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Supplement Database

 

A
Acai
Aloe Vera
Apple Cider Vinegar

B
Bee Propolis
Bilberry
Black Cohosh
Blueberry
Bromelain

C
Calcium
Carnitine
Cat's Claw
Chamomile
Chasteberry
Chondroitin
Chromium
Cinnamon
Coenzyme Q10
Colloidal Silver
Cranberry

D
Dandelion

E
Echinacea
Evening Primrose Oil

F
Fenugreek
Feverfew
Fish Oil(EPA, DHA)
Flaxseed

 

G
Garlic
Ginger
Ginkgo
Ginseng
Glucosamine
Goldenseal
Grape Seed Extract
Green Bee Propolis
Green Tea

H
Hawthorn
Hoodia

I
Iodine
Iron

J
Jasmine

K
Kudzu Root

L
Lavender
Licorice Root

M
Magnesium
Melatonin
Milk Thistle
Mistletoe
Multivitamin/Mineral

N
Niacin

O
Omega-3 Fatty Acids

P
Peppermint Oil

R
Rosemary

S
Sage
Saw Palmetto
Selenium
Shark Cartilage
Soy
St. John's Wort

T
Tea
Turmeric

V
Valerian
Vitamin A
Vitamin B12
Vitamin B6
Vitamin C
Vitamin D
Vitamin E
Vitamin K

W
Wolfberry (Goji)

Y
Yun Zhi

Z
Zinc

BacktotopAcai Berry
The acai palm tree, native to tropical Central and South America, produces a reddish-purple berry that is related to the blueberry and cranberry. Acai has become popular in the United States, where it has been promoted as a “superfood.” It is widely consumed as an edible fruit or as a juice. Acai berry is also commonly used in weight-loss and prevention of eye diseases.  Laboratory studies also have shown that acai berries demonstrate anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory activity.


BacktotopAloe Vera
Aloe is a succulent plant species that originated in northern Africa. It is commonly used for a variety of medical conditions, including diabetes, asthma, epilepsy, and osteoarthritis. It is also used topically for osteoarthritis, burns, sunburns, and psoriasis.


 

BacktotopApple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar, otherwise known as cider vinegar or ACV, is a type of vinegar made from cider or apple must and has a pale to medium amber color. Apple cider vinegar has been used for many years as weight loss supplement based on its proposed mechanism of prolonging the sensation of satiety after eating. Apple cider vinegar has also been used to improve digestive function and promote bowel irregularity.


 

BacktotopBee Propolis
Bee propolis is a resin found in beehives. It is collected by honey bees from the buds of trees and utilized to cover unwanted gaps in the hive. It is sticky in warm weather, but turns brittle at cold temperatures. It contains an abundance of bioactive compounds, especially amino acids. Bee Propolis is an excellent source of vitamins and minerals. It contains moderate amounts of vitamin A in the form of beta carotene and vitamin B complex, notably biotin. Its mineral content includes calcium, magnesium, potassium, and phosphorus. The oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC) of bee propolis has been reported to be 500 times than that of citrus fruits, making it one of the best sources of antioxidants.


 

BacktotopBilberry
Bilberry is a relative of blueberry, and its fruit is commonly used to make pies and jams. The fruit is commonly used to treat diarrhea, menstrual cramps, eye problems, varicose veins, venous insufficiency (a condition in which the veins do not efficiently return blood from the legs to the heart), and other circulatory problems. Bilberry leaf is used for entirely different conditions, including diabetes.


 

BacktotopBlack Cohosh
Black cohosh (known as Actaea racemosa or Cimicifuga racemosa), a member of the buttercup family, is a perennial plant that is native to North America. Black Cohosh has been proven through various scientific studies to relieve the pain associated with menstruation; relieve muscle and joint pain associated with rheumatic conditions (such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and/or fibrositis), and of pain associated with neuralgia (such as sciatica); help ease nervous tension (calmative); and relieve premenstrual symptoms.


 

BacktotopBlueberry
Blueberry is an edible fruit of the plant that belongs to the Vaccinium genus. Blueberry is an excellent source of vitamin C and helps in curing diarrhea and food poisoning. It contains a certain kind of bacteria that helps in curing the urinary infection and also prevents infection from spreading to the membranes of the bladder and urethra. Blueberry acts as an antioxidant and prevents certain type of cancers. According to a new study the supplements of blueberry juice are able to increase the power of learning in adults and will also reduce blood sugar level.


 

BacktotopBromelain
Bromelain is an extract derived from the juice and stems of pineapples. This bromelain extract is a mixture of protein-digesting enzymes, called proteolytic enzymes. Therefore, bromelain has been used as natural digestive aid for bloating, gas, irritable bowel syndrome and much more. Bromelain may reduce swelling, bruising, healing time, and pain after surgery and physical injuries. It is often used to reduce inflammation from with tendinitis, sprains and strains, and other minor muscle injuries.


 

BacktotopCalcium
Calcium is a mineral found in many foods. The body needs calcium to maintain strong bones and to carry out many important functions.Calcium is needed in the body for muscles to move and for nerves to carry messages between the brain and every body part. In addition, calcium is used to help blood vessels move blood throughout the body and to help release hormones and enzymes that affect almost every function in the human body.


 

BacktotopCarnitine
Carnitine, derived from an amino acid, is found in nearly all cells of the body. Its name is derived from the Latin word carnus. Carnitine is the generic term for a number of compounds that include L-carnitine, acetyl-L-carnitine, and propionyl-L-carnitine. Carnitine plays a critical role in energy production. It transports long-chain fatty acids into the mitochondria so they can be oxidized ("burned") to produce energy. It also transports the toxic compounds generated out of this cellular organelle to prevent their accumulation in the body.


 

BacktotopCat's Claw
Cat's claw is native to many countries in Central and South America, particularly the Amazon rainforest. Cat's Claw is traditionally used to reduce pain and inflammation of rheumatism, arthritis and other types of inflammatory problems. Cat's Claw may help create support for the intestinal and immune systems of the body.


 

BacktotopChamomile
Chamomile is traditionally used for sleeplessness, anxiety, and gastrointestinal conditions such as upset stomach, gas, and diarrhea. It is also used topically for skin conditions and for mouth ulcers resulting from cancer treatment.


 

BacktotopChasteberry
Chasteberry is the fruit of the chaste tree, a small shrub-like tree native to Central Asia and the Mediterranean region. Chasteberry is traditionally used for menstrual problems, such as premenstrual syndrome, as well as for symptoms of menopause, some types of infertility, and acne.


 

BacktotopChondroitin
Chondroitin sulfate consists of repeating chains of molecules called glycosaminoglycans (GAGs). Chondroitin sulfate is a major constituent of cartilage, providing structure, holding water and nutrients, and allowing other molecules to move through the cartilage. This latter function is essential in providing a way for nutrients to move through the bones, as there is no blood supply to cartilage.


 

BacktotopChromium
Chromium is a mineral important in the metabolism of fats and carbohydrates. Chromium stimulates fatty acid and cholesterol synthesis, which are important for brain function and other body processes. Chromium also helps in the breakdown (metabolism) of insulin.


 

BacktotopCinnamon
Cinnamon comes from the bark of trees native to China, India, and Southeast Asia. The all-encompassing herb has been used for hundreds of years to treat gastrointestinal problems, loss of appetite, control of diabetes, and much more.


 

BacktotopCoenzyme Q10
Coenzyme Q10 is a powerful antioxidant that helps cells produce energy. Coenzyme Q10 has also demonstrated its effectiveness in stimulating the immune system and protecting the heart from damage caused by certain chemotherapy drugs.


 

BacktotopColloidal Silver
Colloidal silver is a health supplement that is created by immersing tiny particles of silver in a colloidal base solution. Silver is believed to make the immune system more active and thereby more effective at fending off disease such as cancer, AIDS and herpes.


 

BacktotopCranberry
Cranberries are an antioxidant rich fruit native to North America. Cranberry fruits and leaves have been commonly used for a variety of problems, such as wounds, urinary disorders, diarrhea, diabetes, stomach ailments, and liver problems. Cranberry has been used for hundreds of years to treat stomach ulcers caused by urinary tract infections or Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infections.


 

BacktotopDandelion
Dandelion greens (Taraxacum officinale) offers a number of benefits for the liver and gallbladder. As a natural diuretic, dandelion leaf is commonly used to help remove excess water and toxins from the body and promote optimal digestive function. Dandelion Leaf is a natural source of minerals and vitamins such as calcium, potassium, phosphorus, zinc, iron, and Vitamins A, B, C, and D. Dandelion Leaf also serves to protect the liver from damage by flushing toxins out of the bloodstream at a faster rate than normal.


 

BacktotopEchinacea
There are nine known species of echinacea, all of which are native to the United States and southern Canada. The most commonly used is Echinacea purpurea. Echinacea has been used for decades to treat colds, flus, and other infections. Echinacea may also be beneficial in treating upper respiratory infections.


 

BacktotopEvening Primrose Oil
Evening primrose is a plant native to North America, but is also grown in Europe and parts of the Southern hemisphere as well. Commonly used in conditions involving inflammation, such as rheumatoid arthritis; conditions affecting women’s health, such as breast pain associated with the menstrual cycle, menopausal symptoms, and premenstrual syndrome (PMS); cancer; and diabetes.


 

BacktotopFenugreek
Fenugreek has a long history of use for the treatment of reproductive disorders; to induce labor; to treat hormonal disorders; to help with breast enlargement; and to reduce menstrual pain. Fenugreek helps to support cardiovascular health, lower blood glucose and cholestrol levels, and may be an effective treatment for both type 1 and 2 diabetes.


 

BacktotopFeverfew
Originally a plant native to the Balkan mountains of Eastern Europe, feverfew—a short bush with daisy-like flowers—now grows throughout Europe, North America, and South America. Common uses for feverfew include migraine headaches, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, allergies, asthma, tinnitus (ringing or roaring sounds in the ears), dizziness, nausea, and vomiting.


 

BacktotopFish Oil (EPA, DHA)
The three essential omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil are alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Omega-3 fatty acids can reduce inflammation throughout your body and lower the amount of lipids (fats such as cholesterol and triglycerides) circulating in the bloodstream. According to Health Canada, Omega-3 Fish Oil can help maintain/support cardiovascular health; help reduce serum triglycerides/triacylglycerols; help reduce the pain of rheumatoid arthritis in adults; help support cognitive health and/or brain function; help support the development of the brain, eyes and nerves in children up to 12 years of age and help promote healthy mood balance.


 

BacktotopFlaxseed
Flaxseed is the seed of the flax plant, which is believed to have originated in Egypt. It grows throughout Canada and Northwestern United States. Flaxseed contains soluble fiber,similar to those found in oat bran, and has a laxative effect. Flaxseed oil has been traditionally used to treat arthritis and osteoporosis. Both flaxseed and flaxseed oil have also been used for high cholesterol levels and in an effort to prevent cancer.


 

BacktotopGarlic
Garlic is the edible bulb from a plant in the lily family. Garlic’s most traditional uses as a dietary supplement are for high cholesterol, heart disease, and high blood pressure. Other common uses include prevention of certain types of cancer, such as stomach and colon cancers. According to Health Canada, Garlic is traditionally used in Herbal Medicine to help relieve symptoms associated with upper respiratory tract infections and catarrhal conditions; to help reduce elevated blood lipid levels/ hyperlipidaemia in adults and to help maintain cardiovascular health in adults.


 

BacktotopGinger
Ginger is a tropical plant that has green-purple flowers and an aromatic underground stem (called a rhizome). Ginger is commonly used for postsurgery nausea; nausea caused by motion, chemotherapy, and pregnancy; rheumatoid arthritis; osteoarthritis; and joint and muscle pain. According to Health Canada, Ginger has been clinically shown to help prevent nausea and vomiting associated with motion sickness, and/or seasickness; help relieve digestive upset/disturbances including lack of appetite, nausea, digestive spasms, indigestion, dyspepsia and flatulent colic (carminative) and help relieve bronchitis as well as coughs and colds.


 

BacktotopGinkgo
The ginkgo tree is one of the oldest types of trees in the world. Traditional uses of ginkgo leaf extracts include attempts to improve memory; to treat or help prevent Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia; to decrease intermittent claudication (leg pain caused by narrowing arteries); to treat sexual dysfunction, multiple sclerosis, tinnitus, and other health conditions.


 

BacktotopGinseng
Asian ginseng is native to China and Korea. The herb is commonly used to support overall health and boost the immune system. Traditional uses of ginseng include improving the health of people recovering from illness; increasing a sense of well-being and stamina; improving both mental and physical performance; treating erectile dysfunction, hepatitis C, and symptoms related to menopause; and lowering blood glucose and controlling blood pressure.


 

BacktotopGlucosamine
Glucosamine is an amino sugar that the body produces and distributes in cartilage and other connective tissue. Glucosamine works to stimulate joint function, protect against deterioration of cartilage and relieve joint pain associated with osteoarthritis. Glucosamine can also aid in treating sports injuries, bursitis, food and respiratory allergies, asthma, tendinitis, vaginitis, and candidiasis.


 

BacktotopGoldenseal
Goldenseal is a plant that grows wild in parts of the United States but has become endangered by overharvesting. With natural supplies dwindling, goldenseal is now grown commercially across the United States, especially in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Traditional uses of goldenseal include colds and other respiratory tract infections, infectious diarrhea, eye infections, vaginitis (inflammation or infection of the vagina), and cancer.


 

BacktotopGrape Seed Extract
Grape seed extract is traditionally used for conditions related to the heart and blood vessels, such as atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and poor circulation. It can also help with complications related to diabetes, such as nerve and eye damage; vision problems, such as macular degeneration (which can cause blindness); swelling after an injury or surgery; cancer prevention; and wound healing.


 

BacktotopGreen Bee Propolis
Brazilian propolis, also referred to at times as green propolis, is produced in the South American country of Brazil. Brazilian propolis has antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, immunomodulatory and anti-ulcer properties along with other potential health benefits and is often taken as a supplement. In addition, Brazilian propolis is a powerful antioxidant and works to fight infections of the respiratory system and help cure dermatitis.


 

BacktotopGreen Tea
All tea, regardless of whether it is green, black, or oolong are produced from the Camellia sinensis plant using different methods. Fresh leaves from the plant are steamed to produce green tea. Green tea and green tea extracts, such as its component EGCG, have commonly been used to prevent and treat a variety of cancers, including breast, stomach, and skin cancers; for mental alertness, weight loss, lowering cholesterol levels; and for protection of skin from sun damage.


 

BacktotopHawthorn
Hawthorn is a spiny, flowering shrub or small tree of the rose family. Hawthorn leaf and flower are used for heart failure (a weakness of the heart muscle that prevents the heart from pumping enough blood to the rest of the body), which can lead to fatigue and limited physical activities. Hawthorn is also used for other heart conditions, such as coronary artery disease.


 

BacktotopHoodia
Hoodia is a flowering, cactus-like plant native to the Kalahari Desert in southern Africa. Hoodia is mainly used as an appetite suppressant for weight loss. Dried extracts of hoodia stems and roots are used to make capsules, powders, and chewable tablets. Hoodia can also be used to make liquid extracts and teas. Hoodia products often contain other herbs or minerals, such as green tea or chromium picolinate.


 

BacktotopIodine
Iodine is an essential mineral found in some foods. The body needs iodine to make thyroid hormones. These hormones control the body's metabolism and many other important functions. The body also needs thyroid hormones for proper bone and brain development during pregnancy and infancy.


 

BacktotopIron
Iron, one of the most abundant metals on Earth, is essential to most life forms and to normal human physiology. Iron is an integral part of many proteins and enzymes that works to maintain the body’s good health. In humans, iron is an essential component of proteins involved in oxygen transportation. It is also used in the regulation of cell growth and differentiation. A deficiency of iron limits oxygen delivery to cells, resulting in fatigue, poor work performance, and decreased immunity.


 

BacktotopJasmine
Jasmine consists of about 200 different species and is a member of the olive family. Jasmine has a very fragrant scent that many people found very soothing, but it also has great medical benefits. Jasmine can be used to help with stomach pain, liver cirrhosis, and dysentery. Jasmine can usually be found in tea, syrup, and essential oil forms.


 

BacktotopKudzu Root
Kudzu (Pueraria lobata) is a climbing vine that belongs to the pea family. Its flowers and starchy white roots have been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries. Kudzu is typically used to treat alcoholism, menopausal symptoms, diabetes and fever. Kudzu contains isoflavones, an estrogen-like compounds that can offer various health benefits. This supplement helps detoxify the liver and improve its overall function. It can also have an effect on the neurotransmitters in the brain to help reduce your cravings for cigarettes and alcohol.


 

BacktotopLavender
Lavender is native to the Mediterranean region. The herb's name comes from the Latin word “lavare”, which means "to wash." Lavender is traditionally used for anxiety, restlessness, insomnia, depression, headache, upset stomach, and hair loss.


 

BacktotopLicorice Root
Most licorice is grown in Greece, Turkey, and Asia. Licorice contains a compound called glycyrrhizin (or glycyrrhizic acid). Licorice is traditionally used for stomach ulcers, bronchitis, sore throat, as well as infections caused by viruses, such as hepatitis. According to Health Canada, Licorice is traditionally used in Herbal Medicine as an expectorant to help relieve chest complaints, such as catarrhs, coughs and bronchitis; and to help relieve inflammatory conditions of the gastrointestinal tract, such as gastritis in adult.


 

BacktotopMagnesium
Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body and plays an essential role in contributing to good health. Magnesium is needed for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body. It helps maintain normal muscle and nerve function, keeps heart rhythm steady, supports a healthy immune system, and keeps bones strong. Magnesium also helps regulate blood sugar levels, promotes normal blood pressure, and is known to be involved in energy metabolism and protein synthesis.


 

BacktotopMelatonin
Melatonin is a hormone produced by the pineal gland in the brain. It is commonly used for jet lag, for inability to fall asleep (insomnia), and for Alzheimer’s disease. According to Health Canada, Melatonin helps increase the total sleep time (aspect of sleep quality) in people suffering from sleep restriction or altered sleep schedule, e.g. shift-work and jet lag; helps to prevent and/or reduce the effects of jet lag (e.g. daytime fatigue, sleep disturbance) for people travelling by plane easterly across two or more time zones; helps to reduce the time it takes to fall asleep (sleep onset latency aspect of sleep quality) in people with delayed sleep phase disorder and helps re-set the body's sleep-wake cycle.


 

BacktotopMilk Thistle
Milk thistle is a flowering herb native to the Mediterranean region. Its primary uses include treatment for liver disorders such as cirrhosis and chronic hepatitis, and gallbladder disorders. Other common uses include lowering cholesterol levels, reducing insulin resistance in people who have both type 2 diabetes and cirrhosis, and reducing the growth of breast, cervical, and prostate cancer cells.


 

BacktotopMistletoe
European mistletoe is a semiparasitic plant that grows on several types of trees in temperate regions worldwide. Where the term “mistletoe” is used in this fact sheet, it refers to European mistletoe. (European mistletoe is different from American mistletoe, which is used as a holiday decoration.) Mistletoe has been used for centuries in traditional medicine to treat seizures, headaches, and other conditions. Today, mistletoe is used mainly in Europe as a treatment for cancer.


 

BacktotopMultivitamin/Mineral
Multivitamin/mineral (MVM) supplements contain a combination of vitamins and minerals, and sometimes other ingredients as well. They go by many names, including multis and multiples or simply vitamins. The vitamins and minerals in MVMs have unique roles in the body and work together to promote a healthy lifestyle.


 

BacktotopNiacin
Niacin or Vitamin B3, is a water-soluble vitamin that occurs naturally in plant tissues. Niacin is an essential vitamin that the body is unable to produce on its own. Therefore, it must be replenished everyday through the diet and/or supplementation. This vitamin has been shown to provide positive support for emotional stress; elevated cortisol level, and transportation of important molecules across the blood-brain barrier. Niacin deficiency may result in irritability, loss of appetite, weakness, mental confusion and dizziness.


 

BacktotopOmega-3 Fatty Acids
Omega-3 fatty acids (also known as n-3 fatty acids) are polyunsaturated fatty acids that are essential for the body. We need omega-3 fatty acids for numerous normal body functions, such as controlling blood clotting and building cell membranes in the brain, and since our bodies cannot make omega-3 fats, we must get them through food. Omega-3 fatty acids are also associated with many health benefits, including protection against heart disease, stoke, and enhance cognitive functions and eye health.


 

BacktotopPeppermint Oil
The herb peppermint, a cross between two types of mint (water mint and spearmint), grows throughout Europe and North America. Peppermint oil is traditionally used for nausea, indigestion, cold symptoms, headaches, muscle and nerve pain, stomach problems, and bowel conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome.


 

BacktotopRosemary
The word Rosemary is derived from the Latin words ros (dew) and marinus (sea). Rosemary is an aromatic perennial bush that grows in abundance in the Mediterranean area. Rosemary is a powerful antioxidant that has been used medicinally to improve memory; relieve muscle pain and spasm; stimulate hair growth; and support the circulatory and nervous systems. It is also believed to increase menstrual flow, increase urine flow, and treat indigestion.


 

BacktotopSage
Sage has been used for centuries as a spice and seasoning in cooking and as a folk or traditional remedy for hoarseness, coughs, and sore mouths and throats. Sage is traditionally used for mouth and throat inflammation, indigestion, and excessive sweating; to improve mood; to boost memory and improve mental performances.


 

BacktotopSaw Palmetto
Saw palmetto is a small palm tree native to the eastern United States. Its fruit has been used for medicinal purpose by the Seminole Tribe of Florida for hundreds of years. Saw palmetto is commonly used for urinary symptoms associated with an enlarged prostate gland (also called benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH), as well as for chronic pelvic pain, bladder disorders, decreased sex drive, hair loss, hormone imbalances, and prostate cancer.


 

BacktotopSelenium
Selenium is a trace mineral that is essential to good health but required only in small amounts. Selenium is incorporated into proteins to make selenoproteins, which are important antioxidant enzymes. The antioxidant properties of selenoproteins help prevent cellular damage from free radicals. Free radicals are natural by-products of oxygen metabolism that may contribute to the development of chronic diseases such as cancer and heart disease. Other selenoproteins help regulate thyroid function and play an important role in the immune system.


 

BacktotopShark Cartilage
Shark cartilage comes from the skeletons of sharks. Shark cartilage is most famously used for cancer, including a type of cancer called Kaposi’s sarcoma, that is commonly found in people with HIV infection. Shark cartilage can also be used for arthritis, psoriasis, wound healing, damage to the retina of the eye due to diabetes, and inflammation of the intestine (enteritis).


 

BacktotopSoy
Soy, a plant in the pea family, has been commonly found in the Asian diets for thousands of years. It is found in modern American diets as a food or food additive. Soybeans, the high-protein seeds of the soy plant, contain isoflavones—compounds similar to the female hormone estrogen. Common uses of soy products include menopausal symptoms, osteoporosis, memory problems, high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, breast cancer, and prostate cancer.


 

BacktotopSt.John's Wort
St. John’s wort is a plant with yellow flowers whose medicinal uses were first recorded in ancient Greece. The name St. John’s wort apparently refers to John the Baptist, as the plant blooms around the time of the feast of St. John the Baptist in late June. St. John’s wort is commonly used for depression, anxiety, and/or sleep disorders.


 

BacktotopTea
Tea is one of the most ancient and popular beverages consumed around the world. In the United States, United Kingdom (UK), and Europe, black tea is the most common tea beverage consumed; green tea is the most popular tea in Japan and China. Oolong and white tea are consumed in much lesser amounts around the world. Tea is made from the leaf of the plant Camellia sinensis. Shortly after harvesting, tea leaves begin to wilt and oxidize. During oxidation, chemicals in the leaves are broken down by enzymes, resulting in darkening of the leaves and the well-recognized aroma of teaThe amount of oxidation and other aspects of processing determine a tea’s type. Black tea is produced when tea leaves are wilted, bruised, rolled, and fully oxidized. In contrast, green tea is made from unwilted leaves that are not oxidized. Oolong tea is made from wilted, bruised, and partially oxidized leaves, creating an intermediate kind of tea. White tea is made from young leaves or growth buds with minimal oxidation. Dry heat or steam can be used to stop the oxidation process, and then the leaves are dried to prepare them for sale.

Among their many biological activities, the predominant polyphenols in green tea―EGCG, EGC, ECG, and EC―and the theaflavins and thearubigins in black teas have potent antioxidant activities. These chemicals, especially EGCG and ECG, have substantial free radical scavenging activity and may protect cells from DNA damage caused by reactive oxygen species. Tea polyphenols have also been shown to inhibit tumor cell proliferation and induce apoptosis. tea catechins have been shown to inhibit angiogenesis and tumor cell invasiveness. In addition, tea polyphenols may protect against damage caused by ultraviolet (UV) B radiation, and they may modulate immune system function.


 

BacktotopTumeric
Turmeric, a shrub related to ginger, is grown throughout India, other parts of Asia, and Africa. Common uses of turmeric include heartburn, stomach ulcers, gallstones, inflammation, and cancer.


 

BacktotopValerian
Valerian (Valeriana officinalis), a member of the Valerianaceae family, is a perennial plant native to Europe and Asia. According to Health Canada, Valerian has traditionally been used to help relieve nervousness and to help promote sleep. In addition to its effectiveness as a sleep aid, valerian has been used for gastrointestinal spasms and distress, epileptic seizures, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.


 

BacktotopVitamin A
Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin that is naturally present in many foods. Vitamin A is essential for maintaining normal vision, immune system, and reproduction. Vitamin A also helps the heart, lungs, kidneys, and other organs work properly. There are two different types of vitamin A. The first type, preformed vitamin A, is found in meat, poultry, fish, and dairy products. The second type, provitamin A, is found in fruits, vegetables, and other plant-based products. The most common type of provitamin A in foods and dietary supplements is beta-carotene.


 

BacktotopVitamin B12
Vitamin B12 is a nutrient that helps keep the body's nerve and blood cells healthy and helps make DNA, the genetic material of all cells. Vitamin B12 also helps prevent a type of anemia called megaloblastic anemia that makes people tired and weak.


 

BacktotopVitamin B6
Vitamin B6 is a vitamin that is naturally present in many foods. The body needs vitamin B6 to activiate over 100 enzyme reactions involved in metabolism. Vitamin B6 is also involved in brain development during pregnancy and infancy as well as immune function.


 

BacktotopVitamin C
Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble nutrient found in food. In the body, it acts as an antioxidant, helping to protect cells from the damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are compounds formed when our bodies convert the food we eat into energy. People are also exposed to free radicals in the environment from cigarette smoke, air pollution, and ultraviolet light from the sun. The body needs vitamin C to make collagen, a protein required to help wounds heal. In addition, vitamin C improves the absorption of iron from plant-based foods and helps the immune system work properly to protect the body from disease.


 

BacktotopVitamin D
Vitamin D is a nutrient found in some foods that is needed for health and to maintain strong bones. It does so by helping the body absorb calcium (one of bone's main building blocks) from food and supplements. People who get too little vitamin D may develop soft, thin, and brittle bones, a condition known as rickets in children and osteomalacia in adults.

Vitamin D is important to the body in many other ways as well. Muscles need it to move, for example, nerves need it to carry messages between the brain and every body part, and the immune system needs vitamin D to fight off invading bacteria and viruses. Together with calcium, vitamin D also helps protect older adults from osteoporosis. Vitamin D can be found in cells throughout the body.


 

BacktotopVitamin E
Vitamin E is a fat-soluble nutrient found in many foods. In the body, it acts as an antioxidant, helping to protect cells from the damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are compounds formed when our bodies convert the food we eat into energy. People are also exposed to free radicals in the environment from cigarette smoke, air pollution, and ultraviolet light from the sun.

The body also needs vitamin E to boost its immune system so that it can fight off invading bacteria and viruses. It helps to widen blood vessels and keep blood from clotting within them. In addition, cells use vitamin E to interact with each other and to carry out many important bodily functions.


 

BacktotopVitamin K
Vitamin K is an essential vitamin found in foods like cauliflower, spinach, green leafy vegetables, soybeans as well as cereals. Vitamin K is needed for proper bone formation and blood clotting. It also plays a crucial role in bone mineralization and cell growth. Falling short of the required Vitamin K amount may cause bruising, nosebleeds, and brittle bones, among other problems.


 

BacktotopWolfberry (Goji)
Wolfberry, otherwise known as Goji, is an antioxidant-rich fruit produced by the Lycium barbarum shrub. Wolfberry contains significant amount of macronutrients, including carbohydrates, proteins, fat and dietary fiber. Wolfberry has been used for centuries to improve eye health; enhance sexual function; protect the liver; help lower blood sugar and cholesterol.


 

BacktotopYun Zhi
Yunzhi mushroom, also known as Trametes versicolor and Coriolus versicolor, is a common polypore mushroom found throughout the world. Studies have shown Yunzhi to be effective in enhancing the immune system function and improving the overall quality of life. Yunzhi also helps to Alleviate the side effects of chemo- or radio-therapy through promotion of vitality and stamina, inhibiting pain and stimulating appetite. This health supplement can also help stablilize white blood cell count to fight against diseases and infections.


 

BacktotopZinc
Zinc is an essential nutrient needed for people to stay healthy. Zinc is found in most cells throughout the body. It helps the immune system fight off invading bacteria and viruses. The body also needs zinc to make proteins and DNA. During pregnancy, infancy, and childhood, the body needs zinc to help grow and develop properly. Zinc also helps heal wounds and is important for the development of proper senses of taste and smell.