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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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