Hypertension

hypertension Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) See also: Cardiovascular health Stress Magnesium The muscle relaxing and cardiac benefits associated with magnesium have also translated into a reduction in blood pressure in several clinical trials. In one such trial 91 middle-aged women with hypertension were given either magnesium or a placebo daily for six months. At the end of the trail the average blood pressure Read More

Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism Hypothyroidism (under-active thyroid) See also: Adrenal support Stress Adrenal Support Vitamin C, B5, B6, zinc and magnesium together with licorice and Siberian ginseng are all supportive of adrenal function, especially in relation to cortisol excretion. Many adrenal and thyroid disfunction symptoms overlap, and chronic stress and/or blood sugar dysfunction can be common themes to both. Adrenal support should therefore Read More

Immune Support

immune support Immune Support See also: Colds, Flu and Infection Vitamin C Vitamin C is often called the master immune nutrient, because of its essential role in immune function. It is required to nourish the thyrnus gland (the master gland of the immune system}. Among other relevant effects, vitamin C increases white blood cell function, interferon production and antibody activity. One recent review of Read More

Impotence (Erectile Dysfunction)

impotence Impotence (Erectile Dysfunction) L-Arginine As a precursor of nitric oxide, arginine may be involved in facilitating penile erection and may be useful in cases of erectile dysfunction (ED). Studies have reported improvements in erectile dysfunction following arginine supplementation among men with abnormal nitric oxide metabolism. In one specific study 40% of men taking 2.8g per day of arginine experienced an improvement in ED Read More

Infertility (Male)

Infertility Male Infertility (Male) L-Arginine Arginine is required for the formation of sperm. Indeed studies have shown that men fed arginine deficient diets for as little as nine days reduce sperm count hy as much as 90%, and that sperm rnotility is reduced dramatically. Research suggests that arginine supplementation may be helpful in maintaining normal sperm counts and motility. In fact in some studies in Read More

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) (Crohn’s/Ulcerative colitis) Fish Oils Studies suggest a role for omega 3 fatty acids in various inflammatory conditions, including Crohn’s and uicerativc colitis. One study attributed an improvement in IBD symptoms to the inflammation-inhibiting properties of fish oils. The study established that the laboratory tests for inflammatory processes had been significantly reduced in the fish-oil group in comparison with the Read More

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