Caffeine is an effective stimulant of the central nervous system
and in large amounts can produce undesirable side effects such
as nervousness and insomnia, rapid and irregular heartbeats,
elevated blood sugar and cholesterol levels, excess stomach acid,
and heartburn. It is definitely a teratogen (produces deformed
fetuses) in rats; the FDA has advised practitioners to counsel
patients who are or may become pregnant to avoid or limit consumption
of foods and drugs containing caffeine.
Most abundant mineral in the body. Essential for the formation
and repair of bone and teeth, but also essential to nerve transmission,
muscle contraction, blood clotting, and other metabolic activities
as well. Long term calcium deficiency is linked to degenerative
bone diseases, such as osteoporosis. See: Bio-Balanced Cal/Mag;
Ultra Calcium Complex;
Calcium Citrate Malate
A minute blood vessel - one of many that connect the arteries
Any one of many organic substances, almost all of them plant
origin, that are composed of carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, and serve
as the major source of energy in the diet. Primary macronutrient
source of energy in the body; burned as glucose and stored in
muscle as glycogen (excess stored as fat) and includes all sugars
(1 gram yields 4 calories).
An agent that is capable of inducing cancerous changes in cells
Primary protein found in milk, along with whey protein.
Metabolic condition in which muscle is broken down and energy
Cat's Claw "Una de Gato" is a wood vine that grows
in Peru and has been used by the Peruvian Indians for years for
the treatment of a wide range of health problems. Cat's Claw
helps create support for the intestinal and immune systems of
the body and creates intestinal support by its ability to cleanse
the entire intestinal tract. This cleansing helps create support
for people experiencing different stomach and bowel disorders,
including: colitis, crohn's disease, irritable bowel syndrome,
and leaky bowel syndrome. See: Cat's Claw;Super potent Cat's Claw
A chemical process by which a large molecule or group of molecules
surround or enclose a mineral atom.
Chitosan is a natural product extracted from Chitin (by products
of Crustacean shell extracts). It can be used to inhibit fat
digestion and as a drug delivery transport agent. It also has
been used as a cholesterol lowering substance. Chitosan is marketed
as a "fat blocker." It appears that it can impede fat
absorption by "gellin" with fat in the small intestine.
Side effect of Chitosan is that since it is made from sea food,
some people have allergic responses to it. Also, you need a high
concentration of Chitosan for it to "gel" with fat.
A fat-like sterol used by the body for production of hormones
(including testosterone), vitamin D, and cell membranes; high
levels in the blood stream are a marker for heart disease.
A B-fatty acid involved in the production of neurotransmitters
in the brain that regulate mood, appetite, behavior, memory,
etc. Most effective in Phosphatidyl choline form. It is believed
to help concentration and alertness. Studies indicate that it
improves cognitive performance. See: Phosphatidyl Choline
A biological polymer derived from connective tissue. It acts
as the flexible connecting matrix between the tough protein filaments
in cartilage to help give it both strength and elasticity. See:
Chromium increases the efficiency of the hormone insulin, which
the pancreas releases after you eat carbohydrates or protein.
Chromium acts to make the receptor of muscle cells more sensitive
to insulin (which allows you to store more carbohydrates in the
muscle cells as glycogen rather than in fat cells as lipids).
Insulin also helps muscles use amino acids for building protein
rather than breaking them down. Chromium can promote modest muscular
gains and decreases in body fat. See: Chromium GTF;
The system that provides blood to the body, consisting of the
heart, arteries, veins, and lymphatic system
CLA (Conjugated Linoliec Acid)
One of the three fatty acids found in fish oil. See: Conjugated Linoleic Acid
A molecule that works with an enzyme to perform its function
in the body. Coenzymes are necessary in the utilization of vitamins
Coenzyme Q10, also called ubiquinone, is a natural fat-soluble
substance produced in the body and found throughout nature in
plants and animals. Similar to vitamin K, CoQ10 is classified
as a non-vitamin nutrient that acts as an antioxidant to protect
cell membranes from free radical activity. While long overlooked
by the medical community, recent research has just begun to outline
the role coenzyme Q10 plays in maintaining life.
See: CoQ10 30mg;
CoQ10 50mg (sublingual);
CoQ10 50mg (softgel);
Inflammation of the colon.
The primary organic constituent of bone, cartilage, and connective
tissue (becomes gelatin through boiling) - about 30% of total
Are made up of sugars but the sugar molecules are strung together
to form longer, more complex chains. Complex Carbs include fiber
Body tissue, as cartilage, serving to connect and support other
Active in the storage and release of iron to form hemoglobin
for red blood cells.
A catabolic hormone that is released and increases in response
to stress when the body is subjected to trauma such as intense
exercises, including weight training. Excess cortisol is known
to increase catabolism (protein breakdown in muscles). Cortisol
leads to muscle breakdown through promoting a release of muscle
amino acids for transport to the liver, where the amino acids
are converted into glucose.
A muscle fuel that is extracted naturally from meat and fish,
or synthesized in the lab. Once in the muscles, creatine combines
with phosphorous to make Creatine Phosphate (CP), a high powered
chemical that rebuilds the muscles ultimate energy source, Adenosine
Triphosphate (ATP). More CP in the muscle cell translates into
a greater resistance to fatigue. Also, CP helps with the transfer
of energy in the muscle cells, thus speeding up the action, which
may enhance performances that are aerobically taxing. See: Creatine Monohydrate
To remedy. Having the power to cure.