Dietary supplements include vitamins, minerals, herbs, botanicals, enzymes, amino acids, or other dietary ingredients. You take these products by mouth in pill, capsule, tablet, or liquid form to supplement your diet.
Not in the way it regulates medicines. The FDA does regulate dietary supplements; however, it treats them like foods rather than medications.
As we age, we all want to avoid memory loss.
Supplements, Herbs, Mineral, Omegas have demonstrated to be very beneficial for memory enhancement. Here are some to name a few:
Omega-3 fatty acid. Omega-3 fish oil supplements have piqued great interest. Studies suggest that a higher intake of omega-3 fatty acid from foods such as cold-water fish, plant and nut oils, and English walnuts are strongly linked to a lower risk of Alzheimer’s. However, thorough studies comparing omega-3s to placebo are needed to prove this memory benefit from supplements.
Huperzine A. Also known as Chinese club moss, this natural medicine works in a similar way as Alzheimer’s drugs. But more evidence is needed to confirm its safety and effectiveness.
Acetyl-L-carnitine. Some studies suggest that this amino acid might help Alzheimer’s patients with memory problems. It may provide a greater benefit to people with early onset and a fast rate of the disease.
Vitamin E. Although vitamin E apparently doesn’t decrease the risk of developing Alzheimer’s, it may slow its progression. Recent studies have raised concerns about an increased risk of deaths in unhealthy people who take high doses of vitamin E, so be sure to consult with your doctor before taking this supplement.
Asian (or Panax) ginseng. An herb that’s sometimes used with ginkgo biloba, Asian ginseng may help with fatigue and quality of life
There are many herbs and minerals that have shown to benefit the digestive system. For instance:
Probiotics: Friendly Bacteria
Probiotics contain living organisms — mainly bacteria and one type of yeast. These resemble good bacteria in the gut that help with digestion. The supplements are used to treat certain GI problems and for general digestive health. Some types of probiotics may provide relief from diarrhea and may also relieve symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
DGL (Licorice): Cooling Heartburn
Licorice has long been used to treat symptoms of indigestion like heartburn and acid reflux. In its unpurified form, licorice can also have side effects, including contributing to high blood pressure in some people. DGL is a specific extract of licorice with a certain chemical removed, and it doesn’t seem to have as many side effects. Still, pregnant women should not take DGL — or any other supplement — without consulting their doctor.
Peppermint Oil: To Ease IBS
While the jury’s still out, several studies suggest that peppermint oil may lessen pain and bloating that comes with IBS. Enteric-coated capsules of it don’t dissolve in the stomach. They pass through to the small and large intestines, where the oil is released. In small doses, peppermint oil appears to be safe.
Vitamins and Supplements for Cancer Patients
Here are some benefits on supplements after you’ve been diagnosed with cancer.
If you’re among the 1.5 million people in the United States diagnosed with cancer each year, you may be considering taking vitamins and supplements for cancer. Supplements, herbs, and extracts are increasingly used in integrative medicine to:
Unit One comes in a 490 Capsule bottle. The Multivitamin was specifically created for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy and/or radiation. It helps greatly with patients with debilitating illnesses.
Unit One™ was designed for individuals recovering from or fighting a serious illness. It is super nutrition and is not necessarily recommended for a normal person. But if you have one of the serious illnesses such as cancer, and need something special to offset the damage caused by the illness and the treatment, this is the product for you.
Supplements for Heart Health
Supplements can help your bones, your muscles, and many other parts of your body. What about your heart? Research shows that some of them may help lower cholesterol, improve blood pressure, and other things that put you at risk for heart disease.
There are very specialized treatments that can help and one is is chelation. Chelation can be taken intravenously or orally.
Calcium Disodium EDTA. This is a weak synthetic amino acid which has been used for many years as a chelating agent to greatly improve blood flow and relieve the symptoms of cardiovascular disease.
EDTA is a remarkable arterial cleansing product with the ability to effectively remove the plaque, cholesterol and heavy metals which congest, restrict, and impede blood flow and oxygen throughout the 75,000 miles of blood vessels within the body.
Take multiple minerals and Vitamin B6 while using this product. (See our related products below.) Pregnant or lactating women and people with kidney disease are normally not considered candidates for EDTA chelation and should consult with their healthcare practitioner before considering such.
In each bottle of our Calcium EDTA Oral Chelation, there is a white plastic spoon that measures 1/4 tsp. level by volume, which is equivalent to 1000 mg, or 1 gram of EDTA.
Our Calcium EDTA is in powdered form, 60 grams per bottle, which is a month’s supply at 2000 mg (2 grams) per day, or a 2-month supply at 1000 mg (1 gram) per day. It’s nothing but pure, pharmaceutical-grade (USP) Calcium EDTA.
The EDTA has a shelf life in excess of 10 years and does not break down until heated to an extremely high temperature, so you can safely travel with it in hot weather without worrying about the possibility of it losing its potency or effectiveness due to heat, unlike many supplements which need to be kept cool to remain stable and effective.
Our unique selling proposition is that we offer high-purity 100% Calcium EDTA Oral Chelation as a single supplement — with no other added ingredients — at the highest dosage for the least cost, giving persons seeking effective oral chelation the most value for their money.
The protocol for sublingual EDTA use to remove heavy metals is 1,000 mg per day of EDTA per 70 lbs of body weight, or 1,000 mg per 32 kilograms of body weight (2.2 pounds = 1 kilogram). So if you weigh 154 lbs, 2,000 mg. of EDTA per day, as two scoops of 1,000 mg sublingually would be indicated.
If you take EDTA sublingually (under the tongue), your absorption level compared with oral chelation goes from 5-18 percent absorption for oral capsules to 60 percent for sublingual absorption.
Fiber and Sterols for Your Heart
Fiber. Found naturally in fruits, grains, vegetables, and legumes, fiber cuts down the amount of cholesterol your body soaks up from food. Try to get at least 25 to 30 grams of it every day. It’s best to get your daily dose from your diet, but supplements are another option. There’s good evidence that blond psyllium husk — common in fiber supplements — can lower “bad” LDL cholesterol. It can also raise the “good” kind, HDL.
Sterols and stanols. Find these in foods like nuts and grains, or you can buy them as supplements. They reduce the amount of cholesterol that your body absorbs from food. They’re also added to many foods, such as some margarines, orange juice, and yogurts. Experts recommend 2 grams a day to help lower LDL cholesterol.
Inside the body, inflammation can be your friend — or wreak havoc with your health. On the friendly side, inflammation helps your immune system defend your body against disease-causing bacteria, viruses, and other foreign invaders that would otherwise make you ill.
The not-so-friendly part is when inflammation occurs without cause — in other words, when your body isn’t under attack from foreign invaders. When an overactive inflammatory response happens, it can become damaging. Autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis are one example. Also, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease have all been linked to long-term (chronic) inflammation.
So what can you do about inflammation? Eat a healthy diet, for one thing. Research is finding that diet can play an important part in reducing inflammation. Certain vitamins in particular may help control inflammatory processes in the body. Take a look at this short list.
Which vitamins have the most anti-inflammatory potential? Here’s what the research has to say.
Vitamin A is commonly found in whole milk, liver, and some fortified foods. Beta-carotene is a provitamin found in carrots and many colorful vegetables that can be converted to vitamin A in the body. Vitamin A is an antioxidant. That means it can help protect against harmful substances in your body called free radicals, which can damage DNA and lead to cancer and other diseases. Vitamin A also has anti-inflammatory effects.
Taking vitamin A supplements could help reduce the vitamin A deficiency found in conditions like inflammatory bowel disease, acne, and lung disease.
This member of the B vitamin family is plentiful in foods like beef, turkey, vegetables, and fish. Because vitamin B6 is water-soluble, the body is constantly ridding itself of it, so you need to restock it daily through diet.
Not getting enough vitamin B6 may increase the risk for heart disease. Studies have found that people who lack enough of this vitamin have high levels of C-reactive protein (CRP), a marker of inflammation that has been linked to heart disease.
Some studies show that a lack of vitamin B6 can increase inflammation associated with rheumatoid arthritis, leading to more joint damage. And inflammation from RA may further deplete the body’s vitamin B6 stores. Taking vitamin B6 supplements daily can correct the deficiency, but researchers say there’s no conclusive evidence it will reduce inflammation, too.
Vitamins That Fight Inflammation
Your body uses this vitamin, found in oranges and other citrus fruits, for a number of different purposes. Vitamin C helps to produce collagen — the building block of skin, cartilage, ligaments, and blood vessels, and it protects against harmful substances that contribute to disease. Vitamin C is an effective antioxidant and studies suggest that it has some anti-inflammatory benefits.
Taking vitamin C supplements may significantly lower levels of CRP (c-reactive protein), some research finds. Whether having lower levels of this inflammatory marker might translate into a lower risk for heart disease remains to be seen.
The same vitamin that works with calcium to strengthen bones can also help protect against inflammation. Vitamin D can be found in fish, liver, beef, egg yolks, and some fortified foods. Vitamin D is also produced in the body when the skin is exposed to sunlight.