All About Serrapeptase

Serrapeptase is a biological enzyme. Specifically, Serrapeptase is a proteolytic enzyme. “Proteo” means protein, and “lytic” means the breakdown. Since its discovery in the 1960s, extensive research has been done into its benefits to human health. Research has found that it binds to proteins in blood which means it can be made available all over…

All About Creatine

Creatine is a nitrogenous organic compound that is chemically known as methylguanidino acetic acid. The name Creatine comes from the Greek Language “Kreas”, meaning “Flesh”. Creatine was discovered in 1832 by scientist Michel Chevreul. The body is able to produce half its requirements of Creatine, whereas the other half comes from the diet. It is…

All About Alpha Lipoic Acid

Alpha Lipoic Acid is made up of 8 carbons and 2 sulphurs. It can be produced naturally in the body., made in the Mitochondria Organelle, also known as the “powerhouse of the cell”. Research shows there may only be 30mg of bioavailable ALA in 10 tons of liver tests. ALA can be found in Organ…

All About Dong Quai

Dong Quai is a native plant of China known as the Angelica Sinensis. “Dong Quai” in Chinese roughly translates as “Return to order” which reflects its brilliant medicinal benefits. Dong Quai is a natural plant packed full of antioxidants. Antioxidants prevent the work of free radicals which cause oxidation and damage to tissues. The Latin…

All About Vitamin B6

Vitamin B6 is found in forms, Pyridoxine, Pyridoxal, Pyridoxamine. Scientist George was first to discover Vitamin B6 in 1934. The active form of Vitamin B6 is chemically phosphorylated. This is known as pyridoxal 5′-phosphate (PLP). The best dietary sources of Vitamin B6 includes turkey, egg yolks, organ meats, bananas and beans. These are common food…

All About MSM

MSM stands for Methyl-sulphonyl-methane, also sometimes known as MSM-Sulphur. Sulphur is the 4th abundant element in the human body. MSM contains approximately 34% natural sulphur. Therefore MSM is thought to be the richest natural source of sulphur to humans. Dietary sources of sulphur include cauliflower, broccoli, kale, spinach, garlic. onion and eggs. In 1963 MSM…

All About Ginkgo Bilboa

The alternative name for the Ginkgo Biloba plant is the “Maidenhair Tree”. Ginkgo is truly phenomenal, it has been recorded as the oldest living plant at 200 million years old. It has therefore been classified as a living fossil. Ginkgo Biloba is a native plant of China and Japan but now grows across Northern America….

All About Ginger

Ginger’s Latin name is Zingiber Officinale. “Ziniber” comes from the Sanskrit Language, with “Zing” meaning horn, and “bera” meaning body, which is reflective of its tangy and sharp flavour. It’s a native plant of India. However it is now grown all over the world in Africa, Australia, Latin America and the Caribbean. Ginger was extensively…

All About Vitamin B1

Vitamin B1 is alternatively known as Thaimine. Vitamin B1 was discovered in 1897 by Doctor and Chemist, Eijkmann. The health benefits of Vitamin B1 were discovered by Eijkmann whist working in Java treating the sick. Unbeknownst to him he was treating Beri Beri disease, the deficiency state of Vitamin B1. Beri Beri disease is caused…

All About Plant Sterols

Another name for plant sterols is phytosterols, they are often used interchangeably. There are a number of sterols including sitosterol, campersterols and stigmasterol. There is no official recommendation for plant sterol, but research recommends eating just 1.5-2.4 grams a day. Plant sterols are derived from vegetable oils (corn, olive, sesame and canola), whole grains, whole…