I thought I would share some cool nutrition stuff that I have learned both for my own record and for anyone who is interested. For a while now, I have been experimenting with supplement routines. After digesting quite a few of books and articles on nutrition, I have reduced my routine to nine different supplements. They include; Alpha Lipoic Acid, DHA, Fermented Cod Liver Oil, Chelated Minerals, Vitamin D-3, Vitamin C, B-Complex, Ginko Biloba and a general multivitamin (google them for details and health effects on each supplement). As an experiment, I have decided to add four more items to that list.
The first supplement I have added is Policosanol, a supplement extracted from waxes in plants such as sugar cane, yams and beeswax.
Research suggests that it lowers cholesterol and reduces health problems related to cholesterol in life. I have a family history of diabetes and high cholesterol and have decided to take preventative measures early on to reduce my risk.
The second compound I have added is Garlicin, a garlic extract. The health benefits include significant reduction in Cancer probability, cholesterol reduction and a significant boost in cardiovascular health.
The third supplement I have added is a decaffeinated green tea extract which is incredibly high in polyphenols. It’s tested health benefits include improved mental alertness and thinking. It primarily serves as a preventative supplement. This “super-pill” or sorts has been known to prevent breast cancer, prostate cancer, colon cancer, gastric cancer, lung cancer, solid tumor cancers, skin cancers related to sun exposure, crohn’s disease, parkinson’s disease, diseases of the heart and blood vessels, diabetes, low blood pressure, chronic fatigue syndrome, dental cavities, kidney stones, and skin damage.
The final supplement I have decided to add is two Brazilian nuts per day, which are an abundant source of the mineral selenium, an important mineral for heart and joint health. Brazil nuts are also extremely high in the magnesium, zinc and thiamine. Research shows that they are high in antioxidants and cancer preventative properties. They lower risk of cardiovascular disease and improve liver function.
Hopefully I won’t be adding anything else to my routine for a little while.