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Dieses Buch berichtet davon, wie wir Entscheidungen in einer ungewissen Welt treffen. Es wurde absichtlich nicht als akademisches Lehrbuch verfasst. Ich bin in der ausserordentlich glücklichen Lage, für meine Forschung über Ressourcen der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zu verfügen. Mit diesem Buch möchte ich den Steuerzahlen, die unsere Gesellschaft finanzieren, etwas zurückgeben und meine Dankbarkeit ausdrücken.

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Grape seed extract – OPC


(oligomeric procyanidins) More than 400 years ago, the French explorer Jaques Cartier and his team had to suffer from nutritional deficiencies nearly breaking off their exploration of North America. An Indian medicine man gave them a drink made from the bark and needles of a tree. After ingesting this extract, they were able to continue the expedition. This popular application was ...

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Beta-Glucan – Strengthening of the immune defence


Strengthening the body’s own defences is the best health protection. This fact makes the efforts of nutrient scientists understandable, to systematically search for food ingredients that have immune-enhancing properties. One such substance is beta-glucan, a Polysaccharide obtained from the cell walls of baker’s yeast. Beta-glucan activates the most important immune cells of our body: the macrophages. The macrophages circulate throughout ...

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Alpha lipoic acid

Alpha lipon Saeure

Alpha-lipoic acid (also known as lipoic or thioctic acid) is a particularly remarkable example of the rapid progress that has been made in nutrient science in recent years. Although the structure, chemical properties and physiological functions 70 of this endogenous substance had already been described in the 1950s, but the actual potential of lipoic acid – apart from its occasional use ...

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Nutrients & Vital substances Overview of micronutrients K – L


Vitamin K (phylloquinone) Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin that has long been known to be essential for blood clotting and wound healing. The natural form (K1) can also be produced by the body’s own intestinal bacteria; it is also found in abundance in many vegetables, especially kale, spinach, but also in milk and yoghurt, which normally meets the body’s ...

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Nutrients & Vital substances Overview of micronutrients A & B

Vitamins Vitamins are organic molecules that are vital for the normal functioning of our body. We need them for our growth, vitality and well-being. With a few exceptions, they cannot be produced by the body itself. They must therefore enter our body with our food and are part of the natural food. You cannot be healthy if you do not ...

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Orthomolecular nutrition and medicine

CHAPTER I         Orthomolecular nutrition and medicine – introduction and basics Our food is the most important basis for our physical, mental and spiritual health. It should be. How bad our food is can be seen from the fact that today far more than half of all illnesses have nutritional causes. Wrong eating habits, unbalanced nutrition and ...

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