The Complete Nutritional Supplements Buyer's Guide

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9780609804643: The Complete Nutritional Supplements Buyer's Guide

Nutrition expert Daniel Gastelu has written the ultimate guidebook for anyone who wants to know what they're putting in their bodies before they "pop the cap" on any of today's dietary supplements. For the first time, readers interested in improving their health can finally make sense of the booming -- and confusing -- world of vitamins, minerals, herbs, metabolites, and other supplements. This extraordinary book gives an industry insider's view on what dietary supplements are, how they are made and regulated, why certain formulations are more effective than others, and what scientific research tells us is safe and effective, entry by entry.

The Complete Nutritional Supplements Buyer's Guide tells you how to choose the best products in the right doses for cardiovascular wellness, weight loss, sound sleep, joint and bone health, cholesterol reduction, stress management, memory skills, and much more. It lists the best supplements for beating fatigue, headaches, and depression; for boosting energy levels; and improving digestion. And its comprehensive alphabetical guide analyzes every ingredient found in any supplement, from acidophilus to zinc.Everything you need to know about vitamins, minerals, herbal products, amino acids, botanicals, and more  
The best formulas for health and longevity
The top nutrients for stamina, weight loss, sleep, joint health, and memory
The most effective supplements for fatigue, headaches, depression, and women's health
Ingredients you should avoid
And much, much more

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In 1994, Congress unanimously passed DSHEA, the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act, and the sale of supplements exploded into a multibillion-dollar business. Today the market is filled with supplements for everything from promoting weight loss to enhancing one's sex life. So how do you make sense of the multitude of pills, capsules, and potions? A good place to start is the Nutritional Supplements Buyers Guide by Daniel Gastelu, M.S., a pioneer in the dietary supplement industry and author of Dynamic Nutrition for Maximum Performance. In the buying guide's nearly 400 pages, Gastelu will help you design a supplement program to suit your health needs. Plus, you'll learn which supplements are safe and effective for everyone in the family and the best supplements to beat a variety of conditions, including fatigue, PMS, headaches, stress, and depression.

The book is divided into three sections. Part 1 takes you behind the scenes of the dietary supplement industry and explains in detail how supplements are regulated (or, rather, aren't) and labeled. Part 2 will help you design an individual supplement program based on your age, sex, and health goals. Part 3 is an extensive A- to Z-guide that provides an overview, a list of benefits, suggested dosages, and concerns for the most effective dietary supplements and ingredients on the market. The appendix includes a dietary supplement diary and the author's Natural Thin Diet, which is basically a low-calorie, low-fat plan based on the Food Guide Pyramid that emphasizes the consumption of whole foods. --Ellen Albertson

About the Author:

DANIEL GASTELU is professor of nutrition for the International Sports Sciences Association and director of its nutritional sciences department. He is also the author of six books on nutrition and the founder of SUPPLEMENTFACTS International. He lives in northern New Jersey.

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