The PDR Family Guide to Nutritional Supplements

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Ballantine Books, 2001 - Health & Fitness - 334 pages
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SAMe to fight depression . . . Pyruvate for weight control . . . Glucosamine for arthritis . . . Inositol to unclog arteries . . . Phosphatidylcholine to combat memory loss. . . .

Welcome to the exciting new world of designer foods and nutraceuticals that promises hope for everything from baldness to kidney disease. As scientists learn more about the potent protective and healing substances found in common foods (some of them as beneficial as prescription drugs) you owe it to yourself to learn all you can about their health-giving potential. Now the Physicians' Desk Reference(R), the most trusted name in medical publishing, provides you with a wealth of factual, unbiased information, including

* The biochemical makeup and healing properties of each supplement
* How the supplements interact with your body and produce results
* The common formulations and dosage
* Which nutraceuticals do not live up to their claims
* Side effects and other dangers, including drug interactions
* Special information for pregnant or breast-feeding women

PLUS the basic dos and don'ts for using nutritional supplements and a handy usage index that makes finding information easy!

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