Herbs & Supplements

The variety of vitamins and natural supplements available today can be confusing and overwhelming. The NorthStar blog on herbs and supplements provides the latest updates on what's out there, what works, what doesn't and why.

  1. Dodge deadly drugs with the 3 most ‘dangerous’ natural cures

    If a SINGLE PERSON taking a vitamin suffers from a side effect, it’s treated like a national emergency.

    They launch a RECALL.

    They demand INVESTIGATIONS.

    They alert the MEDIA.

    But now, a report from the Orthomolecular Medicine News Service has exposed the truth about supplements.

    There’s nothing safer!

    In fact, the three “worst” natural therapies… the “most dangerous” ones of all… just might be three of the BEST.

    These ‘dangerous’ supplements bring killer benefits

    Data from the American Association of Poison Control Centers reveals NO DEATHS linked to most of the most common natural therapies.

    Those include vitaminA, C, E… as well as B vitamins… and the minerals calcium, magnesium, chromium, zinc, colloidal silver, seleniumand iron.

    Even herbal remedies haven’t killed anybody!

    Nope. NOBODY.

    There are, sadly, a couple of exceptions.

    And that’s caused some folks to pounce on some of the most BENEFICIAL therapies out there.

    Take vitamin D, for instance.

    The report claims one death linked to an overdose. It’s hard to say what happened… but assuming it’s true, even one death is a tragedy.

    But as one study found, vitamin D is EIGHT TIMES MORE EFFECTIVE than the flu shot at preventing influenza.

    By comparison, the rare but deadly nerve disorder Guillain-Barré syndrome may strike 1 or 2 people per million injected with the flu shot.

    Somewhere between 120 million and 150 million Americans get it every year… so that adds up to 120 to 300 cases a year CAUSED by the flu shot.

    You tell me which one you’d rather have… and which risk you’d rather face.

    The report also finds a single death linked to melatonin -- out of 3.1 million people who use melatonin, usually for help with sleep, according to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health.

    Again, tragic… but you’d need to swallow about 10 bottles of melatonin all at once to hit a fatal dose.

    Compare that to prescription sleep meds, taken by nearly three times as many people. If THEY were “as dangerous” as melatonin, that would be about three deaths a year, right?

    Well, a 2012 study found 320,000 to 507,000 deaths PER YEAR linked to sleep drugs in the United States alone!

    The drugs increase the risk of death by as much as 500%.

    Even using them just a couple of times a year can increase your death risk.

    There’s one final natural therapy that REALLY gets their blood boiling.

    They’ll claim homeopathic medicine is INEFFECTIVE because there’s nothing in it.

    Then, at the same time, they’ll tell you it’s DANGEROUS.

    Make up your minds!

    There were ZERO deaths linked to homeopathy in the new report… and a 1997 analysis in Lancet found homeopathic remedies to be 2.45 times more effective than placebos overall.

    The biggest benefits were for digestive disorders, psychological issues, allergies and arthritis, all of which are often treated with drugs that cause serious side effects.

    OBVIOUSLY you need to watch out for the weird stuff from China sold for everything from erection problems to weight loss to bodybuilding – unfortunately labeled as “supplements.”

    But as the U.S. government’s own numbers show, taking your standard vitamins isn’t just a “good” option.

    It’s the SAFEST one you have!  

  2. [Breakthrough] WIPE OUT pain with this ‘miracle’ oil

    It’s the latest craze in healthcare… a proven natural therapy for everything from pain to cancer.

    But it’s pretty much doomed already.

    It’s got FOUR big “problems” working against it …

    1. It’s safe.
    2. It’s cheap.
    3. It’s effective.
    4. It’s natural.

    Now, I know that none of that SOUNDS like a problem.

    Of course, It’s NOT a problem for you –  but it’s a BIG problem for Big Pharma!

    If it ain't a drug, they'll do everything in their power – which is considerable – to KILL it.

    And that’s why you won’t hear boo about it… from them.

    But I’m already sold on this stuff.

    I’ve heard some pretty amazing things… and I’m here to share them with you.

    Nature’s ‘forbidden’ miracle therapy

    When I was in med school, there was absolutely no mention of an “endocannabinoid system.”

    It wasn’t controversial. It simply didn’t exist.

    And then CBD emerged… seemingly out of nowhere.

    It’s clear to me now that if I ever had cancer, I’d take the strongest form of CBD oil I could find (along with some other stuff).

    I DON’T have cancer – thank God.

    But some of the best research on CBD has been for pain… so I’m giving it a shot.

    I’ve been experimenting on myself with a more standard form of CBD oil to see if it’ll do anything about this lower back pain that’s been lingering for a few years.

    It’s only been about a month or so since I started, but I already know one thing…

    I’d sure as heck rather take my chances with CBD oil than an opioid.

    No contest!

    Yet the “experts” are lining up against this stuff.

    In an op-ed published in JAMA, two such experts claim that "substituting cannabis for opioid addiction treatments is potentially harmful."

    C’mon. That’s not science.

    That’s a joke.

    Opioids have been responsible for a wave of deaths so vast that last year, it actually made a dent in the national life expectancy.

    I’ve never heard of a SINGLE PERSON “dying of cannabis”…

    And that includes every possible form… legal and illegal… with and without THC.

    Only real problem here is the threat CBD poses to massive segments of the drug industry.

    We’re now figuring out that this endocannabinoid system plays a role in not only pain, but also mood, memory, appetite, and MANY other critical areas of your health.

    Even more critically, activating that system can help fight off disease -- including supposedly incurable conditions, ranging from Alzheimer’s to cancer.

    As for one of those so-called “experts” from that JAMA opinion piece…

    He’s on the take from Big Pharma, having received sizeable funding from Alkermes, the pharmaceutical company that has been pushing a drug to combat opioid addiction.

    Don’t let powerful corporate interests scare you from what works.

    And don’t let them stand in the way of relief.

    Sometimes, the BEST treatments are the “forbidden” ones!

  3. [Shocker] The only thing ‘complicated’ about your diabetes is your MEDS!

    There’s a health crisis hiding in plain sight. Nearly EVERY doctor has SEEN it… yet almost NONE have been able to RECOGNIZE it. And even those who know something’s wrong can’t explain it. But I can… Millions of Americans with diabetes are quietly suffering from a debilitating nutritional deficiency. Docs CAN easily test for it, but almost none DO. It’s time to...
  4. The flu med your doc is pushing on you could make you SICKER

    So many people suffer needlessly every winter… And here’s why. The TOP reason so many people suffer with the agonizing symptoms for days on end… is that we don’t recognize those first warning signs. Sure, it FEELS like something’s wrong… But early on, the flu can masquerade as something more minor. By the time we realize we’ve been bitten by...
  5. New research finds omega 3s and vitamin D are vital for lupus patients

    Dear Reader, The Lupus Foundation of America calls the disease a "cruel mystery." But what's really mysterious here is how in the world two natural, safe, and effective treatments for this autoimmune disease keep being left in the dust... while risky meds continue to sell like hotcakes. One thing is very clear: If you or someone you love is suffering...
  6. The Dangers of Natural Supplements

    supplements naturalHave you seen the recent sensational headlines about natural supplements sending people to emergency rooms in staggering numbers?

    They certainly caught our attention. So we read more.

    Sure enough more than 23,000 emergency room visits are caused by supplements every single year.

    The headlines definitely had our attention. So we read more.

    They certainly got us to read their articles, I’ll concede that point and give them credit for it.

    But I’m also glad that I took the time to read the information presented and didn’t just take the headline at face value. Continue reading

  7. Does Homeopathic Pain Relief Work? The Truth Exposed…

    homeopathic pain reliefAt first glance, homeopathic pain relief looks like a great idea. After all, homeopathic pain relief means all-natural ingredients that can soothe, relieve, and ease your pain in an organic way without chemicals or scary drugs.

    What’s not to love?

    Except…does homeopathic pain relief actually work? Can you really take on your toughest, most persistent pain with herbs and supplements? What’s the truth behind the hype? Continue reading

  8. Is There A Natural Arthritis Cure? 6 Ways to Ease Arthritis Pain

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    Natural Cures for ArthritisIf you are one of the 52.5 million people in the United States with arthritis, you’re probably always on the lookout for a natural arthritis cure. And while currently there is no cure for arthritis, there are supplements that can help ease arthritis pain naturally. Continue reading

  9. What to Watch for When Buying Supplements

    Buying SupplementsSupplement Interactions: What to Watch for When Buying Supplements

    When most people decide on which supplement to take, they focus on how it can improve their health. And that’s fair.

    You’re taking supplements to make you healthier, after all. But supplement interactions with other drugs is important to consider as well.

    The last thing you need is for one of the supplements you’re taking to exacerbate another – often entirely unrelated – condition.

    In this article, I’m going to talk about some of the most common supplements people take – and the supplement interactions you could be facing.

    Astaxanthin – If anyone ever truly finds a fountain of youth, I’d be willing to bet it includes astaxanthin. That’s how amazing this anti-aging supplement is. You’re still going to want to be on the lookout for these supplement interactions, though. If you’re taking blood thinners, blood pressure, or blood sugar medications, talk to your doctor about taking astaxanthin. Because it can lower all of those on its own, it may cause unhealthy drops when combined with medications. It also has the potential to lower serum calcium levels, so use caution taking astaxanthin if you have osteoporosis, or other calcium-related conditions. Continue reading

  10. A consumer’s guide to buying supplements

    Buying health supplementsIt seems like every time you turn around someone is touting a new breakthrough…or pitching a new product…or telling you to take this pill, or drink this powder.

    There are more bottles than you can count on your shelves, or in your medicine cabinet.

    Heck, entire stores are devoted just to selling supplements.

    It can be overwhelming.

    That’s why we've created the NorthStar Nutritionals’ Guide to Buying Supplements – to help you figure out what you need, what you don’t, and how to navigate all the options to find the best choices for you and your health.

    This Guide to Buying Supplements has 2 major sections, to better fit your needs.

    If you've never bought a supplement before, but want to, start with Section 1. In this section, you’ll learn the basics of buying a supplement from identifying what supplement you should be taking, to learning how to test if you’re actually getting anything from your morning pill.

    If you are only looking for specific ingredients for some of the most popular conditions, you might want to consider jumping to Section 2. We discuss 5 of the top reasons people take supplements, and what ingredients you should be looking for in order to address them. Continue reading

  11. The Top 11 Natural Male Libido Boosters

    Top Natural Male Libido BoostersIf you think it’s too late for you to have strong, frequent erections, the desire for mind-blowing sex, and a healthy physical response that allows you to be ready to go whenever she is, then you absolutely must read this article.

    In it, I reveal to you the top 11 natural male libido boosters that can help you get back the sexual prowess you've been missing for years. Whether you just started suffering from some “performance anxiety” last night, or it’s been years since you felt just right in the bedroom, we've got you covered. Continue reading

  12. RegeneCell Ingredients: Feel Better & Look Younger within Days

    Benefits of AntioxidantsPeople, especially health professionals, talk a lot about how important the benefits of antioxidants are. You hear things like “take this supplement because it’s packed with antioxidants” and “get your fruits and veggies” and even “eat every color in the rainbow.” It’s great advice. Too often, though, doctors and nutritionists stop at the advice, without ever explaining themselves. But since we don’t expect you to follow blindly, we wanted to make sure you know why antioxidants are so important… Continue reading

  13. RegeneCell Ingredients: Feel Better & Look Younger within Days

    RegeneCell IngredientsAging isn't just about getting older. There’s very little we can do about getting older, and truthfully, getting older can be a good thing. But we can fight aging – the tell-tale wrinkles, the more regular doctors’ visits, the ever lengthening list of specialists, even the physical changes. You don’t have to give into them without a fight. That’s why Dr. Mitchell Ghen developed RegeneCell – the single most comprehensive anti-aging supplement on the market.

    Dr. Ghen has brought together more than 70 of the most effective, most reputable anti-aging fighters to create the formula that will help you rejuvenate every system and every cell in your body! How did he do this? By identifying the 10 signs of aging – and then researching the RegeneCell ingredients you need to address every single one of them and more. Continue reading

  14. The Best Sexual Health Supplements for Men

    You’re ready to last as long as necessary, and perform as well as possible, to give her the pleasure she craves – but sometimes…the body doesn't quite respond the way you both wish it would. Still, you've never run from a challenge in your life, so instead of just giving up, you’re looking to take your sex life to the next level. Even if you haven’t even thought about sex for years, a sexual health supplement can help you get back that feeling you had in your 20s.

    So here are the top 5 best sexual supplements for men: Continue reading

  15. What are the Side Effects of Arthritis Relief Cream?

    Here’s the truth: nothing is 100% side effect-free, all the time, for every person… not even Arthritis Relief Cream.

    And although the researchers here at NorthStar Nutritionals have formulated Arthritis Relief Cream to minimize side effects as much as possible, we wanted to share them with you for a couple of reasons:

     1. You’re smart enough to know that nothing is completely side effect-free

     2. Your trust is important to us, so we strive for transparency

    With that in mind, here are 5 potential side effects of Arthritis Relief CreamContinue reading

  16. Panax Ginseng Benefits – What You’ve Been Waiting For

    Argi-Vive with panax ginsengYou know what we’re excited to tell you about?

    The panax ginseng benefits in Argi-Vive III.

    And if that doesn’t sound like something to be excited about, then you really need to read this!

    Because the panax ginseng benefits are what give Argi-Vive III its extra boost – which gives you an extra boost, too.

    We understand that, even though you still love and desire your wife, time may be taking a toll you don’t particularly want to talk about, or even think about.

    But it really is okay.

    You’re not alone. Continue reading

  17. The Inside Scoop: Do Topical Pain Relievers Work?

    Soothanol X2 topical pain reliever There are so many different pain relief options out there, all making different claims; it’s easy to get lost in the noise.

    But sometimes a topical pain reliever can be your best option.

    Topical pain relievers are fast, targeted, and you don’t have to worry about interactions with other oral medications you may be taking.

    But not all topical pain relievers are created equal.

    So you want to know – which topical pain relievers really work?

    And how?

    What’s the truth? Continue reading

  18. Lumivella Ingredients – Powerful Nutrients, Powerful Age Fighters

    Lumivella natural skincare When you’re looking for anti-aging supplements, you’re looking for the Lumivella ingredient formula – a formula specially designed to help slow down the clock and help keep you looking younger and more vibrant than you have in years.

    Lumivella can help you…

    • Receive so many compliments you’ll be blushing like a teenager...
    • Find friends snooping around your makeup mirror looking for your new “secret”...
    • Catch yourself staring and smiling in every mirror you pass...
    • Even be begged for your skin care secrets... by your own daughters!

    Just what are these Lumivella ingredients that will help rejuvenate your skin and make you feel more confident every day?

    Let’s take a closer look… Continue reading

  19. Command Performance: A secret so valuable it’s kept under lock and key

    I must admit, when I first heard about it, I thought it might be nothing more than an “urban legend.” A mushroom so rare, and so valuable, that armed mercenaries are employed to protect it… and a bag of it will set you back $18,000 bucks?

    How could that be?

    But it’s what they say the mushrooms do for you that really made me wonder if it was the real thing. Cordyceps sinensis—or “summer grass” as the locals call it—is said to have anti-aging and revitalizing effects so powerful that it becomes like rocket fuel when it comes to energy and desire for your bedroom romps.

    But when I dug into the research I was astounded to learn that the mushroom is not only real, it really IS the stuff of legend… just not the urban variety.

    You see, “summer grass” comes from a place that’s just about as far removed from civilization as you possibly can get—the Himalayan Mountains. And the mushroom isn't a tall tale at all, but rather, the likely secret behind some legendary lovers.

    I’ll have more on that research in just a moment. Continue reading

  20. Schisandra Berry Benefits – Get Charged Up Like Never Before

    Peak Adrenal X6 with schisandra berryLegend tells of Russian hunters who would go out at night and could hunt without stopping to drink…

    …or eat…

    ...or rest

    ... all because they chewed on something called a schisandra berry.

    Surely the schisandra berry benefits weren’t that great though. Stories about night hunters being able to go for hours without food or drink, immune to hunger pains or thirst were just stories. And the rumors of boundless energy that gave them the spark to track their prey through the Russian forests had to be exaggerated.

    These were just legends, after all.

    Or were they… Continue reading

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