Guarana Seed Extract
Guarana is a perennial shrub named after the Guarani tribe, who extracted and brewed the seeds for medical purposes. They also used it to curb the appetite during periods of fasting.
Guarana contains caffeine, which is a known stimulant of the central nervous system, the heart, and the muscles. It also contains the chemicals theobromine and theophylline, which function similarly to caffeine.
Horsetail is a herb which has been used since ancient times to treat wounds, ulcers, kidney problems, and tuberculosis. It is also used to stop bleeding. Horsetail contains silicon known for its bone strengthening qualities so some physicians recommend it as a treatment for osteoarthritis. It is traditionally used as a diuretic to rid the body of waste through urine output. There have been studies showing horsetail extract helping people get rid of kidney stones. Horsetail is also used as an ingredient in some cosmetic products.
Benefits of Horsetail Extract: Studies have shown that people with osteoarthritis showed improved bone density after taking horsetail extract twice a day for a certain period of time. Horsetail extract is also suggested for treating kidney stones, urinary tract infections, brittle nails, and minor wounds and burns.
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring acid in the body, especially in the joints and around the eye area. Hyaluronic acid is used as medicine and comes from rooster combs or is synthetically produced in laboratories using bacteria. Hyaluronic acid acts as a lubricating agent in the body and helps to retain collagen, increase skin moisture, and provide elasticity in the skin.
Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid: Hyaluronic acid is used in beauty and anti-aging products. Hydrate and sun-damaged skin is easily healed with every variation of Hyaluronic acid making it firmer and more vibrant. It is also used to prevent flakiness of the scalp and skin dryness as well as remove wrinkles around the eyes. Aside from being a beauty treatment, it is well fitting for wounds treatment, cold sores, and sunburn. Hyaluronic acid is also used in lessening joint pains and injuries of osteoarthritic patients.
Iron is a mineral found in almost every part of the body and is essential in red blood cell production. Iron makes hemoglobin and myoglobin, the proteins which carry oxygen In the body. Hemoglobin is presented in red blood cells while myoglobin is present In the muscles. While iron is an essential mineral, too much iron can cause damage in the major arteries and organs in the body.
Benefits of Iron: A balanced level of iron in the body, especially during pregnancy, can greatly benefit the fetus with the proper amount of nutrients and oxygen. Lack of iron, on the other hand, can result in abnormalities in the psychomotor and cognitive skills of the unborn child. Hence that, it is essential to posses a proper balance of iron in the body to be physically combined.
Found In: Foods rich in iron are meat, poultry, vegetables, and grains.
L-carnitine is a substance that converts food into energy for the body. It is naturally produced in the body by the kidney and the liver and then stored in the brain, heart, and skeletal muscles. The body itself produces enough carnitine for its daily maintenance but there are certain conditions that can cause a shortage of carnitine.
Benefits of Carnitine: Research suggests using carnitine in different types of health conditions because of its function as an antioxidant. They fight free radicals that tamper the DNA and cause cellular damage in the body. As antioxidants, carnitine reduces and neutralizes the damage inflicted by free radicals in the body. Carnitine, with a great effect, also reduces the risk of heart failure. Along with that, Carnitine is used to treat angina. Research has shown that when used together with conventional treatment, Carnitine improves the condition of people with lung illneses allowing them to move and exercise much better with less pain.
L-cysteine is a type of proteinogenic amino acid which has protein manufacturing capabilities. L-cysteine is built directly from the essential acid L-methione. Like methione, it contains sulfur and can be synthesized in the liver. However, it requires supplements to meet the daily recommended amount of cysteine in the body. L-cysteine, along with glycine and glutamine, produce glutathione, an essential antioxidant that provides great benefits for the body.
Benefits of Cysteine: Cysteine has antioxidant properties, removing free radicals that cause cell damage from the bodies. As a major producer of glutathione, cysteine is also believed to slow the aging process, boost the immune system, and treat a number of health conditions. Cysteine also plays an important role in the detoxifying processes of the body. It is given intravenously to remove the toxins caused by dangerous chemicals and drug reactions. There have been studies that show cysteine helps in lowering blood sugar levels and vascular inflammation markers among diabetes patients
Lactase is an enzyme that specifically breaks down lactose into glucose and galactose. It assists the digestion of different dairy products, such as milk, butter, and cheese. The body naturally produces lactase in the border of the small intestine.
Aside from mother’s milk, lactase can be produced commercially by extracting it from yeasts, such as Kluyveromyces fragilis, and molds like Aspergillus niger. It is often found in supplements like Lactaid and Lacteeze.
Benefits of LactoseP: The use of lactase to aid the digestion of lactose has been medically proven. However, lactase has multiple other uses, such as reducing gas or bloating, providing balance to the digestive system, and easing discomfort in the digestive tract.
Children with chronic diarrhea and other digestive tract disorders have shown significant improvements after they were given fungal-derived lactase.
Lactobacillus reuteri is a probiotic bacteria that greatly benefits cholesterol levels and gastrointestinal health. This bacteria belongs to a group of bacterias that produces vast amounts of lactic acid in the intestinal tract.
Research shows that a strain of Lactoacillus reuteri called ATCC PTA 6475 could improve oxytocin and testosterone levels. It also shows potential in improving skin health, hair quality, and bone mass. It could also prevent obesity or weight gain.
Fermented foods, such as kimchi and sauerkraut, are good sources of lactobacillus reuteri and other similar probiotics.
Benefits of Lactobacillus Reuteri: Lactobacillus reuteri is used to treat necrotizing colitis, a dangerous gastrointestinal disease affecting infants. It also proves helpful against bowel problems, urinary tract infections, vaginal yeast infection, and eczema.
Lactobacillus rhamnosus is a probiotic bacteria found in the intestine. Probiotics have been known to prevent the growth of harmful bacterias in the stomach and in the intestines. Lactobacillus rhamnosus has been traditionally used to cure and prevent diarrhea among children as well as in colic treatment. It is also used to cope the Crohn's disease, lactose intolerance, and vaginal yeast infections among adults.
Lactobacillus rhamnosus has a wide variety of strains but its core genome contains 2,164 genes, which encode metabolism, carbohydrate transport, biosynthesis, and more.
Since lactobacillus rhamnosus is a probiotic bacteria, it can be mainly found in fermented foods as well as in yogurt, miso soup, and tempeh, a fermented soy product from Indonesia.
Benefits of Rhamnosus: Lactobacillus rhamnoses is effective in treating irritable bowel syndrome and ulcerative colitis. It is also effective in preventing diarrhea, especially those who receive chemotherapy treatment or travel to other countries.
Lactobacillus rhamnosus also lowers the risk of lung infections among children. It is also used in boosting the immune system and treating cold sores, indigestion, and high cholesterol.
Licorice 10:1 Extract
Licorice comes from the plant family called Glycyrrhiza, which is literally translated as "sweet root." Licorice is often used in traditional medicine to cure different diseases and improve health.
One of its most important compounds is Glycyrrhizin, the sugar form of Glycyrrhetic Acid. The compound is known to be effective in increasing cortisol and decreasing testosterone levels.
Benefits of Licorice: Licorice contains compounds that enhance the immune system, supply healthy levels of cholesterol and provide antioxidant support. Some studies also show that it enhances brain power.
Glycyrrhizin could possibly prevent tissue injury In hepatitis and other autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. There is also strong evidence that licorice decreases LDL oxidation more than other supplements.
Other studies show that one compound called carbenoxolone slows down the effects of aging in the brain by inhibiting an enzyme that is responsible for producing stress-related hormones in the brain. The compound also keeps the cognitive skills in top shape.