Biologically-based Therapy

Biologically-based alternative medicines use elements derived from nature including vitamins, minerals, plant-based elements, proteins, herbal, supplements, megavitamin, amino acids, herbs, fatty acids, animal-based extracts, prebiotics, probiotics, whole diets and more. Biologically-based medicine is thought to help facilitate better health by using the biological compounds found in these elements. An example of biologically-based medicine would be using a rhino’s horn to treat cancer. There is not very much substantial evidence to show that biologically-based medicine works, but some believers swear that it has helped cure them of ailments.

Dietary Supplements

Dietary Supplements

Most adults in the United States take dietary supplements, whether once a day or when they feel they need to for specific issues. Dietary supplements may include vitamins, essential oils, herbal extracts, minerals, amino acids, and enzymes, among other products. They may come in the form of capsules, tablets, powders, palatable energy bars or drinks, as well as in liquid form. Some of the most...

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Herbal Supplements

Herbal Supplements

Plants have been used for health purposes for thousands of years. Today, many Americans choose to take nutritional supplements in the form of herbs or botanicals in order to maintain health. Advertisements for certain herbal supplements may claim to improve memory, immune system functioning, digestion, sleep, or libido. While some herbal supplements actually work, it is important to be critical...

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Megavitamin Therapy

Megavitamin Therapy

Megavitamin therapy involves taking a large dose of a specific vitamin or mineral, often much more than the recommended daily allowance (RDA). In certain cases, patients take up to ten times the recommended amount. The dose varies according to the type of vitamin, as some vitamins are known to have toxic effects on the body when ingested in large quantities. Megavitamin therapy is thought to...

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