Mineral used for carbohydrate metabolism, enzyme activation,
reproduction and sex hormone production.
Mineral used for muscle relaxation, acid and alkaline balance,
enzyme activation, blood sugar, calcium and vitamin C metabolism.
See: Magnesium Plus;
A defect in the absorption of nutrients from the intestinal tract
into the blood stream.
Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitor (MAOI)
These drugs increase the amounts of mood-enhancing neurotransmitters
in the brain by blocking the action of the enzyme monoamine oxidase,
which acts like a vacuum cleaner sucking up neurotransmitters
after being released by brain cell receptor sites. Examples include
Marplan, Nardil, and Parnate.
Hormone produced by the pineal gland that regulates circadian
rhythms; helps induce sleep and acts as an antioxidant. See:
The permanent cessation of menstruation, caused by a sharp decrease
in the production of the sex hormones estrogen and progesterone.
The chemical and physical processes continuously going on in
living organisms and cells, including the changing of food into
living tissue and the changing of living tissue into waste products
A substance produced as a result of a metabolic process.
A measurement of weight equivalent to 1/1,000 of a milligram.
A microscopic organism especially a bacterium, protozoan.
Milk Thistle is a tall herb with prickly leaves and a milky sap
that is native to the Mediterranean region of Europe. Milk thistle
is among the most ancient of all known herbal medicines, having
been used as a folk remedy for centuries for liver complaints.
Recent research has demonstrated that extracts of milk thistle
do indeed protect against some very nasty liver toxins. See:
Milk Thistle Complex
A measurement of weight equivalent to 1/1,000 of a gram.
Inorganic substances required by the body in small quantities.
A chelated mineral is generally attached to a protein transporter
molecule with the intent of improved transport across the intestinal
wall to the blood stream.
An essential fatty acid (EFA) that seems to reduce the risk of
cardiovascular disease. This is considered a type of "good"
fat. Olive oil, and canola oil are two examples of monounsaturated
fats. You need approximately 2% of your daily calories as EFA's.
A red iron-containing protein pigment in muscles that is similar
to hemoglobin but differs in the globin portion of its molecule.