhealthy levels.

Any activity that is practiced without moderation can lead to a stress response. Even a positive experience like a new job, marriage or moving into a new house can be a stress-provoking event because stress is defined as a reaction to any stimulus that upsets our normal functioning. There are many wonderful herbs that have been proven to reduce stress. But nothing compares to extracts rich in the phytochemicals honokiol and magnolol, both of which also have numerous health benefits.

One of the most impressive benefits is their ability to alleviate stress while producing a calming effect. Dozens of studies have shown that they act as a non-addictive, non-sedating anxiolytic (anti-anxiety and antistress) agent at low doses. That means small doses can help calm your nerves and alleviate anxiety, without making you sleepy. The beauty about these two phytochemicals is that honokiol exerts an anti-anxiety effect, and magnolol exerts an antidepressant effect. Honokiol has a long history of use in traditional Chinese formulas for relieving anxiety without leaving you feeling like you’ve been drugged, and has been known to induce a more relaxing effect, which in turn leads to easier sleep-time.

According to the National Sleep Foundation, 25 percent of the United States population suffers 34 the doctors’ prescription for healthy living from lack of deep, restful sleep. That 25 percent may also be suffering from a lack of calcium since calcium is directly related to our cycles of sleep, with one study finding that calcium levels were
higher during some of the deepest levels of sleep. Calcium is one of the few minerals that acts as a natural sedative because it causes the release of the sleep-inducing amino acid tryptophan. The perfect counterpart to calcium is magnesium, and works best when it’s balanced with magnesium in a two to one ratio.

In one research study of more than 200 patients, magnesium chloride was administered as a possible means of combating insomnia. It was reported that sleep was induced rapidly, was uninterrupted, and waking tiredness disappeared in 99 percent of the patients. Another benefit was that anxiety and tension were diminished during the day. Calcium and magnesium act synergistically in hundreds of reactions in the body, and both must be respected and taken in balance. In addition to helping you sleep, they may also help muscle spasms (cramps), muscle tone, osteoporosis, faulty nerve transmission, anxiety, PMS, menstrual cramping, blood clotting, iron absorption, heartbeat irregularities, hypertension, colon conditions, and even chronic fatigue. In fact, magnesium is so important in energy production that trials utilizing its power have improved the well-being of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome.

Phenibut, more often known as Beta-phenylgamma- amino butyric acid, is a derivative of the neurotransmitter gamma-amino butyric acid (GABA). It has been clinically proven to be supportive for anti-anxiety, muscle relaxation and a mild feeling of tranquility. Studies have compared the profile of phenibut to diazepam (commonly known as Valium), which has pronounced anxiolytic properties, and piracetam, which has weak anxiolytic properties. One study found phenibut had a tranquilizing effect similar to, but weaker than, diazepam. It also caused sedation and muscle relaxation (whereas piracetam did not), but again these effects were weaker than those caused by diazepam.

In Russia, phenibut is commonly used to treat many neuroses, including post-traumatic stress disorder, stuttering, and insomnia. In double-blind placebo-controlled studies, phenibut has reportedly been found to improve intellectual function, improve physical strength, and reduce fatigue in neurotic and psychotic patients.
It all adds up to this: When it comes to the blues, you might consider something truly simple like relaxing. And you might consider doing it with Relax-All from Metabolic Response Modifiers (MRM).

Chronic stress, tension, anxiety and lack of a good night’s sleep can and will negatively affect your health, your happiness and your overall enjoyment of life. Some people turn to drugs or alcohol for an immediate escape. But those can only exacerbate the problem. A healthier alternative can be found in Relax-All, an herbal supplement designed to support relaxation. The formula includes calcium and magnesium (in the perfect two to one ratio), both well known for their tranquilizing effects. They assist in alleviating anxiety, nervousness, irritability, lack of or restless
sleep and physical fatigue.

The formula also includes the proprietary blend MyoCalm™ of wild jujube seed, highly regarded by the Chinese for centuries for its supportive relaxation properties and extremely low toxicity; honokiol and magnolol to support regulation and calming of the central nervous system, reducing stress and anxiety; betaphenyl- gamma-amino butyric acid, or phenibut, which successfully crosses the blood-brain barrier to elicit anti-anxiety, muscle relaxation and a mild feeling of tranquility; and L-theanine and valerian, well documented to support the formation of GABA, which influences the levels of two other neurotransmitters, dopamine and serotonin, producing a key relaxation effect.

So if you’re stressed, a little depressed and having trouble getting a good night’s rest, stop singing the blues. Kick back and take the ultimate chill pill.

Spring Clean Your Body

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

Spring brings a fresh new beginning to our lives, so it makes sense that it’s a good time for Americans to spring into action over liver health. As flowers burst into bloom and the grass returns to a lush green, the surge of springtime energy brings forth the tradition of spring cleaning. Windows sparkle, closets are emptied, and the dirt and toxins that accumulated during the dark days of winter are cleared away.

Since the liver is the body’s detoxification center, it’s important for you to keep your liver in the best of health. Without a healthy liver, it is impossible to maintain a healthy life. Just as spring cleaning removes household toxins, the liver removes toxins from your bloodstream, whether the toxin is alcohol, a pesticide, or a drug. Spring is a great time to assess your liver health and to find new ways to support your liver, because your life depends on a healthy liver all year long.

The liver—the largest internal organ in the human body—is a chemical production plant in that nearly all the blood that leaves the stomach must pass through the liver for processing. According to the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, the liver has over 500 functions, some of which are: the conversion of food into energy and chemicals to support life and to fuel muscles; the manufacture of blood-clotting factors, blood, and proteins; the regulation of hormones, cholesterol, and blood sugar concentrations; the production of bile to help with digestion; and the detoxification of drugs and poisons, including alcohol. The intake of some toxins, such as alcohol and medications, is controllable, but exposure to air pollution or ingesting pesticides from improperly washed fruits and vegetables at a restaurant can’t be avoided. Although the liver is extremely resilient, it is not indestructible.

According to The National Institutes of Health, alcohol induced liver disease (ALD) is a major cause of illness and death in the United States.

The damage alcohol inflicts on the liver is significant. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), cirrhosis is the seventh leading cause of death among young and middle-aged adults in the United States. Of the cirrhosis deaths, 10,000 to 24,000 are due to alcohol consumption.

The reason alcohol is so toxic to the liver is because almost all alcohol consumed is detoxified through the liver. With as few as three drinks in combination with some over-the-counter medications containing acetaminophen, liver  damage begins. The British Medical Journal reports that in as little as eight days after the start of heavy drinking, fatty lesions begin to cause a condition known as “fatty liver.” The fatty lesions rupture liver cells and set off an inflammatory reaction that can lead to more serious inflammatory damage, producing an unhealthy liver.

Another reason alcohol is so toxic to the liver is due to the products produced during alcohol metabolism. One product, acetaldehyde, is more toxic to the liver than the alcohol itself. In addition, during alcohol metabolism, free radicals are released that damage liver cells and promote inflammation. And it gets worse. While it is normal to have bacteria in the intestines, alcohol consumption increases the passage into our bloodstream of a toxic product formed by bacteria called endotoxins. When endotoxins reach the liver, the immune response alarm is sounded and cytokines are released, throwing the liver into a full inflammatory response. The reason for this inflammatory response is that the liver erroneously senses an infection is present.

According to NIAAA, increased cytokines cause scar formation in the liver and a lack of oxygen, both of which are associated with cirrhosis. This type of inflammation is known as “alcoholic hepatitis,” which can lead to cirrhosis. The Liver Foundation reports that alcoholic hepatitis by itself is a serious condition that can be fatal. What is alarming is that while alcoholic hepatitis is usually found in alcoholics, it is also found in social drinkers. This is due to the variation in the way each person’s liver reacts to alcohol. Liver function variations also depend on diet and general overall health. Continued scarring leads to cirrhosis, which may eventually prevent the liver from functioning, making a liver transplant necessary to maintain life.

A healthy lifestyle will help avoid acute renal dysfunction (ARD). Some healthy recommendations are to eat a low-fat diet, keep alcohol consumption at a minimum, avoid smoking, to not mix drugs with alcohol (especially acetaminophen-containing medications), and to maintain a normal body weight. Let’s not forget that illegal drugs stress the liver too. Even with the best intentions, as reported by the Liver Foundation, everyone’s liver operates at its own level. That’s why Metabolic Response Modifiers (MRM) created LiverX™—a product dedicated to helping maintain a healthy liver via an assortment of carefully selected ingredients.

Although LiverX contains several effective ingredients, its unique extract of BioSorb Silymarin is impressive because it is so well absorbed. Silymarin, an extract from milk thistle, is believed to remove toxins that may otherwise accumulate in the liver. In addition, it acts as an antioxidant to protect the liver from harmful free radicals or oxidants that can damage liver cells. Remember that during alcohol metabolism, one of the side effects is oxidative damage to liver cells. Although silymarin helps to reduce the damaging effects of oxidation, the bad news is that it is resistant to absorption in humans. While other supplements may contain silymarin that is difficult to absorb, the good news is that MRM’s BioSorb Silymarin is specially treated to provide greater absorption. With greater absorption, more effective results are possible.

LiverX also contains alpha-lipoic acid that acts to regenerate the antioxidants vitamin E, vitamin C, and glutathione (GSH). GSH is an extremely important antioxidant that rids the liver of toxins and helps to enable white blood cells to work at their full potential, supporting a healthy immune response. GSH cannot be taken as a supplement in that it cannot directly enter the cells threatened by oxidative stress. MRM’s formula also includes N-acetyl-cysteine (NAC), another important antioxidant precursor that acts to regenerate GSH.

Other ingredients in LiverX include Picrorhiza kurroa and Andrographis paniculata, used in Ayurvedic medicine, a traditional Hindu system of healing that has been around for thousands of years. So you can see that LiverX is an excellent choice for a healthy liver.

Top Five Weight Loss Supplements

Sunday, March 1st, 2009

With so many weight loss supplements on the market today it can get pretty confusing trying to figure out which supplements are worth your time, and which are fancy marketing schemes. There are herbal products that are extremely effective at helping an individual lose weight, and there are several ways that they do this. The difference in natural supplemental weight loss, and chemically altered weight loss, is the natural weight loss promotes a healthy body to lose weight and keep it off naturally. Where the chemicals make your body burn fat, or burn the fat themselves BUT, when you stop taking the weight loss medicine you generally gain back more than you lost in the first place.

To help you choose a great, natural supplement I have taken the top five weight loss supplements and broken them down here:

1.    Cell food natural weight loss formula- Is a great weight loss supplement that works by reducing the amount of fat storage cell in the body. All natural cell food is also an excellent way to naturally boost your metabolism. The combination of the two will help you not only lose weight, but will also help re-shape your body. However, it gets its name cell food formula because of its phenomenal ability to transform fatty acids into energy, and speed up their route directly to the power house of the cell. Yet another added benefit of cell food is its effects on the cardiovascular system; it lowers and regulates cholesterol levels.

2.    Fit for Health Weight loss supplement- is a great combination of wild herbs that have been specifically chosen for their unique ability to promote weight loss in the body. In this kit you will receive three separate formulas, and each formula is designed for a different aspect of weight loss. The first is Liqui-Lieve; it assists the body in reducing fat and body weight, as well as promotes a natural excretion of wastes. The next is Diet slim; this is used for fat burning and energy boosting, as well as eliminating stored fats, and it regulates appetite. The last is thyroid support; this formula supports and regulates thyroid and adrenal function.

3.    The Total EFA Special Formula for Weight Loss- This product is a great choice for weight loss on a number of levels, it is chalked full off essential fatty acids. Fatty acids are great at promoting weight loss by making the body perform at optimal levels. Omega 3 Fatty acids possess many health benefits and weight loss just happens to be one of them.

4.    Garden of Life Extra Virgin Coconut Oil- Coconut oil once had a name as the “bad” fat, but now we know that coconut oil is one of the healthiest and most versatile oils in the world. Extra virgin coconut oil is a great way to maintain cholesterol levels, support thyroid function, ease occasional digestive disorder symptoms, avert sugar cravings, and provide many other health benefits. The great thing is that you can use this oil in place of other unhealthy oils in cooking, and it will help to promote health and weight loss.

5.    New Chapter Green and White Tea- It is no new finding that green tea is great for supporting the body and helping an individual lose weight. With this unique formula you get the benefits of the green tea, along with the benefits of white tea. Researchers have discovered that people who drank more than ten cups a day of tea experienced significantly better heart and immune system health than those who drank under three cups, not to mention the weight loss benefits.

Taking any of these supplements is a great way to lose weight and get healthy. No matter which one you choose you will definitely feel the added benefits of getting your body in tip top shape. You can find one or all of these wonderful supplements at

Good luck and congratulations on taking the first step to a new healthier you.