Chemistry Hawthorn fruit, leaves, berries and blossoms contain many active flavonoid glycosides including rutin and quercetin.   Hawthorn fruit is particularly rich in anthocyanidins, and proanthocyanidins. These flavonoids are responsible for the red to blue colors of grapes, berries and flowers. The active constituents isolated from hawthorn are the saponins and the cyanogenic glycosides.   Circulatory Activity Hawthorne flavonoids promote vasodilatory actions on both peripheral and coronary circulation.  …
Picrorhiza (kutki) is found in the Himalayan mountains. It has been used in Ayurveda for centuries as a cure for jaundice, liver disease, indigestion and related digestive conditions.   Since the liver is responsible for among other things, cholesterol removal, any beneficial protective effect offered to liver cells will also result in an improved blood lipid profile.   Picroliv is a standardized mixture of iridoid glycosides containing 4% of the…
Professional athletes are very fortunate. They exercise daily to perfect their craft.  They live their life, doing what they love the most, playing a sport. These kind of athletes never have to think about maintaining health. They experience health as if it were a spiritual event with needs that far exceed standard guidelines. These needs can only be met by a colorful diet and choice supplements.  The goal of these athletes is to do everything…