Natural Health Supplements are products which contain vitamins, minerals, herbal extracts, amino acids (such as L-glutamine), enzymes, probiotics, etc., they are used to improve one's overall well being and prevent disease. These supplements include natural remedies for many conditions including arthritis, asthma, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, HIV/AIDS, herpes, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, Parkinson's disease, stroke, ulcers, weight loss, weight gain, etc. This article discusses five types of Natural Health Supplements commonly used today.
In general, the term “natural” refers to things that occur naturally and not manmade chemicals. In other words, natural means “not made by humans.” For example, water is considered natural, while salt is not.
Health Benefits of Natural Health Supplements
• It helps maintain healthy functioning of body tissues, organs, glands, bones, joints, muscles, skin, hair, teeth, and nails.
• It enhances energy level, improves appetite, strengthens immune system, reduces inflammation, assists detoxification process, prevents certain illnesses, etc.
• It regulates carbohydrate metabolism, aids digestion, supports liver functions, promotes proper growth of children, maintains healthy bone density, treats chronic pain, etc.
• Since it contains no toxic substances, it does not cause adverse effects. Also, it has fewer side effects than medications.