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BPS 1101 Lecture Notes - Candidiasis, Glucosamine, Samuel Hahnemann


Department
Biopharmaceutical sciences
Course Code
BPS 1101
Professor
William Ogilvie

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Review of Nutriceuticals
- $20 billion industry
Ginko biloba
- contains ginkolides, which increases circulation in the brain (no improvement in brain function however)
- interferes with blood clotting anticoagulant
Saw palmento
- used for prostate hyperplastia, doesn’t work
Garlic
- Adolphus Hohensee’s “garlic cleansing”
- used by Egyptians to improve strength
- allicin is active ingredient but very unstable compound
- garlic does not decrease cholestero
alliin ---------- allicin
alliinase
St John’s Wart
- taken for depression but doesn’t work
- however, affects 50% of medication (increased liver function)
Grapefruit
- inhibits liver function so increases amount of drug in the body
Kava Kava
- supposed to be for well-being but can damage the liver
Ephedra
- used to decrease digestion (diet pull), but had problems (seizures, stroke, etc.)
Bitter Orange
- amphetamine-like properties (bad effects)
Glucosamine
- found in cartilage, does NOT help arthritis
TOP 10 FRAUDS
1) arthritis
2) cancer (Laetrile B17 bad!)
3) AIDS
4) weight loss
5) sex aids
6) baldness/bust enlargement
7) chelation
8) false supplements
9) muscle stimulation
10) candidiasis
Samuel Hahnemann started homeopathy the more you dilute, the stronger a solution will be (actually the
opposite - WRONG)
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