Vitamin B1 (Thiamine or Thiamin) is a water-soluble vitamin, which means. It is involved in all main metabolic processes in the nervous system, muscles, blood cells and heart. It is essential for digestion and for the nervous system therefore it is often used in the treatment of nervous disorders. It has been also observed that a daily sufficient intake of the votamin helps to cope with stress.
Heavy drinkers, smokers, pregnant women should take up to 300mg daily. The most efficient supplements of this vitamin proved to be oral sprays. There are no reports of the vitamin B1’s toxicity. The good sources of the vitamin in food are whole grains, brown rice, seafood and legumes.
Interest in coenzyme Q10 as a possible treatment for cancer began in 1961, when it was found that some cancer patients had a lower than normal amount of it in their blood. Cancer is both the result and a significant cause of free-radical damage related to inflammation. A growing awareness of this critical and intimate association has led scientists to explore ways of controlling cancer growth by limiting free-radical damage. As an antioxidant, the advonced form of coenzyme Q10 – Ubiquinol – may help prevent cancer from developing. (more…)
We all go through bad patches because of changes, traumas and losses in life therefore our ability to bounce back into life with renewed enthusiasm is a big deal. This implies recharging the brain and body’s biochemistry as much as resolving psychological issues. Conventional opinion would say that the purpose of medication such as antidepressant drugs is to get you back on the road. However these drugs can often leave you worse off than you started due to a lot of side effects (e.g. Prozac has 45 listed side effects). Alternative approach suggest to correct imbalance with nutrients, not drugs. There is a particularly interesting amino acid, called 5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptohan), which is found in our food and important for production of the mood-elevating chemical Serotonin in the human body.