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Nutrients

Liquid Health Nutrients
Absorption search for term

The assimilation of a substance into the bloodstream for utilization.

Active Ingredients search for term

The ingredients that bring about the intended effects of a health product.

Adverse Effects search for term

A negative reaction caused by a specific ingredient in a dietary supplement.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) search for term

A federal agency in charge of improving the safety, efficiency, and quality of health care in the United States.

Amino Acids search for term

The basic building blocks of proteins. People need 20 different amino acids in order for their bodies to function correctly. A few of the amino acids are actually made by the body and are called non-essential amino acids. Essential amino acids must be ingested.

Amount per unit search for term

The amount of a particular active ingredient per one unit, such as a pill, teaspoon, ounce, etc.

Antioxidants search for term

A group of substances known for their ability to help the body fight off the harmful effects of free radicals. Vitamins A, C, and E are well-known antioxidants.

Bioavailability search for term

How much of a nutritional supplement can be absorbed by the body and then used for its intended purpose.

Calcium search for term

Calcium is a mineral found in many foods. The body needs calcium to maintain strong bones and carry out many important functions. Almost all calcium is stored in the bones, where it supports structure and hardness.

The body also needs calcium for muscles to move and for nerves to carry messages between the brain and every body part. In addition, calcium is used to help blood vessels move blood throughout the body and to help release hormones and enzymes that affect almost every function in the human body.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) search for term

This organization helps track, control, and prevent contagious, chronic diseases and environmental health threats.

Clinical Trial search for term

An organized study that tests the safety, efficiency or appropriate dosage schedule for various drugs or devices. These studies have a specific set of criteria and look for a particular outcome.

Daily Value search for term

Generally found on food and other nutrition labels that are established by the FDA. The daily value number tells you the percentage of the recommended dietary allowance provided by one serving, typically assuming a 2000-calorie diet.

Dietary supplement search for term

An additional source of vitamins, minerals, nutrients and/or herbs used to complement a person’s dietary intake.

Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA) search for term

President Clinton signed this act in 1994 in order to address the definition, composition, and labeling of nutritional supplements.

Dose search for term

Assigned amount of a dietary supplement taken by the user.

Efficacy search for term

Another word for usefulness, effectiveness or helpfulness.

Emulsifiers search for term

Chemical agents necessary to the process of emulsion, the suspension of a liquid within another.

Enzymes search for term

A protein-based molecule that aids in many chemical reactions in the body, such as digestion.

Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) search for term

The good fats needed by our body to perform numerous functions. Essential Fatty Acids include omega- 3, 6 and 9, which are commonly found in seeds, nuts, whole grains and fish oil.

Excipients search for term

Inert substances used in the production of nutritional supplements to help give them stability. Examples of excipients include flavors, sweeteners, and preservatives.

Fat Soluble search for term

Generally all oils are fat soluble. The fat-soluble vitamins are A, D, E, and K. Your body stores any excess fat-soluble vitamins in your liver and body fat, then uses these vitamins when your body needs them. Ingesting more fat-soluble vitamins than you need can be toxic, causing side-effects like nausea, vomiting, and liver and heart problems.

Flavors and Sweeteners search for term

Ingredients added to a dietary supplement to improve taste or palatability.

Free Radicals search for term

An atom or molecule with at least one unpaired electron. These molecules are unstable and reactive. When free radicals react with various chemicals in the body, they may interfere with the cells' ability to function properly. Antioxidants can stabilize free radicals and stop their negative effects on the body and cells.

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) search for term

Organisms whose genetic makeups have been altered by the introduction of modified genes.

Glucosamine search for term

A compound found naturally in the body made from glucose and the amino acid glutamine. Glucosamine is needed to produce glycosaminoglycan, a molecule used in the formation and repair of cartilage and other body tissues. Production of glucosamine slows with age.

Gluten-Free search for term

Indicates that a given product contains no gluten.

Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) search for term

A set of guidelines used to ensure a high level of quality in products, facilities, and production procedures within the supplement industry. In the United States, GMPs are regulated and enforced by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration).

Heart search for term

A muscle that pumps blood that comes from the veins into the arteries and then throughout the body. A normal-sized heart is roughly the size of a closed fist, and weighs about 10.5 ounces.

Herb search for term

Herbs are basically plants or flowers. They generally have some kind of health benefit or contain high concentrations of beneficial substances. See also botanical.

I.U. (International Unit) search for term

An internationally recognized standard unit of measure for some hormones and enzymes and fat soluble vitamins A, D and E. The measure of an IU is the amount of each substance required to produce a response. The conversions for fat soluble vitamins are as follows:
Beta Carotene (Vitamin A) — 1mg. = 833 IU; Vitamin D — 2.5 mcg = 100 IU; Vitamin E — 1mg = 1 IU.

Kosher search for term

A product must be prepared according to religious dietary laws to be certified Kosher.

Lactose-free search for term

A product not containing disaccharide, or lactose.

Liquid Supplements search for term

Supplements that are in the form of a liquid. These supplements can be water, glycerin, agave, or oil based.

Mcg (microgram) search for term

A unit of measurement equal to one millionth of a gram.

Megadose search for term

A supplement contains a megadose when it contains more than 100% of the daily value of the body's required vitamins and minerals, as recommended by the FDA and current research.

Mg (milligram) search for term

A unit of measurement equal to one thousandth of a gram.

Micronutrients search for term

A nutrient that your body needs in small amounts. A vitamin or mineral can be a micronutrient if your body only requires small amounts to benefit from it. Micronutrients are allow your body to process the macronutrients: fats, proteins, and carbohydrates.

Minerals search for term

Minerals are nutrients found in the earth or water and absorbed by plants and animals for proper nutrition. Minerals are the main component of teeth and bones, and help build cells and support nerve impulses, among other things. Examples include calcium and magnesium. Some minerals only require trace amounts in order to be effective. This is very similar to micronutrients.

Multivitamin search for term

A supplement that contains more than one vitamin. Most multivitamins contain minerals as well.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) search for term

This organization is the center of the United State's medical research. There are 27 individual centers and institutes within the NIH. The NIH is one of eight agencies within the Public Health Service.

NSF search for term

NSF is a nonprofit organization that sets standards and certifies supplements that meet certain quality, strength, and purity standards, some of which are called the current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs). Many supplements carry the NSF symbol on their label.

Nutraceutical search for term

A portmanteau composed of the words “nutrition” and “pharmaceutical.” Food products used for medicinal purposes.
Examples of nutraceuticals include: beta-carotene, lycopene and fortified foods such as milk with added Vitamin D or orange juice with added Vitamin C.

Nutrient search for term

A substance that provides nourishment to the body, helping the body perform innumerable important functions.

Nutrition search for term

The processes your body goes through, including ingestion, digestion, absorption, and metabolism, to use the vitamins, minerals and nutrients from the foods you eat.

Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) search for term

A direct result of DHSEA, this organization falls within the NIH and was established to increase knowledge about nutritional supplements. In order to do this, the ODS evaluates scientific research and educates the public to help increase the health and lifestyle of the American population.

Percent DV search for term

The percentage of the Daily Value for a specific nutritional ingredient in each serving of a supplement.

Pharmacologic Actions search for term

The reaction of the human body, living tissues, and organisms in the body to the ingredients of a dietary supplement.

Phytochemicals search for term

Compounds found in fruits, vegetables, and sometimes other plants that can be health-protecting. Phytochemicals (sometimes called phytonutrients) include beta-carotene, lycopene, sea-vegetation, and resveratrol.

Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) search for term

The amount of nutrients needed on a daily basis in order to help guard against the development of disease in most people.

Serving Size search for term

The highest amount of a supplement to be taken at once, as suggested by the manufacturer.

Shelf-life search for term

The length of time the nutrient levels in all Liquid Health supplements can be guaranteed. All Liquid Health products have a 2 year shelf life and are stamped with a “made on” date.

Specialty Ingredient search for term

An ingredient in a dietary supplement that does not fall into the following categories: vitamin, mineral, herb, amino acid or enzyme.

Structure/function claims search for term

The statement that explains a particular product ingredients’ role in various bodily functions, but not including the ability to fight or treat diseases under the FDA’s regulations.

Supplements search for term

Vitamins, minerals, herbs, or other substances taken orally and meant to correct deficiencies in the diet. Liquid Supplements are supplements in liquid form.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) search for term

This organization oversees the public's health by setting guidelines for the safety and efficiency of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, the nation's food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation. Additionally, they oversee the recall of nutritional supplements by requiring supplement manufacturers and distributors to follow their regulations.

U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP) search for term

A nonprofit authority that sets standards and certifies supplements that meet certain quality, strength, and purity standards, some of which are called the Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). Many supplements carry the USP symbol on their label.

Vitamins search for term

Vitamins are naturally found in plants and animals. Vitamins are essential to growth, energy production, and normal nerve function. There are two different types of vitamins used by the body to support health: fat-soluble and water-soluble.

Water-Soluble Vitamins search for term

Water-soluble vitamins like vitamin B-6, vitamin C, and folic acid are easily absorbed by the body when consumed. Your body uses these vitamins when it needs them, then excretes any excess water-soluble vitamins in your urine. Because these vitamins are not stored in the body in any fashion, there is a lot less risk of toxicity than with fat-soluble vitamins, but there is a greater risk of being vitamin-deficient.

Whole Food Vitamin search for term

A vitamin supplement that has many different vitamins and minerals that come from a whole food source. For example, sea vegetation contains many vitamins and minerals in natural amounts. Nutrients from whole foods do not contain the exact same amount of nutrition in every batch. Not every orange contains the same amount of vitamin C.