Cayenne Pepper Benefits

Cayenne pepper is reemerging as a hot item among herbalists.  It may be a “bitter” medicine to swallow, but it packs a lot of punch. Otherwise known as Capsicum annuum, cayenne pepper was mentioned in print by Nicholas Culpeper, an English physician who was also an avid cataloguer of medicinal herbs, in his 17th century [...]

Glutamine Benefits

Glutamine is one of the many non-essential amino acids which are the building blocks of protein.  By non-essential, it means the body is unable to produce enough of it especially in the context of stress, and must therefore be supplied in the foods we eat. To better understand the benefits of glutamine, it is important [...]

Selenium Benefits

Selenium is one of those trace minerals that you can’t get too much of, nor get too little, either.  Insufficient amounts of dietary selenium leads to abnormal nail beds, cataracts, heart disease, growth retardation, muscle cramps, and the big C.  Too much of it, however, leads to toxicity and can cause loss of hair, nails [...]

Saw Palmetto Benefits

The Seminole tribe of Florida had used saw palmetto, Serenoa repens, primarily as food, and eventually, as remedy to treat a wide range of ailments, foremost of which are problems pertaining to sexual and urinary health.  Many of the research conducted today supports these and other historical uses of the saw palmetto, and some uses [...]

Turmeric Benefits

Turmeric, or Indian saffron, is a spice within reach in kitchen cupboards, but high up in nutritional and medicinal benefits to merit a sacred place in Ayurvedic medicine.  It is a shrub related to ginger, and is widely cultivated throughout India, where it was first used as a fabric dye, food coloring and spice (because [...]

Is Vitamin Water Good For You?

From the name itself, vitamin water is plain water fortified with vitamins.  To determine whether it confers the benefits of vitamins delivered through water, we need to examine what vitamin water is made of. Vitamin water is typically composed of the following (excluding colors and flavors):  vapor distilled water, crystalline fructose, citric acid, caffeine, ascorbic [...]

Wheat Grass Benefits

What if you can have the power of the sun in the palm of your hands?  Not the hydrogen-helium kind, but something more earthbound:  chlorophyll. Dubbed as “potent sunlight energy,” wheatgrass is the young of the mature wheat plant, Triticum aestivum, whose grains we convert to bread.  Wheat grass is best harvested in its lifecycle [...]

Antioxidant Supplements

Antioxidants are molecules that are capable of inhibiting the oxidization of other molecules. Oxidization reactions can cause free radical damage, which can cause chain reactions within the cells. When there is a chain reaction within a cell, it can cause the cell to damage or die. Antioxidants prevent these chain reactions from happening by removing [...]

Biotin Supplements

Biotin is a water soluble B-vitamin and it acts as a co-enzyme in the breakdown and metabolism of protein, fats and carbohydrates. Some people are born with a deficiency of biotin whilst others do not get enough biotin from their diet – in these cases, biotin supplements may be needed. Biotin supplements are thought to [...]

Lecithin Benefits

A lot of substances in the chemical world are recognized because of their health effects. They may be either good or bad for the health, and because of their effects, they are either avoided or taken in higher amounts. One of the substances which are said to have benefits to the health is lecithin, frequently [...]

Black Cherry Concentrate Benefits

Fruits are always regarded as some of the healthiest foods in the world, next to vegetables. There are hundreds of different fruits in the world and the great thing about these foods is that, while they are extremely healthy, they are also very tasty and delicious. Fruits have natural sweetness that doesn’t make diabetes worse, [...]

Aloe Vera Juice Benefits

The extensive knowledge of man has allowed him to discover the beauty and advantages of many things around him. But one of the most popular discoveries and developments that we people have done these days is the discovery of herbal and natural cures and treatments. Today, a lot of people have great faith in most [...]

Health Benefits of Cherries

Fruits have always been regarded as some of the most health beneficial foods in the world. They are members of the Glow foods – the group of foods which make the body healthy and the immune system strong and in optimal health. Fruits are also in the second layer of the food pyramid just above [...]

Vemma Verve Energy Drink Review

Many customer reviews have reported on this and no doubt, it boosted energy and does not contain ANY ingredient that has bad effects on the body.  The parent company, called New Vision was founded by BK Boreyko together with his family.  Are you one of the many Americans searching for a different, healthy energy drink?  [...]

UMAC CORE Marine Phytoplankton Review

UMAC stands for Unique Marine Algae Concentrate.  UMAC CORE is made from salt-water algae that are undetectable to the naked eye.  With a unique and organic process this marine phytoplankton is cultivated and the nutrients are extracted in a form that can be used by the human body.  This pure and concentrated form is more easily absorbed and allows us to access the

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Evercleanse Reviews

Evercleanse is a three step colon cleansing and detoxification system aimed at ridding your body of built up waste and restoring your colon to its natural healthy and fully functioning condition. It is not uncommon to lose 10 or more pounds from colon cleansing. As a result Evercleanse also helps you to lose weight, feel less bloated and have more energy.