Herbal nutrition supplement is basically a supplement or medicine that is derived from natural sources and which is intended for good health. It is widely manufactured and offered by some herbal health care centers and is now widely used by a majority of the world’s population.
Although herbal nutrition supplements are widely applied by some people, it is still important to note that herbal nutrition supplements are not at all safe and effective. Even though most of the herbal nutrition supplements are labeled as “herbal” or “natural”, it does not mean that they safe and effective. There are some findings that show how the herbal nutrition supplements affect the overall health when it is used improperly.
For that matter, it is then necessary to consult with your doctor especially in cases of some serious and chronic disorders before taking any herbal nutrition supplement. And in cases that your doctor advised you tog o ahead and take an herbal nutrition supplement, it is then a right idea to known the dos and don’ts when looking or buying for an herbal nutrition supplement.
Since the herbal nutrition supplements are not subject to some rules and regulations just like the common pharmaceutical drugs, one should therefore take time when selecting among the various available herbal nutrition products. One of the best ways to find an effective and safe herbal nutrition supplement is to ensure that the product is approved by the Pharmacopoeia (USP), Good Housekeeping Institute, and ConsumerLab. These indications of approval are very necessary to seek since there is a lack of governance over the herbal nutrition supplements.
Also important to seek is the scientifically tested products. The labels should then specify testing that has been performed on a particular herbal nutrition supplement. It is interesting to know that those that have most thorough and unbiased tests are those herbal nutrition supplements labeled as “double-blind”, “randomized” and “controlled”.
The herbal nutrition supplement must also be single herbs instead of a mixture of various herbs. This is important for identifying the source of the problem if some complications or side effects occur. Also of important consideration is the products’ clear dosage, that show the specific amount of herb contained in every dose.
Since there are some herbs that not subjected to certain standards, it is perhaps best to select an herbal nutrition supplement that is manufactured in the United States with the approvals of the USP, Good Housekeeping Institute, and ConsumerLab, to better ensure its safety and effectiveness. And products with rational claims are better than those with irrational claims. So better try to analyze the claims.