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Ray Sahelian, M.D. is the bestselling author of Mind Boosters, The Stevia Cookbook and several other books (more than 1,000,000 copies sold). See Bio. He is also an expert herbal product formulator with such popular formulas as Mind Power Rx, Passion Rx, Eyesight Rx, Prostate Power Rx, Joint Power Rx, and others.
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There are more than 2000 pages on this site and not all of them are listed below. If you don't find what you are looking for in the alphabetical index when you scroll down, just go to your favorite search engine and type sahelian followed by a space and then the name of a supplement or topic.

Note: My research staff and I do our best to constantly update this site as new information becomes available. This website is a work in progress and the information changes with time, sometimes almost daily. I am not always right. Check back again for future additions and changes.

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Receive a FREE sample, 6 capsules, of Passion Rx a wonderful herbal formula created for natural sexual enhancement in men and women. The majority of users notice a benefit within two to three days.

Mind Power Rx for optimal brain function, alertness, focus, and clarity of thinking. The mental effects are often noticed the same day after taking one capsule. There are ways to improve memory with several dietary supplements. Free samples are available at Physician Formulas website. Try some.

Diet Rx is a formula with more than 20 ingredients that works the first day to reduce your appetite so you eat less. Most users report that they lose the urge to overeat and have less interest in eating desserts. Diet Rx also provides a pleasant energy increase so you want to be more active and use up more calories. Free sample bottle of 15 capsules is available. Try them for a few days.


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Additional popular all natural products:
Joint Power Rx for joint health with glucosamine, chondroitin, msm, cmo, cat's claw, devil's claw, turmeric, and boswellia. As we age our joints begin to degenerate and certain natural supplements that are included in Joint Power Rx could help slow this process. Osteoarthritis is a common condition that occurs with aging. What can be done to help reduce symptoms?

Prostate Power Rx with saw palmetto, pygeum and several herbs involved in prostate health. Prostate Power Rx also has beta sitosterol and lycopene. In terms of prostate health and enlargement, what are the latest findings on the role of food, diet, and lifestyle factors that influence the gland? Do you really need a PSA test?

MultiVit Rx is a high quality daily vitamin, mineral and nutrient that provides a sense of enhanced energy and improved wellbeing the very first day of use.

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We suggest you consult with your health care provider to find out what supplements are right for you. Even natural remedies can at times have serious side effects especially in combination with prescription medications or in those with unstable medical conditions.

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Index of Herbs, Supplements, and Natural Therapies

The following information has been gathered over many years and is frequently updated based on the very latest scientific studies. It is not meant to replace your doctor's advice. The statements on this website have not been evaluated by the FDA. This information is not complete and is likely to change as more research is published.
   There are more than 2000 pages on this site and only a few hundred are listed here. If you don't find an herb, supplement, or topic you are looking for, use a search engine: google, yahoo or bing. For instance you can google my last name followed by the keyword you are searching.


5-HTP serotonin precursor involved in mood, appetite, impulse control, and relaxation. Could it be an alternative to Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft, and other SSRI antidepressant medications?
Acai berry mentioned on Oprah, do not believe the weight loss scam promotions. It does have many healthy substances and is a healthy addition to one's diet.
Acetylcholine memory neurotransmitter, levels can be increased with the use of choline and cdp-choline.
Acetyl l-carnitine is involved in brain energy metabolism and improves mental function... does it have anti-aging properties? This brain booster is found in Mind Power Rx formula.
Acetylcysteine antioxidant protects the liver from toxins and drugs, for instance acetaminophen overdose.
Acne a blemish on dermatologists... diet advice may have been wrong for decades. Are there foods that can reduce the inflammation of the skin?
ADHD are there natural stimulants that can replace Adderall, Concerta, and Ritalin?
AHCC immune-support mushroom extract used in cancer treatment.
Allergy practical and natural suggestions provided for symptom reduction, do herbal remedies help reduce allergy symptoms?
Alpha lipoic acid powerful antioxidant and useful for a person with diabetes. Find out about the important R form of lipoic acid.
Alzheimer's disease are some supplements as helpful as pharmaceutical drugs?
Amazon herbs from the rainforest, undiscovered healing plants await hidden in the deep jungle
Amino acids -- are individual amino acid supplements useful, and which conditions can they benefit?
Amla Ayurvedic herb used for blood sugar and cholesterol management.
Andrographis immune herb for the common cold and viruses.
Antioxidants should you take any?Wwill they slow aging? What is the right dosage and how often?
Anxiety don't worry... mother nature has an herb for you to help you relax and ease tension.
Aphrodisiac natural herbs and nutrients that really work! These aphrodisiac herbs may take a couple of days to start being effective, unlike Viagra, Cialis, and Levitra which work the same day but have more side effects.
Arginine nitric oxide producing amino acid, does it help with blood pressure or heart disease? Is it effective as a treatment for erectile dysfunction?
Arjuna ancient heart helper.
Arrhythmia heart palpitations, cardiac arrhythmia, there are ways to reduce your risk and thus avoiding the use of dangerous prescription medications.
Arthritis natural alternatives to Motrin, Aleve, and other medications. What about the benefits of glucosamine, chondroitin, CMO, curcumin, boswellia, or a combination formula such as Joint Power Rx?
Artichoke leaf extract health benefit for cholesterol.
Ashwagandha laid-back Ayurvedic lovemaking, found in Passion Rx, also a good antioxidant and it helps with relaxation.
Asparagus extract supplement is being studied as a liver protector against alcohol and toxins
Astaxanthin one of the important carotenoid antioxidants, what is the right dosage? Some claim it helps with vision, eyesight improvement, joint aches, skin health, preventing sunburn... are these claims true?
Asthma breathe a clear sigh of relief with natural remedies, ways to decrease inflammation so you can improve your lung function.
Astragalus immune system support herbal pills
Athlete's foot there's hope and a possible cure, if you are patient and continue the treatment for a prolonged period.
Autism some dietary options are worth a try although this is a very difficult condition to treat and I do not have a miracle cure
Ayurvedic herbs used for hundreds or thousands of years by Ayurvedic doctors who have gathered enormous herbal medical knowledge.

More pages that start with the letter A include: 5 alpha-reductase, abuta, acacia gum, acamprosate, Accutane, ace inhibitor, acerola, acetaminophen, achiote, acromegaly, acrylamide, actinic keratosis, Actonel, acupuncture...

Sometimes people assume because a product is natural, it is also safe. Some of these natural compounds can have potential side effects and they can interact with prescription medications.

Bacopa monnieri, Ayurvedic brain support herb for mental enhancement and memory
Banaba plant from the Philippines for blood sugar management
Benfotiamine supplement health benefit
Beta glucan for immune system support
Bilberry has powerful anthocyanins
Bipolar disorder balancing the ups and downs
Black cohosh for menopause
Boswellia for arthritis and inflammation reduction
Breast cancer natural ways to prevent or treat, plus a discussion of mammography testing and frequency of mammograms
Butterbur has been studied in allergy, asthma, and migraine headache
B vitamins the Bs get an A, a review of thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, and others

Why do you recommend taking a "vitamin supplement holiday" periodically? After all, we continue to take in vitamins daily from our food without apparent harm?
    We ingest quite a variety of vitamins and minerals through our diet, often in small, well balanced proportions. Many multivitamin supplements have high amounts of certain vitamins and minerals and not necessarily in the same balance the body is used to through foods. Hence, to be cautious, I find a reasonable approach is to take breaks. Other doctors or scientists certainly have different opinions.

Calcium how much do you need? High dosages, such as 800 to 1,500 mg were recommended by doctors for many decades to women with osteoporosis, but it is possible that high amounts could lead to damage to blood vessels or increase the risk for heart attack. Limit daily intake from supplements to no more than 400 to 600 mg a day.
Cancer natural steps to reduce the severity of this serious disease or perhaps reduce the incidence.
Caralluma extract appetite suppressant, does this succulent supplement help you lose weight?
Carnitine energy booster, helps fight fatigue
Carnosine anti-aging nutrient?
Cataract an ounce of prevention is worth a lens of cure
Cat's claw anti-inflammatory herb used in arthritis
Catuaba coitus catalyst found in Passion Rx
CDP-Choline / citicoline, sharpen your mind
Chaste berry for PMS in women... and relief for men :)
Chinese herbs and their potential as treatment for various medical conditions
Chlorella health benefit
Cholesterol Natural ways to lower cholesterol levels with dietary supplements and the possible avoidance of statin medications which can cause muscle damage.
Choline memory nutrient
Chondroitin cartilage extract for arthritis
Chromium helpful mineral in diabetes
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome mystery gradually being understood better
Chrysin is a flavonoid
Cinnamon, does it help with blood sugar control?
Colostrum immune enhancer
CMO for joint pain, short for cetyl myristoleate
Common Cold practical tips to reduce the severity and frequency of winter misery
Constipation is there an "empty colon" to "happy brain" connection?
Co Q10 for heart, energy, antioxidant
Coral Calcium do scientists approve? Shall we hail... OK Coral?!
Cordyceps famous fungus
Creatine for big muscles; look good in the mirror, impress your friends, partner... and yourself
Crohn's disease alternative treatment
Curcumin cure-all curry compound

An updated Dietary Guidelines for Americans singled out 10 nutrients that Americans may be missing. They include calcium, vitamin D, potassium, fiber, vitamins A, C, E and K, along with choline and magnesium.

Damiana Mexican passion plant?
Deer antler velvet Lapp dance enhancer?
Depression move aside, Prozac...mood lifters without a prescription
DHEA and 7-Keto-DHEA educate yourself before use
Diabetes it's not healthy to be too sweet
Diet do you have the will power? Diet Rx may help you decrease your appetite.
Digestive enzymes and their health benefits
Diindolylmethane appears to have anti cancer potential
DMAE focus your brain, a well-known mind/memory booster
DMG mind and sex booster
Dopamine the libido neurotransmitter

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Echinacea common cold helper? jury hasn't made the decision: they're out sick
EGCG the green tea extract, known as epigallocatechin gallate
Eggplant extract, what does the research say regarding the benefits?
Enzymes and their benefits
Epimedium is an herb that can improve sexual function
Estrogen alternative using natural hormones or herbal supplements
Eurycoma Asian aphrodisiac in Passion Rx
Evening primrose I still prefer fish oils
Eyesight article reveals little known secrets on how to naturally improve your vision
Eye disorders and natural treatment

Fatigue don't give up, energy is a renewable resource
Female Libido surpass your boyfriend's or husband's libido within a few days
Fenugreek may help with sugar balance
Feverfew for migraine
Fibromyalgia natural options could relieve pain
Fish oils for heart, blood vessels, eyes, inflammation, and....
Flavonoids good news: there's plenty in dark chocolate!!
Flaxseed sprinkle some on your favorite vegetable soup
Forskolin smooth muscle operator
Fo-ti herb, does it help with hair growth?
Fruit supplements, extracts and juice health benefit

GABA does it cross the blood brain barrier?
Galantamine for Alzheimer's disease, also available as a prescription medication
Genistein soy phytoestrogen
Ginger more than a sushi garnish
Ginkgo biloba respected mind booster known in China for millennia
Ginseng one billion Chinese can't be wrong!
Glaucoma eye condition, are there alternative treatment methods?
Glucomannan fiber for constipation and maybe weight control
Glucosamine for arthritis... to begin, lob your Tylenol bottle in the trash can... and the Vioxx
Glutamine may be helpful in those with cancer and HIV
Glutathione learn how to make more of your own body's antioxidant
Glyconutrients
sweet talk has not yet convinced me
Goji berry a rising berry superstar
Good Night Rx relax in the evening and have a deeper sleep.
Gout it's the beef, pork, lamb, and seafood
Graviola Amazonian fruit cancer fighter?
Grape seed immune enhancer, may help venous insufficiency
Green tea a cup a day keeps the doctor away
Guggul for cholesterol... but controversial

Hair why can't men be more like women? Are there any herbal hair growth stimulants?
Happiness take a One-Minute Happiness Quiz and find out how happy you are
Headache get to the source
Heart disease prevention and treatment with vitamins, herbs, and supplements
Heart failure  beyond drugs -- coQ10, carnitine, hawthorn
Hepatitis A, B and C a few natural options and ways to reduce symptoms of liver dysfunction
Herb information and natural herbal treatments and remedies
HGH human growth hormone -- Honey, I shrunk my wallet!
HIV human immunodeficiency virus -- hopeful anti-viral herbs
Homocysteine unpopular words: high cholesterol, high homocysteine, high blood pressure, highjack
Hoodia skinny Kalahari Bushmen may be on to something
Hormones benefits and risks, a list of natural hormones and their physiological functions and role in metabolism
Horny goat weed herb, will it make you horny, too?
Huperzine A Chinese club moss for memory and Alzheimer's disease treatment
Hyaluronic acid joint helper -- but does it also work by the oral route?
Hypertension
deflate the pressure

Immune system more complicated than you can imagine--nutrients and herbs to the rescue
Inositol may be helpful in some psychiatric conditions
Inulin prebiotic fiber has numerous health benefits
IP-6 anti-cancer properties look good in lab studies
Irritable bowel syndrome and natural ways to treat this condition

Kava palm trees and coconuts on the beach... South Pacific style
Krill oil as beneficial as fish oils?
Kudzu old Chinese remedy for excessive enjoyment of alcohol

Libido enhancement bring back your "teenage" passion.... within 48 hours...
LJ100 is a highly concentrated tongkat ali extract. that can be effective as a sexual enhancer within a few days or sooner
Longevity suggestions for a longer life, role of diet and food selection
Lupus fish oils may be helpful and review of additional natural therapy options
Lutein is found is Eyesight Rx, a potent vision enhancer, this carotenoid, along with zeaxanthin, is found in the retina of the eye and helps with visual acuity
Lycopene tomato antioxidant

Maca erotic Incan herb from the high Andes which has become quite popular as a treatment for sexual dysfunction and is being studied to determine if it can be of benefit in women during or after menopause.
Macular degeneration save your eyesight with antioxidants, review of the role of omega-3 oils, lutein, and other natural dietary pills
Magnesium mineral supplement has benefit in the treatment of certain heart rhythm disturbances
Mangosteen has potent xanthones that have in vitro anti-cancer activity
Melatonin dreams like you've never dreamed!
Menopause herbal alternatives... the controversy continues ad infinitum
Milk thistle is often prescribed to those with liver problems since it has a substances, such as silymarin, that has benefits to the hepatic system
MSM so much said when so little is known, this applies to a number of natural supplements
Mucuna Pruriens the dopamine dealer
Muira puama Brazilian jungle passion
Mushroom extracts have interesting medicinal uses, common medicinal mushrooms include agaricus, cordyceps, maitake, and reishi.

Nattokinase blood clot dissolver. Does it have adverse effects when combined with aspirin, Coumadin, or natural blood thinners?
Natural Sex Boosters self-explanatory, a book that reviews aphrodisiac plants and supplements that can improve your overall sexual pleasure and performance
NADH the dopamine connection: mind and sex booster
Nitric oxide neurotransmitter and blood vessel dilator
Noni blend a healthy Tahitian smoothie

Would it be of benefit to open capsules and crush all tablets to maximize absorption of supplements or is this overkill?
   As a general rule this is not necessary but each capsule or tablet from different manufacturers is different and each person has a different absorption ability. Some people take several supplements or combinations that are excessive, or high dosages may interact negatively with certain prescription medications they are taking, so even if a little less is absorbed by not opening certain capsules or crushing certain tablets, perhaps the resulting potential lesser absorption is desirable. Overall though, for practical purposes, it is not necessary to open capsules or crush tablets unless the supplement is required in high dosages to treat a particular medical condition and the patient has difficulty with stomach acid production or has a history of intestinal malabsorption.

Olive leaf extract, the bug buster
Osteoporosis don't let sticks and stones break your bones

Parkinson's disease save your substantia nigra before it shakes you
Passion flower passion with no anxiety, helps relieve stress and facilitates sleep onset
Passion Rx is a natural sexual enhancer without hormones or medications. It has a high reorder rate.
Penis enlargement pills, do they work? For many men this is no small matter
Phosphatidylserine PS or BS? Does it really help as a mind booster?
Phytoestrogens Soy to the World... (sing to the tune of the Christmas song)
PMS these nutrients can help her  ... and indirectly other people in her life
Policosanol for cholesterol... but sadly, statins still better at lowering levels but with a much greater risk of adverse effects, including muscle damage
Polyphenols the largest group of beneficial plant substances, includes flavonoids
Pomegranate extract, fruit, powder, all becoming more popular
Pregnancy pills, supplements, herbs and vitamins, safety and risks
Pregnenolone the grandmother of all steroid hormones
Prescription medications, their interactions with nutritional supplements, and natural alternatives to pharmaceutical drugs
Probiotics invite some friendly gut guests for an extended stay
Progesterone anyone not confused? How much to take, in what form, review of adverse events
Prostate cancer nutritional options, natural ways to reduce the incidence
Pycnogenol pine bark extract promoted as potent antioxidant
Pygeum africanum saw palmetto's prostate buddy and often found in formulas for men's prostate health.

Quercetin quite an important flavonoid

Raynaud's phenemenon natural treatment
Red yeast rice for cholesterol lowering, is this supplement safe, are there other alternatives that are more effective?
Reishi anti-tumor Chinese mushroom not to be confused with Reiki
Restless leg syndrome treatment, are there natural remedies that could reduce symptoms
Resveratrol rationalize your red wine drinking habit
Rheumatoid arthritis is the Western diet partly to blame?
Rhodiola le adaptogen du jour (mentioned in Newsweek)
Ribose don't count on it if you plan to make it to the Olympics

How does one go about replacing a medication with a supplements, such as for high cholesterol or for anxiety / depression?
   Each person responds differently, but, as a general rule, when a supplement is introduced to replace a medication, the supplement is started at a low dosage while the dosage of the medication is gradually reduced.

SAM-e, S-adenosylmethionine be happier! mind booster, antidepressant, for arthritis, most people notice benefits the first day or by the second day of use
Saw palmetto prostate protector and often found in combination with other herbs for prostate health
Selenium mineral benefit, but too much could cause health problems
Serotonin solve your serotonin system? sertainly! Use natural pills to increase your levels
Serrapeptase anti-inflammatory enzyme information and supplement
Sex drive would you like more, or less? Anything is possible with certain sex supplements
Sex herbs that make you want to have more intimacy and could reduce your dosage of prescription impotence pills
Sexual desire increase with natural herbs within hours or days, or read a book called Natural Sex Boosters that reviews several of the most effective substances
Sexual enhancement with natural aphrodisiacs for a male and female
Sitosterol found in soy for healthy prostate and cholesterol management.
Skin diseases and natural treatment options
Sleep my favorite activity, natural ways to get a deeper rest
Spices and their health benefits including curry, cumin, coriander, and others
Spirulina
Stevia no calorie sweetener. "Sweet Drinks are Made of These" The Stevia Cookbook
St. John's wort don't worry, be happy, how to use this natural antidepressant to lift mood and reduce the need for prescription antidepressants
Stroke prevent this scenario: three strokes and you're out
Supplement Research Update newsletter - free email newsletter by Dr. Sahelian sent to you once or twice a month with the latest research on dietary supplements and natural healing

The varied outcomes from clinical studies with dietary supplements could result from interventions testing a variety of products, often uncharacterized in their composition of bioactives, using different doses and regimens, as well as the absence of a biomarker for compliance to the protocol.

Taurine amino acid
Testosterone replacement - benefits and risks of testosterone hormone -- risks of taking may include increased heart attack.
Theanine helpful amino acid found in tea
Tongkat Ali Asian Aphrodisiac and libido supplement
Tribulus underrated roadside sex herb that works
Tryptophan orphan abandoned by the FDA with meager child support
Turmeric taste of India - see also curcumin
Tyrosine and Acetyl-tyrosine -- alert amino acids
Ubiquinol, a form of Coenzyme Q10, does it offer any benefits that CoQ10 doesn't?
Valerian anti-anxiety sedative, I prefer passion flower, kava and Good Night Rx
Vegetable supplements, extracts and juice health benefit
Vegetarian see the nutrients you may be not be getting enough from plants alone
Vinpocetine periwinkle plant brain booster, may improve vision
Vision see the bright side, there are several nutrients that improve day and night vision, along with better reading and distance sight
Vitamin C what's the right dose?
Vitamin D let the sun shine, what is the right dosage to take daily, is it 400, 1000, 2000, 5000, or 10,000 iu?
Vitamin E there's more to E than dl-alpha -- perhaps better to take all the tocopherols and tocotrienols

Weight loss big and beautiful: the next stage of Western human evolution

Yoga one of the best health improving and anti-aging movement disciplines you can do
Yohimbe better sex in one hour for men and women... if you can tolerate the side effects

See also Zaatar, Zallouh, Zeaxanthin, Zelnorm, Zeolite, Zetia, Zinc lozenge, Zoloft, Zovirax, and Zyflamend.

 

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