Researcher Louis Guillette of the University of Florida is internationally recognized for his work in comparative reproductive biology and developmental endocrinology. In the mid 1990’s Guillette told a congressional committee that the sperm counts of healthy American males have fallen around one percent per year since 1942.
He notes the same holds true for men in 20 other industrialized countries. In the U.S., over nine million men and women of reproductive age are affected by infertility.
Why is this happening? What is causing sperm counts to drop? Fertility clinics are becoming increasingly prevalent in today’s society, as more and more couples struggle to conceive. However, this was not always the case.
All supplement product references in comments will now be X’d out, as too many idiots are trying to promote their products this way. You have to love product troll’s, get a life and real job for that matter!
Also please do not send me questions asking if the supplements you regularly use are any good or not. There are thousands of supplement manufacturers, so honestly most of the time I have no idea if supplement X that I have never heard of before is good or not.
In today’s difficult economy, everyday folks seeking a health-and-energy boost may be hesitant to purchase “expensive” vitamins and supplements from “upscale” stores and distribution outlets. Instead, honest folks turn to Internet sites such as Amazon and eBay to purchase vitamins on the cheap for themselves and their kids.
I urge you, don’t do this! (emphasis added)
As a former special agent and forensic investigator for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), my heart breaks for hardworking moms and dads trying to do right by their family by buying inexpensive supplements.
Little do they know that these “bargain” vitamins and capsules are worthless at best, and at worst may cost them and their children their health, and possibly their lives.
The fact is, it costs money to make quality dietary supplements such as vitamins, protein powders, fish oil capsules, energy bars, herbal blends, or sports nutrition products.
But if you have no morals and know how truly under-regulated the supplement industry is in America, you can make huge amounts of money selling dangerous counterfeit and expired supplement products.
Lately workout boosters, sometimes called vasodilators, have become a hot topic and are now in the crosshairs of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). So what are workout boosters/vasodilators? These are supplements claiming to give you increased energy and muscle pump by using supposed natural substances, mainly high doses of caffeine and toxic chemicals, to accomplish this physical reaction, while working out or participating in competitive athletic events. Some of these products will also use the description “fat burner,” but they are pretty much the same product.
In a recent article in the New York Times:
“With names like Jack3d and OxyElite Pro, the popular products contain a stimulant known as dimethylamylamine, or DMAA for short. In a public warning late Thursday, the FDA said that the stimulant did not qualify as a legal dietary supplement ingredient and that it could raise blood pressure, potentially causing heart attacks and other health problems.”
According to WebMD:
“Dimethylamylamine is a drug made synthetically in a laboratory. It was originally used as a nasal decongestant. Today, dimethylamylamine is sold as a dietary supplement used for attention deficit-hyperactive disorder ADHD, weight loss, improving athletic performance, and body building.”
Is turmeric Primal? You bet! And most of you know by now I’m a big fan of this ancient spice. Matter of fact I have been taking this herb in supplemental form and using as a cooking spice everyday for a couple years with amazing results.
Even though we know them as spices mainly used in curry, curcumin and turmeric have caused a buzz in the U.S. as a powerful natural herbal supplement. Turmeric comes from the root of the Curcuma longa plant; it has a tough brown skin and a deep orange flesh. When discussing curcumin, you may also hear it described as turmeric. Often the two are used interchangeably, but there is a difference: turmeric is the yellow powder to flavor foods, and curcumin is the chemical contained in turmeric.
The History of Curcumin and Turmeric
For thousands of years, Asian, Indian and Indonesian cultures used curcumin and turmeric as herbal medicines and remedies. In various Asian folk medicine traditions, turmeric was used to treat conditions such as diarrhea, fever, bronchitis, colds, parasitic worms, leprosy, and bladder and kidney inflammation. Herbalists have applied turmeric salve to bruises, leech bites, festering eye infections, mouth inflammations, skin conditions, and infected wounds. Some people inhale smoke from burning turmeric to relieve chronic coughs. Some herbalists consider turmeric mixed with hot water and sugar to be a remedy for colds.