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Sage
Sage herb belongs to the mint family and has grayish-green leaves. Sage herb harbors antioxidant properties and many essential oils. Antioxidants are nutrients that can neutralize free radical damage. Some experts beleive free radicals are largely responsible for many of the health woes that afflict the Western world, such as heart disease, cancer, and even the aging process itself. Sage herb is also believed to be beneficial for menopausal symptoms including hot flushes, insomnia, nocturnal sweating, dizziness, headaches and palpitations. Others report an improving of mental clarity when using this herb, even in those who are characterized with the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease.

Additional noted benefits include: better circulation and digestion, mitigating nausea and anxiety, and alleviating colds or fever.

SAM-e
SAM-e is a nutrient manufactured naturally by the human body. Our bodies use the amino acid methionine to produce SAM-e...and although methionine is a good amino acid supplement in its own right, you can not increase your body's level of SAM-e by taking methionine. However, if your body is lacking in methionine, then its production of SAM-e may also fall as a result. SAM-e is a very important substance that is involved in dozens of life giving metabolic processes within our body. SAM-e is crucial in the manufacture of important compounds found in the brain, such as phosphatidylserine and neurotransmitters. SAMe helps neurotransmitters bind to receptor sites. This, in turn, causes an increase in serotonin and dopamine activity, two very important compounds that strongly influence our moods. Therefore, SAM-e is used by many people for depression.

Saw Palmetto
Saw palmetto is used mainly to prevent benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), enlargement of the prostate gland in men. The beta sitosterol in saw palmetto acts to inhibit the growth of the prostate gland by interfering with the enzymes that facilitate this process. Some people have taken saw palmetto for hair loss, as the enzyme action to inhibit prostate growth may also inhibit hair loss.

Selenium
Selenium is a trace mineral that is essential to good health but required only in small amounts. Selenium is incorporated into proteins to make selenoproteins, which are important antioxidant enzymes. The antioxidant properties of selenoproteins help prevent cellular damage from free radicals. Free radicals are natural by-products of oxygen metabolism that may contribute to the development of chronic diseases such as cancer and heart disease. Other selenoproteins help regulate thyroid function and play a role in the immune system.

Senna Natural Laxative
Senna natural laxative extract can be very helpful in treating constipation. Also called cassia, it is member of the bean family native native to China, India and Pakistan. Its leaves and seeds are harvested for their powerful therapeutic properties. Senna is a strong reliever of constipation, and has been used for centuries by many cultures for a variety of maladies.

Slippery Elm
Slippery elm is used to relieve gastrointestinal conditions, sore throats, ulcers, and respiratory irritations. External uses include treatment of skin conditions, vaginitis, and hemorrhoids. It can be used as a cough medicine or as a skin smoother and softener.

Soy
Soy protein is a "complete" protein. Complete simply means that soybeans contain all the essential amino acids for human health. Essential amino acids must be supplied by the diet because they cannot be produced by the human body. Soy contains a substances known as isoflavones. Isoflavones are believed to be responsible for many of soy's beneficial health properties. Studies now indicate that isoflavones in soy may help prevent some of the most common types of cancer. For example, research and studies have shown that soy supplement in the diet may help prevent breast cancer, which is one of the leading causes of death for women in the Western world. Studies done in animals and humans indicate that soy isoflavones in conjunction with a diet low in saturated fats and cholesterol may significantly lower bad (LDL) cholesterol. LDL Cholesterol is one of the major culprits in heart disease, which is the #1 killer in the Western world. Research has also shown that Asian men (who consume more soy) have more than a six-fold lower mortality rate for coronary heart disease than US men. Asian women (who consume more soy) have up to an eight fold lower mortality rate from heart disease compared to American women. Recent research on the benefits of soy protein suggest that soy isflavones may help fight aging of the skin by protecting it against the sun's harmful rays, may help diabetics because they are a food with a low glycemic index, and perhaps also play a role in preventing obesity by tricking your body into thinking you're full more quickly. Using a nutritional soy supplement is an excellent source of protein for people who are on a low carb diet.

Spirulina

St Johns Wort
St Johns Wort is most well known for treating mild depression. In some countries such as Germany, physicians prescribe St Johns Wort for depression even more than popular prescription drugs for depression. Other benefits of St Johns Wort include: alleviating anxiety, stress, promotingrestful sleep, and helping symptoms of PMS. Also of interest is that St Johns Wort may help people who have seasonal affective disorder (such people become depressed in the winter months from, it is believed, the lack of sunlight during those months).

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