Reviews of Vitamins, Herbs, Minerals and Nutraceuticals

Many vitamins, minerals and herbal products have therapeutic (as well as nutritional) uses. Of course, some are backed by better science than others. Use the search fields at the right to find the vitamins and nutraceuticals you’re looking for… or simply scroll through the pages.

Note: You should always keep your doctor in the loop if you are taking herbal products to treat specific conditions—especially if you are taking prescription drugs! Many of these contain active compounds which could interfere with your medication(s). Remember…

While many of the products you’ll find reviewed here can be described as “all natural”, that does not mean that they can’t, in certain cases, be dangerous.

Natural Male Enhancement: Arginine for Erectile Dysfunction?

Posted by on 5:47 pm in Heart health, Sex/Libido Supplements | 0 comments

L-arginine is an amino acid necessary for protein synthesis. We’ve talked a fair bit about arginine on over the years, but not because of its potential role in natural male enhancement or to combat erectile dysfunction (E.D.). No, we’ve focused...

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Chondroitin For Arthritis: Benefits & Information

Posted by on 1:39 am in Anti-Inflammatory, Joint/Connective Tissue Repair | 0 comments

Chondroitin, or chondroitin sulfate, is a substance that occurs naturally in the body. It is part of a large protein molecule known as a proteoglycan, and is a major component of cartilage—the “cushion” between joints. Chondroitin works by holding water and...

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Potassium Iodide Review: Benefits and Information

Posted by on 1:15 am in Basic Nutrients | 0 comments

Potassium iodide (KI) is a salt of the essential mineral iodine. Your body needs iodine to synthesize the hormones thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3). These two hormones are vitally important for normal development, growth and metabolism. T4 and T3 are produced by the...

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Noni Fruit Review: Benefits and Information

Posted by on 2:26 am in Antioxidants, Traditional Medicinal Herbs | 0 comments

Noni is the Hawaiian name for Morinda citrifolia—a traditional medicinal plant grown in the Pacific Islands, and other tropical regions of the world. Historically, parts of the entire plant have been used to treat a variety of ailments, such as malaria, fever, intestinal...

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Supplemental Iodine & Its Role: The Thyroid Connection

Posted by on 1:16 am in Basic Nutrients | 0 comments

Though the element iodine is poisonous in its gaseous state, the iodine ion (iodide) is essential to life. Iodine in foods is converted to iodide in the gastrointestinal tract. In the body, the primary role of iodine involves thyroid function. Iodide is trapped by the thyroid...

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Mangosteen Review: Information On Its Benefits

Posted by on 9:41 pm in Antioxidants | 0 comments

Mangosteen is Garcinia mangostana, a fruit-bearing tree native to Southeast Asia. The fruit has been dubbed the “Queen of Fruits,” thanks to its delicately-flavored white pulp, although it’s the surrounding—and inedible—pericarp (i.e., the outer layer) that...

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