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Supplements - D


Dahlulin is the optimum nutritional food for the natural intestinal flora which is otherwise known as probiotics. Promoting the optimal growth of these vital organisms helps to maintain the health of the pH of your body's digestive system. This makes it useful for both athletic sports supplements and for people who are wanting to control hunger or appetite cravings in order to lose weight. 

Research had indicated that Dahlulin keeps blood sugar levels constant for up to 10 hours thus controlling cravings and hunger. Dahlulin has also been shown to conserve the body's glycogen stores, increasing the total energy reserves, providing an effective means of suppressing appetite. Additionally, significant research has been done to support chromium as an effective supplement in the management of weight loss. Because it is involved in the metabolism of glucose, this essential mineral maintains stable blood sugar levels and will, therefore, help to promote the loss of fat and also increase lean muscle tissue.

Athletic Support: 
Dahlulin has also been shown to conserve the body's glycogen stores, increasing the energy reserves providing endurance, strength, vigor, and stamina. Dahlulin is especially good when combined with chromium in a supplement helps in the metabolism of glucose, thus stabilizing blood sugar levels and helping to increase lean muscle and boost endurance.

Dahlulin is a complex carbohydrate and when combined with the herb Siberian Ginseng, it can help power you through even the toughest workouts, athletic programs, or competitive events.

Dahlulin is also known as: 

Dahlia inulin



The leaves of this herb are used medicinally. Damiana grows up to be a small sized bush which contains volatile oils, from which thymol, a copaene and calamine have been isolated. It also contains damianin resins and gum. This herb is usually used to help improve sexual function and drive.

HISTORY: This herb was originally used medicinally by Native Americans in Central America.

INTERNAL USE: Thymol is used to fight athletes bronchitis, emphysema, foot, fungus, intestinal worms, jaw tumors, lung tumors, Parkinson’s disease, rejuvenate sexual organs, increase sperm count, strengthen female eggs, combat nervousness, exhaustion, combat frigidity, hot flashes, menopause and prostate problems.


This perennial herb is also known as Lion’s Teeth and grows up to a foot in height.. The leaves and roots are used medicinally. This plant is found around the world, and is the bane of many lawn owners. It contains the vitamins A, B, C, and E, and the minerals calcium, cobalt, copper, iron, potassium, sodium, phosphorus, nickel, tin and zinc.. It also contains the compounds taraxeol, choline, levulin, inulin and pectin. The compound inuline is very helpful for helping the kidneys and pancreas. 

HISTORY: Dandelions can be used as a survival food. It contains all the nutritive salts needed to help purify the body’s blood. Dandelion Wine is also an ancient favorite. The wine is made from only the yellow flower. The leaves are also sometimes used in cooking, and on Salads.

INTERNAL USE: Dandelion can be used as a tea, tincture, capsule or in leaf form. Use this herb to help strengthen the liver, remove toxins, help with jaundice, and gallstones. 


This herb is from the ARALIACEAE family. It is also known as Prickly Porcupine Ginseng. The roots of this plant, which is originally from the South African Deserts, are used medicinally. Devil’s Claw contains the glycosides harpgoside, harpagide and procumbide. It is these glycosides that give this herb its strong healing properties. Its fruits are also covered with small hook-like structures, which is probably why the plant got its name Devil’s Claw.

HISTORY: This herb has been used since ancient times by the peoples of Africa to treat arthritic pains and intestinal problems.

INTERNAL USE: Devil’s Claw can be taken as tea, tincture or in capsule form. This herb can help arthritis, arteriosclerosis, constipation, clean blood, detoxify the body, gall stones, gout, early stages of diabetes, purge uric acid and rheumatism

EXTERNAL USE: Devil’s Claw is used to treat dandruff, insect bites, insect stings, lice and helps to heal cuts and scrapes.



Our bodies are run by hormones, and DHEA is considered by many to be the "mother of hormones" because it literally can be transformed into over fifty other important hormones including the sex hormones testosterone, progesterone, and the estrogens. It can also be made into Cortisone, which is related to our inflammatory responses in the body. 

Cortisone plays important roles in the regulation of allergies, (rashes, sinusitis, hay fever, and asthma) and inflammatory conditions (arthritis, bursitis, and many others). DHEA has a positive effect on white blood cells, making them more active and effective. Diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and obesity have all been associated with low levels of DHEA. 

There have been so many positive results from using DHEA that the FDA has recently approved it for over the counter sale - However , despite all the euphoria over it's use, it still should not be taken in high dosages. Dr. Mindell recommends 5-50 mg daily for women, and 25-100 mg daily for men, DHEA is a hormone that is produced by the adrenal glands, and is found in humans in abundance when we are young, but by middle age, the supply begins to drop. 

By age 50, most people produce only 30% of the DHEA that they did in their youth, and by age 60, it is barely detectable. The drop-off is significant, and dramatic. We actually have some long term studies regarding DHEA that are very revealing.

In one long term study of men between the ages of 50 and 79, researchers found that those with the lowest levels of DHEA had the highest rate of heart disease. Other studies of healthy men suggest that DHEA supplements cut cholesterol, reduce body fat, increase muscle mass, and relieve depression. 

Studies also show that men with the highest levels of DHEA were the least likely to be impotent. In animal studies, it has been shown to increase memory. All of these things combined are why people say this is the youth hormone! 


This annual herb is probably most famous for its use in preparing pickles. This herbs leaves and seeds are used medicinally. It can grow to a height of three feet. It is often used in cooking and food preparation. 

INTERNAL USE: Dill can be used to help prevent intestinal gas and to increase the flow of milk from nursing mothers.


Also known as: 2-dimethylaminoethanol, is normally present in small amounts in our brains.

When supplemental amounts are used, DMAE, is known for it's brain function enhancements.  It is a naturally occurring nutrient found in seafood such as anchovies and sardines.  Just like the old saying that fish is brain food.

DMAE helps elevate mood, improve memory, increase cognitive and learning ability, also physical energy.
Many people will take DMAE for it's mild stimulant effect, yet DMAE helps most people fall asleep, sleeping more soundly, and having less fatigue during the day.  DMAE has the ability to enhance brain functions at the higher level and can compensate for various neuropsychological deficits ranging from cognitive processes to aging itself.

DMAE has proven to be a safe alternative for such learning and behavior problems as Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Hyperkinesias.  Other conditions for which DMAE is useful are chronic fatigue, mild depression and confusion. 

An important note there are no reports of DMAE dependency, like that of prescription drugs.

DMAE is a precursor to acetylcholine, a key neurotransmitter.  DMAE greatly reduces the lipofuscin from brain and nerve cells and able to cross the blood brain barrier.

Liver Spots - A recent study demonstrated that DMAE-treated mice produced fewer lipofuscin or ceroid bodies in their livers, which are the same brownish age pigments that show up later in life (liver spots). 

DMAE is indeed a membrane stabilizer, and for that reason it probably does inhibit the accumulation of lipofuscin, and it is also for this reason that many think it can promote longevity. 

According to one theory of aging (there are many), the lysosome/lipofuscin theory of aging, lysosomes, which recycle unused proteins, lipids, and mitochondria, gradually accumulate lipofuscin (the age pigment), and as they do they become less able to do their recycling work, so the junk builds up and you get old. In short, DMAE will probably help prevent age spots, but not aging itself.


This herb is from the APIACEAE family. The name is from Chinese, meaning "Ought to Return." It contains vitamins A, B12, and E as well as niacin, essential oils, coumarin, sitosterol and cadinene. It is also known as the "Queen of Herbs", or "Female Ginseng" as well as Dang Gui, Toki and Tang Kwei. This plant has pale green flowers, grows up to three feet high and a root which is used medicinally.

HISTORY: This herb is a traditional Chinese general cure-all for female problems. It is one of the most commonly used medicinal herb in all Traditional Chinese Medicine.

INTERNAL USE: It can help abnormal menstruation, hyperacidity, dysentery, cardiovascular diseases, increases blood circulation, menstrual bleeding, PMS, vaginal dryness, stimulate female hormone system, tinnitus and the growth of ovarian cysts.. It has a sedative effect on the Central Nervous System and helps treat Cardiovascular Disease. 

Vitamin D

1 to 50 years old: 5 micrograms (µg) (200 IU**)
51 through 70 years old: 10 µg (400 IU)
71+ years: 15 µg (600 IU)
 helps your body absorb bone-strengthening calcium and phosphorus from your gastrointestinal tract
 signals your kidneys to retain calcium so that it won't be lost from your body

Risks - 
While your major source of vitamin D is the exposure of your skin to sunlight, your age, lifestyle, the intensity of the sunlight, and even the use of sunscreen, may put you at risk of falling short of meeting your needs through sunlight.

Too much vitamin D, through supplements or food, but not sunlight, can be harmful and can cause kidney stones, nausea, loss of appetite, and vomiting, as well as damage to the kidneys, blood vessels, heart and lungs, and even death. For safety's sake, the upper limit daily is set at 50 µg (2,000 IU) and only applies to healthy individuals.
Top ten vitamin d-rich foods
 milk, fortified, 8 oz - 2.5 µg (100 IU)
 cereals, fortified, ready-to-eat - 1-2.5 µg (40-100 IU)
 egg, large - 0.6 µg (25 IU)
 evaporated milk, 2 tbls - 0.6 µg (24 IU)
 egg substitutes, 1/4 cup - 0.6 µg (22 IU)
 margarine, 1 tsp - 0.5 µg (20 IU)
 salmon with bones, 3 oz - 0.3 µg (10 IU)
 dietary supplement

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