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The Truth About Supplement Side Effects and Risks

The supplement industry is booming, with 52% of the general public popping vitamins to support a healthful diet. The sector draws an impressive annual revenue of $36 billion in the U.S. alone. Natural supplements have grown in diversity, with herbal accompaniments frequently added to nutritional products to bolster their effectiveness. Many users still believe that natural means safe. This is far from the case. Herbs often carry as many risks as pharmaceuticals, and even vitamin pills have the capacity to harm. Whether you buy CBD or merely omega 3 oils, it’s important to research the potential side effects in consultation with your GP. Vitamins with Proven Effectiveness Many vitamin supplements have shown stellar results in clinical trials. Folic acid has been proven to prevent neural tube defects in unborn babies, and...

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What’s the Difference Between Synthetic Vitamins and Natural Ones?

The Difference Between Synthetic Vitamins and Natural (Organic) Ones? Here's the difference between natural and synthetic nutrients: Natural nutrients These are obtained from whole food sources in the diet. Synthetic nutrients Also referred to as isolated nutrients, these are usually made artificially, in an industrial process. Are Vitamins Vital To Our Overall Health? It’s certain that vitamins are vital to our bodies. Without them in our bodies, our bodies will be prone to a myriad of diseases ranging from rickets, pellagra to scurvy. These deficiencies lead to health problems such as anorexia, organ malfunction, obesity, depression, fatigue, and confusion. Nowadays you can get vitamins in many different forms either from your diet or store-bought capsules/liquids.With all the value and importance of vitamins, are you taking the right type? That has been the...


Pros and Cons of Self-Medication

If you’ve taken ‘over the counter’ (OTC) or ‘nonprescription’ medication to treat common health problems like the flu and fever, you’ve basically conducted self-medication. Don’t worry, many people do so and it’s safe if you follow the stated dosage.Though self-medication is a convenient and affordable way to treat mild illnesses, there are cons to it. In this article, some of the pros and cons of self-medication will be covered. Pros Less Pressure on the Healthcare System As medical knowledge becomes easier to grasp with programs such as the medical assistant program from CAHE, combined with the fact that medication is easier to reach over the years, there is less pressure on the healthcare system.Patients can self-diagnose common illnesses that don’t require a doctor. In return, the medical staff...

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Apple Cider Vinegar and Congestive Heart Failure: Stay Away from Apple Cider Vinegar If You’re Taking These Medications

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Apple cider vinegar or ACV is a miracle food. Just ask any health nut out there!It’s used to treat so many conditions. ACV can soothe an upset stomach, manage diabetes, and improve digestion. You can even take it for appetite control.1 Basically, ACV is a must-have.Yet, like all good things, ACV isn’t for everyone. It doesn’t play well with some conditions and drugs. For some, ACV does more harm than good.Play it safe by learning about ACV’s drawbacks. This way, you can avoid harmful complications. Never Take Apple Cider Vinegar If You’re On These Medications 1. Diabetes Drugs & InsulinSulfonylureas Biguanides Meglitinides Thiazolidinediones DPP-4 inhibitors SGLT2 Inhibitors Alpha-glucosidase inhibitors Bile Acid Sequestrants Insulin2ACV is known for improving diabetes risk. It reduces postprandial blood sugar, making it...


Supplements for Anxiety: Ways to manage your anxiety with herbals

Anxiety can be a disabling condition that’s accompanied by long-term stress and a decline in overall health.  It contributes to many chronic diseases, even when treated with conventional medications. Stress is a factor in five out of the six leading causes of death — heart disease, cancer, stroke, lower respiratory disease, and accidents. An estimated 75 percent to 90 percent of all doctor visits are for stress-related issues.Reseach has shown that there are many benefits to taking herbal supplements for a variety of different ailments and conditions.  Supplements can...

Top 25 Healing Herbs

Top 25 Healing Herbs

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By TIERAONA LOW DOG, MDNature's medicineThere are times when it might be smarter to the use an herbal remedy than a pharmaceutical. For example, sometimes a herb offers a safer alternative. Take chamomile: The flowers have been used for centuries as a gentle calmative for young and old alike. It's non-habit-forming and well tolerated, and a study sponsored by the University of Michigan found that chamomile extract had roughly the same efficacy as many prescription sleeping medications when given to adults with insomnia. Likewise, peppermint oil has been shown to be as effective as pharmaceutical drugs for relieving irritable bowel syndrome, but without the ofttimes dangerous side effects. And clinical studies have shown that ginger relieves morning sickness, sage can relieve a sore throat, and hibiscus...

CLA Safflower Oil

The Pros and Cons of CLA Safflower Oil

Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) safflower oil is a weight loss supplement. CLA is made up of a fatty acid that helps to reduce body fat without affecting lean muscle mass. It has been useful in reducing body fat, and this has come with greater improvement among people who combine the supplement with exercise. Since it’s a potent antioxidant, CLA can offer immune system support, but to enjoy the best out of its properties, you need to also take a healthy diet. Just like many supplements out there, CLA safflower oil has its benefits and downsides.Here is a comparison showing both sides. Pros of CLA Safflower OilProtects Heart Health Safflower oil contains a high amount of omega-6 fatty acids, a type of acid that is highly beneficial...

5 Things To Consider When Buying Memory Boosting Supplements

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Without the ability to store and recall memories, you would not only be unable to remember names, contact numbers, why you went to the store or the time for an important meeting, but you will also be unable to learn and master new skills that you can use to improve your life, productivity, and career. Fortunately, the human brain has the ability to store memories and it allows you to recall those memories on-demand. This, however, is a common problem among the global population – with an increased amount of stress being placed upon people, approximately 6.7% of the U.S. population struggling daily with depression and sleep deprivation declared as a public health concern – which are all factors that lead to cognitive impairment.If you suffer...