is a growth factor present in every living cell. It plays an indispensable role
in numerous naturally occurring carboxylation reactions.
Synonyms: Vitamin H or B-8, Co-enzyme R
Chrysin is a compound in the flavone family that is extracted mainly from passion flower plants.
happens to be a very good inhibitor of aromatase, the enzyme in the
body that converts testosterone into estradiol, and androstenedione
into estrone. When this enzyme is inhibited, testosterone (as well as
androstenedione) will tend to accumulate to higher concentrations.
Synonyms: Flavone X, 5,7-dihyroxyflavone
Numerous studies have shown that the berry contains fatty acids which
may inhibit the conversion of testosterone into dihydrotestosterone
within the prostate.
Zinc orotate is a mineral salt that is normally found in the body in
small amounts. Each molecule of zinc orotate consists
of two molecules of orotic acid and one zinc atom — the zinc
atom replaces a pair of hydrogen atoms (one from each orotic
Zinc is an essential element required by all living things.
Every organ and tissue in the body contains and requires zinc.
It plays roles in development, tissue growth, and in all major
bodily functions. Several thousand kinds of proteins in the
body contain zinc — some of these proteins are enzymes that use
zinc atoms to catalyze biochemical reactions, others have
structural roles. ‘Zinc finger’ proteins regulate gene
expression, and zinc atoms play a role in gene-directed cell death
(‘apoptosis’) which is a major regulatory process in growth and
development, and in cancer and other diseases. Zinc also affects
the way cells signal each other — it has been found to
influence hormone release and the transmission of information along