A number of nutrients may help to improve bone fracture healing. Calcium, vitamin D, magnesium and others may all provide benefits and improve the formation of bone.
Horny goat weed is a Chinese herb that shows surprising promise for treating everything from erectile dysfunction to heart disease, inflammatory conditions and cognitive decline.
Aloe has a long history of use for treating burns and wounds. However, taken internally, the gel may also provide gastrointestinal and anti-inflammatory benefits.
Vitamin C has long been considered a support for immune function. However, as the research has been somewhat mixed, it's worth reviewing to see what the latest data suggests.
Chicory is often considered an invasive weed, having become naturalized over most of the world. However, the plant appears to have some potential medical uses, from improving constipation to helping control blood sugar and lowering inflammation.
Berberine is a yellow compound isolated from a number of common herbs. The compound shows potential efficacy for helping to treat diabetes, heart disease and diarrhea.
While herbal medicine has been growing in popularity, it is often more complicated than generally realized. Numerous factors can profoundly change the efficacy of an herbal product.
Zinc is a common nutritional supplement that has documented effects on immune function. However, taking too much zinc for too long can have potentially serious side effects.
Olive leaves have been used in medicine for thousands of years. Research suggests significant benefits for heart health, blood sugar levels and some kinds of infections.
Colloidal silver is often described as a scam or as being outright dangerous. Yet a growing body of research suggests significant and medically relevant antimicrobial effects of silver nanoparticles.
Cinnamon is a pleasant tasting herb that may provide some significant benefits. The herb may help lower blood sugar, decrease inflammation and improve liver function along with having antimicrobial effects.
While you often hear claims that the dietary supplement industry is unregulated, you may be surprised to find out that the truth is more nuanced.
Stinging nettles has long been used in folk medicine and as a food source. The herb also has recent research suggesting benefits for allergies, inflammatory conditions, diabetes, hot flashes and benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Collagen is widely used as a nutritional supplement. While there is a lot of hype, the research does suggest some potential benefits.
Ginger is often associated with sweets and candy, yet the herb appears to have potential for helping with nausea, arthritis, migraines, allergies and preventing dementia.