I don’t care about what you have heard or read lately, these are the facts about these herbal supplements:
Echinacea has “Good scientific evidence for this use”:
- Prevention of upper respiratory tract infections (adults and children)
- Treatment of upper respiratory tract infections (adults)
St. John’s wort has “Strong scientific evidence” for treating “mild-to-moderate depressive disorder.”
Chamomile extract was better than placebo in reducing anxiety.
Milk thistle is effective in interfering with the life cycle of the hepatitis C virus.
Ginkgo biloba helps treat dementia, relieves claudication (painful legs from clogged arteries), and improves blood flow to the brain to reduce cerebral insufficiency (defined as poor concentration, confusion, absent-mindedness, anxiety, etc.).
Pcynogenol helps for treating asthma, and for relieving chronic venous insufficiency (leg swelling and varicose veins).
Ginseng boosts immune function, lowers blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetics, and is a heart healthy antioxidant, which include the reduction of LDL oxidation.
Red yeast rice gets an A for lowering LDL and triglycerides.
It’s very helpful for energy and the immune system
These benifits of taking Coenzyme Q10 – increased energy, improved metabolism, weight loss, cell protection, neuological health, and better cardiovascular health – are well established.
Most people over 50 have a hard time converting CoQ10 into its usable form. The lion’s share of the valuable CoQ10 enzyme disappears – making it impossible to give your cells the protection and nourishment they need.
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Heart health … according to the Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology, a number of clinical studies have found CoQ10 promotes cardiovascular health.
Blood sugar … an Australian study showed that patients who took CoQ10 were able to maintain blood sugar levels that are already within the normal range.
Vision … in a recent clinical trial, taking CoQ10 for a year helped them see more clearly.
Cognition … an animal study performed at Johns Hopkins University found that CoQ10 supplementation improves learning and memory.
Gum health … CoQ10 can improve gum and oral health.
Clear-headed comfort … in one study, more than 6 out of 10 patients treated with CoQ10 daily reported feeling more clear-headed comfort.
Oxidative stress … CoQmax CF is a powerful antioxidant, eliminating the free radicals that can cause damage to cell membranes and mitochondria.
What can friendly probiotics bacteria do for athletes? Probiotics may not improve sport performance directly, but the secondary health benefits of probiotics, which include enhanced recovery from fatigue, improved immune function and the maintenance of a healthy gut, can improve general well being, which could in theory improve performance on the field of play.
The kind of probiotic you take, what you take it with and how much actual activity it contains is critically important. In addition, the health effects are very strain-specific, so while your breakfast yogurt might contain friendly bacteria, whether it gives you any actual benefits is another question. The good news is that new research suggests that the right amount of the right probiotic taken with the right food really can help athletes, especially when it comes to protecting immunity and also in the prevention of overtraining. I recommend Metagenics UltraFlora DF. DF stands for dairy free. Order UltraFlora DF @ www.DrJeffreyTucker.meta-ehealth.com