Dietary supplements

Acidophilus is a nutritional supplement product, often added to milk or sold as a capsule, which contains one or more of the following bacteria which aid in digestion: - Acidophilus"

Airborne is a dietary supplement and health formula which is said to help ward off harmful bacteria and germs, and help prevent the flu and the common cold. The formula contains herbal extracts, amino acids, antioxidants, electrolytes, vitamins and other nutrients, and can be purchased in many U.S. retail stores over-the-counter in two different forms: a tablet which can be taken orally or dissolved in water, or a chewable "Gummi" lozenge. Airborne health formula"

Angelica sinensis is a herb from the family Apiaceae, indigenous to China. Its root is commonly known in Chinese as dong quai or danggui ( ) and is widely used in Chinese traditional medicine to treat gynecological ailments, fatigue, mild anemia and high blood pressure. Dong quai has analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic and sedative effects. The plant's phytochemicals are comprised of coumarins, phytosterols, polysaccharides, ferulate, and flavonoids. Angelica sinensis"

Astragalus is a large genus of about 2,000 species of herbs and small shrubs, belonging to the legume family Fabaceae, subfamily Faboideae. The genus is native to temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. Common names include milk-vetch (most species) and goat's-thorn (A. gummifera, A. tragacanthus). Astragalus"

Beano is an enzyme-based dietary supplement that helps prevent gas in the digestive tract, thereby preventing flatulence. It contains the enzyme Alpha-Galactosidase. Beano (dietary supplement)"

Berocca is a tablet containing a specific combination of B group vitamins and Vitamin C to help release the maximum energy from the food that you eat. Berocca is available in Australia, Finland, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Berocca"

Calcium is a chemical element in the periodic table that has the symbol Ca and atomic number 20. Calcium is a soft grey alkaline earth metal that is used as a reducing agent in the extraction of thorium, zirconium and uranium. Calcium is also the fifth most abundant element in the earth's crust. It is essential for living organisms, particularly in cell physiology, and is the most common metal in many animals. Calcium"

Cassia obtusifolia L. (syn. C. tora; also formerly known as Emelista tora) is a plant in the genus Cassia. It is also known as foetid cassia, sickle senna, Chinese senna, sicklepod, sickle-pod, sickle pod, coffee weed, coffeeweed, coffee pod, coffee-pod, java bean, java-bean, or arsenic weed. It grows wild in North, Central, and South America, Asia, Africa, and Oceania, and is considered a particularly serious weed in many places. Cassia obtusifolia"

Cod liver oil, as its name suggests, is an oil extracted from cod livers. It is a nutritional supplement, in the past commonly given to children. In North America it has reduced in popularity since the introduction of milk fortification, but is still a popular supplement elsewhere. Cod liver oil"

Copper gluconate is the copper salt of D- gluconic acid. Copper gluconate"

Creatine is a nitrogenous organic acid that naturally occurs in vertebrates and helps to supply energy to muscle cells. Creatine"

In dieting, a diet aid is anything that assists in weight loss. Usually the term refers to anti-obesity drugs or nutritional supplements, but the term can also refer to exercise equipment, energy bars, hypnotherapy devices, or other materials. Diet aid"

Dietary fibers are the indigestible portion of plant foods that move food through the digestive system and absorb water. Dietary fiber"

A prescribed dietary supplement supplies nutrients (usually vitamins or minerals) that are missing or not consumed in sufficient quantity in a person's diet. Dietary supplement"

DXN is a multi-level marketing business founded by Dr. Lim Siow Jin in 1993. The company is based in Malaysia. The company is publicly traded as a penny stock on the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange as "DXN Holdings Bhd." DXN"

An energy bar is a dietary supplement often consumed by athletes or other physically active people to maintain their caloric needs in light of their strenuous physical activity. Energy bar"

Fish oil is oil derived from the tissues of oily fish. This oil naturally contains the Omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Fish oil is now recommended for a healthy diet. It is beneficial to eat fish once a week (or more) but care must be taken to avoid the fish species which contain the toxin mercury or other contaminants such as Chlordane. The list of fish includes: Largemouth Bass, Sturgeon, and others such as Shark, Swordfish, King Mackerel, and Tilefish. Note that these species are often predators, which can accumulate toxic substances due to their position at the top of the food chain. Fish oil"

Ginseng (Panax) is a genus of about five or six species of slow-growing perennial plants with fleshy roots, in the family Araliaceae. They grow in the Northern Hemisphere in eastern Asia and North America, typically in cooler climates; Panax vietnamensis, discovered in Vietnam, is the southernmost ginseng found. Ginseng is characterized by the presence of ginsenoside. Ginseng"

Glutamine is one of the 20 amino acids encoded by the standard genetic code. Its side chain is an amide; it is formed by replacing a side-chain hydroxyl of glutamic acid with an amine functional group. Glutamine"

Insulow is a dietary supplement used by diabetics that may help control blood sugar and insulin levels. Insulow"

The Jujube, or Chinese Date ( ; also hóng zǎo 红枣, dà zǎo, hēi zǎo, zǎozi; Wade-Giles: tsao; Korean: taechu; Japanese: natsume ナツメ) is a small deciduous tree or shrub in the buckthorn family Rhamnaceae. Its scientific name is Ziziphus zizyphus, synonym Z. jujuba. It is thought to be native to North Africa and Syria, but moved east through India to China, where it has been cultivated for over 4,000 years. The tree can reach a height of 5-12 m, with shiny-green leaves, and sometimes thorns. The many inconspicuous flowers are small, greenish or white, and produce an olive-sized fruit that is a drupe. Jujube"

Krill oil is made from krill. It contains Omega 3, a substance reported to aid in lowering both cholesterol and blood pressure when used as a dietary supplement. Krill oil"

Lactobacillus or lactic acid bacteria is a genus of Gram-positive facultative bacteria, named as such because most of its members convert lactose and other simple sugars to lactic acid. They are common and usually benign — indeed, necessary — inhabitants of the bodies of humans and other animals - for example, they are present in the vagina and the gastrointestinal tract, and are an important genus of the gut flora. Many species are prominent in decaying plant material. The production of lactic acid makes its environment acidic which inhibits the growth of some harmful bacteria. Some Lactobacillus species are used industrially for the production of yogurt, sauerkraut, pickles, and other fermented foods, such as silage. Sourdough bread is made using a "starter" which is a symbiotic culture of yeast and lactobacteria growing in a water and flour medium. Some yogurt drinks contain Lactobacillus bacteria as a dietary supplement. Korean kimchi is also made using lactobacillus fermentation techniques. Many lactobacilli are unique among living things in requiring no iron and having extremely high hydrogen peroxide tolerance. Lactobacillus"

Linseed oil is a yellowish drying oil derived from the dried ripe seeds of the flax plant (Linum usitatissimum, Linaceae). It is obtained by pressing, followed by an optional stage of solvent extraction. Cold-pressed oil obtained without solvent extraction is marketed as flaxseed oil. It is suitable for human consumption (though not recommended for cooking) and is used as a nutritional supplement which is high in omega-3 fatty acids, especially alpha linolenic acid, and relatively low in omega-6 fatty acids, allowing it to be used to lower the ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 oils in the diet, which may have health benefits. Linseed oil"

A multivitamin is any preparation containing more than a single vitamin. Tablets and injectable forms (for example Vitaped and Hospira) are available. In common usage, "multivitamin" refers to tablets that contain various vitamins usually along with dietary minerals and, occasionally, herbal extracts. Multivitamin"