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zeaxanthin
A yellow carotenoid (isomeric with lutein and occurs widely with it) that is the main pigment in yellow indian corn. Zeaxanthin is one of the most common carotenoid alcohols found in nature. It is important in the xanthophyll cycle. Synthesized in plants & some micro-organisms, it is the pigm   (more info - zeaxanthin)

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Zero Balancing
A hands-on bodywork system designed to align your energy body with your physical structure.

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zheng
In traditional Chinese medicine zheng is the set of useful "patterns" that could serve as targets for therapy. In TCM, a disease has two aspects: "bìng" and "zhèng". The former is often translated as "disease entity", "disease category", "illness", or simply "diagnosis". The latter,   (more info - zheng)

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zinc
A bluish-white lustrous metallic element; brittle at ordinary temperatures but malleable when heated. Zinc can inhibit the absorption of copper into the body, so if you are taking it for an extended period, you should ensure that you are also getting enough copper as well. Foods high in zinc: gr   (more info - zinc)

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zingiberene
A monocyclic sesquiterpene that is the predominant constituent of the oil of ginger (Zingiber officinale), from which it gets its name. It can contribute up to 30% of the essential oils in ginger rhizomes. This is the compound that gives ginger its distinct flavouring.

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Zoonutrients
Special health promoting compounds found in meat, fish, egg and dairy products, especially whey and colostrum.

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