(Closed) Interesting site about supplements/foods for various health issues

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Interesting visual and a good presentation… however, it looks like a lot of the indications that they have associated with various supplements aren’t actually the common uses.  Examples: Mayo Clinic recommends grape seed extract for circulation and cholesterol health; this visual has it down for wound healing and swelling.  CoQ10 is listed for blood pressure and migraine, but it’s also for muscle regeneration.  honey is listed for colds in children, but it’s also for allergies. elderberry is listed for cholesterol, but I use it for immune system support.  etc.  From a practical standpoint, it’s a pretty diagram and fairly user friendly, but from an information standpoint, it’s somewhat lacking.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

interesting! (oh, isn’t the internet wonderful…)

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@abbyful – a good question and one i’ve not looked into; I’m figuring that the things recommended by Mayo Clinic are based in research, but that’s an assumption on my part. 

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper

That is a really interesting website. As someone who works with food and dietary supplements on a daily basis I find some of those details a bit off base, but none the less educational. The biggest misinformation I see is with CoQ10 (heart disease).

Our company has a patent for a particular form of extraction and processing for CoQ10 and has been conducting clinical studies on our dime for over 25 years. We are now working with the US FDA to do clinical studies based on the significant amount of scientific data proving the CoQ10 is beneficial for heart health. This is the first and only time the FDA has ever even suggested becoming involved with a dietary suppliment clinical trial as they typically are not involved and do not monitor these within the US.

I have shared it with my co-workers as well to discuss.

 

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