Kelp Benefits for Humans


Kelp is a type of seaweed, or algae, usually eaten in Asian countries, such as Japan and China. Sea kelp is a natural source of vitamins A, B1, B2, C, D and E, as well as minerals including iodine, zinc, calcium, magnesium, iron and potassium. In fact it contains the highest concentration of calcium of […]

What is Grapefruit Seed Extract Good For?


Grapefruit Seed Extract (GSE) is a liquid substance extracted from the fruit and seeds of grapefruit.  Chemical analysis of GSE shows additional antioxidant constituents including Vitamin C, tocopherols, sterols, citric acid, liminoids, and other trace minerals. GSE Benefits Grapefruit Seed Extract has very high levels of disease-fighting, free-radical eliminating antioxidants and phytonutrients called bioflavonoids. One […]

Acidophilus Benefits and Food Sources


Lactobacillus acidophilus (L. acidophilus) is part of a group of bacteria that live in the small intestine and vagina. Acidophilus is considered a probiotic. As a natural probiotic, acidophilus helps to stimulate the growth of beneficial bacteria in the digestive and intestinal tracts, encourages proper nutrient absorption and promotes immune health. There are as many […]

Glucosamine Benefits and Osteoarthritis Treatment


Glucosamine plays an substantial role in building cartilage. It is an critical component in the body’s ability to make GAGs (glycosaminoglycans) and proteoglycans which are compounds of cartilage. They, are the core materials used by the body to make cartilage, synovial fluid and other elements of the skeletal system. As a person ages, the amount […]

Alpha Lipoic Acid Metal Detoxification Effects


Alpha lipoic acid (ALA) is an effective chelating agent for lead, mercury, arsenic, copper, excess iron, excess calcium, cadmium, and zinc. Heavy metals such as mercury, lead, copper, cadmium and arsenic can be very damaging to the body. Studies have shown that alpha lipoic acid is capable of chelating transition metals by forming stable complexes […]