Archive for the 'Herbal and dietary supplements' Tag

Success for Supplements Lies in the Delivery

3/11/14

About 60,000 years ago, the dietary supplement industry was essentially a bunch of Paleolithic Hunter-Gatherers. After a few days away from the cave, they gathered around the fire and traded whatever edible, medicinal, and poisonous plants they might have picked up in their travels.

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It’s Now Herbal Products’ Turn to (Unfairly) Wear the Scarlet Letter

11/8/13

A recent research article, “DNA barcoding detects contamination and substitution in North American herbal products,” has generated a considerable amount of attention toward its findings. Having read, reread and read again the entire article, I humbly accept any offerings of gratitude for saving you time, as these two sentences summarize the entire article:

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Pursuing Botanical Sports Supplements Means Separating Fact from Fiction

5/23/13

As the CEO of a quickly growing testing lab, I offset the stresses of work and life with a strict regimen of boot-camp-like exercise. That said, I am also guilty of trying to alleviate my self-induced fitness “hardships” and enhance my physical abilities with a barrage of novel sports supplements, specifically powdered pre-workout sports nutrition supplements and post-workout supplements.

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