Homocysteine: The Pharoah's Poison

Friday, April 11, 2014 5:55:58 PM America/Los_Angeles

heartAmong the more recent discoveries in medicine is the fact that elevated levels of a particular amino acid called homocysteine can indicate a greatly increased risk of cardiovascular disease, specifically coronary artery disease, stroke, and heart attacks. In this article, from the Nutrikon Wellness Center, learn some simple steps you can take to improve your health by lowering your homocysteine levels naturally.

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Evening Primrose Oil: The Golden Pill

Friday, February 7, 2014 1:50:57 PM America/Los_Angeles

Once called the 'King's-cure-all', this golden oil has a long history of medicinal benefits ranging from wound healing to restoring menstrual regularity, but there are some cautions before taking this widely touted nutritional supplement. Find out what you should know before buying EPO in this article from the Nutrikon Wellness Center.

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Taurine and GABA, The Stress Fighters

Monday, September 2, 2013 12:00:00 AM America/Los_Angeles

burnt outWhile stress commonly feels very physical, i.e. headaches, nervousness, fatigue, etc., these stress responses are commonly the result of stimulation of the central nervous system originating in the brain. The brain has a safety mechanism that prevents it from ‘overloading the circuits’ with too much stimulation. Various nutrients and substances act as inhibitory neurotransmitters. Learn about two of the most important nutrients in the battle to calm stress in this latest article from the Nutrikon Wellness Center.

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Pantothenic Acid: A Healthy Foundation

Saturday, May 25, 2013 9:10:36 AM America/Los_Angeles

healthMany nutrients in packaged food have been removed and then replaced with inferior and unnatural substitutes. One of the most important nutrients lost is pantothenic acid. This nutrient is critical to health and implementing it into your diet can create a solid health foundation. Find out more in this latest article from the Nutrikon Wellness Center.

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Arginine, Essential or Non-Essential?

Friday, October 15, 2010 12:00:00 AM America/Los_Angeles

Amino acids are generally separated into two categories: the essential and the non-essential. There is an amino acid, however, that stands somewhere in-between these two classifications. That amino acid is Arginine.

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N-Acetyl Cysteine, The Old Dog With Some New Tricks

Friday, October 1, 2010 12:00:00 AM America/Los_Angeles

Do you like the smell of rotten eggs? While I’m sure the great majority of mankind would say no, our bodies have a great need of those foul smelling, sulfur-containing compounds inside eggs, predominantly, methionine and cysteine.

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Carnitine, When ‘Enough’ Just Isn’t Enough

Sunday, September 19, 2010 12:00:00 AM America/Los_Angeles

A question that is often asked, particularly with regards to this particular amino acid is: if my body already makes it, why do I need to take it? This is a fair question. While Carnitine is not a vitamin, since it is produced by the body as well as synthesized from food, common logic dictates that there is no reason to add more of it to the body. The simple answer is scarcity and surplus.

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Vitamin B-12: A Super Vitamin?

Saturday, September 4, 2010 12:00:00 AM America/Los_Angeles

Vitamin B-12 is the largest and most complex, chemically, of all the vitamins. Consistent with its complexity is its need throughout the body. Every cell in the body requires B-12 in order to carry out some of its most important functions, like the expression of DNA, RNA and proteins; no small task. A substance of such complexity and importance is deserving of explanation and understanding.

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