FAQ

Why should I take Vitamin C?

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that protects against oxidative damage throughout the body and may also enhance the immune system. It is needed in the formation of collagen, which is essential to connective tissue, cartilage, bone matrix, tooth dentin, skin, and tendons, which may delay the aging process. †

 

I often feel joint pain. Is Glucosamine right for me?

Glucosamine is a natural molecule found in joint cartilage in high concentrations, which stimulate cartilage repair by preventing enzymes such as collagenase and phospholipase A2 from damaging cartilage and the generation of cell-damaging superoxide radicals, which may harm joint cartilage.

Glucosamine is involved in the formation of skin, eyes, nails, tendons, bones, ligaments and heart valves. It also facilitates mucus secretion of the urinary tract, respiratory and digestive systems. Glucosamine may also assist with osteoarthritis causes and symptoms; when used with chondroitin, the benefits of glucosamine in assisting osteoarthritis are amplified. †

 

Can Inositol reduce hair loss?

Inositol is also known as Vitamin B-8, which has been commonly used for hair growth and may assist the body in lecithin formation. Inositol is vital for hair growth.

This vitamin has a calming effect and may reduce cholesterol levels. It may prevent hardening of the arteries and is important in the formation of lecithin and the metabolism of fat and cholesterol. Inositol may also support healthy liver response and function by removing fat from the liver.

Deficiencies may lead to arteriosclerosis, constipation, hair loss, high blood cholesterol, irritability, mood swings, and skin eruptions. †

 

What is Noni?

Noni is the common name for morinda citrifolia, a tropical fruit found in the Pacific Islands that is commonly used for its health benefits. Noni contains high phytonutrients, polysaccharides, catechins, flavonoids, beta-sitosterol, and antioxidants that are traditionally known to support various systems of the body, and promote a healthy lifestyle. †

 

What is Beta-sitosterol?

Beta-sitosterol is a compound found in plants that are chemically similar in structure to cholesterol; high levels are found in saw palmetto, pumpkin seed, and pygeum. Beta-sitosterol may exert cholesterol-lowering activity; however, its main role is related to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and may promote prostate health. †

 

Are sea vegetables good?

Sea vegetables offer the broadest range of minerals, including minerals found in the ocean, which is also found in human blood. Sea vegetables are a source of iodine, magnesium, iron, calcium vitamin K and B-vitamins such as folate riboflavin and pathothenic acid. Sea vegetables may promote healthy thyroid function, menopausal relief, blood cell growth, anti-flammatory action, and cardiovascular health. †

 

My doctor says I get sick often because my immune system is weak. Can I take Echinacea?

Echinacea may enhance immune system activity by stimulating white blood cell activity, which protects the body against foreign organisms and as a result, may reduce the duration and strength of cold and flu symptoms. It is commonly used for allergies, colds, and infectious illnesses, which may support immune and emphatic systems. †

 

What is Selenium?

Selenium is a component of the enzyme, glutathione peroxidase, a vital antioxidant that may protect the body by preventing oxidation by free radicals. Selenium may support immune system function via detoxification, and may also support male fertility. Low levels of selenium may be linked to cardiovascular disease and inflammatory disease. †

 

I have high cholesterol. Can I take Policosanol?

Policosanol describes a chain of saturated alcohols, which is derived from waxes in plants such as sugar cane, yams, and beeswax. The main alcohol in policosanol is octacosanol.

Policosanol may regulate cholesterol production in the liver by improving the liver’s absorption of LDL (bad cholesterol) and increase levels of HDL (good cholesterol). Policosanol may also protect blood vessels by preventing its destruction by oxidized LDL. †

 

What is Pycnogenol made of?

Pycnogenol is derived from the bark of Pinus Martima, a European coastal pine. Pycnogenol extract is a powerful antioxidant and may act as a natural anti-flammatory, bind collagen and elastin, and may aid in the dilution of blood vessels to promote circulation and flow. †

 

My doctor recommended Red Yeast Rice, what is it?

Red yeast rice is created by fermenting a strain of red yeast on rice and contains several monacolins, which are substances known to reduce overall cholesterol production. As a dietary supplement, red yeast rice may reduce overall blood cholesterol levels and improve the ratio of HDL (good cholesterol) and LDL (bad cholesterol). †

 

What is Co-Q10?

Co-Q10 belongs to a group of compounds that are involved in the electron transportation and energy production in the cell's mitochondria, and may act as a cardioprotective antioxidant to promote cardiovascular health.†

 

What is Yohimbe?

Yohimbe is a tree that grows in Africa and Mexico and may increase blood flow to genital tissue in both men and women, and has traditionally been used as an aphrodisiac and sexual rejuvenator. †

 

Are dietary supplements better for weight loss than other diet products?

Some natural dietary supplements are designed to assist in weight loss in a variety of ways, including appetite suppression, metabolism boost and cleansing and Detox. †

 

†These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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