Having to figure out and choose which health supplements are right for you have become overwhelming as there is an endless number of these in the market today. Deciding on the right ones should be given careful thought and consideration so you don’t end up with the supplements that are not suitable for your body.
As a consumer you should examine the details of the label, and or packaging. It should clearly list all the ingredients including additives and preservatives, dosage/directions and state what the supplement is for. It is important to know that natural health and diet supplements are not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration, so it is up to you to be careful of what you add to your health regimen.
If you are looking to achieve a new level of wellness and vibrancy, adding the right natural supplements to your daily intake can improve your health and well-being significantly. Expect to overcome chronic health issues such as allergies, common colds, anxiety and depression, headaches and muscle pain – naturally with regular use. Always let your health practitioner know if you are taking any natural supplements to avoid the possibility of any drug interactions.
A few of the very best effective natural supplements available in the market today are listed below to help you choose the ones suitable for your health.
Moringa Oleifera is native to North India, and can be found in most of Asia. Also known as the drumstick tree, ben oil tree, or horseradish tree. The leaves as well as the pods of the Moringa tree can be eaten fresh or added to delicious soups and stews, and as ingredients in natural herbal supplements. The leaves and the seeds are dried and processed into capsules, or powder form. The powder can be conveniently added to smoothies, tea, any cold or hot drink, or sprinkled directly on food or salads.
Moringa oleifera is widely known as a superfood because of its high nutritional value, it is an excellent source of vitamins A, B2 and B6, C, D and E and minerals calcium, zinc, potassium, magnesium, and copper along with protein and healthy fat. It also contains flavonoids and saponins, natural plant chemicals that fight and prevent disease. Recommended serving is1/2 teaspoon or 3 capsules daily.
Turmeric Curcumin from the Curcuma Longa plant is also native to India and most Asian countries. It is a very powerful herb widely known for its healing properties. The root of the curcuma plant is dried and processed into powder form, which is commonly known as Turmeric powder, the spice used in the very delicious Indian curry dish.
A number of research studies have reported that using turmeric curcumin is found to fight, heal and reverse several diseases when used in place of prescription drugs for pain and inflammation, arthritis, depression, diabetes, cancer, high cholesterol and abdominal diseases. Recommended serving is 2 capsules daily.
Ashwagandha an adaptogenic herb native to India promotes general mental and physical wellness. It restores and improves thyroid functions, and treats adrenal fatigue. Ashwagandha is often compared to ginseng due to its ability to increase endurance and stamina, and it has highly effective stress relieving capabilities. The root of the Ashwagandha is processed into powder, capsules and tea. A daily recommended dose of 1-2 capsules or a half teaspoon of powder is found effective in maintaining overall wellness by combating stress, reducing anxiety and depression, fighting and treating cancer, stabilizing blood sugar, deterring brain degeneration, and boosting immunity.
Feverfew is a short, bushy perennial herb with yellow green leaves and flowers, a close resemblance to daisies and chamomiles. It is used as a natural remedy for preventing and treating migraine headaches, rheumatoid arthritis, dermatitis, psoriasis, allergies, asthma, tinnitus, dizziness, stomach ache, tooth ache, vertigo, nausea and vomiting, cough and colds.
Feverfew should not be used by those who have allergies to daisies, and related plants such as chamomile, chrysanthemum, ragweed, and sunflower. Typical allergic reactions may include swelling of the lips, tongue and lining of the mouth, as well as mouth ulceration. Recommended dosage is 1 capsule daily or 2 fresh or dried leaves taken with food.
Ginseng has been around for many centuries. It is an adaptogen, a natural substance that helps the body adjust to and withstand mental and physical stress. The root of this plant has been used as a stimulant known to improve concentration, focus and mental clarity, and memory. It will increase your energy levels and stamina. Ginseng alleviates anxiety, depression and chronic fatigue and is widely used as a treatment for headaches, and infections. It is also known to help men with erectile dysfunction. Ginseng has natural appetite suppressant properties effective for weight loss. It is available in capsules, tea or liquid form as well as raw or dried.
Comfrey is an herb that has been used for many centuries for its powerful pain relieving properties and to treat inflammatory diseases. Due to its toxic effect on the liver if taken internally, it is currently only used for the external treatment of muscle and joint inflammation as well as for cuts and bruises. The use of topical comfrey ointment or salve can significantly decrease the pain associated with arthritis and fibromyalgia. The ointment is available at natural health food stores in the vitamins/natural supplements department, as well as online.
Whether you are an expert, or new to the world of natural supplements and remedies, always treat herbal and natural supplements as you do medications by reading about the product, and following dosage directions and instructions. To avoid complications, always consult with your healthcare professional if you are on prescription medication, are pregnant or nursing before starting taking any natural health supplements.