Supplements

B Complex

Depression In 2013 ISRN Psychiatry published a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial in which 60 adults with major depression or other depressive disorders were assigned a B complex vitamin or a placebo. The B complex group saw significant improvements in depression, metal health and mood at 30- and 60-day follow-ups when compared to a placebo.

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Spirulina

Atherosclerosis In 2010 the Journal of Science and Vitaminology published an animal study in which rabbits fed a high-cholesterol diet for 4 weeks which was then supplemented with 5 percent spirulina for an additional 8 weeks saw a remarkable 41 percent decrease in LDL (bad) cholesterol and an increase in HDL (good)

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Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Dry eyes In 2013 the International Journal of Ophthalmology published a double-blind clinical trial involving 518 subjects which found that 500 mg omega-3 capsules taken twice daily was significantly more effective than a placebo for treating dry eye. The greatest benefit was seen in patients with blepharitis and  meibomian gland disease. [Source] In

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Whey Protein

Whey protein Vs milk protein In 2015 Nutrients published a study in which 16 middle-aged men ingested 20 grams of milk protein or whey protein. Muscle biopsies taken before and after protein supplementation showed similar activation of muscle protein synthesis despite the increased rate of digestion and increased leucine availability

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Tribulus Terrestris

Female sexual dysfunction In 2014 DARU Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences published a double-blind, placebo-controlled study in which 60 women with low sexual desire were given either a placebo or 7.5 mg/day Tribulus terrestris extract for 4 weeks. At the end of the 4th week the 30 women in the Tribulus

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Wheatgrass

Blood Transfusions In 2004 Indian Pediatrics published a study which found that consuming 100 ml (less than half a cup) of wheatgrass juice daily reduced blood transfusion requirements for individuals with a blood disease known as Thalassemia major. [Source] In 2010 the Indian Journal of Pediatrics published a study which

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Turmeric

Alzheimer’s Disease In 2012 Ayu published a study of 3 Alzheimer’s patients which found that 12 weeks of treatment with turmeric powder capsules improved symptoms of Alzheimer’s including irritability, agitation and anxiety. [Source] In 2013 The American Journal of Chinese Medicine published an animal study which found that curcumin –

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SAM-e (S-Adenosyl methionine)

Depression In 2004 the Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology published a 6-week trial in which 30 subjects with major depressive disorder who were already taking either an SSRI or venlafaxine received 800 to 1600 mg of SAM-e per day. The result was a 50 percent response rate and a 43 percent remission

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Sea Buckthorn Oil

Ulcers In 2013 Veterinary Medicine International published an animal study which found that sea buckthorn oil was more effective in treating gastric ulcers in dogs than 4 other commonly used ulcer drugs. [Source] Blood clotting In 2000 the Journal of Biochemistry published a crossover study which found that 12 healthy

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Resveratrol

Alzheimer’s In 2014 the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease published an animal study which showed that long-term resveratrol supplementation significantly prevented memory loss in an Alzheimer’s mouse model, while also reducing beta-amyloid concentrations. [Source] In 2013 Age published an animal study which found that resveratrol supplementation was able to increase life

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