Advertisement

Does a lack of regulation affect the public view of herbal supplements?

Because there is no federal oversight of herbal supplements and because herbs are naturally occurring, many assume that the drugs are less harmful than those which are produced by chemists in laboratories and that are regulated by the federal government.

That perception, however, can prove dangerous. While they are not synthetic, herbs contain power chemical compounds. For instance, Monkshood can stop the lungs or heart, killing someone within a couple of hours of even handling it.

Continue Learning about Natural Wellness Techniques & Treatments

Why is it so important to remove toxins from my body?
Pam GroutPam Grout
Once you rid your body of all the toxins, it can go to work better processing food. The other traged...
More Answers
Why is detoxifying hard?
Joel H. Fuhrman, MDJoel H. Fuhrman, MD
After years of eating a poor diet, detoxifying your body can be both physically and psychologically ...
More Answers
What is the "SMART" approach to lifestyle changes?
Kenneth Johnson, NASM Elite TrainerKenneth Johnson, NASM Elite Trainer
The SMART approach focuses on the behavioral goals to get to the lifestyle outcome you desire, not o...
More Answers
Is It Safe to Take Natural Remedies with Conventional Medications?
Is It Safe to Take Natural Remedies with Conventional Medications?

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.