1) Protect the body from free radicals.
2) Help with glucose control by helping to moderate insulin levels.
3) Help with lowering blood cholesterol levels.
4) Offer skin benefits by enhancing wound healing and may help control psoriasis flares.
5) Help reduce joint pain in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis by fighting chronic inflammation.
6) Aid in maintaining ideal body weight by improving bile flow which is important in breaking down dietary fats.
7) Boost certain brain hormone levels which can result in increased numbers of new neurons in the brain and may help delay degenerative brain processes.
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