Natural remedies have become widely popular recently. Of course, you probably know that the general public loves them, but medical professionals are also showing interest. Natural supplements are one of many forms of natural remedies that have skyrocketed in use. Around $60 billion is spent annually around the world on just herbal versions of natural supplements.
Have you considered using natural supplements, but aren’t sure if they are right for you yet? Read on to find out why you should talk to your doctor about incorporating them into your lifestyle.
What are Natural Supplements?
Natural supplements refer to any dietary supplement extracted from plants, animal tissues, or some inorganic material that has not been chemically changed. You can purchase them in many forms, including pills, capsules, and powders. Natural supplements are often herbal.
1. Supplements Are Effective
Natural medicines are not a new phenomenon. Cultures around the world have recognized their value and used them for thousands of years. Many different herbs have beneficial properties. For instance, hawthorn berry extract and grape seed supplements can lower blood pressure to relieve stress. Another natural (non-herbal) supplement for high blood pressure is fish oil. The list of helpful supplements is endless, but one more example is ginger. Beyond flavoring your food, ginger can also relieve nausea, resist infection, and may even slow the spread of cancer cells .
2. Supplements Are Cheaper Than Medication
Have you ever inwardly groaned when you saw your pharmacy bill? Prescribed medications have become unbelievably expensive, even with insurance, but natural supplements, like pure CBD oil are generally cheaper than conventional medication. If you are purchasing medication monthly, talk to your doctor about natural options that will provide health benefits without breaking the bank.
3. Supplements Are Easier to Obtain
Natural supplements are also easy to find. The FDA regulates natural supplements as food rather than drugs, which makes them available over-the-counter at health food and grocery stores. Of course, that does place responsibility on you as the consumer to pay attention to what you are buying! Be sure to do some research, read the labels, and tell your doctor which supplements you intend to try.
4. Supplements Often Have Fewer Side Effects
One of the worst aspects of prescription medication is dealing with side effects. For instance, the side effects of high blood pressure medication include dizziness, fatigue, and vomiting. Medication can also mess up the body’s natural cycle. For these reasons, many doctors prefer to try natural methods before beginning a prescription medication. Natural supplements are not devoid of side effects (you should be especially careful if you are pregnant or already taking a medication), but they are less likely to induce severe side effects.
Now that you know more about the advantages of natural supplements, where should you start looking for one to try? Well, it depends on what you need. But if you’re attempting a more healthy lifestyle that changes your diet, look into paleo protein powder or perhaps a ginseng supplement for weight loss.
About The Author:
Trysh Sutton is a wife, mother, attorney, interior decorator, strategic leader and owner of Pure Path Essential Oils. She has an eye for business, innovation and perfection - and a desire to help her family, her friends and herself live a healthy and happy life.