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Looking for information about the best supplements? Here you'll find information about the health benefits and side effects of various supplements and tips on using them.
  1. 5-HTP (8)
  2. A - Z Supplement Index (19)
  3. Acai Berry and Juice (3)
  4. Acidophilus and Probiotics (10)
  5. Alpha Lipoic Acid (3)
  6. Antioxidants (16)
  7. Bodybuilding Supplements (6)
  8. Brain Supplements (10)
  9. Calcium and Coral Calcium (7)
  10. Cinnamon (5)
  11. Co Q10 (4)
  12. Coconut Oil and Water (7)
  13. Creatine (3)
  14. DHEA (6)
  15. Drug Interactions (7)
  16. EFA, Omega-3 6 9 - Fish Oil and More (11)
  17. Glucosamine (7)
  18. Green Tea (12)
  19. Kava (4)
  20. Kombucha (5)
  21. L-Carnitine / Acetyl-L-Carnitine (4)
  22. Medicinal Mushrooms - Reishi, AHCC, and More (9)
  23. Melatonin (10)
  24. SAM-E (S-adenosylmethionine) (3)
  25. Smart Guide to Buying Herbs and Supplements (4)
  26. Supplements for Cancer (10)
  27. Tea Tree Oil (9)
  28. Vitamin E (4)
  29. Vitamins (12)
  30. Witch Hazel (8)

What is Lady's Mantle?
Learn all about lady's mantle, an herbal remedy said to ease menstrual cramps and alleviate endometriosis.

Strontium
A chemical element found in seawater, strontium shows promise for prevention and treatment of osteoporosis.

Reduce the Side Effects of Antibiotics
Tips on reducing the side effects of antibiotics, naturally.

Brown Seaweed - What are the Benefits?
Here's a look at the science behind brown seaweed, a natural substance said to promote weight loss, boost thyroid health, and fight fatigue.

Health Benefits of Cranberry
Cranberry juice and supplements may help you fend off the bacteria that can cause urinary tract infections, gum disease, and gastric cancer.

Homeopathic Remedies: The Benefits of Arnica
Often used in homeopathic medicine, arnica may help ease arthritis symptoms, lessen pain, and stop muscle soreness.

Stevia - A Natural Sugar Substitute
Get the scoop on stevia extract, a natural sugar substitute that could help satisfy your sweet tooth without bumping up your calorie intake.

Are My Supplements Safe?
Whether you're looking to manage a chronic condition or stave off a cold, there's more to choosing a supplement than simply finding a product that helps you meet your health goals. To select a supplement that's truly health-boosting, brush up on the top five safety concerns associated with supplement use.

Colloidal Silver
Hoping to fight off the flu, boost immunity, and even prevent cancer, many consumers are turning to colloidal silver. Here's a look at the science behind this supplement and its cure-all claims.

Erythritol
Learn about erythritol, a natural sugar substitute with almost zero calories.

What is Red Yeast Rice?
Red yeast rice is a supplement thought to work like the popular "statin" drugs. But is it safe? What are the side effects? Find out in this red yeast rice fact sheet.

Chromium Picolinate Side Effects
Learn about the possible side effects of chromium picolinate.

Red Yeast Rice Side Effects
Learn about the side effects of the nutritional supplement red yeast rice.

Make a Supplement Diary
A supplement diary can help you keep track of the herbs and supplements you are taking. Make a photocopy for your doctor and other health care providers so they have this information in your chart.

SAM-e a Promising Alternative Treatment for Depression
The most promising alternative treatment for depression is not a herb, hormone or vitamin. The dietary supplement S-adenosylmethionine, better known as SAM-e (pronounced sammy) is the synthetic form of a compound produced naturally in the body. Learn more about this treatment.

A - Z Herb and Vitamin Index
An A to Z index of herbs and supplements.

Polypodium Leucotomos
What is Polypodium leucotomos? Why do people use Polypodium leucotomos? What are the side effects and safety concerns?

FDA Warning on Androstenedione (Andro)
Highly Recommended. The FDA issued a warning against the supplement androstenedione, also known as andro.

Health Benefits of N-Acetylcysteine
Get the lowdown on N-acetylcysteine, a natural remedy that may boost lung health in people with respiratory problems and help with diabetes.

What are the Health Benefits of Taurine?
The possible health benefits of taurine, an amino acid available in energy drinks, include lowering your blood pressure and enhancing your heart health. But what does the research show?

Potassium Iodide - What You Need To Know
Get the scoop on potassium iodide, a dietary supplement that may help to protect the thyroid from the harmful effects of radiation.

What is Serrapeptase?
Get the scoop on serrapeptase. What is it? Why do people use it? What are the side effects and safety concerns, if any?

Cranesbill
Information about the herb cranesbill

What is Inositol?
A natural compound found in fiber-rich foods and sold in supplement form, inositol may help treat conditions ranging from panic disorder to polycystic ovary syndrome.

Glucomannan
Rich in fiber, glucomannan is said to speed up weight loss. Here, get the lowdown on whether glucomannan can help you shed pounds.

Choline
A B vitamin and essential nutrient, choline may be crucial for brain health and a sharp memory.

Benfotiamine
Studies show that this natural remedy may protect against diabetes-related health problems.

What is Orthosilicic Acid?
A natural source of silicon, orthosilicic acid may help promote bone formation and protect against aging-related bone loss.

Sulfur
Some studies suggest that sulfur-containing supplements may ease allergy symptoms, while bathing in sulfur-rich waters could provide natural arthritis relief.

What are Ceramides?
A type of fat found naturally in your skin, ceramides may help ease eczema and shield your skin from signs of aging.

Biotin for Healthy Nails
Find out about the supplement biotin, and whether it can help improve the strength of nails.

Vanadium
What is vanadium? What are the benefits of vanadium? Get the lowdown on this trace metal.

What is Rutin?
Packed with antioxidants, rutin may help treat varicose veins and protect against arthritis.

Boron
Get the lowdown on boron supplements, a natural product said to fight conditions like diabetes and high cholesterol.

Chondroitin for Arthritis
What is chondroitin sulfate? What are the benefits of using chondroitin sulfate? Get the scoop on this popular supplement, said to provide relief from osteoarthritis.

Sacha Inchi
Get the science behind sacha inchi, a natural remedy gaining popularity as a weight loss aid.

D-Mannose
Get the lowdown on D-mannose, a natural substance said to fight off urinary tract infections.

Benefits of Tamanu Oil
A natural remedy rich in essential fatty acids, tamanu oil is said to ease eczema and fight acne.

Grapefruit Seed Extract
Said to knock out bacteria, grapefruit seed extract is touted as a natural remedy for acne and athlete's foot. But research shows that many grapefruit seed extract products might contain synthetic chemicals not listed on their labels.

What is Diosmin?
A substance sourced from citrus, diosmin may help treat hemorrhoids and other vein-related health troubles.

Enhancing Health With Phyllanthus
Long used in herbal medicine, certain plants of the Phyllanthus genus may help fight kidney stones and boost liver health.

What is Ferulic Acid?
Ferulic acid is an antioxidant compound found naturally in tomatoes and sweet corn that may protect against sun damage and keep your blood pressure in check.

What is L-Cysteine?
An amino acid sold in supplement form, L-cysteine shows promise in the treatment of diabetes and inflammatory bowel disease.

What is Acacia Fiber?
Rich in soluble fiber, acacia fiber may help combat high cholesterol, manage diabetes, and shield liver health.

What are Hyaluronic Acid Supplements?
Preliminary studies show that hyaluronic acid holds promise in easing the pain of osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis in the U.S.

What is Phosphatidylserine?
A chemical essential to brain function, phosphatidylserine may help keep your mind sharp and protect against depression.

Tyrosine
Get the lowdown on supplements made with tyrosine, an amino acid said to improve memory and build endurance.

What is Oligonol?
A natural remedy extracted from lychee fruit, oligonol shows promise for promoting your body's breakdown of fat.

What is Progesterone Cream?
Get the science behind progesterone cream, a natural remedy said to soothe menopausal symptoms and protect against bone loss.

What is Lactoferrin?
A protein found naturally in the human body, lactoferrin may help boost your defense against several common infections.

What is Lithium Orotate?
Get the lowdown on lithium orotate, a dietary supplement said to fight bipolar disorder and a host of other mental-health problems.

What is Black Seed Oil?
Rich in antioxidants, black seed oil may help fight allergies and arthritis

What is Royal Jelly?
An anti-inflammatory remedy produced by bees, royal jelly may help keep your blood sugar in check and fight high blood pressure.

What are Lactase Supplements?
For people with lactose intolerance, taking lactase supplements may help the body to digest dairy without causing gas and bloating.

What is Shilajit?
A type of resin found in the Himalaya Mountains, shilajit is said to strengthen your bones, fend off Alzheimer's disease, and boost your body's resistance to stress.

Podophyllum
When applied to the skin, podophyllum may help treat warts and a common complication of HIV.

What is Cetyl Myristoleate?
A type of fatty acid sold in supplement form, cetyl myristoleate shows promise for the treatment of osteoarthritis.

Malic Acid
A natural substance sourced from apples, malic acid may boost collagen production and help with a variety of conditions such as heart disease and fibromyalgia.

What is Monolaurin?
A substance sourced from coconut oil, monolaurin shows promise as a natural means of fighting infection.

Betaine Hydrochloride
Find out more about the supplement betaine hydrochloride.

What is Ecklonia Cava?
Get the scoop on this brown algae, said to help with a variety of conditions including high cholesterol and diabetes.

What is Lumbrokinase?
An enzyme sourced from earthworms, lumbrokinase may help fight blood clots and fend off heart disease.

What is Arabinoxylan?
A compound found naturally in cereal grains, arabinoxylan may help regulate blood sugar and keep your gut happy.

Health Benefits of Biotin
Get the lowdown on biotin, a B vitamin said to speed up metabolism and help control diabetes.

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