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The Health Professional's Guide to Popular Dietary Supplements / Edition 3
     

The Health Professional's Guide to Popular Dietary Supplements / Edition 3

by Allison Sarubin Fragakis, Cynthia Thomson, American Dietetic Association Staff
 

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ISBN-10: 0880913630

ISBN-13: 9780880913638

Pub. Date: 11/01/2006

Publisher: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

More than 80 popular vitamins, minerals, amino acids, herbals, enzymes, and other supplements are covered in this updated and indexed guide. Each entry includes a description of what the supplement is and how it might work, key points summarizing the research, a list of food sources, dosage information, information on bioavailability, description of relevant

Overview

More than 80 popular vitamins, minerals, amino acids, herbals, enzymes, and other supplements are covered in this updated and indexed guide. Each entry includes a description of what the supplement is and how it might work, key points summarizing the research, a list of food sources, dosage information, information on bioavailability, description of relevant research and safety issues. New features include:

  • 10 New Supplements
  • New Drug-Supplement Information for Each Entry
  • New Safety Data
  • More than 340 New References
  • Entry Index

This book helps make sense of the claims and facts surrounding the numerous dietary supplements on the market.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780880913638
Publisher:
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Publication date:
11/01/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
682
Sales rank:
792,751
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacexi
Acknowledgmentsxiii
Introductionxv
Part 1Alphabetical Guide to Dietary Supplements
Acidophilus/Lactobacillus Acidophilus (LA)2
Alanine8
Alpha-Lipoic Acid (ALA)11
Androstenedione and Androstenediol16
Arginine20
Aspartic Acid/Asparagine30
Bee Pollen33
Black Cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa)36
Boron41
Branched Chain Amino Acid (BCAA)45
Bromelain51
Calcium58
Carnitine (L-Carnitine)68
Chitosan77
Chondroitin Sulfate82
Chromium85
Coenzyme Q[subscript 10]94
Colostrum/Bovine Colostrum102
Conjugated Linoleic Acid108
Cranberry Extract115
Creatine119
Dehydroepiandosterone (DHEA)129
Dong quai (Angelica sinensis)138
Echinacea141
Fish Oil147
Flaxseed160
Folate/Folic Acid167
Fructooligosacharides (FOS)175
Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA)180
Gamma Oryzanol (Phytosterols)191
Garlic194
Ginkgo biloba204
Ginseng211
Glucosamine221
Glutamine227
Glycerol231
Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis)236
Green Tea Extract239
5-Hydroxy-Tryptophan (5-HTP)246
[beta]-Hydroxy -Methylbutyrate (HMB)251
Hydroxycitric Acid (Garcinia cambogia)256
Kava (Piper methysticum)259
Lecithin/Choline264
Lysine269
Ma Huang (Ephedra sinica)273
Magnesium280
Melatonin291
Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM)300
N-Acetylcysteine (NAC)302
Noni Juice308
Pancreatin310
Pantothenic Acid313
Phosphatidylserine317
Potassium321
Pyruvate326
Royal Jelly332
S-adenosylmethionine (SAM-e)335
St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum)344
Saw Palmetto (Serenoa repens)350
Selenium353
Shark Cartilage359
Sodium Bicarbonate363
Soy Protein and Isoflavoness365
Spirulina/ Blue-Green Algae377
Valerian (Valeriana officinalis)382
Vanadium387
Vitamin A/Beta-Carotene392
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)405
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)410
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)412
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)418
Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin)426
Vitamin C433
Vitamin D445
Vitamin E451
Wheat Grass and Barley Grass467
Whey Protein470
Yohimbine/ Yohimbe474
Zinc478
Part 2Appendixes
Appendix AGovernment Regulation of Dietary Supplements491
Appendix BEthical Issues and Dietary Supplements503
Appendix CSupplements Sorted by Purported Use507
Appendix DDietary Intake Tables512
Appendix EAdditional Resources519
Appendix FDietary Supplement Intake Assessment525

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