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F Vitamin (Fatty acids)
Vitamin F, essential fatty acids are composed of two fatty acids - linoleic acid (LA) and alpha-linoleic acid (LNA) - with linoleic acid being the most complete fatty acid. There are two basic categories of EFA's (essential fatty acids) - omega-3 and omega-6 which include linoleic acid and gamma-linoleic acid. The body is not capable of manufacturing essential fatty acids, while the fatty acid arachidonic acid can be synthesized in the body from linoleic acid. Vitamin F lowers blood cholesterol, helps lower risk of heart disease, helps adrenal glands, brings suppleness and a youthful appearance to the skin and hair becomes more shiny and healthy. Vitamin F is also beneficial in intestinal bacteria.

False Unicorn Root
False Unicorn is commonly used to treat menstrual abnormalities and other complications arising from imbalance of female hormones including dysmenorrhea (painful menstruation), other irregularities of menstruation, and to prevent miscarriages. Many medical professionals also believe false unicorn is effective in treating amenorrhea, morning sickness, uterine prolapse, and many symptoms associated with menopause. In addition, it may help improve low sex drive in some women.

Fennel Seed
The major chemical compound found in fennel, terpenoid anethole, is believed responsible for fennel's ability to inhibit spasms in smooth muscles such as those in the intestinal tract. This is thought to contribute to fennel's use as a carminative, a gas-relieving and gastrointestinal tract cramp-relieving agent. When combined, peppermint, fennel, caraway, and wormwood appear to have a soothing effect on the intestines. This combination of herbs may also be useful when used in connection with: indigestion, heartburn, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).

Fenugreek
Fenugreek is a member of the bean family, and is native to the eastern Mediterranean area. Egyptians discovered its ability to treat wounds and inflammation. Other peoples used fenugreek for fevers, muscle aches and even as a cure for impotence. Modern fenugreek seed uses are quite different. In addition to its use as imitation maple flavoring, the benefits of fenugreek may include increasing breast milk production, treating diabetes and lowering cholesterol.
The benefits of fenugreek in breastfeeding stem from the diosgenin in its seeds, a compound similar to estrogen. As such it increases milk production and stimulates breast tissue growth. Fenugreek and Diabetes, fenugreek seeds may help lower blood sugar and reduce the need for insulin. It may also improve glucose tolerance and excretion. Fenugreek and Cholestero, some research has shown that the benefits of fenugreek may inhibit the absorption of cholesterol as well as decrease the amount of cholesterol manufactured by the liver. However, there are cholesterol lowering herbs that have undergone much more clinical testing than fenugreek, and as such are probably better choices for lowering cholesterol.

Feverfew
Historically feverfew has been used to manage and treat fevers as will as lessen inflammation and pain associated with arthritis. Research has recently been conducted to find if feverfew can stop migraines. Early evidence is suggesting that feverfew may prevent the severity and occurrence of migraines. However, feverfew does not seem to affect migraines that have already started. Researchers used to think that a single compound found in feverfew was what helped migraine prevention. Now research is supporting several compounds in feverfew combine to prevent migraines. Fresh feverfew is believed to be more effective than dried feverfew.

Flax Seed Oil
Flax seed oil benefits are numerous, and as such flax seed has been recommended in recent years as an essential part of a healthy diet. Flax seed, also known as linseed has also been used to soothe abdominal pains and aid digestion. Flax seed oil contains Omega-3 fatty acids, which have incredible immunity boosting qualities, meaning they can help your body fight off illness and disease. They also contain anti-inflammatory properties which may help manage depression, cancer and even slow the aging process. Most people are Omega-3 deficient, which is why it is so important to supplement your diet with them. The main flax seed oil benefits lie in its ALA fatty acid content.

Folic Acid (B9 Vitamin)
Vitamin B9, otherwise known as folic acid, serves as a coenzyme during the creation of DNA. This vitamin is also very important to the growth and reproduction of all body cells, including red blood cells. Vitamin B9 is a water soluble vitamin, still can be stored in the liver, therefore doesn't need to be taken daily to avoid depletion and deficiency symptoms. Factors that damage this vitamin are sulphur drugs, sunlight, and food processing. B9 helps with the formation of red blood cells, the creation of genetic material, production of DNA and RNA, aids in amino acid metabolism, helps treat anemic patients resulting from folic acid deficiency. B9 also benefits for pregnant or breastfeeding women. Folic acid is very important in the development of the nervous system of a developing fetus.

Forskolin
Forskolin is derived from the root of the Plectranthusbarbatus plant (Coleus forskohlii). Traditionally Forskolin has been used for cardiovascular health for conditions such as high blood pressure and angina by increasing heart muscle strength and opening up blood vessels. Recent studies have shown that Forskolin supports the breakdown of fat and increases metabolism.

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