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4. Treat Your Fatigue

By now you may realize—because all of the body’s systems are interconnected—that there is usually more than one cause con-tributing to your fatigue. When one of your body’s systems is out of balance (if, for example, your HPA axis is malfunctioning be-cause of chronic stress), then other systems (like your

Newly Discovered Alpha Lipoic Acid Benefits

The many alpha lipoic acid benefits now include increasing bone mineral density in those with osteopenia, according to results from a recent study. Should this potent antioxidant be a part of your natural treatment plan for building bones?

Are Ester-C and Ester-E Better Absorbed? More Potent?

Q. Are Ester-C and Ester-E better than regular vitamin C or E supplements?A. Different? Yes. Better? That’s debatable. The maker of these pateneted forms of vitamins C and E, Zila Nutraceuticals, certainly claims they are superior. But EN thinks the differences are overblown.   Ester-C is said to contain natural vitamin C metabolites

Get More Bang for Your Buck with Natural Vitamin E

Source: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, April 1998.Source: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, March 1998. New research is confirming what some experts have argued for years: Natural vitamin E wins hands down over synthetic. Scientists have long known that natural E is more biologically active than the manufactured kind. The

Are You Eating The Right Foods To Live Better, Longer? Take EN’s Quiz

Eating healthfully is about more than just learning the ABC’s of vitamins, minerals or even phytonutrients. It’s all about making the best food choices possible?and choosing the right supplements, too. In each issue of EN, we try to guide you, the reader, on how to make those choices. Now, it’s

Vitamin E: Gamma-Tocopherol Comes Out of the Closet

Vitamin E’s distinguished reputation as a guardian against heart disease has diminished in recent years. Early research offered reasonable evidence that this potent antioxidant could keep arteries healthy by preventing oxidation of LDL (“bad” low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol and preventing blood clots. But more recent trials have failed to find such

Doubt Dubious Descriptors on Supplements

Q. Arechelated, natural, timed- release and other special forms of supplements worththe extra cost?A.With a few exceptions, no. Companies that tout special formulations are tryingto claim an edge on absorption, with what is, at best, small differences thataren’t

Expert Panel Shuns Antioxidant Supplements, Pushes Food Sources

Vitamin C, vitamin E, selenium and carotenoids likebeta-carotene should come from food, not supplements. That was the main messageconveyed last month by an expert panel of the Institute of Medicine, a private,nonprofit group that advises the federal government.

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