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Vitamins, Minerals, Nutrition Supplements: R to Z


Resveratrol is present in many plants and fruits, including red grapes, eucalyptus, spruce, blueberries, mulberries, peanuts, giant knotweed. The longer the grape juice is fermented with the grape skins, the higher the resveratrol content in wine. Resveratrol is an antioxidant but its antioxidant properties are weaker that those of quercetin and epicatechin. It has anticancer properties and inhibits lipid peroxidation of low-density lipoprotein and prevents the cytotoxicity of oxidized LDL [MORE].


Rhodiola rosea, trade-marked Rosavin, is derived from the arctic regions of eastern Siberia. It is one of the more fascinating plant species in the world although quite unknown in the United States. It is the plant’s roots that provide adaptogenic characteristics. An adaptogen offers varied physiological support to numerous systems in the body. Rosavin provides extraordinary therapeutic benefits: It has been cited for extending longevity, physical endurance as well as resistance to high altitude sickness. Rosavin also demonstrates anti-depressant qualities [more].


Rutin is often used along with other bioflavonoids to help strengthen capillaries. It may be particularly helpful for those who bruise or bleed easily. Bioflavonoids maintain resistance of capillary walls to permeation and change of pressure, and have synergistic antioxidant effects with vitamin C.


SAMe can be an effective treatment for osteoarthritis, the “wear and tear” type of arthritis that many people develop as they get older. SAMe is helpful for depression. This supplement is helpful for conditions such as cirrhosis, chronic viral hepatitis. SAMe helps the liver detoxify the blood by a process called methelation. SAMe may help the painful muscle condition known as fibro-myalgia. Evidence suggests that SAMe can protect the stomach against damage caused by alcohol.SAMe is also required for the biosynthesis of critical neurotransmitters and hormones [MORE].


Selenium is a major antioxidant nutrient. It protects cell membranes and prevents free-radical generation, thereby decreasing the risk of cancer and disease of the heart and blood vessels. Medical surveys show that increased selenium intake decreases the risk of breast, colon, lung and prostate cancer. Selenium also preserves tissue elasticity. It slows down the aging and hardening of tissues through oxidation.


Brain tissues are especially rich in phosphatidylserine (PS), but aging causes a decline in the PS content of cells throughout the body. Research also indicates that when PS levels naturally decline with age, so, too, does the ability to learn, remember things and stay alert. Depression may also develop as a result of age-related PS decline [MORE].

Silymarin (an OPC se OPCs)

Silymarin is derived from milk thistle seeds and why milk thistle is perhaps the #1 natural remedy for liver detox. Used for centuries to treat liver desease, it is a powerful flavanoid antioxidant that gaurds the liver against oxidative damage due to toxins, drugs, alcohol. Silymarin may also increases glutothione production, an enzyme produced by liver that is a universal antioxidant and detoxifying nutrient. Silymarin may help new liver cell growth.

SOD superoxide dismutase

SOD needs coating to pass gastro intestinal tract… It nuetralizes possibly most harmful free radicals – superoxide radicals. SOD is an enzyme revitalizes cells and reducs rate of cell destruction. And free radicals that breakdown joint fluids. declines with age. two forms.


Although technically a food with as many as 100 nutrients in it, Spirulina is so special and so commonly added to quality supplements today that we thought we would list it here as well [MORE].


Derived from olives … super emoliant …


Found in all tissues, needed for collagen synthesis the principal protein giving skin structural integroty… sulfur is an acid forming mineral part of aminos methione cysteine taurine glutathione. Disinfects blood, helps resist bacteria, protects protoplasm of cells, aids oxygenation, stimulates bile, protects against toxic substances. Slows aging with radiation and pollution protection.


Taurine is considered to be a factor necessary for the control of many biochemical changes that take place in the aging process; aids in the clearing of free-radical wastes; and helps stabilize the excitability of membranes which is very important in the control of brain activity. Taurine is a widely used supplement in energy drinks. Taurine crosses the blood brain barrier and has been found to help offset negative aspects of caffeine and possibly smoking.


Telomere has been shown to allow cellular DNA to recombine the same way a young person’s DNA does. Telomere enzymes introduced to the body may dramatically slow down the signs of aging. According to Al Sears, MD., “what we know about the telomere and the possibility of manipulating its length helps stop cells from aging. Ever since they were founded in 1990, they’ve remained at the cutting edge of telomere biology.” Learn more.


Testosterone is the major hormone associated with male health. Low T is an increasingly recognized problem. Learn more ….


Threonine is another essential amino acid and an important constituent of collagen, elastin, and enamel protein; helps prevent fatty build-up in the liver; helps the digestive and intestinal tracts function more smoothly; assists metabolism and assimilation.


Turmeric is one of the most potent herbs and spices. It is the main curry ingredient and widely known to be an anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer and anti-aging nutrient. Protects liver from toxins, anticancer antibiotic antiinflammtory properties. Good for arthritis [MORE].


Tyrosine helps transmit nerve impulses to the brain; helps overcome depression; improves memory; increases mental alertness; promotes the healthy functioning of the thyroid, adrenal and pituitary glands.


Used by the brain to make serotonin, an important neurotransmitter responsible for anti-depression and feelings of well-being. Brain serotonin is often depleted as we age leading to depression. Prozac-like drugs are often prescribed to help relieve this age-related, serotonin-dependent depression. However, without adequate 5-hydroxy tryptophan supplementation, Prozac-like drugs can actually deplete brain serotonin leading to further depression. Patients benefit from taking supplemental 5-hydroxy tryptophan whether or not they are taking Prozac-like medication. Turkey is known for high amounts of tryptophan and associated with relaxation and drowsiness after eating turkey [MORE].

Ubiquinone uric acid ursolic acid valerium


Valine is not only an essential amino acid but is also a branched-chain amino acid (the others are isoleucine and leucine) found in high concentration in the muscles. It has a stimulating effect and is needed for muscle metabolism, repair and growth of tissue and maintaining the nitrogen balance in the body. Since it is a branched-chain amino acid, it can be used as an energy source in the muscles, and in doing so preserves the use of glucose. Many amino acids become deficient with drug addiction, and here it also plays an important role and there are indications that it may also be beneficial in treating or reversing hepatic encephalopathy, or alcohol related brain damage, as well as degenerative neurological conditions. vanadium


Vinpocetine has been widely studied and widely used in Europe for brain performance. Researchers at the University of Surrey in Guildford, England administered vinpocetine to patients suffering from mild to moderate dementia (Hindmarch 1991). Two hundred and three patients included in a placebo-controlled, randomized double-blind trial received every day for sixteen weeks either 10 mg doses of vinpocetine three times a day, 20 mg doses of vinpocetine three times a day, or placebo three times a day. There were no clinically relevant side effects reported. Statistically significant cogni-tive improvements were found in favor of active treatment groups compared to placebo. In a double blind clinical trial, vinpocetine was shown to offer significant improvement in elderly patients with chronic cerebral dysfunction (Balestreri 1987). Forty-two patients received 10 mg vinpocetine three times a day for thirty days, then 5 mg three times a day for sixty days. Matching placebo tablets were given to another forty patients for the ninety-day trial period. Patients on vinpocetine scored consistently better in all cognitive evaluations. No serious side effects were reported. Memory was significantly improved following treatment with vinpocetine when compared to placebo.



Zinc is an antioxidant nutrient; necessary for protein synthesis; wound healing; vital for the development of the reproductive organs, prostate functions and male-hormone activity; it governs the contractility of muscles; important for blood stability; maintains the body’s alkaline balance; helps in normal tissue function; aids in the digestion and metabolism of phosphorus. ZINC METHIONINE has demonstrated potent antioxidant activity that is almost equal to that of vitamin E. Zinc is necessary for sense of taste and smell. It is required for the formation and activity of insulin. Zinc is an antioxidant mineral, essential for many vital enzymatic processes. It is needed for a healthy reproductive and immune system, for tissue renewal, maintenance of the skin and for healthy bones and teeth. Zinc helps maintain the function of the liver and the release of vitamin A.

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