Several studies have been conducted by reputable institutions on the following products:
Double-blind studies have shown that digestive enzymes can reduce steatorrhea associated with pancreatitis. Pain reduction has been demonstrated in some though not all double-blind studies.
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Green Tea Extract
Studies suggest that green tea extract can help treat Atherosclerosis, high cholesterol, and prevent various types of cancer. It has also been shown that green tea may help reduce inflammation, manage diabetes, treat liver disease, boost metabolism, and so forth.
Lactobacillus acidophilus is a form of probiotics with several health benefits. According to various studies, it can help prevent diarrhea, vaginal infections, and disease causing bacteria. Clinical trials suggest that it has the ability to replace intestinal bacteria destroyed by antibiotics, reduce and enhance the immune system.
Clinical studies suggest that L-Arginine is possibly effective for congestive heart failure, chest pain associated with angina pectoris, erectile dysfunction, bladder inflammation, kidney function, and immune function. It has not been proven to help prevent heart attack, though.
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/468788_3 – immunonutrition
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17457351 – coronary atherosclerosis
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/755625 – blood pressure
http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/116/2/188.long – cardiovascular function
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22763798 – blood circulation, cardivacular function
http://www.life-enhancement.com/magazine/article/617-arginine-enhances-immune-function – immune function
Rich in various chemicals including fatty acids and amino acids, Maca is known for its various benefits and widely held as a sex-enhancing root. According to a 12-week double blind placebo-controlled, randomized study, treatment with Maca improves sexual desire. Studies involving this same natural treatment have shown that it helps alleviate postmenopausal symptoms.
Various studies have shown that the use of dietary supplements can help support women’s hormonal balance and help relieve symptoms of menopause. Clinical trials of Black Cohosh extract, one of the most used natural ingredient for menopause supplements suggest that it does have the ability to reduce hot flashes, headaches, dizziness, profuse sweating, and other menopausal symptoms. Some other botanical extracts have also been effective.
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A number of clinical trials suggest that substances found in milk thistle have the ability to protect from toxins which can cause damage to the liver. It has been found to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that may help liver repair by promoting the growth of liver cells, fighting oxidation, and inhibiting inflammation.
Oil of Oregano
Although more studies have yet to be undertaken, several clinical trials suggest that Oregano oil may protect against drug resistant bacteria, and may help treat wounds and bites. While it has been found to have antioxidant properties and is widely marketed as a treatment for various conditions, the specific benefits have not yet been identified.
Various clinical studies have shown that prenatal vitamins during pregnancy provide health benefits for both moms and developing babies. Specific vitamin requirements are to be considered, however, to ensure safety and efficiency.
Extracted from seeds of the evening primrose plant, Primrose oil contains very high levels of the essential fatty acid ‘gamma-linolenic acid’ (GLA) which is also known as omega-6. Studies have shown that this natural oil has the ability to treat symptoms of skin conditions and may help treat PMS.
Randomized clinical trials have established probiotics’ ability to treat several gastrointestinal problems, help treat development of allergies in children, and urinary infections in women, and inflammatory bowel disease.
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Pycnogenol is a pine bark extract which is known to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It is used for treating several conditionos and in many supplements and cosmetic products to slow the aging process and improve the skin among others. According to studies, it has the ability to support cardiovascular health and may treat various condition sincluding allergies, circulation problems, eye conditions, etc.
Considered as the ‘new ginseng’, Rhodiola Rosea has been used for centuries as a natural herb to fight fatigue, preent infections, and enhance sexual functions. Certain studies have shown that it reduces fatigue under certain stressfull conditions and improves depression symptoms.
Vitamin B Complex
Vitamin B complex is a group of water-soluble vitamins which play a huge role in cell metabolism. It is also used for many important bodily functions. Studies also suggest that it has the ability to treat osteoarthritis, Alzheimer’s disease, migraine, depression, and PMS among others.
Vitamin E is a group of fat-soluble compounds with distinctive antioxidant properties. It is used for treating Vitamin E deficiency and is in many supplements and cosmetic products for its benefits to the skin. Studies further suggest that it may also have the ability to treat several conditions including Alzheimer’s disease and reduce arthritis pain among others.