Top 10 Natural Herbal Supplements
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
4000 mg daily for most adults not only prevents heart disease but also powerfully boosts the immune system. Omega-3 is needed to help vitamin D work in an optimal manner and, in effect, helps prevent vitamin D deficiency. Omega-3 supplementation increases the activity of white cells that gobble up dangerous bacteria. Omega-3 also protects the lungs from colds, flus and other respiratory tract infections. No doubt you have heard of the benefits of taking cod liver oil during the winter months. Interestingly enough, the major active ingredients of cod liver oil that work their magic on the immune system are vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids.
Zingiber Officinale Extract (Ginger)
Improves circulation, reducing exercise-related muscle pain by 25% (according to the University of Georgia). It’s an effective pain management alternative, also contains gingerol, which helps reduce the tissue inflammation that causes stiff and aching muscles, in addition it Provides antioxidants, which suppress cellular production of nitric oxide, that produces toxic free radicals and promotes tissue damage and inflammation
A healthy heart, an active brain, and proper muscle and nerve function are only a few of the (many) benefits of magnesium. It’s also needed to activate ATP and maintain mitochondrial health. A study of 10 postmenopausal women observed low magnesium levels directly correlated with low energy and an increased struggle to complete basic physical tasks.  The highest dietary sources of magnesium include raw spinach, pumpkin seeds, almonds, sesame seeds, beans, avocados, and quinoa. Supplementation can also help raise magnesium levels.
Korean ginseng is a well-known herbal energizer. Ginseng is an adaptogen, meaning it helps you adapt to stressful situations without crashing. It’s a stimulant free way to promote sustained energy and a feeling of balance.
Like Korean ginseng, American ginseng supports physical and mental energy, fights stress and aids immune health. Can’t pick between the two? We have a supplement that contains both!
Citrus bioflavanoids aid in the absorption of vitamins and act as important anti-oxidants. They also inhibit collagens and elastase, the enzymes responsible for the breakdown of connective tissue.
That way your joints and ligaments stay as healthy as when you were a teenager. In addition to protecting connective tissues, they also protect against free radical damage.
Green tea has been consumed for centuries, particularly in Asia, prized for its benefits in promoting heart health and preventing cancer. Recent research supports these traditional uses, as extracts of the plant (Camellia sinensis) have been shown to lower cholesterol, and tea intake has been associated with lower blood pressure.
Though the jury is still out, the majority of studies point to some cancer-prevention benefits of regular green tea consumption. Evidence is strongest, though not conclusive, for green tea and reduced risk of gastrointestinal tract, breast, lung, and prostate cancers.
Green tea extracts, which concentrate active polyphenols (a type of antioxidant), are also available and may be effective against the same complaints as the green tea beverage. Healthy adults who took a standardized green tea extract during the cold and flu season had 22.9 percent fewer illnesses lasting two or more days, and only 5.7 percent of them sought medical care, compared with 12.7 percent in the placebo group.
Gargling with a green tea extract has also been shown to enhance the efficacy of the influenza vaccine.
Vitamin D is currently being recommended as helpful for almost everything. This is because it is necessary to absorb calcium, which is necessary for every brain function. Without Vitamin D the brain cannot utilize brain hormones to increase healthy focus.
It is one of the best supplements for anxiety. Extracted from the roots of the herb, Valerian is an excellent diet supplement for anxiety because it increases the availability of GABA in the brain. Valerian also helps with insomnia and is known to have very few side effects.
Essential oils of some plants are used as anxiety busters. Oils of rose, nerolis, sandalwood, ylang-ylang, bergamot, geranium, jasmine and lavender are good for this. Lavender is the best and most common.