Described herein are a number of alternative health products – many of them compounds or vitamins isolated from plants and found naturally in foods.
Antioxidants have been popular on the alternative health supplement scene, especially with the recent interest in dietary polyphenols.
Dietary polyphenols, which can be found naturally in foods like garlic, herbs, and celery, have been associated with a number of positive results such as antiviral, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory effects.
A number of alternative products have been developed from a number of antioxidant sources such as apigenin.
Vitamin E is a lipid-soluble vitamin that has been associated with decreasing the risk of cardiovascular disease and certain cancers.
Tea polyphenols, found in black, green, and chammomile teas, have also been identified as alternative health supplements with a range of benefits, ranging from both preventative and treatment effects against a number of cancers.
A great number of alternative products have been isolated from plants, such as ginkgo biloba, kava, milk thistle (silymarin), saw palmetto, and St. John’s Wort. A number of extracts have also been implicated as a alternative health such as beta-sitosterol, butterbur, and rye grass pollen.
A section of alternative products called Probiotics have been effective in the treatment of a number of diseases, such as inflammatory bowel disease, pancreatitis, irritable bowel syndrome, liver disease, and alcoholic liver disease. This includes alternative health supplements such as pepperment oil, S-adenosylmethionine and betaine.
As we have described here, there are a number of alternative products including: herbs, supplements, and vitamins that are available on the market.
Make sure to research products that you buy for any possible side effects or drug interactions with medications that you may currently be taking.