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Ginger Dosage

Supplementing with Ginger

Daily Dose of Ginger: 1,000mg

Ginger is an herb with green stems that can grow to around a meter high. The rhizomes, or roots, can be used fresh, dried, and powdered, or as a juice for medicine. Native to Southeast Asia, ginger has been used in traditional Asian, Arabic, and Indian cultures as an herbal medicine since ancient times. It spread across Asia and and . . . Read more

Astragalus Dosage

Supplementing with Astragalus

Daily Dose of Astragalus: 750-1500mg

Astragalus is an herb that goes by the scientific name Astragalus membranaceus. Other more common names for the plant are milk vetch and locoweed. Its root is used for medicinal purposes to treat a wide range of health problems. For centuries, it has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine and is usually given to patients following a heart attack to keep . . . Read more

Bilberry Dosage

Supplementsing with Bilberry

Daily Dose of Bilberry: 20-60g

Bilberry is a fruit that is a close relative to blueberry and is also called a huckleberry. It has many potential health benefits and has been used for centuries in folk and herbal medicines. One use of bilberry extract is to treat chronic venous insufficiency. This is when veins in the legs that carry blood to the heart become damaged, . . . Read more

Gamma Linolenic Acid Dosage

Gamma Linolenic Acid Dosage

Daily Dose of Gamma Linolenic Acid: 360-480g

Gamma Linolenic Acid, or GLA, is an omega-6 fatty acid that can be made in your body from an essential fatty acid called linoleic acid. These substances are responsible for reducing inflammation and cell growth. Normally, the body produces enough GLA from linoleic acid, but diabetics, alcohol abusers, people with viral infections, people with high cholesterol, and people . . . Read more

Radish Dosage

Radish Dosage

Daily Dose of Radish: 400-800mg

Radishes are vegetables in which the roots are used as food as well as medicine. They are non-starchy, crunchy, have a mild taste, and are very low in calories, with only 6 calories per ounce. There are many different types of radishes but they all have the same basic nutritional makeup and health benefits. Because of the many health benefits it . . . Read more

Barley Dosage

Barley Dosage

Daily Dose of Barley: 3g of extract

Barley is a cereal grain that is high in soluble fibers such as beta-glucan, which helps lower cholesterol. It has the most beta-glucan of all the grains. High cholesterol levels can lead to heart disease. When the body has more cholesterol than it needs, it can cause plaque to build up in the arteries. The plaque can clog arteries and . . . Read more

Goji Berry Dosage

Goji Berry Dosage

Daily Dose of Goji Berry: 10-30g of dried fruit

The goji berry is also known as the wolfberry and is grown in the north-central and western areas of China. The berry is a bright orange-red or blue-red color and can be easily damaged while picking so they are usually dried before they are exported to keep them preserved. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, it has been . . . Read more

Laetrile Dosage

Laetrile Dosage

Daily Dose of Laetrile: 6g or 10-12 seeds

Vitamin B17, or laetrile, isn’t really a vitamin, but a chemical compound derived from amygdalin. It doesn’t occur naturally in any foods, but the substance amygdalin does. Amygdalin is a chemical compound that contains cyanide and it is not a vitamin because it lacks the definition of being an essential element which must be acquired from a . . . Read more

Manganese Dosage

Manganese Dosage

Daily Dose of Manganese: 2.3g for men, 1.9g for women

Manganese is a trace mineral which plays an important role in many processes of the body but is only needed in very small amounts. It is necessary to help form bones, connective tissue, sex hormones, and aid in blood clotting. It is also a cofactor to antioxidants and helps metabolize fats, carbohydrates, amino acids, and . . . Read more

Acai Berry Dosage

Acai Berry Dosage

Daily Dose of Acai Berry: 1,000mg

Acai berry, from the Acai palm, is a small, round, dark purple berry used in South America to make food products as well as traditional herbal medicine. For centuries, it has been used to treat diarrhea. It is recommended by practitioners as a treatment for many health problems. Modern research has discovered that the compounds of Acai berry may . . . Read more

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