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Beta-Ecdysterone

See 20-hydroxyecdysone.

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Deanol Bitartrate

See DMAE (Dimethylaminoethanol).

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DMAE (Dimethylaminoethanol)

Dimethylaminoethanol is an industrial chemical and dietary supplement  used for memory/cognitive enhancement.  DMAE is an analog of the essential nutrient choline, and is thought to increase levels of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. Nonetheless, research on DMAE as a treatment for cognitive/neurological disorders is conflicting, and often does not support the claims made for it. Research has shown that DMAE is actually an...

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Cissus quadrangularis

a.k.a. “Veld Grape” – a medicinal plant native to Africa, India, and other parts of Asia. Cissus has traditionally been used to treat a variety of ailments such as bone fractures, ulcers, wounds, indigestion and asthma. Animal studies have shown Cissus extracts may have gastroprotective effects, contribute to bone health, and have antioxidant/antimicrobial activities. Cissus quadrangularis has gained popularity in...

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Diindolylmethane (DIM)

A metabolite of indole-3-carbinol (I3C), a phytochemical found in cruciferous vegetables. DIM affects the way in which estrogens are broken down in the body. Supplementing with DIM increases the proportion of inactive (C-2 hydroxylated) metabolites relative to active, potentially carcinogenic (C-16 hydroxylated) ones. Ultimately, this could help reduce the risk of breast cancer in women.  DIM can also inhibit the growth of prostate...

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Calcium D-Glucarate

The calcium salt of D-glucaric acid, which is a naturally occurring metabolite in the human body. D-glucaric acid is also found in a number of fruits and vegetables, especially cruciferous vegetables (cabbage, broccoli, etc.). D-glucaric acid may act as an anti-cancer nutrient, due to its ability to facilitate the detoxification and excretion of carcinogenic compounds. Although calcium d-glucarate has been tested in cell cultures and...

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