Biotin, also known as Vitamin H, is both a coenzyme and a B vitamin that is ocupied in breaking down fats and carbohydrates. Biotin is used as a supplement for neuropathy, brittle nails, hepatitis, and other health conditions.
Calcium is the most abundant element on earth and in the body. It is an essential mineral in the body, especially the bones and teeth to keep them strong. Nerve transmission, vascular contraction, intracellular signaling, hormonal secretions, and blood clotting functions all need calcium to function properly.
Magnesium is an essential mineral that helps to maintain normal blood pressure, keep the heartbeat steady and keep the bones strong and healthy. A lack of magnesium in the body causes inflammation that often leads to life-threatening diseases such as certain types of cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular conditions. A healthy amount of thiamine prevents high blood pressure in people with hypertension.
Benefits of Magnesium: Magnesium is an essential component of the bones formation. By helping calcium assimilation in the bone and the activation of Vitamin D in the kidneys, Magnesium maintains a leading position within important minerals. A healthy level of magnesium in the body lowers the risk of osteoporosis. It also plays an important role in the metabolism process of carbohydrates and glucose. This also explains why a healthy dose of magnesium in the body also lowers the risk of diabetes. Magnesium is also known for treating symptoms of insomnia, fatigue, and chronic pain. It prevents chronic illnesses that are associated with aging.
Found In: Spinach, Chard, Pumpkin seeds.
Pantothenic acid, also known as Vitamin B5, is a B vitamin that is available to consumers as D-pantothenic acid. It is also a part of the Vitamin B complex formulation along with other B vitamins and folic acid. Pantothenic acid has been used in various ways including the treatment for ADHD, dietary deficiencies, alcoholism, asthma, yeast infections, allergies, autism and more. It is also administered orally as a treatment for neurodegenerative diseases, such as Parkinson's, as well as osteoarthritis, premenstrual syndrome, and hyperthyroidism.
Benefits of Pantothenic Acid: There has been a wide range of researches that shows an importance of pantothenic acid as its incorporation with the Coenzyme A, the central molecule in the metabolism process - breaking and storing fats. It has also been used to enhance the immune system, boost energy levels, and treat depression. It is also used in hyperthyroidism and as a protection against mental and physical stress.
Passion Flower 4:1 Extract
Passion flower extract comes from the passion flower which was traditionally used as a sedative to promote calmness and relaxation. It is often combined with other herbs like valerian, skull cap, and chamomile. It was previously approved as an over-the-counter sedative or sleep aid but was recalled from the shelves, because of an absence of medical evidence about its efficacy.
Benefits of Passion Flower Extract: Some evidence shows that passion flower extract can reduce the symptoms of anxiety as well as relieving the symptoms of adjustment disorder, a psychiatric disorder that occurs when a person has difficulty adjusting to a source of stress. Passion flower extract is also used to reduce menopausal symptoms which include depression and hot flashes. Studies show that taking passion flower reduces the production of monoamine oxidase, which is associated with menopausal depression.
Pyridoxine or Vitamin B6 is an important B vitamin to maintain the general health of the body including the health of red blood cells, skin, and nerves. It is found in almost all types of food including meat, fruits, and vegetables. Pyridoxine is basically used to treat Vitamin B6 deficiency and anemia as well as some types of infant seizures. It is sometimes used as a dietary supplement and to ease the symptoms of pre-menstrual syndrome.
Benefits of Pyridoxine: Pyrodixine prevents peripheral neuropathy, a certain nerve disorder caused by taking some types of medication, such as isoniazid. It is also used to treat various types of hereditary disorders, such as homocystinuria or Hunter syndrome, a hereditary disease that only affects the male members of the family. Pyrodixine is used together with folic acid to treat high levels of homocysteine levels in the blood. There is also some evidence that shows its efficacy against high blood pressure, macular degeneration, and behavior disorder associated with low levels of serotonin.
Found In: Almost all types of food including meat, fruits, and vegetables.
Rhodiola Rosea 3%
Rodiola Rosea is a herb that serves as an anti-fatigue agent and as an adaptogen, a compound that fights the chemical and physical effects of stress. Rhodiola rosea usually refers to either the SHR-5 extract or any similar extract that has 3% rosavins and 1% salidroside.
Rhodiola rosea comes in second to Panax ginseng as an adaptogen. It improves symptoms of stress in people affected by stressors that have non-physical origin.
Benefits of Rhodiola Rosea: There is a strong evidence that Rhodiola Rosea is effective in reducing fatigue and improving the cognitive function of people affected by fatigue.
Rhodiola rosea also shows great promise as a neuroprotective agent against toxins. Some studies show that it reduces corticosteroids and increases serotonin. Taking Rhodiola also shows evidence that it reduces binge eating caused by stress.
Riboflavin or B2 is a water soluble vitamin that acts as an antioxidant in the body. It is responsible for keeping the blood cells healthy, promoting balanced metabolism, boosting energy levels, preventing free radical damage, and many more. Riboflavin is a part of the Vitamin B complex and is essential for the function of folic acid and Vitamin B6. Just like other B vitamins, Riboflavin contributes to the overall health of the body.
Benefits of Riboflavin: Riboflavin is known as a natural remedy for headache. Physicians prescribe high dosage of Riboflavin to ease the pain of terrible migraines. It also lowers the risk of eye disorders, such as glaucoma and cataract, as well as anemia. Riboflavin is necessary for the production of red blood cells and steroid hormone synthesis. It also helps transport iron and oxygen into the cells. Riboflavin produces the antioxidant glutathione, which kills free radicals and is responsible for detoxifying the liver.
Thiamine or B1 is an essential nutrient to help the body convert food into energy. It is found in most foods, such as beans, nuts, cereals, and meat. Thiamine is responsible for producing adenosine triphosphate, a molecule that delivers energy into the body. It is generally used in combination with other B vitamins which can be found in products that contain B complex. Thiamine is used for digestive problems, such as chronic diarrhea, poor appetite, and ulcerative colitis. It boosts the immune system, especially among AIDS patients. With a high percentage of positive outcome, B1 treats cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic pain, and a type of brain damage called cerebellar syndrome.
Benefits of Thiamine. Thiamine has been clinically and scientifically proven to be effective in treating metabolic disorders that have genetic origins, such as Leigh disease. It is also used to decrease the risk and symptoms of Wernicke-Korsakof syndrome, a brain disorder often seen in alcoholics and those who have thiamine deficiency. Thiamine is given to alcoholics who are undergoing withdrawal process. Research shows that thiamine could be used to reduce risks of cataracts and the albumin levels of people suffering from Type 2 diabetes.
Found In: Beans, nuts, cereals, and meats.
Valerian root comes from a plant that grows in the wild in Asia, North America, and Europe. The plant has pink, white, and purple flowers but its roots are often used as a component in herbal supplements. The herb has been used in traditional medicine to alleviate insomnia, stress, headache, anxiety, and trembling. It is often combined with other herbs and used by people who want to stop using sleeping pills.
Benefits of Valerian Root. Aside from being a natural sleep sedative, Valerian root is also used to reduce anxiety by increasing the amount of gamma aminobutyric acid, known for regulating nerve cells, in the brain. There are evidences that the Valerian root improves stress management and reduces high blood pressure, which are often the results of anxiety.