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Supplements - Benfotiamine, relative of thiamine

Benfotiamine

Updated Mar 24, 2017

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Do N-acetylcysteine supplements help prevent dementia?

N-acetylcysteine

Updated Feb 2, 2017

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L-theanine supplements

L-theanine

Updated Jan 20, 2017

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Berberine, an alkaloid, found in the Barberry plant

Berberine

Updated Jan 18, 2017

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Green Tea Leaves

EGCG

Updated Dec 21, 2016

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Supplements

Phosphatidylserine

Updated Nov 10, 2016

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Green Tea

Green Tea

Updated Oct 28, 2016

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Pig - which cerebrolysin is derived from

Cerebrolysin

Updated Sep 22, 2016

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Prescription Bottle

Lithium - Pharmaceutical

Updated Sep 21, 2016

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Firmoss plant

Huperzine A

Updated Aug 30, 2016

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Nicotine Patch

Nicotine

Updated Aug 24, 2016

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Olive Oil

Olive Oil

Updated Aug 21, 2016

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Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha

Updated Aug 17, 2016

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blister pack

PDE5 Inhibitors

Updated Aug 11, 2016

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Fisetin-containing strawberries

Fisetin

Updated Aug 9, 2016

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Rhodiola rosea plant

Rhodiola

Updated Aug 6, 2016

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Magnesium, Spinach

Magnesium

Updated Aug 6, 2016

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Red meat

Acetyl L-carnitine

Updated Aug 4, 2016

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Periwinkle Plant

Vinpocetine

Updated Jul 26, 2016

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Lithium

Lithium - Dietary

Updated Jul 26, 2016

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