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Herbal Supplements

Go or not herbal, that is the question ...

It's a possibility very difficult these days with so many choices in health care herbal. Many people today are turning to "organic" and "natural" also known as grass. The growing popularity of herbal supplements has created a new fad if not a health lifestyle. But before joining the bandwagon, here are some things you need to know about it, "green" dietary supplementing machine.

What is the difference between a drug and a dietary supplement?

According to the definition of all the food and drug administrations in different countries, drugs are chemicals that can prevent, prolong life, treat other effects of a health condition, improve the quality of life and / or cure ailments and diseases, or alter the function of any part or chemicals inside the body. These drugs have approved therapeutic claims. For example, paracetamol is a drug to lower body temperature in fever. Ascorbic acid is indicated for the treatment of scurvy. Iron supplements are given to treat mild cases of anemia.

Herbal supplements are not classified as drugs but as dietary supplements. The main difference is that no therapeutic claims have been approved contrary to the case of drugs. Moreover, dietary supplements or may contain vitamins, minerals, herbs, or amino acids, all aimed at enhancing or supplementing the diet of an individual. They are not intended to be taken only as a substitute for any food or medicine.

Most of the drugs manufactured now have once came from animals and plants. Through the years, chemists isolated the life-saving or life-curing components and separated them from the harmful. This led to the development of research on drugs and more drugs that lead to the production of a different variety of drugs for many diseases and conditions from synthetic sources. But we still have semi-synthetic drugs and drugs that the composition more or less approximate more natural. Because herbal supplements are made from a mixture of crude herbs reduced into powder or gel form, and then packaged as tablets and capsules, there is the possibility of life threatening or at least body chemistry that alter the components are present, hence the expression of concern from the medical community.

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4 comments:

Victor said...

For me, herbal supplements are the most effective ones. Thanks for sharing your thoughts about Vitamins.

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