Herbal Supplements

Herbal Supplements

Herbal Supplements
Herbal supplements are dietary supplements derived from nature. Herbal plants or parts of a plant are broken down and used for their scent, flavor and therapeutic benefits. When taken as a supplement, they can deliver strong benefits, however, herbal supplements are not regulated by the FDA and can have dangerous side effects. They act like drugs once in your system and can affect metabolism, circulation and excretion of other substances in your body. It is important to discuss with your doctor if you are on prescription medications, are breastfeeding or have chronic illnesses and want to add herbal supplements to your health regimen.

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    Safflower oil is a popular salad dressing ingredient that could be a big boon to your belly-flattening efforts, thanks to the omega-6 fatty acid called linoleic acid. It may rev up metabolism. And in a study, just a couple of tablespoons a day appeared to encourage belly fat to take a hike.

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    If you need a pick-me-up, forgo energy drinks, which are often loaded with caffeine. Instead, try cordyceps mushroom, an herbal ingredient widely used in traditional Chinese medicine. Available in extract form, it contains a critical chemical that boosts the body’s energy production and helps alleviate fatigue. Take 3 mg of cordyceps mushroom extract per day. Available online and at health food stores.

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    Malic acid, derived from the food you eat, may play a key role in energy production, especially for those with arthritis and related diseases. In several studies, patients with fibromyalgia syndrome and other types of arthritis took malic acid. Within 48 hours of supplementation, almost all had improvement in pain. Likewise, upon discontinuation of malic acid for 48 hours, the improvement was lost.
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    Black currants contain a compound called anthocyanosides, which can help improve vision. Additionally, this superfood contains five times the vitamin C that oranges do, making it a superb immunity booster.

     

     


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    Maca is a hardy plant root that comes from the Andes Mountains. It holds great potential for helping to reduce debilitating symptoms of menstruation, perimenopause, menopause, and postmenopause. Patients taking maca report that it engenders a feeling of core strength and energy. It may be difficult to find maca in your local store, and there is a huge disparity in the quality of maca that is available. Be sure you read the labels and buy a reputable brand.
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    The amino acid glycine is a calming amino acid primarily found in protein-rich foods like meat, fish, dairy, and beans. It collects in the pineal gland of the brain, the master gland that produces the sleep hormone melatonin. Glycine helps create positive changes in the brain wave patterns that are associated with deep non-REM sleep. Studies show that it promotes a deeper and faster sleep without causing the foggy morning hangover feeling associated with most drugs and some other natural sleep aids.

    Glycine is most commonly found in a capsule or powder form. You can take about 1,500 mg nightly before bed for a good night’s sleep.
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    Dr. Peter Bongiorno - What are glycine supplements?

    Glycine is an amino acid found in meats and other foods that has a calming effect on the body, says naturopathic doctor and licensed acupuncturist Peter Bongiorno. To learn how glycine supplements can treat insomnia and anxiety, watch this video.


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    The herb Tylophora indica (also called Tylophora asthmatica) appears to offer considerable promise as a treatment for asthma. It has a long history of use in the traditional Ayurvedic medicine of India. In a study of individuals with asthma, the participants who were given tylophora alcohol extract daily for 6 days showed significant improvement. Although tylophora is promising, larger and better studies are necessary to discover whether or not tylophora is truly effective.
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    Vanadium is a trace mineral that may help lower blood glucose and improve insulin sensitivity, based on animal studies and a small number of human studies. It's not recommended as a supplement, however, because it can be toxic if too much (more than 1.8 milligrams per day) is consumed. Side effects of too much vanadium include stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, kidney and liver damage, low blood glucose and possibly anemia.

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    A homeopathic remedy, pulsatilla is suitable for a person whose low back pain is worse from first motion and better from continued motion and rest. The back pain may be much better from cold applications and worse from warm ones.

    These people tend to be warm-blooded and worse in a warm stuffy room. And while thirstless, they often have a dry mouth. They may be timid, weep when telling their symptoms, feel lonely and be better from consolation.