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Saw Palmetto
Herb shown to have protective properties for the prostate gland.
See: Saw Palmetto; Prostate Care

Schizophrenia
Mental illness characterized by a distorted sense of reality, bizarre behavior, and fragmentation of the personality.

Sciatica
Painful condition resulting from irritation of the sciatic nerve.

Scurvy
A disease resulting from a deficiency of Vitamin C.

Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRI)
Drugs designed to "selectively" turn off the reuptake pumps for certain neurotransmitters allowing them to remain available to be absorbed into a receiving brain cell's receptor site. Examples include Prozac and Zoloft.

Selenium
Trace mineral with potent antioxidant effects; component in sulfur bearing amino acid production and fetal development during pregnancy; recent clinical evidence of cancer preventive properties.
See: Selenium; Selenomethionine

Serotonin
A neurotransmitter found principally in the brain that is considered essential for relaxation, sleep, and concentration.

Shark Cartilage
Contains mucopolysaccharides which may stimulate immune system functioning.

Silicon
Silicon is a common mineral that is required, along with calcium, for the development and maintenance of strong bones. It also plays an important role in the formation of collagen and connective tissues, as well as the hair, skin and nails.

Simple Carbohydrates
Sometimes called simple sugars, simple carbohydrates include fructose, sucrose, and lactose as well as several other sugars.

Sodium
Sodium is a vital though often over consumed mineral found throughout the body, usually in the form of sodium chloride or table salt. In liquid solution along with the minerals potassium and chloride, it forms part of the blood, lymph and intracellular fluids that bath and feed all human cells. Together these nutrients maintaining the body's proper water balance and blood chemistry. Sodium is also required for digestion, muscular functions, and smooth functioning of the nervous system. See: Thermotabs

Soy Protein
Primary vegetable source of protein found in protein powders; lower in nitrogen retention and BCAA's than whey and egg, but higher in arginine and glutamine and contains isoflavones with antioxidant properties.

Spleen
Large organ in the upper abdomen on left side located close to the left side of the stomach. Largest structure of the lymph system. Spleen causes disintegration of old red blood cells in adults. The spleen manufactures red blood cells in the fetus and newborn and serves as an important reservoir of blood.

St. John's Wort
A natural herb effective for depression, anxiety, agitation, insomnia, loss of interest, and excessive sleeping. See: St. John's Wort

Sterility
Unable to have children.

Steroid
One of a group of fat-soluble organic compounds with a characteristic chemical composition. A number of different hormones, drugs, and other substances including cholesterol, are classified as steroids.

Sterols
Plant hormones usually isolated from crude germ oils, which aid the body in hormone production in fat metabolism.

Stimulant
Medications or substances that increase the activity of the brain and nervous system.

Sublingual
Literally, "under the tongue." Sublingual tablets or liquids are designed to held under the tongue while the active ingredient is absorbed into the bloodstream through mucous membranes."

Succinates
Vital nutrients that are important metabolic activators, especially in the production of ATP, an energy compound.

Sulfur
This mineral is used for body tissue formation and collagen synthesis.

Suma
Suma , also called Para toda, is the dried root of Pfaffia paniculata, a plant found in the Atlantic rain forest of Brazil. First introduced to the United States as Brazilian Ginseng, Suma is one of the most highly regarded herbs in South America, and is considered to be a true adaptogen. Used by native peoples for centuries, Suma is advocated as an effective adaptogen to support the immune system, adapt the body to external stresses, relieve pain, fight chronic fatigue syndrome, and accelerate wound healing.

Synergism
The joint action of agents so that the combined effect is greater than the sum of their individual effects.

Synthesis
The combining of parts or elements so as to form a whole, a compound.

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