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Alpha Lipoic Acid an Excellent Antioxidant

Alpha lipoic acid also known as A.L.A. Is a fatty acid found naturally inside every cell in the human body. It is used by the body to produce the energy to carry out its functions.
Alpha lipoic acid converts glucose (blood sugar) into energy. It is considered an excellent antioxidant, a substance that neutralizes potentially harmful chemicals called free radicals. The function of alpha lipoic acid is unique because it works in water as well as in fat unlike the more common antioxidants loke vitamins C and D. It also appears to be able to recycle antioxidants such as vitamin C and glutathione after they have been used up. Glutathione is also an important antioxidant that helps the body eliminate potentially harmful substances. Alpha lipoic acid increases the formation of glutathione.
Alpha lipoic acid is also good to relieve Peripheral Neuropathy caused by injury and it is also good to improve the brain funtions since it has the ability to cross the blood-brain barrier preventing free radical damage.


The True Jolt of Green Coffee Bean 

A recent study on Green Coffee Bean published in the Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity Journal followed a group of adults who used Green Coffee extract for 12 weeks. Over the course of the study, subjects lost an average of 17 lbs each. This was 10% of their body weight and 16% of their overall body fat. 

Green Coffee Bean Extract has been attributed to:

Weight Control :  Prevents excess sugar from circulating in the blood, provides maximum use of fat for energy and stimulates fat metabolism in the liver. It has also been found to inhibit excessive intestinal absorption of glucose (sugar).

Healthy Blood Pressure:  Promotes healthy blood pressure and homocysteine levels as well as maintaining the integrity and function of blood vessels. Chlorogenic acid found in the Green Coffee Bean extract has been found to bind with lower density lipoproteins (LDL’s) and protects them from oxidation, acting as an antioxidant for the heart.

Anti-oxidation:  Raw Green Coffee Beans contain high levels of polyphenolic antioxidants to contain free radical activity.


Colon Cleansing and Weight Loss  (Truth or Hype)

Mucus that builds up by eating an improper diet are unable to be completely digested by the body, producing toxins that transfer into the bloodstream. Weight loss is acquired by cleaning the colon of these mucus wastes that are embedded or stuck to the intestinal walls and flushing them out of the body. Although the relation between colon cleansing and weight loss is a questionable matter, it has been mentioned that colon cleansing can reduce 10 to 15 lbs on average. This is because it removes excess mucus, fat and plaque that sticks to the walls of the colon when one eats foods containing large amounts of fats. One should eat healthier foods such as vegetables, fruits and nuts which are high in fiber on a regular basis to prevent this from happening. Colon cleansing can be acquired by eating natural herbs and supplements bought at your neighborhood health food store or by colon irrigation performed by a qualified therapist in more severe instances. The protuberance caused by this excess weight is then removed causing a flatter stomach. 


DNA Coded Nutritional Supplements

Something in the news definitely caught my attention. Chemist have made revolutionary advancement in the vitamin supplement industry. They have developed a vitamin genetically compatible with your DNA code. geneMe an american based company,  has developed a way of personalizing you’re supplements by using your own DNA acquired by a simple do it yourself swab sample. This is a  real breakthrough in the nutrition industry since it will put all the guess work and sales pitches to sell you nutritional supplements to rest. For more info go to