An essential fatty acid derivative that your body breaks down
to obtain energy. Regulates your cardiovascular system and may
lower blood pressure. See: GABA
Fruit from India that contains Hydroxycitric Acid (-HCA), an
organic acid influencing carbohydrate and fat metabolism. See:
Has properties of being a stimulant, anti spasmodic and antibiotic.
Also helps lower total cholesterol level. See: Super Garlic
Pertaining to the stomach, small and large intestines, colon,
rectum, liver, pancreas, and gallbladder.
A compound thought to protect you against cancer. It is found
in soy based food products. It suppresses the production of stress
proteins in cells, proteins that otherwise help cancer cells
survive destruction by the immune system. See: Genistein Soy Isoflavone
Ginger is derived from the tuberous rhizome (underground root)
of the perennial plant Zingiber officinale of the family
Zingiberaceae. Also referred to as Jamaica ginger, African
ginger, or Cochin ginger, ginger has been used as a spice, condiment
and flavoring agent. For nearly 2,500 years ginger has also played
an important role in Asian medicine as a folk remedy to promote
cleansing of the body through perspiration, to calm nausea, and
to stimulate the appetite. See: Ginger
A herb shown to enhance mental acuity. Some research has shown
that Ginkgo Biloba increases cerebral blood flow to the brain.
Also, boost brain levels of adenosine Triphosphate and scavenge
free radicals. Combined with ginger, gingko has also been shown
too reduce stress induced anxiety. See: Ginkgo Biloba;
Liquid Ginkgo Biloba
Highly prized Oriental herb reputed to give long life. Increases
hormone production, heart rate, regulate blood pressure, improve
sexual function and increase vitality.
Supplements derived from animal glands, which may boost human
gland function .
An eye disorder marked by increasing pressure within.
Organic compound found in cartilage and joint fluid; relieves
joint pain and may help in healing some joint injuries. See:
Type of sugar that circulates in the bloodstream, thus the term
"blood glucose levels" or "blood sugar."
All carbohydrates, whether simple or complex, are eventually
converted to glucose in the body. Glycogen is many units of glucose
Glucose Tolerance Factor (GTF)
GTF is thought to be a complex of chromium, nicotinic acid, and
the amino acids glycine, cystein and glutamic acid (these aminos
are components of gluthathione). GTF is thought to be synthesized
by the liver. In many people, chromium is likely the deficient
substrate for GTF formation. GTF is found in foods such as organ
meats, whole gains, cheese, mushrooms and brewer's yeast. See:
An amino acid. Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid in muscle
tissue. Studies are beginning to show that having extra glutamine
in your body may be important to maximize muscle growth, by increasing
growth hormone levels. Glutamine also is important to maintain
proper health, and is shown to have anabolic and anticatabolic
A tripeptide of glutamine acid, cysteine, and glycine; fundamentally
important in cellular respiration. See: Reduced L-Glutathione
Applies to the amount of sugar in one's blood. The normal range
Of special value as a source of creatine which is essential for
muscle function, braking down glycogen and freeing energy. Produces
glycogen which mobilizes glycogen (a stored energy source of
glucose) from the liver. Builds up the immune system, producing
immunoglobulins and antibodies. Acts as a nitrogen pool for the
syntheses of nonessential amino acids. Effective for hyperacidity,
used in many gastric antacid agents.
It is a term for many units of glucose strung together. The body
stores glycogen in two areas, the liver and the muscles. Only
about 5 grams, or 20 calories worth of glucose flows in the blood.
Liver stores about 75 to 100 grams, or 300 to 400 calories; an
hour of aerobics can burn up half the liver glycogen content.
The muscles store around 360 grams, or 1,440 calories.
Liver glycogen is a fuel reserve that helps maintain blood glucose
levels. This is important because the brain relies on a constant
supply of glucose to function properly.
Muscle glycogen is extremely important for bodybuilding, since
it's the primary fuel that powers anaerobic training, such as
A stimulant that increases your bodies tonic properties. Stimulates
secretion of bile.
Gotu kola (Centella asiatica (L.) Urban), of the Apiaceae family,
is also known as centella and pennywort. Native to areas such
as Sri Lanka and South Africa, the leaves of this swamp plant
have been used around the world for centuries to treat leprosy,
cancer, skin disorders, arthritis, hemorrhoids, and tuberculosis.
Grape seed extract
Source of proanthocyanadins, an important antioxidant See: Grape Seed