Encyclopedia of Dietary Supplements presents peer-reviewed, objective entries that rigorously examine the most significant scientific research on basic chemical, preclinical, and clinical data. Designed for healthcare professionals, researchers, and health-conscious consumers, it presents evidence-based information on the major vitamin and mineral micronutrients, herbs, botanicals, phytochemicals, and other bioactive preparations.
Supplements covered include:
Vitamins, beta-carotene, niacin, and folate
Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, isoflavones, and quercetin
Calcium, copper, iron, and phosphorus
5-hydroxytryptophan, glutamine, and L-arginine
St. John's Wort, ginkgo biloba, green tea, kava, and noni
Androstenedione, DHEA, and melatonin
Coenzyme Q10 and S-adenosylmethionine
Shiitake, maitake, reishi, and cordiceps
With nearly 100 entries contributed by renowned subject-specific experts, the book serves as a scientific checkpoint for the many OTC supplements carried in today's nutritional products marketplace.
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