Encyclopedia of Dietary Supplements, Second Edition (Print)

2nd Edition

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Hardback: 9781439819289
pub: 2010-06-25
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About the Book

Encyclopedia of Dietary Supplements presents peer-reviewed, objective entries that rigorously examine the most significant scientific research on basic chemical, preclinical, and clinical data. Designed for healthcare professionals, researchers, and health-conscious consumers, it presents evidence-based information on the major vitamin and mineral micronutrients, herbs, botanicals, phytochemicals, and other bioactive preparations.

Supplements covered include:

  • Vitamins, beta-carotene, niacin, and folate
  • Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, isoflavones, and quercetin
  • Calcium, copper, iron, and phosphorus
  • 5-hydroxytryptophan, glutamine, and L-arginine
  • St. John's Wort, ginkgo biloba, green tea, kava, and noni
  • Androstenedione, DHEA, and melatonin
  • Coenzyme Q10 and S-adenosylmethionine
  • Shiitake, maitake, reishi, and cordiceps

With nearly 100 entries contributed by renowned subject-specific experts, the book serves as a scientific checkpoint for the many OTC supplements carried in today's nutritional products marketplace.

Table of Contents

S-Adenosylmethionine; José M. Mato and Shelly C. Lu

Aloe Vera; Santiago Rodriguez, Steven Dentali, and

Devon Powell

Androstenedione; Benjamin Z. Leder

L-Arginine; Mauro Maccario, Guglielmo Beccuti, Valentina Gasco,

Mariangela Seardo, Gianluca Aimaretti, Emanuela

Arvat, Fabio Lanfranco, and Ezio Ghigo

Astragalus; Roy Upton

Bilberry; Marilyn Barrett

Biotin; Donald M. Mock

Bitter Orange; Steffany Haaz, K. Y. Williams, Kevin R. Fontaine, and

David B. Allison

Black Cohosh; Daniel S. Fabricant, Elizabeth C. Krause, and

Norman R. Farnsworth

Blue-Green Algae (Cyanobacteria); WayneW. Carmichael and Mary Stukenberg with

Joseph M. Betz

Boron; Curtiss Hunt

Caffeine; Harris R. Lieberman, Christina E. Carvey, and

Lauren A. Thompson

Calcium; Robert P. Heaney

Propionyl-L-Carnitine; Charles J. Rebouche

β-Carotene; Elizabeth J. Johnson and Robert M. Russell

Carotenoids Overview; Elizabeth J. Johnson and Robert M. Russell

Cascara Sagrada; Kapil K. Soni and Gail B. Mahady

Chaste Tree; Gail B. Mahady, Joanna L. Michel, and Kapil K. Soni

Choline; Steven H. Zeisel

Chondroitin Sulfate; Karla L. Miller and Daniel O. Clegg

Chromium; Richard A. Anderson andWilliam T. Cefalu

Coenzyme Q10; Gustav Dallner and Roland Stocker

Conjugated Linoleic Acid; Kristina B. Martinez, Arion J. Kennedy, and

Michael K. McIntosh

Copper; Leslie M. Klevay

Cordyceps; John Holliday, Matt Cleaver, Mojca Tajnik, Joseph M.

Cerecedes, and Solomon P. Wasser

Cranberry; Marguerite A. Klein

Creatine; G. S. Salomons, C. Jakobs, and M. Wyss

Dong Quai; Roy Upton

Dehydroepiandrosterone; Salvatore Alesci, Irini Manoli, and Marc R. Blackman

Rudolf Bauer and Karin Woelkart

Elderberry; Madeleine Mumcuoglu, Daniel Safirman, and

Mina Ferne

Eleuthero; Josef A. Brinckmann

Ephedra; Anne L. Thurn with Joseph M. Betz

Evening Primrose; Fereidoon Shahidi and Homan Miraliakbari

Feverfew; Dennis V. C. Awang

Flaxseed; Lilian U. Thompson and Julie K. Mason

Folate; Pamela Bagley and Barry Shane

French Maritime Pine; Peter J. Rohdewald

Garcinia; Frank Greenway

Garlic; J. A. Milner

Ginger; Tieraona Low Dog

Ginkgo; Kristian Strømgaard, Stine B. Vogensen, Joseph Steet,

and Koji Nakanishi

Ginseng, American; Chong-Zhi Wang and Chun-Su Yuan

Ginseng, Asian; Lee Jia and Fabio Soldati

Glucosamine; Karla L. Miller and Daniel O. Clegg

Glutamine; Steven F. Abcouwer

Goldenseal; Dennis J. McKenna and Gregory A. Plotnikoff

Grape Seed Extract; Dallas L. Clouatre, Chithan Kandaswami, and

Kevin M. Connolly

Green Tea Polyphenols; Shengmin Sang, Joshua D. Lambert, Chi-Tang Ho, and

Chung S. Yang

Hawthorn; Egon Koch, Werner R. Busse,Wiltrud Juretzek, and

Vitali Chevts

5-Hydroxytryptophan; Pedro Del Corral, Kathryn S. King, and Karel Pacak

Iron; Laura E. Murray-Kolb and John Beard

Isoflavones; Mark Messina

Isothiocyanates; Elizabeth H. Jeffery and Anna-Sigrid Keck

Kava; Michael J. Balick, Katherine Herrera, and

Steven M. Musser

Lactobacilli and Bifidobacteria; Linda C. Duffy, Stephen Sporn, Patricia Hibberd,

Carol Pontzer, Gloria Solano-Aguilar, Susan V. Lynch,

and Crystal McDade-Ngutter

Licorice; Decio Armanini, Cristina Fiore, Jens Bielenberg, and

Eugenio Ragazzi

α-Lipoic Acid/Thioctic Acid; Donald B. McCormick

Lutein; John Paul SanGiovanni, Emily Y. Chew, and

Elizabeth J. Johnson

Lycopene; Rachel Kopec, Steven J. Schwartz, and Craig Hadley

Maca; Ilias Muhammad, Jianping Zhao, and Ikhlas A. Khan

Magnesium; Robert K. Rude

Melatonin; Amnon Brzezinski and Richard J. Wurtman

Milk Thistle; Elena Ladas, David J. Kroll, and Kara M. Kelly

Niacin; Christelle Bourgeois and Joel Moss

Noni ; Alison D. Pawlus, Bao-Ning Su, Ye Deng, and

A. Douglas Kinghorn

Omega-3 Fatty Acids; William S. Harris

Omega-6 Fatty Acids; William L. Smith and Bill Lands

Pancreatic Enzymes; Naresh Sundaresan, Unwanaobong Nseyo, and

Joel Moss

Pantothenic Acid; Lawrence Sweetman

Pau d’Arco; Memory P. F. Elvin-Lewis and Walter H. Lewis

Phosphorus; John J. B. Anderson and Sanford C. Garner

Polyphenols Overview; Navindra P. Seeram

Proanthocyanidins; Catherine Kwik-Uribe, Rebecca Robbins, and

Gary Beecher

Pygeum; Franc¸ois G. Brackman and Alan Edgar with

Paul M. Coates

Quercetin; Jae B. Park

Red Clover; Elizabeth C. Krause, Nancy L. Booth, Colleen E.

Piersen, and Norman R. Farnsworth

Reishi; Solomon P. Wasser

Riboflavin; Richard S. Rivlin

Saw Palmetto; Edward M. Croom and Michael Chan

Selenium; Roger A. Sunde

Shiitake; Solomon P. Wasser

St. John’s Wort; Jerry M. Cott

Taurine; Robin J. Marles, Valerie A. Assinewe, Julia A. Fogg,

Milosz Kaczmarek, and Michael C. W. Sek

Thiamin; Hamid M. Said

Turmeric; Janet L. Funk

Valerian; Dennis V. C. Awang

Vitamin A; A. Catharine Ross

Vitamin B6; James E. Leklem

Vitamin B12; Lindsay H. Allen

Vitamin C; Sebastian Padayatty, Michael Graham Espey, and

Mark Levine

Vitamin D; Patsy Brannon, Mary Frances Picciano, and

Michelle K. McGuire

Vitamin E; Maret G. Traber

Vitamin K; J. W. Suttie

Yohimbe; Joseph M. Betz

Zinc; Carolyn S. Chung and Janet C. King

Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HEA011000
HEALTH & FITNESS / Herbal Medications
MED060000
MEDICAL / Nutrition
MED071000
MEDICAL / Pharmacology