Cranberries (Vaccinium macrocarpon) have been used in traditional herbal medicine for centuries to assist with conditions of the urinary tract.
As a consequence of our busy and stressful modern lifestyles, many of us complain of tiredness. Tiredness and fatigue can be caused by a number of factors including poor diet and nutrient deficiencies, lack of sufficient sleep, stress and even boredom. Tiredness tends to not only affect us physically but also mentally and can cause lack of motivation and ability to perform tasks.
Stress is an unavoidable part of life. It is normal to experience a little pressure or stress from time to time and these every day small stresses are not harmful. In fact, a little bit of stress can actually be beneficial and help us perform at our best. However, high levels of prolonged stress can be detrimental to our health.
The heart is the epicentre of the circulatory system and functions to pump oxygenated blood throughout the body and deliver deoxygenated blood and waste products (carbon dioxide) to the lungs. The heart contracts approximately 70 times a minute, 100,000 times a day and 2.5 billion times in a lifetime, so it pays to look after this vital organ.
Glucosamine is a naturally occurring substance in the body and is one of the key building blocks of mucopolysaccharides such as glucosaminoglycans (GAGs) and proteoglycans that form the framework of cartilage. Cartilage serves as a cushion between bones allowing joints to move smoothly without friction or pain.