The Health Professional's Guide to Dietary Supplements

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Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2007 - Medical - 444 pages
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This quick-glance reference helps students and health professionals educate themselves and their patients/clients about the scientific evidence for and against more than 120 popular dietary supplements. Supplements are logically grouped into 12 chapters based on their primary desired effect, such as weight loss, joint support, and sports performance enhancement.

The authors give each supplement a one-to-five-star rating based on the level of scientific substantiation for each of its major claimed effects. The book highlights crucial safety issues regarding each supplement and sets forth recommended dosages for particular effects. A quick-reference appendix lists all the supplements alphabetically with their star ratings.

 

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Contents

Chapter
1
Colostrum
64
Bone Support Supplements
107
Joint Support Supplements
124
Damiana Turnera diffusa 378
134
Brain and Mood Support Supplements
149
Heart Health Supplements
192
Echinacea Echinacea angustifolia E pallida E purpurea 2 47
212
Chapter 1 Supplements for Male
358
Yohimbine from Yohimbe and Quebracho
366
Blue Cohosh Caulophyllum thalictroides
373
Dong Quai Angelica sinensis
379
Flaxseed Oil and Linseed Oil
385
Red Clover Trifolium pratense
392
Supplements for Diabetes and Blood Sugar
405
Banaba Lagerstroemia speciosa
409

Garlic
220
Immune Support Supplements 257
237
Ginger Zingiber officinale 338
238
Glucosamine 136
253
Antioxidant and Eye Health Supplements
272
Carotene
276
Gotu Kola 387
284
Chapter T 0 Gastrointestinal Support Supplements
325
GreenLipped Mussel Perna canaliculus 141
416
Appendix Supplements and Their Star Rankings
422
Hawthorn Crataegus oxyacantha L 223
429
Index
435
BComplex Vitamins B6 B12 Folic Acid Niacin 197
436
Hydrolyzed Collagen Protein HCP Gelatin 143
440
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