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Vitamin E

Vitamin E Vitamin E comprises a combination of 8 different compounds (4 tocopherols and 4 tocotrienols) that exhibit vitamin E activity. The tocopherols include isomer alpha-tocopherol, beta-tocopherol, gamma-tocopherol and omega-tocopherols. They are all...

Para-Aminobenzoic Acid – PABA

Para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA) is an organic compound found in folic acid vitamin. It is therefore considered to be partially a member of the vitamin B-complex.  However, it is not really a vitamin but an amino-acid that is part of folic acid. It has the...

Vitamin B3

Vitamin B3 Vitamin B3 is one of the eight essential B complex vitamins. It is also known as niacin. It encompasses two pyridine derivatives, nicotinic acid and nicotinamide. These are both heat and stable to acid and alkali and can withstand enzymatic...

Potassium

Potassium Potassium belongs to one of the seven essential macronutrients that the body requires for optimal functioning. As a mineral, it is required for the maintenance of daily physiological processes. About 100 milligrams of potassium is required daily...

Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin   that exists in several cobalt containing forms .These compounds showing vitamin B12 activity are known as cobalamines. It has a complex structure made up of   a tetrayrrole ring system called a corrin...

Vitamin B2 Riboflavin

Riboflavin: Vitamin B2 Also known as riboflavin it is present in plants, bacteria.  However, it is absent in vertebrates. It is a colored micronutrient that is easily absorbed to maintain proper functioning of tissues and organs. The word riboflavin is...

Vitamin B6 Pyridoxine

Vitamin B6 Pyridoxine Vitamin B 6 is also known as pyridoxine.  It is involved in a wide range of metabolic, developmental and physiologic processes. The three compounds that show vitamin B6 activity include pyridoxine, pyridoxal and pyridoxamine. All...

L Glutathione

L-Glutathione Glutathione is a protein that is produced naturally in the body. As a tripeptide it encompasses three amino–acids, namely L-cysteine, L-glutamic and glycine in most of the animal species and also in plants. As such, glutathione is synthesized...

Iodine

Iodine Iodine is one of the mineral elements that is required not only for thyroid functioning but also for general optimal body functioning. In fact, it is needed in extra thyroidal areas in larger amounts than the thyroid gland itself. Nonetheless, the...

Chromium

Chromium Chromium is a naturally occurring element that is found in plants, rocks, soil, and animals.  It is an important trace element, with the human body containing about 6 mg of chromium. Chromium exists in diet both as organic and inorganic complexes....

Folate and Folic Acid

Folate and Folic Acid Folic acid is a member of the B-complex group.  It plays a key role in cellular metabolism, growth and energy production just like all the other members of B-complex. Folate occurs naturally in whole foods. Folic acid  being  one of...

Grape Seed Extract

Grape Seed Extract Grape seeds are rich in antioxidants and oligomeric proanthroyanidin complexes (OPCs) that confer its health benefits. The grape seed extract (GSE) is derived from the seeds, pulp and white membranes of a grape fruit.  GSE is made by...

Bayberry

Bayberry Bayberry is a common name for plants in the genus Myrica encompassing up to 50 species. It contains tannins that confer its mechanism of action. Traditionally, bayberry was used as a beverage due to its stimulant and tonic properties. The parts...

Eyebright

Eyebright Eyebright scientifically known as Euphrasia Officinalis. This herb was traditionally used in Europe as an herbal remedy of various disorders. Specifically, it was commonly used for the treatment of eye problems hence the name. The decoctions and...

Ginkgo Biloba

Ginkgo Biloba Also known as maidenhair, Gingko biloba is an ancient plant that is native to Asia and Africa but also thrives in parts of Europe. Typically, Ginkgo biloba extract (GBE) is obtained from the dried leaves of the plant only as the seeds are...

Mullein Leaf

Mullein plant is a medicinal herb that contains over 300 species.  The plant is native to Asia, Europe and North-Africa.  It was historically used as a therapeutic astringent and emollient. The flowers and leaves of the plant traditionally conferred...

Quercetin

Quercetin Quercetin refers to a water soluble bioflavonoid found in fruits, vegetables, and grains. Highest levels are found in onions and apples. Just like other elements in the bioflavonoid family, quercetin has anti-oxidant, pain management and ...

MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane)

MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane) Dr. Stanley Jacob and Dr. Robert Herschler, chemists with the pulp and paper plant Crown Zellerbach Corporation, were asked to find a use for lignin, one of the primary waste products of the plant. Oxidation of lignin in a...

Phytoceramides

Phytoceramides Phytoceramides are the plant-derived equivalent of ceramides, a lipid that keeps your skin hydrated and plump. They are fats that occur naturally throughout the body, including the scalp, bones and skin. Ceramides are like the 'mortar' that...

Selenium

Selenium Selenium was discovered as an element in 1817 by the Swedish chemist Jöns Jacob Berzelius, who determined the atomic weights of many elements and developed a system of chemical symbols. Selenium is one of the essential nutrients for humans....

Biotin

Biotin Biotin also known as vitamin H is a water-soluble B-vitamin, specifically referred to as vitamin B-7. Biotin serves as a coenzyme in the human body, which means it assists in carrying out necessary biochemical processes like carbohydrate and fatty...

Magnesium

Magnesium is an essential mineral and a cofactor for hundreds of enzymes. Foods that contain fiber, such as green leafy vegetables, nuts and seeds, legumes and whole grains, are the best

Pycnogenol (French Maritime Pine Bark)

Pycnogenol (French Maritime Pine Bark) Pycnogenol is a pine bark extract known as a powerful antioxidant with the ability to relieve inflammation, and to improve the immune and circulatory system. The first known reference to pine bark as a therapeutic...

Solubilized Keratin (Cynatine HNS)

Solubilized Keratin - Cynatine HNS Cynatine HNS has soluble keratin protein, which makes up the skin’s outer layer, nails and hair, and also complements collagen. Skin, hair, and fingernails all have one commonality: collagen. Collagen protein is the...

Stinging Nettles

Stinging Nettle Leaf Extract Nettle is a common name for any of the 30-45 species of flowering plants of the genus Urtica. It is an herbaceous plant that belongs to the family of Urticaceae. It contains a variety of nutrients and bioactive compounds. The...

Rosemary

Rosemary Rosemary is a perennial woody aromatic herb that is native to the Mediterranean region. Traditionally used by the Greeks. A common herb in cooking, rosemary has a wide range of health benefits. It can be taken as an extract, powder, oil or tea...

Lycopene

Lycopene Lycopene is liposoluble compound that belongs to the carotenoid group that is responsible for the red color in most dietary sources especially fruits and vegetables such as tomatoes, guava, papaya, watermelon and cherries. It is a highly...

Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic Acid Hyaluronic acid, also known as HA, is a natural compound found in skin that has many important functions; including holding in moisture, providing cushioning, aiding in tissue repair, holding together the skin structural components collagen...

Rutin

Rutin Apart from vitamins and minerals, fruits and vegetables also contain other healthy compounds known as flavonoids. Rutin is one such compound. Rutin refers to a bioflavonoid (plant pigment) that is found in certain fruits and vegetables such as, buckwheat bran,...

Bromelain

Bromelain Bromelain refers to a general name for the family of sulfhydryl-containing proteolytic enzymes derived from the pineapple plant.  Being a pineapple extract, it is obtained from the fruit or stem of the pineapple plant. Typically, bromelain refers to the...

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