Monthly Archives: February 2016

4-Hour Body Diet by Tim Ferriss – PAGG Supplement Review

If you’ve read the book 4-Hour Body by Tim Ferriss, you probably know something about PAGG the “four horsemen of fat-loss”.  So what exactly is this synergistic medley of supplements? P is for Policosanol – a naturally occurring constituent found in sugar cane that may help increase HDL cholesterol (good) while decreasing LDL cholesterol (bad) and assists… Read More »

Potassium Mineral Supplement Minus the Palpitations

Heart palpitations are no fun, and something that has been reported with potassium intake.  Not everyone has this problem with potassium of course, but for those that do it can be a bit…disheartening (forgive the pun). Potassium is a necessary mineral for the human body to keep normal water balance between cells and body fluids… Read More »

Benefits of Finding the Best Vitamin-B Complex for YOU

Finding The Best Vitamin-B Complex with Maximum Benefits for You… Can be a difficult task.  The best way to find the right B-Complex is to start out with a blood test from you doctor.  Many Americans are deficient in one or more key nutrients and minerals, the most common of which are the D-vitamins. As… Read More »

Aged Garlic Extract vs Allicin

What is Allicin and what does it have to do with Garlic Extract? Allicin is what is referred to as an organosulfur compound (basically organic compounds that contain sulfur) and it is obtained from garlic, usually by crushing or chopping it. Allicin is a a defense mechanism of garlic and is produced when, for example, a… Read More »

Benefits of R-Alpha Lipoic Acid and Weight Loss

What is Alpha-Lipoic Acid? Alpha-Lipoic Acid is a compound that is made naturally in animals and necessary for aerobic metabolism.  It can be found in foods like liver, yeast, spinach, kidney and broccoli, albeit in trace amounts.  It can also be synthesized and it is generally this that is typically used as supplements. In the US alpha-lipoic… Read More »

Policosanol for Cholesterol Benefits and Side Effects

What is Policosanol? Policosanol is a naturally occurring complex alcohol molecule harvested from plant waxes originally derived from sugar cane.  Later it was found that Policosanol can be isolated from bees wax and some plant materials with fatty acids. Small studies and anecdotal evidence seem to suggest that policosanol can reduce the occurence of low density lipoprotein (LDL cholesterol)… Read More »