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Herbs, Vitamins & Supplements 

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  • All

    Not sure whether your supplement is a vitamin, a hormone, or something else? Click here for a complete list of all dietary supplements in our nutritional database.

  • Amino Acids

    Amino acids are available individually, in combinations, or as part of a multivitamin. A balanced diet, however, should provide adequate amounts of all the amino acids you need.

  • Herbs

    Medicinal herbs are widely used, although scientific research is often scant on their effectiveness and safety. Look here for information on more than 30 herbs, from alfalfa to valerian.

  • Minerals

    Your body needs two types of minerals: macrominerals and trace minerals. How much calcium do you need? Zinc? Copper? Iron? You'll find recommendations here on safe daily intake.

  • Other

    Is it safe to take shark cartilage? What is flaxseed good for? Can bone meal help you sleep better? Can dolomite be used for a bladder infection? You'll find the answers here.

  • Vitamins

    The alphabet soup of vitamins – A, B, C, D, E, and K – also includes more exotic-sounding substances like biotin, pyridoxine, and pantothenic acid. This section gives you the lowdown on what you need for good health.