DrugNatural.com Health Supplement Blog
Learn about how our health supplements can help you.
Return to Storefront

Health Supplement Articles Blog

  • Calcium and Vitamin D Supplements 

    Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body. It has long been recognized that calcium is essential for maintaining strong and healthy bones and teeth. Further medical studies indicate that calcium may also be essential for nerve impulse…

  • Calcium and Magnesium Supplements 

    Proper calcium absorption is crucial in maintaining strong bones and teeth, but also for preventing health problems such as arthritis and osteoporosis. Magnesium plays an important role in the body's ability to properly absorb calcium. However, a…

  • Clues to Curbing Obesity Found in Neuronal ‘Sweet Spot’ 

    Preventing weight gain, obesity, and ultimately diabetes could be as simple as keeping a nuclear receptor from being activated in a small part of the brain, according to a new study by Yale School of Medicine researchers. Published in the…

  • Calcium Absorption 

    Most of us only consume half of the calcium that our body needs. In addition, most of us are unaware that there are numerous factors that either inhibit or contribute to our body's calcium absorption. First, we must understand how the body absorbs…

  • Borage Seed Oil 

    Borage seed oil comes from the borage plant (Borago officinalis), which has been recognized for its healing properties for centuries. Modern science believes that the plant's seed oil presents more medicinal qualities than the plant itself because…

  • Body Detoxification Products 

    The constant exposure to environmental pollutants, as well as poor diet and exercise practices can lead to an over-congestion of toxins within our bodies. High levels of toxicity can cause cell degeneration and organ failure. There are numerous ways…

  • Body Cleansing and Detoxification 

    It is pretty much impossible to completely avoid toxin exposure. We come in contact with toxins on a daily basis, just in our surrounding environment alone. In addition, to external sources such as environmental pollutants, chemicals and medicines,…

  • Biotin Supplements 

    Biotin is present in our skin, hair, nerves and bone marrow. Biotin is a Vitamin B that is needed for the formation of fatty acids and glucose, which are essential for the production of energy in our body. Biotin gets its name from the Greek word…

  • Vitamin D Megadoses Safe in Frail Elderly 

    Elderly patients in assisted living are known to be at risk of having low vitamin D levels because of their comorbidities, reduced exposure to sunlight, and limited intake from food sources. Some studies have shown that giving vitamin D can reduce…

  • Acetaminophen Fails in Back Pain Trial 

    In the study funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia and GlaxoSmithKline Australia, the researchers found that the use of acetaminophen for acute low-back pain was no more effective than placebo, with similar times to…

  • Hotter Weather Linked to Kidney Stones 

    As temperatures increased above 50°F (10°C) in several large U.S. cities, risk of kidney stones also increased significantly researchers said. A study of 60,433 privately insured patients funded by NIH across five cities -- Atlanta, Chicago,…

  • Yogurt Could Lower Your Blood Pressure: New Study 

    We all have heard that eating probiotics - "good" bacteria – keeps us healthy by aiding digestion, intestinal function and protecting against harmful bacteria. But the new research published in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension…

  • Benefits of L Glutamine 

    Glutamine is an Amino acid and although it is considered nonessential amino acid because it is produced by the muscles in our body. Over 60% of skeletal muscles of our body are Glutamine. It is viewed as one of the most important amino acids for…

  • Benefits of Folic Acid 

    Folic acid, sometimes called folacin or folate, is one of the B vitamins, and it plays a vital role in cellular function and repair. Folic acid deficiency is common and supplemental use is often needed. Since folic acid is water soluble, any excess…

  • Benefits of Cranberry Juice 

    Do little Cranberries offer such major health benefits? Cranberry is a relatively small, red berry which grows on low-creeping vines with slender stems in certain regions of the United States, Canada and other parts of the world. Cranberry is a…

  • Benefits of Biotin 

    The importance of biotin is often overlooked or underrated simply because most of us have not heard about what it is or the health benefits the micronutrient provides. Biotin is a member of the B-complex vitamins family. It is water soluble and…

  • Benefits of Beta Carotene 

    One of the best-known carotenoids is beta carotene. Carotenoids are red, yellow and orange pigments that provide the color to numerous fruits and vegetables, and they are fat soluble nutrients with antioxidant properties. When beta carotene enters…

  • Benefits of Antioxidants 

    The number one benefit offered by antioxidants is that they slow down the chemical process of oxidation. Oxidation occurs in the body when free radicals steal electrons from our healthy cells. Oxidative stress can further be stimulated by our…

  • A Natural Way to Lower Cholesterol  

    Results of 2 recent clinical trials have raised serious questions about the medical practices established over many years that lowering cholesterol by any means is beneficial. Instead of taking this risky route for lowering cholesterol why not…

  • Strengthen body's immune system Fight HIV and Slow Aging Process 

    A new (2008) UCLA AIDS Institute study has found that a chemical from the Astragalus root, frequently used in Chinese herbal therapy, may help in the fight against HIV and raises the possibility of slowing the aging process in other parts of our…

  • Strengthen body's immune system and its antioxidant capability with Astragalus 

    Astragalus (Astragalus membranaceus) is a large genus of over 2500 perennial flowering species of herbs and small shrubs, belonging to the subfamily Faboideae of the legume family Fabaceae (the pea family). The genus, commonly known as milk-vetch…

  • Ascorbic Acid Powder 

    Ascorbic acid is a form of pure vitamin C that is a water soluble, white, crystalline found in green vegetables and citrus fruits. Vitamin C provides numerous health benefits, and if we are deficient in this powerful antioxidant, many health…

  • Antioxidant Vitamins 

    Daily activities in our lives such as eating, breathing, walking require our body to consume oxygen and create oxidation, that is, produce free radicals that instead of circling around nucleus of atom careen through cells in our body and inflict…

  • Antioxidant Dietary Supplements 

    Millions of processes are occurring within the human body at all times. These processes derive their energy from the nutrients in the food you eat and oxygen you breathe from the air. Our body utilizes oxygen to help its immune system combat…

  • Amino Acids Supplements 

    Amino acid is any one of a class of simple organic compounds containing carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, and in some cases sulfur. Amino acids are biochemical building blocks. They form short polymer chains called peptides polypeptides which in…

  • Meditation is … Life Enhanced II 

      Last month, in the first part of this 2-part series, we discussed how meditation enhances life. This month, let us see how meditation enhances brain development and help us achieve higher grades in school, better career advancement and…

  • Do You Know if You Bought Paraben Today? 

    Parabens are a class of chemicals used as an inexpensive preservative in cosmetics, food and pharmaceuticals. The use in personal care products is widespread and can be found in shampoos, laundry detergents and deodorants. Methylparaben, butylparaben…

  • How the Immune System is Affected by Drug-Induced Nutrient Depletion 

    Lipitor, Atenolol, Lisinopril...if you are over 60 years old there is a very good chance that you are currently taking, or have taken one of these medications. You could also be taking aspirin, Propranolol, Metoprolol, Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ);…

  • Immune Support Game Changers for Kids: L. Acidophil Usand B., Lactis 

    While we are beginning to understand the influence of probiotic microbes, our level of current knowledge is most likely only the tip of the iceberg. We know that probiotic bacteria and yeasts provide support to our digestive tract and help us break…

  • Easy Immune Support for the Whole Family 

    The frequency of colds and flus begin to increase in fall. Regardless of whether you or kids spend time indoor or outdoor we all seem more susceptible to catching the latest bug. Consider incorporating herbs and nutrients in sneaky and simple ways…

  • Inflammatory Skin Conditions 

    Inflammatory skin conditions are chronic skin ailments that can cause dry, itchy patches. These patches are generally uncomfortable and itchy, and may cause both physical and mental discomfort. The scratching that results may cause skin infections,…

  • Upper Respiratory Tract Infections and Endurance Athletes 

    The general thought is endurance exercise leads to the depression of the immune system for a period of time following the activity. There are many reasons and theories behind why this occurs, but ultimately the surface has only been scratched…

  • Chinese Herbal Medicine and Auto-Immunity 

    The ancient Chinese medical practitioners were very proficient at tracking case outcomes over time; this led to long clinical histories in treating various symptom pictures that are now identified in the West as named disorders. One example of this…

  • The Thymus Gland and Type 1 Diabetes 

    The thymus gland is most active during early life, playing a critical role in the development of a child's immune system before birth and for some time thereafter. Usually by the age of two, the thymus gland has reached its maximum size with the…

  • Parkinson's: L-Dopa Edges Out Other Drugs 

    A recent large clinical trial conducted by Richard Gray, MA, MSc, of the University of Oxford in England, and colleagues gave a small edge to levodopa over dopamine agonists and monoamine oxidase B (MAO-B) inhibitors as initial therapy in Parkinson's…

  • Children’s Health 

    Children have very unique nutritional needs. It is very important to ensure that the proper nutrients are in place for healthy cells to develop and for their body grow. Childhood health is the blueprint for the individual's health for the future.…

  • Senior Health 

    Your nutritional requirements changes throughout your life. Some of the changes relate to normal aging, lifestyle changes (i.e., less activity) and medical conditions. It is important for you to be aware of your nutritional status as you progress…

  • Men's Health and CoQ10 

    Just like women, men have unique nutritional needs and health risks. As men progress through adulthood, their nutritional needs change. Most men will benefit from regular supplementation with multivitamin and fish oil. The multivitamin is especially…

  • Woman's Health: Critical Role of Supplements 

    Women have unique nutritional needs and  although, some nutrients are essential throughout their lifespan, their nutritional needs vary greatly depending on their age. These include some foundational vitamins and minerals, such as in an age-appropri…

  • Omega-3 Fatty Acid and Cardiovascular Disease  

    A meta-analysis of 20 randomized controlled trials that included 68,680 patients on varying doses of omega-3 fatty acids measured all-cause mortality and incidence of fatal and nonfatal cardiovascular events. In the pooled analysis, the total…

  • Optimizing Testosterone Levels in Aging Men 

    As men age, decreasing levels of testosterone can have widespread effects throughout the body. They may suffer from fatigue, a decrease in sexual performance, decreased sex drive, reduced strength, poor sleep, emotional instability, breast enlargemen…

  • Getting Essential Nutrients to the Brain 

    Typically people think of supplement quality as being free of contaminants. But supplement quality extends beyond that-into formulating products will be effective, consistently potent and precisely uniform in contents. For products intended to…

  • Adaptogens: Herbs for a Vibrant Life - Especially for Seniors 

    We are exposed to many stresses throughout the day, both physiological and psychological, which can have a profound impact on our health. Seniors face an even greater cumulative stress exposure, having often endured a stressful lifestyle for many…

  • Acidophilus Benefits 

    The full Latin name for Acidophilus is Lactobacillus acidophilus which means acid loving bacteria, bacteria that thrive in acidic conditions. There are about 400 different types of such bacteria. These are good and friendly bacteria unlike bacteria…

  • Turmeric for Osteoarthritis  

    This week in rheumatology researchers from around the world reported on the use of curcuminoids for osteoarthritis, autoantibody monitoring for drug-induced lupus, and a rare vasculitis in children. Curcuminoids, the bioactive components of the…

  • Testosterone's Effect on the Skin 

    As men age, the appearance of the skin becomes more of a concern. Supporting appropriate testosterone levels is one strategy that may go a long way to help this age-related change. Young males generally have soft, clear skin until puberty…

  • Integrative Mental Health  

    The following chart shows an integrative approach to a good mental health by taking Pure Encapsulations products Dopa Plus, SeroPlus and NeuroPure:     Tags: mental health, dopamine, mental function, mental sharpness,…

  • 17,000 proteins mapped in human body 

    BANGALORE: For the first time in the world, a group of Indian scientists working in Bangalore, along with their American counterparts, have mapped more than 17,000 proteins in 30 organs of the human body. Just like the human genome was sequenced…

  • Dynamics of Mental Health 

    Mental health is an important dimension of health because the state of mind affects its physiological processes. Mental health is not mere absence of psychological diseases but the balanced development of individual's personality and emotional…

  • Are You Physically Healthy? 

    World Health Organization (WHO) has defined health as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being of a person and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. Yet most people focus on improving physical health while neglecting the…

  • Positive Health 

    You wonder, you have heard about good health and bad health but what is this positive health? Well, good health is a result of positive health. Health is a resource which can be generated and maintained with the help of healthy lifestyle or can…

  • Meditation is … Life Enhanced I 

    In the previous article, Take Care of Your Self Holistically, we discussed three elements of holistic care of your self. Meditation is so crucial and intertwined with our life that we will discuss it in a series of two monthly articles; this is the…

  • Female Hormonal Imbalance 

    The human hormonal system works like an orchestra with the body's digestive and detoxification systems, as such issues in one frequently reflects on the performance of the another. Most female hormone problems are brought on by years of poor quality…

  • Take Care of Your Self Holistically 

      Have you taken time out to take care of yourself today? Know that if you don't prioritize taking care of yourself, your self will be taking care of you! Your lack of care for you will manifest itself in small ways at first – in the form…

  • Can Diet Improve Teen’s Facial Skin? 

    Teens with skin problems face the challenge of living with critical peers in addition to their teens' relationships, their hormones, and often on their skin. Every teen will get the occasional zit, but for some teens, acne is a chronic skin…

  • Impact of Oral Health on General Health 

    Our smile represents us, and a smile is an expression of who we are. It is important we take care of our teeth as well as our gums, and in fact our entire mouth. Brushing, flossing and nutrition are well-established practices of healthy oral hygiene…

  • Glutathione and the Liver 

    Glutathione is the primary antioxidant produced by the human body, also known as the 'master antioxidant' that acts as a defense against oxidative stress and a range of diseases from neurodegenerative diseases, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, cystic fibrosis,…

  • Rebuilding Bones with Tocotrienols 

    Osteoporosis is not merely a loss of bone structure and strength but also a loss of minerals for body as well as red and white blood cells as our bones are a storehouse for them. The level of C-reactive protein, a sensitive marker of systemic…

  • How to Prepare for Preservation of Cognitive Function During Old Age  

    According to Alzheimer's Disease International, worldwide dementia cases estimated at 44 million in 2013 will triple by the year 2050 to 135 million. Cognitive decline is a major concern for many aging adults. This future epidemic is haunting adults…

  • Environmental Estrogens and Health 

    Estrogen is important for both men and women. In women, estrogen is responsible for growth and development, reproduction, sexual characteristics, fat distribution and libido. Estrogen also plays a role in several physiological processes in both…

  • Healing Abilities of Curcumin 

    Curcumin is a daily affair with people of India. One dish or another in every meal in India contains curcumin. Curcumin has been a cooking rhythm of India for thousands of years. It has also been used in traditional Indian Ayurvedic medicines which…

  • Estrogen Balancing with Indolplex 

      Estrogen is critical for normal growth and development. However excess estrogen and metabolic byproducts increase the risk of several conditions and cancers in both men and women. Support optimal gastrointestinal health by taking good…

  • Glucosamine and Chondroitin Supplements 

    I have been hot on the weight loss trail trying to drop 20 lbs by spring. As I previously mentioned in the post Niacin for Cholesterol, I was recently prescribed a high cholesterol drug and that really started my retrospective inventory of healthy…