An artificial sweetener. It is nearly 700 times
sweeter than sugar, yet leaves an aftertaste. It is not metabolized
by the human body. It is useful in diabetic diets in which the
patient must lower sugar intake. The FDA has listed saccharin
as an 'anticipated' human carcinogen. This means that in certain
individuals, the sweetener may increase the risk of cancer.
This is a reduced calorie fat that has only
five calories per gram, as opposed to nine normally.
SAM-e is a naturally occurring molecule in
virtually all body tissues and fluids. It is fundamentally important
in a number of biochemical reactions involving enzymatic transmethylation,
contributing to the synthesis, activation and metabolism of such
compounds as hormones, neurotransmitters, nucleic acids, proteins,
phospholipids and certain drugs.
Herb shown to have protective properties for
the liver. It is also shown that Saw Palmetto reduces the size
of epithelial tissue in the prostate, especially in the transitional
Trace mineral with potent antioxidant effects;
component in sulfur bearing amino acid production and fetal development
during pregnancy; recent clinical evidence of cancer preventive
See Bovine cartilage.
Also known as Salt. Regulates body fluid volume,
transports amino acids to cells and plays a role in muscle contraction
and nerve transmission. Sodium is an important mineral found in
our bones, in the fluids surrounding our cells and in the cardiovascular
system. Sodium, with potassium, assists nerve stimulation and
regulated water balance. It is also involved in carbohydrate absorption.
The average person requires a minimum of one
tenth of a teaspoon of salt a day. Any athlete who sweats needs
more. A teaspoon a day of salt does not cause problems, nor does
eating fresh foods high in natural salt such as fish, carrots,
beets and poultry. Easting processed and junk foods, can lead
to high, potentially dangerous levels of sodium intake.
Known in the medical community as GH or Growth
Hormone. It is a powerful anabolic hormone that affects all systems
of the body and plays an important role in muscle growth. It is
a peptite hormone, which is composed of 191 amino acidslinked
together. It is rapidly metabolized by the liver and has a half-life
in the blood of approximately 17 to 45 minutes.
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.
St. John's Wort
Scientific name: Hypericum Performatum. A plant
herb that is used to relieve mild depressive symptoms, sleep disorder,
and anxiety, although probably not effective against serious depression.
In large doses, it may be unsafe as it can make the skin and eyes
extra sensitive to light.
Steroids are synthetic derivatives of the hormone
testosterone that allow the user to gain muscle mass and strength
rapidly. In addition to their muscle building effects, anabolic
steroids increase the oxidation rate of fat, thus giving the user
a more vascular and defined appearance.
A herb from Brazil and Paraguay that is a good
replacement for sugar and artificial sweeteners. You can also
bake with it.
An artificial sweetener. Extracted from the
herb Stevia. It is 300 times sweeter than sugar, but has a strong
An artificial sweetener. Approved by the FDA
in 1998. It is 600 times sweeter than table sugar, it is made
from a process that begins with regular sugar. You can bake with
it. Sucralose was discovered in 1976. Sucrolose is derived from
sugar through a patented, multistep processes that selectively
substitutes three choline atoms for three hydrogen oxygen groups
on the sugar molecule.
The tightly bound chlorine atoms create a molecular
structure that is esceptionally stable and is approx 600 times
sweeter than sugar. The body does not recognize it as sugar or
another carbohydrate. The sucralose molecule passes through the
body unchanged, it is not metabolized and is eliminated after
consumption. Sucrolose has no calories. The acceptable daily intake
for sucralose is 5 mg / kg of body weight per day.
This group of sweeteners includes Mannitol,
Sorbitol and Xylitol. Although found in fruit, they are commercially
synthesized and not extracted from natural sources. Sugar alchohols
provide a reduced glycemic response (no steep hikes in blood sugar).
Sugar alcohols are absorbed slowly, but incompletely. This can
cause diarrhea in some people.
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