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Green / White Tea Extracts Supplements

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Green or White tea extracts are powerful antioxidants and anti inflammation

These are some ideas, let’s start with my favorite:
New Chapter, Green and White Tea Force

New Chapter, Organics, Green & White Tea Force from iHerb or from vitacost: or from Swansons:

White/green tea extract 2x500mg/d [some is in EIF; subtract it from above amount and take whatever additional is needed]

Another option is, Green tea phytosomes such as this: Thorne Research, Green Tea Phytosome, 60 Veggie Caps

Other green tea or EGCg supplements (non-organic):

Now Foods, EGCg, Green Tea Extract, 400 mg, 180 Vcaps

Jarrow Formulas, Green Tea, 500 mg, 100 Capsules (more…)

Cilantro Supplements

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

These are some Cilantro supplements


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Broccoli Supplements

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

Broccoli supplements I like:

1- Broccoli extract, SWR035

Swanson GreenFoods Formulas – Extra-Strength Broccoli w/Glucosinolates.
“Give your body the protective benefits of the natural phytonutrients in broccoli with our ExtraStrength Broccoli Extract. Broccoli contains natural antioxidant phytonutrients known as glucosinolates, which provide powerful free- radical protection for the cardiovascular system and for cells and tissues throughout the body. Our Extra-Strength Broccoli Extract gives you a highly concentrated source of antioxidant glucosinolates. It features a state-of-the-art mature broccoli extract called BroccoSinolate which is standardized to deliver a minimum of 4% total glucosinates for guaranteed antioxidant potency in every capsule. No other broccoli supplement on the market can match the glucosinolate content of this high-powered extract.”

2 – Broccoli Seeds, 4 oz (113 g) Now Foods

* Potent Phytonutrient Source
* For Sprouting

Researchers have recently discovered a number of exciting phytonutrients with amazing health protecting properties. One phytonutrient derived from broccoli is Sulforaphane. Researchers have determined that broccoli sprouts contain a much greater Sulforaphane potential than broccoli florets. Enjoy these sprouts regularly.

These seeds are specially selected, tested and stored for high germination sprouting use. For best results, store the seeds in a dry (but not refrigerated) place.
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About Selenium

Sunday, January 16th, 2011

Selenium and Methylselenocysteine

Selenium is an essential trace mineral that is essential for life. It is also a toxic metal when consumed in excess. Selenium is required to activate various key enzymes, including the antioxidant glutathione peroxidase, the metabolic enzyme thioredoxin reductase, and the thyroid-hormone-activating enzyme iodothyronine deiodinase. Food sources of selenium include brazil nuts, yeast, whole grains and seafood. Selenium content of food is dependent on selenium content in the soil and both are highly variable.
Selenium: The Anticancer Mineral

Epidemological studies recognized a connection between cancer incidence and low levels of selenium in the blood as early as 1969. Researchers noted that breast cancer rates were low in areas where selenium levels in the soil and food were high and high in areas where selenium levels were low. The same correlation was found between death rates and selenium levels. Similar correlations were subsequently found in animal studies.
Helps in treatment and prevention of dandruff. Necessary for healthy hair and nails. May also increase the elastic youthfulness of the skin and be helpful in removing age spots. When ingested in the natural algae form of selenomethionine, skin cancer incidence from ultraviolet light may also be reduced.
Selenium (Se) is an essential trace element that functions as a component of enzymes involved in antioxidant protection and thyroid hormone metabolism. In several intra- and extra-cellular glutathione peroxidases, iodothyronine 5н-deiodinases, and in thioredoxin reductase, selenium is located at the active centers as the selenoamino acid, selenocysteine (SeCYS). At least two other proteins of unknown function also contain SeCYS. Although SeCYS is an important dietary form, it is not directly incorporated into these specific selenium-proteins; instead, a co-translational process yields tRNA-bound SeCYS. In contrast, selenium as seleno-methionine is incorporated non-specifically into many proteins, as it competes with methionine in general protein synthesis. Therefore, tissues often contain both specific, as well as the nonspecific, selenium-containing proteins when both SeCYS and selenomethionine are consumed, as found in many foods.

IMPORTANCE: A major antioxidant nutrient, 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; slows down the aging and hardening of tissues through oxidation; helps in the treatment and prevention of dandruff.

Deficiencies: Selenium deprivation reduces activities of the selenium-dependent enzymes. The signs in animals depend upon vitamin E status and appear only when both nutrients are limiting. They vary according to species. For example, selenium- and vitamin E-deficient animals show myopathies of skeletal (e.g., sheep, cow, horse), cardiac (pig) or smooth (dog, cow) muscle; hepatic necrosis (rat, pig); increased capillary permeability (chicken); or pancreatic acinar degeneration (chicken). Characteristic signs of selenium deficiency have not been described in humans, but very low selenium status is a factor in the etiologies of a juvenile cardiomyopathy (Keshan Disease) and a chondrodystrophy (Kashin-Beck Disease) that occur in selenium-deficient regions of China. May result in premature aging, heart disease, dandruff, loose skin.

Diet recommendations: The Recommended Dietary Allowances are in µg/day: 0-0.5 yrs, 10; 0.5-1.0 yrs, 15; 1-6 yrs, 20; 7-10 yrs, 30; males 11-14 yrs, 40; females 11-14 yrs, 45; males and females 15-18 yrs, 50; adult males, 70; adult females, 55; pregnancy, 65; and lactation, 75.


Sulforaphane Supplements (BroccoMax)

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

Sulforaphane 1% 5mg – BroccoMax Jarrow sgs 30mg sulforaphane glucosinolate

* Standardized Broccoli Seed Extract
* Sulforaphane
* Gluco
* Sinolate
* Stimulates Phase 2 Detoxification
* Promotes Healthy Cell Replication
* Dietary Supplement
* Vegan

Cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli have been associated with antioxidant and cellular protection. BroccoMax contains a standardized concentration of sulforaphane glucosinolate extracted (without solvents) from broccoli seeds. Sulforaphane glucosinolate is metabolized to sulforaphane (isothiocyanate), which is a highly reactive antioxidant. In extensive studies, sulforaphane has been demonstrated to be a potent inducer of phase 2 detoxifying enzymes and protector of DNA. Each capsule of BroccoMax contains 30 mg of sulforaphane glucosinolate, a concentration at least 20 times greater then that found in the full-grown broccoli plant.

  • 30 mg sulforaphane glucosinolate
  • Extracted from broccoli seeds without solvents
  • Antioxidant protection
Cruciferous vegetables like broccoli have been associated with antioxidant and cellular protection. BroccoMax contains a standardized concentration of SGS (sulforaphane glucosinolate) extracted without solvents from broccoli seeds. Each capsule contains 30 mg of sulforaphane glucosinolate, concentrated up to 20 times greater than in broccoli.
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Resveratrol Supplements

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

Trans Resveratrol is potent.  I suggest getting a supplement with 99% Trans Res. Such as this one:

Nature’s Answer, Resveratrol Reserve, Cellular Longevity Complex, 5 fl oz (150 ml)

In addition, these seem good: Any of the “ReserveAge Organics” products:

from iHerb:

ReserveAge Organics, Resveratrol, Cellular Age-Defying Tonic, Super Berry Flavor, 5 fl oz (148 ml)

ReserveAge Organics, Resveratrol 500 mg, Cellular Age-Defying Formula, 60 Veggie Caps

ReserveAge Organics, Active Ubiquinol CoQ10, with Resveratrol, 60 Licaps

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Curcumin Supplements

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

My favorite curcumin supplement is

The Jarrow Curcumin 95% “Cucrcumine 95 250mg”


* Turmeric 18:1 Concentrate
* Antioxidant Protection
* Dietary Supplement

Curcumin 95 is an 18:1 concentrate of the antioxidants found in the spice turmeric root. Curcumin 95 contains 95% curcuminoids (including curcumin, demethoxycurcumin and bisdemethoxycurcumin), which are antioxidants. Specifically, curcumin and it derivatives protect DNA against oxidative damage induced by reactive oxygen species.

Please note, some people who took the curcumin/bioperine combination reported an increased inflammation in the scalp.  Every time you take a new supplement listen to your body, sense the scalp and how your body feels that day.

Reviews from iHerb:

11 of 11  people found the following review helpful
Elizabeth B January 13, 2007
From Florida
curcumin has anti cancer properties. I have been taking 2 gms (4 capsules) per day since shortly after diagnosis with stage 4 breast cancer a year ago. Went into remission within 3 months, all tumors have disappeared, am now in remission with no evidence of disease for 8 months.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
No more sweat smell! November 07, 2008
From Tennessee
In addition to being a wonderful anti-oxidant, after using this for a couple of weeks in the summer, I found that my sweat did not smell. One thing though, if your blood sugar tends to run low, it takes about a month for your body to get used to it. Keep honey around, because your blood sugar can drop very quickly.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Customer January 13, 2009
From Colorado
Curcumin is recommended for several conditions. I use because I read it helps prevent Alzheimer’s.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Great for bone spurs February 02, 2009
From North Carolina
Discovered online that curcumin is a great anti-inflammatory. Occasionally I have sharp pain in my back that is caused by bone spurs. I’ll take a capsule every few hours and by the next day the pain is almost all gone. once the pain is gone I only take 1 a day. To me this is incredible because I could have pain that lasted for 2 weeks. Love curcumin.
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Acetyl L-Carnitine Supplements

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

Some of the best choices include:

iHerb: Now Foods, Acetyl-L-Carnitine, 500 mg, 100 Vcaps

Swanson Premium Acetyl L-Carnitine

* Energizes the mind and promotes concentration

* Unique form of L-Carnitine provides antioxidant protection throughout the nervous system

* Passes through the blood-brain barrier to support cognitive health & optimal brain function

Energize the mind and promote concentration naturally with the help of Swanson Acetyl L-Carnitine! This unique formula comes from the ester of the essential amino acid L-carnitine. Muscles throughout your body need this energy as well to grow stronger as you exercise. Your brain uses this energy to maintain healthy functions like neurotransmitter production. Acetyl L-Carnitine also helps maintain healthy neurological function by delivering antioxidant protection throughout the entire nervous system. Each capsule delivers 500 mg of Acetyl L-Carnitine.

Acetyl L-Carnitine Caps Country Life 500 mg amino acids

Dr Best Acetyl L-Carnitine Sigma Tau Carnitine



R-Lipoid Acid Supplements

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

Stabilized R-Lipoic Acid

Na-RALA, the sodium salt of R-Lipoic Acid (RLA). Unlike pure RLA, Na-RLA is a stabilized form of RLA that won’t degrade at high temperatures, is more bioavailable than regular RLA and has no solvent residues),

Doctor’s Best Best Stabilized R-Lipoic Acid Na-RALA 100 mg 60 Veg Caps Doctor’s Best- Best Stabilized R-Lipoic Acid 100mg 60 Veggie Caps

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Vitamin K2 Supplements

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

I’ve use the following vitamin K supplements, the one I like the most comes with vitamin D3 (Michael’s Naturopathic). If you are taking vitamin D already then the Nutricology Full spectrum vitamin K is a very good product.

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