The Health Professional's Guide to Dietary Supplements

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Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2007 - Medical - 444 pages

This quick-glance reference helps students and health professionals educate themselves and their patients/clients about the scientific evidence for and against more than 120 popular dietary supplements. Supplements are logically grouped into 12 chapters based on their primary desired effect, such as weight loss, joint support, and sports performance enhancement.

The authors give each supplement a one-to-five-star rating based on the level of scientific substantiation for each of its major claimed effects. The book highlights crucial safety issues regarding each supplement and sets forth recommended dosages for particular effects. A quick-reference appendix lists all the supplements alphabetically with their star ratings.

 

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Contents

Weight Loss Supplements
1
Sports Supplements Ergogenic Aids
35
Damiana Turnera diffusa 378
54
Colostrum
64
Energy Supplements
73
Bone Support Supplements
107
Joint Support Supplements
124
Brain and Mood Support Supplements
149
B Carotene
276
Gotu Kola 387
284
Gastrointestinal Support Supplements
325
Supplements for Male
358
Pausinystalia yohimbe Aspidosperma
366
Black Cohosh Actaea racemosa L Cimicifuga racemosa L Nutt
370
Supplements for Diabetes and Blood Sugar
405
GreenLipped Mussel Perna canaliculus 141
416

Heart Health Supplements
192
Echinacea Echinacea angustifolia E pallida E purpurea 247
212
Garlic
220
Immune Support Supplements
237
Ginger Zingiber officinale 338
238
Glucosamine 136
253
Antioxidant and Eye Health Supplements
272
Appendix Supplements and Their Star Rankings
422
Hawthorn Crataegus oxyacantha L 223
429
Index
435
Boron 107
436
Lutein and Zeaxanthin 292
438
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