New book highlights unfamiliar supplements

12/3/2008

HOUSTON A recently published book—The Top 20 Life-Changing Nutrients You Can’t (Shouldn’t) Live Without, by Ward Bond—highlights a number of dietary supplements that may as yet be unfamiliar with American consumers, including aequorin, Lion’s Mane, maca and andrographis, publisher Nutritional Living Media announced Wednesday.

Within the book, Bond predicts that such exotically-named supplements as Lion’s Mane will be common household names in short order and quotes clinical tests proving the value of these and other exotic products.

“Conventional medicine has been slow to acknowledge the benefits of these tested and proved supplements,” Bond said. “But the evidence of their health benefits has become so overwhelming they no longer can be ignored.”

According to the book, Japanese scientists discovered a compound in Lion’s Mane which causes brain neurons to re-grow. Studies also confirm many of its traditional uses, supporting the digestive system, and acting as a tonic for the nervous system.Aequorin, a jellyfish protein, has been shown to have anti-aging properties; maca has been reported to help improve stamina, endurance and mental concentration; and andrographis is used as an immunity booster.

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