Wellness: Herbs, Vitamins and Minerals
February 22, 2007 7:43pm CST
Over the past 25 years, the role of nutrition has become a focal point for people looking to improve their body's physical performance, to maintain body wellness, and to prevent diet-related diseases. The following are some herbs, vitamins, and minerals recommended for the active lifestyle: * Performance enhancer--Co-enzyme Q 10, Ginseng (do not use if you have high blood pressure), vitamins C, E, and B12. * Fat metabolism--Creatine and chromium. * Inflammation--Cayenne, Devil's Claw, Evening Primrose Oil, Feverfew, Enchinacea, and Golden Seal. * Muscle spasms and joint pain--St. John's Wort and calcium. * Insulin production and blood sugar levels--Fenugreek and Chromium picolinate. * Aches and pains from overexertion--White willow. * Fatigue--Ginseng (do not use if you have high blood pressure), Natural Energy, Olive Leaf--Olea europa. * High blood pressure--Garlic and Co-enzyme A 10. * Physical conditioning--Ginseng (do not use if you have high blood pressure) and horsetail. It is always important to check with your primary physician before adding supplements to your diet.
• United States
23 Feb 07
I have never really thought too much about my health until the past two years ...now with a two year old i need to ..I want to see her graduate ...lol I did purchase a bottle of vitaimins to start taking but they make me get an upset stomach ...I see that a couple of these herbs and vitamins are not reccommended if you have high blood pressure ...just wonder if I could take the ginseng for myself to have more energy without upset stomach ... makes me want to look into it more and find out thanks for this discussion ... :D