Lecture 36- Nutraceuticals - Lecture36:Nutraceuticals

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Lecture 36: Nutraceuticals  02/12/2009 12:19:00 Nutraceuticals and Alternative Healing  “Let food be your medicine!” White Willow Bark Contains Salicin o Converted to acetyl-salicylic acid in liver o Major anti-inflammatory effects o Due to block of prostaglandin synthesis Responsible for fevers Swelling  Feeling irritable  Aspirin (Bayer) Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil, Nuprin) o Anti-inflammatory  Acetaminophen (Tylenol) o Only relieves fever Evidence for prevention? o Prevents cardiovascular disease o Prevents stroke o Prevents Alzheimer’s disease o Prevents Parkinson’s disease Xanthines Coffee o Caffeine
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Tea  o Theophylline Chocolate  o Theobromine o Phenylethylamine (?) Actions: o CNS Potentiates SNS by sensitizing NE receptors  Relaxes smooth bronchial muscle o Potentiates ephedrine  Ephedra  Also known as Ma Huang  “Herbalife” 
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Lecture 36- Nutraceuticals - Lecture36:Nutraceuticals

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