Cairo East Magazine Gives you the Rundown
By Hilary Diack
Eating right? Getting plenty of exercise? This should be enough to keep you feeling healthy, but when you factor in stress, pollution, missed meals and hectic schedules you may benefit from adding a few vital supplements to your diet. Many products now available have been used by different cultures for years, so their properties have been well-proven. Naturally sourced and nutrient specific, a tablet or two a day can get your system into great working order in no time.
Here are just of few of the most popular items you can find.
Aloe Vera Gels
Aloe Vera contains a variety of nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, enzymes and amino acids. Numerous scientific studies have demonstrated the ability of Aloe to support the healing process. In addition, Aloe Vera has been shown to support a healthy digestive system.
Amino Acid Supplement
L-Arginine and L-Citrulline are two amino acids bundled into a single powerful supplement. L-Arginine is an important factor in muscle metabolism and a precursor for nitric oxide, which promotes increased circulation by relaxing blood vessels. L-Citrulline helps the body rid itself of ammonia, a by-product of exercise. This clearing enables the body to recover after a workout.
Beet powder provides a wide range of nutrients, but its most significant phytochemical is betaine. This plant chemical benefits both the liver and kidneys. Betaine also helps the liver process fat. This prevents the accumulation of fatty tissues in the liver (steatosis) and it also prevents excessive triglycerides and LDL cholesterol in the blood.
Biotin is a water-soluble vitamin necessary for normal growth and body function and is a key regulatory element in gluconeogenesis, fatty acid synthesis, and in the metabolism of some amino acids. Alongside its role in energy production, Biotin enhances the synthesis of certain proteins. In addition, Biotin promotes normal immunity and plays a critical role in skin health.
Chlorella is a green single-celled microalgae that contains the highest concentrations of chlorophyll known. Chlorella also supplies high levels of Beta-Carotene, Mixed Carotenoids, Vitamin C, Iron and Protein.
Studies have shown that DGL stimulates and accelerates the natural protective factors in the digestive tract, which helps relieve stomach discomfort immediately.
Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics
Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics combines ancient Japanese fermentation artistry with modern technology. The probiotics are encapsulated with their culture medium of nutritious fermented vegetables, fruits, mushrooms, and seaweed. This blend supplies a complete probiotic system including prebiotics, enzymes, micro-nutrients, and organic acids for a healthy digestive pH.
Fo-Ti is a wonderful supplement that has many different uses. It can lower cholesterol and blood pressure and works to nourish the liver and kidneys, creating a better blood flow to the scalp and providing more nourishment to the head, thus creating healthier hair.
Glutamine has recently been the focus of much scientific interest. A growing body of evidence suggests that during certain stressful times, the body may require more Glutamine than it can produce. Under these circumstances Glutamine may be considered a “conditionally essential” amino acid. Glutamine is involved in maintaining a positive nitrogen balance (an anabolic state) and also aids rapidly growing cells (immune system lymphocytes and intestinal cell enterocytes).
Perfect Food Super Green Formula
Made with vegetable, sprout and organic cereal grass ingredients, Perfect Food provides your body the nutritional benefits of multiple servings of fruit and vegetables every day. Perfect Food Super Green Formula supplement contains 10 probiotic strains to support digestive health, and spirulina to support healthy immune function.
Raw Manuka Honey
Raw Manuka Honey is sourced from the remote pristine areas of New Zealand’s South Island. Manuka Honey provides live enzymes, antioxidants and phytochemical components.
An old Chinese mushroom dating back to 2500 years ago, known as the “King of herbs.” It has a wide range of medicinal properties aiding in diabetes, hypertension, cancer, wounds, cholesterol, depression, and for detoxing.
Spirulina is a type of blue-green algae which is full of life-giving nutrients such as protein, beta carotene, chlorophyll, vitamin B complex, minerals, essential fatty acids and other important nutrients that our body needs. Spirulina is a 100% alkaline food which helps regulate the acid-alkaline (PH) of the body.
Solgar’s Magnesium Citrate offers a high potency source of the essential mineral magnesium in its highly absorbable citrate form.
Zinc is essential for growth, immune system function, testosterone metabolism, as a cofactor for the antioxidant enzyme superoxide dismutase, and for many other functions in the body. Zinc is involved in the functioning of over 200 enzymes and plays a key role in genetic expression, cell division, and growth. Clinical studies demonstrate zinc supplementation can increase general wellness, and that it has a beneficial impact on connective tissue as well as reproductive health and eye health.