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. Feds REFUSE to acknowledge this world-renowned ‘essential medicine’!

    You’ve been sold out, my friend.

    And I bet you didn’t even notice it!

    The FDA quietly… secretly… and sneakily published its list of “essential” medications… or the treatments that are “are medically necessary to have available at all times” at hospitals and other care facilities.

    This isn’t just an FYI for docs. It also serves as a shopping list… since the U.S. government will buy, buy, buy, buy everything on it.

    With money like that on the line, you can guess what happened next.

    The list became less about the TRUE essentials

    And more about PAYING BACK their corporate pals with big-time purchase orders.

    If you don’t have a powerful corporate lobby behind you, you don’t make the cut… which is likely why one of the most essential medicines in the world ISN’T on the list.

    That could lead to needless suffering and death in Americans hospitals, every single day!

    IGNORED vitamin could be CRUCIAL to recovery

    When I say this item the FDA just ignored is “essential,” I’m not talking about my lonely old opinion.

    This one is on the BIG LIST.

    It’s on the World Health Organization’s list of essentials… meaning WHO believes every hospital, clinic, and practice in the world needs to have this on hand.

    It’s ascorbic acid -- better known as plain ol’ vitamin C! 

    Of course, it’s essential to the human body… and we ALL know we need it…

    But even the World Health Organization’s list of what this nutrient can do barely SCRATCHES the surface.

    Because at ultra-high levels… mega doses you can only get intravenously… vitamin C can do something almost no drug in the world can promise.

    It can KNOCK OUT some of the world’s DEADLIEST infections!

    What could possibly be more essential than that???

    Multiple studies have found that C combined with hydrocortisone and thiamin can save the lives of patients in septic shock. It works by calming the “cytokine storms” that overwhelm the system and lead to the rapid decline and death that often marks the condition.

    Every year, more than 1.7 million Americans develop sepsis… and some 270,000 die from it. This is a complication that nearly EVERY hospital in the nation sees, every day, often multiple times a day.

    Yet the FDA won’t put the most promising treatment we have for sepsis on its “essentials” list.

    What a scam!

    That’s not ALL it does, by the way.

    In a 2018 study, intravenous C led to better recovery… and a higher chance of survival… in patients with SEVERE pneumonia.

    There are dozens of other uses for IVC, such as fighting off other forms of infection… and even as a cancer treatment (especially to fight the side effects of chemo).

    Yet the FDA’s decision means patients could be SHUT OUT.

    But don’t let that stop you from REQUESTING it!

    If the chips are down… if you or a loved one are hospitalized with severe infection… or if you’re fighting cancer…

    I’m not saying you should REJECT whatever else is being offered.

    But ASK for intravenous vitamin C alongside it. Most docs will comply… thinking that at the very least it won’t hurt.

    When you recover, they’ll think it was the OTHER stuff they did for you.

    Let them think that. You’ll know the truth about this “essential” therapy!

    In Your Corner,

    Dr. Allan Spreen

  2. [WARNING] Bonkers new FDA claim threatens YOUR supplements

    Forget Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen.

    This holiday season, millions of American adults are planning to get absolutely Blitzen… on the BOOZEN!

    I don’t endorse it. But after the year we’ve had, I can hardly blame folks for letting off a little steam with an extra sip or two.

    Now, when people have gotten blitzed the night before, they often turn to some over-the-counter hangover remedies to handle those next-day effects.

    A lot of this stuff ranges from junk to outright scams… so it’s no surprise that the feds sent the makers of some of these formulas a nasty letter.

    But here’s the thing…

    There’s something ELSE going on behind the scenes right now… something that can have a DIRECT impact on you and your health.

    And that’s true even if you’ve never touched a drop of liquor.

    The specific wording the feds used in this assault on hangover remedies was so wild… so out-there… and so beyond that pale…

    That it threatens just about EVERYTHING!

    Here’s how.

    ‘Hangover cure’ CRACKDOWN could leave you high and dry

    The FDA pointed to a common ingredient in hangover remedies called N-acetyl-L-cysteine, or NAC.

    This is good stuff. I don’t know if it’s any good for hangovers, mind you… but it’s good for lots of other reasons.

    NAC is a precursor that can form glutathione, a.k.a. the “master antioxidant” that your body uses to fight off oxidative stress and sweep out free radicals.

    It can also protect the kidney and liver… help with respiratory conditions… control mental health issues… and may even prevent or treat dementia.

    And the FDA is threatening to take it away!

    The agency claims that because NAC was approved as a drug for respiratory conditions in 1963, that means it IS a drug. And because it’s a “drug”… it SHOULDN’T be in supplements, including hangover remedies.

    Don’t use NAC? I’ve got news for you…

    The feds can use this same made-up rule to ban nearly EVERYTHING!

    They’re claiming anything previously approved… or even INVESTIGATED… as a potential drug should be OFF-LIMITS.

    But at some point or another, just about EVERY natural remedy has been “investigated” as a drug…

    And some still are being tested and/or used as such.

    Many vitamins are even available in “prescription” form…

    And the FDA’s power-grab now threatens every single one of them… from common stuff like vitamin C and omega-3 fatty acids… to lesser-known compounds like the benfotiamine many people with diabetes rely on.

    And you can bet they would just LOVE to pull the plug on CBD!

    So today, they’re coming for some sketchy hangover cures that may or may not work.

    But tomorrow, it could be something you not only CARE about, but DEPEND on

    For anything from daily support to diabetes to chronic pain and more.

    Fortunately, you can stay one step ahead of the long arm of the (overreaching) law.

    If there’s a natural treatment you love, stock up NOW so you can have some extra on hand at all times…

    Especially if they start CRACKING DOWN on it.

    In Your Corner,

    Dr. Allan Spreen

  3. Do YOU need a probiotic? Here’s what the SCIENCE says!

    They’ll DISMISS you… and they’ll DISRESPECT you. And they’ll do it in a single word! Ask a mainstream doc… even a supposed expert… about a natural therapy… And they’ll look down their nose at ya and sniff “unproven.” The goal isn’t just to get off the topic. It’s to make you feel like such a dum-dum… that you’ll never ask...
  4. [SHOCKER] What’s REALLY hiding in your ‘organic’ food

    You’d think shelling out extra scratch for organics would give you BETTER… CLEANER… and SAFER food. You’d THINK that… but you’d be WRONG! In too many cases, that “ORGANIC” label screaming at you from the front of the package is little more than a SCAM – one that’s aimed at separating you from your hard-earned cash. In some cases, what’s...
  5. Is Big Pharma using coronavirus… to ROB you?!

    They ought to lock these criminals up… and throw away the key! The world is absolutely PANICKING over the COVID-19 coronavirus. Americans are DESPERATE for anything that can cure or even treat the disease. It’s SO BAD now that you can’t even buy a roll of toilet paper… as terrified shoppers stock up like the apocalypse is upon us. And...
  6. [Revealed] The flu-beating remedies they DON’T want you to know about

    Well, this has to be more than a little embarrassing for the mainstream… For YEARS, they’ve TALKED UP flu drugs as the best invention since canned beer and TV dinners. For AGES, they’ve insisted you need to take one of these things at the very first sign of a winter sniffle (and never mind that the side effects are often...
  7. [BULLETIN] Phony scare over natural heart supplement

    You don’t have to be a “Breaking Bad” fan to know the first move in the illegal drugs biz. You gotta wipe out the competition… any way you can. Well, turns out the LEGAL drug industry isn’t so different… They’re out with a whole new series of cholesterol meds… from expensive injections to cut LDL to pricey new synthetic fish...
  8. Will your next doctor appointment be INFILTRATED with MISINFORMATION?

    The room goes dark… except for a single, bare light bulb… shining directly into your eyes. “Are you taking any vitamins? How about herbs? Can you tell me about your supplements?” your doc asks. It’s an interrogation… masquerading as a “counseling session”! According to to a report in Medscape, your doc is supposed to tell you that you’re wasting your...
  9. How to FIGHT DIRTY against cancer… and WIN!

    Sometimes you’ve gotta fight dirty to win – especially when you’re fighting a dirty enemy. And inside your body, there’s no cell that fights dirtier than cancer cells. They use EVERY trick in the book to hide… grow… spread… and kill. But today, I’m going to give you the weapon you need to fight back… And it’s something that EVERY...
  10. EVERY senior needs this ‘repair kit’ nutrient to SLASH risk of death

    You have a repair kit in your closet… in the garage and/or shed… and I’m guessing one in your car, too. You no doubt have what you need to fix anything -- whether it’s a torn shirt, a broken pipe, a flat tire, or a creaky door. But what if I told you there’s a repair kit for your BODY...
  11. 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…...
  12. [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 … It’s safe. It’s cheap. It’s effective. 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...
  13. [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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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 →
  17. 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 →
  18. A consumer’s guide to buying supplements

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    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 →
  19. 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 →
  20. 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 →

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