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Kelp
Kelp contains nearly thirty minerals that nourish the glands (especially the thyroid and pituitary). By enhancing the action of the glandular system, it helps balance the body's metabolism and rate at which it burns calories. Kelp is also an important general and nutritive tonic herb that aids in the treatment of obesity, heart disease, respiratory disease, rheumatism & arthritis, high blood pressure, thyroid deficiency, constipation & gastrointestinal ailments, and infectious disease. Kelp provides nutritive support to the entire body, and also improves circulatory stimulation.
Keratin
The tough protein that is the major component of stratum corneum cells, hair, hoof, horn, and nails. A surface protective agent with film-forming and moisturizing action.
Keratitis
Inflammation of the cornea of the eye.
Kiwi Extract
Extract of the tropical kiwi fruit. Natural additive. Kiwifruit is high in vitamin C and a good source of fiber and potassium. Kiwifruit also contain a protein called Actinidin. It is an excellent source of magnesium, vitamin E, and a potent source of antioxidants and amino acids. Kiwifruits is cholesterol free with virtually no fat. Kiwifruit was also found to deliver more folic acid, copper, pantothenic acid, calcium, iron, vitamin B6, phosphorous and vitamin A than most other fruits.
Kojic Acid
By-product of the fermentation process of malting rice for use in the manufacture of sake, Japanese rice wine. Used to reduce the pigment in melasma patients.
Kola Nut
Kola Nut is used as a stimulating tonic and is used to counter fatigue. Kola Nut is also known as Cola Nut and Cola. Kola Nut is the seed kernel of a large African tree grown commercially around the world. Kola Nut is a central nervous system stimulant, antidepressant, diuretic and astringent. Because of its caffeine content, Kola Nut may relieve some migraine headaches. The phenolics and anthrocyanin are likely to provide antioxidant activity. Historical uses of Kola Nut include stimulating a weak heart and treating nervous debility, weakness, and lack of emotion, nervous diarrhea, depression, despondency, brooding, anxiety, and seasickness.
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