A type of lymphocyte that is a crucial part of the immune system.
An essential amino acid. See: L-Taurine
Hormone produced by both men and women which controls masculinization
in the body and the key hormone in muscle building.
Meaning heat-producing. To make more heat, your body has to burn
more calories. Thermogenesis occurs with exercise, food consumption,
and with the use of selected herbs.
Thiamin (Vitamin B-1)
A vitamin which maintains energy levels, supports brain function
(memory). Aids in digestion, and is necessary for metabolism
of sugar and starch to provide energy. Maintains a healthy nervous
system. Alcohol can cause deficiencies of this vitamin and all
the B-complex vitamins.
See: Vitamin B-1
A large ductless gland near the trachea, secreting a hormone
which regulates growth.
The quality of being poisonous. Toxicity reactions in the body
impair bodily functions and damage cells.
A mineral required by the body in extremely small quantities.
A compound consisting of three fatty acids plus glycerol. Triglycerides
are the form in which fat is stored in the body, and are the
primary type of lipid in the diet.
Turmeric contains curcumin and an essential oil (turmerone, zingiberins).
Curcumin increases the secretion of bile by stimulating the bile
duct. Curcumin also protects the liver by detoxification, stimulating
the gall bladder and scavenging free radicals. In conjunction
with the adrenal glands, it inhibits both platelet aggregation
and the enzymes which induce inflammatory prostaglandin. Curcumin
may also help break down fats and reduce cholesterol.
A conditionally essential amino acid, tyrosine can elevate mood
and is a precursor of the brain neurotransmitters dopamine, norepinephrine