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. [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 WORSE than the flu).

    But NOW, they’ve just been FORCED to admit what I’ve been telling you ALL ALONG.

    Those flu drugs work MUCH worse than they’ve let on.

    So, they’ve come up with a NEW plan for you – and of course, it’s NOT the proven natural flu-beating option I’m about to share.

    Nope – it’s MORE drugs!

    RELIEF from the flu, times two

    They’ve been pushing oseltamivir – a.k.a. Tamiflu – on sick Americans by claiming it’s the best and only way to BEAT an influenza infection.

    But now… whoops… they’ve quietly admitted…

    Well, guess it could be better.

    In fact, when combined with ANOTHER flu drug, favipiravir (a.k.a. Avigan), the results were 2-3X better.

    Sounds impressive… if you ignore the fact that the only way to improve by two or three times is if you weren’t all that good to begin with.

    But they just love it. Instead of selling you on ONE med, they’re selling you TWO – or who knows? Maybe more.

    And they make bank on every pill you swallow.

    Nothing like a little polypharmacy for the ol’ bottom line!

    The new study doesn’t get into side effects, but you know the score on that…

    Twice the meds, twice the risks!

    Oseltamivir alone packs a few doozies – it can cause nausea, vomiting, fatigue, stomach pain, headaches, and more.

    And if you ALREADY have the flu, that’s not exactly making it BETTER, is it?

    If you REALLY want to get better… and of course you do… let me give you two options.

    They won’t DOUBLE your meds… or leave you DOUBLED over the toilet, puking your guts out.

    One you can get now, to have ready when you need it. The other you’ll need to get ASAP when sick from an integrative physician.

    • Echinacea: An echinacea-based remedy went head-to-head against Tamiflu in a 2015 study and matched it WITHOUT the side effects. Stock up on this stuff now so it’s ready when you need it – and take it at the very first sign of trouble. It often comes with elderberry, which is also great against flu.
    • IVC: Ordinary vitamin C is like a seek-and-destroy missile for viral invaders – but ONLY at the super-high levels you’ll get intravenously from a doctor.

    Now, the patients in that new study who got the two-drug deal were facing worst-of-the-worst-of-the-worst case scenarios to begin with.

    They were sick and getting sicker, suffering from respiratory failure and on mechanical ventilation.

    But that won’t stop them from pushing this combo on YOU when you’re suffering from a less severe case of the flu.

    When it DOES get bad, however, it’s what I call a “kitchen sink” scenario – a situation where they’ll need to throw everything in the room at it.

    But along with taking whatever they give you, ask for that intravenous C… because when it comes down to it, the C is more likely to get you back on your feet than all that other stuff combined.

    In Your Corner,

    Dr. Allan Spreen

  2. [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 oil to cut triglycerides

    But they’ve run into one little problem.


    This natural B vitamin can:

    • SLASH triglycerides
    • CUT levels of LDL (“bad”) cholesterol
    • RAISE levels of HDL (“good”) cholesterol
    • STOP arteries from hardening

    And it costs about 2 cents a day.

    No wonder they’re attacking it!

    But don’t quit your niacin yet – because there’s more to this report than meets the eye.

    Behind the ugly new attack on niacin

    They’ve practically declared war on niacin, with a scary new claim that it’ll make you nearly blind from a form of vision loss called “niacin maculopathy.”

    But hold on a sec… this declaration is NOT based on a “study.”

    It’s a single person who took high doses of niacin.

    They’re treating this new report – a SINGLE PATIENT, mind you, NOT a study – as some kind a HIGH ALERT scenario.

    They’re publicizing the heck out of this thing… putting it on the front page of Medscape, which every doctor in the nation reads… and even sending it out in their email summaries.

    I’m not sure what dose this guy took. But I can tell you about ANOTHER case…

    My own sister took 10,000-30,000 mg a day -- for MONTHS -- without this happening.

    And I know of a case where one young woman tried to “off” herself by overdosing on niacin.

    She knocked by 90,000 mg in one sitting… and the only time she came close to death is when she nearly choked on all the pills!

    The niacin itself did NOTHING to her.

    The closest I could find to any kind of confirmation of this latest headline is a report -- from 30+ years ago -- that said less than 1 in 100 people who take high doses of niacin daily could experience vision loss.

    But guess what? It goes away when you quit the niacin.

    In other words… if you’re taking niacin, it’s probably NOT going to happen to you. And if it does happen, there’s a quick and easy fix.

    The irony here is that if I were to submit a letter to one of these journals about a patient who, for instance, beat cancer with intravenous C

    They would DENIGRATE it as “anecdotal evidence.”

    But a single patient who has a bad experience with a supplement? That, they play up – making it sound important by calling it a “case study.”

    Don’t fall for this line of bunk.

    If you’ve been taking niacin, keep right on at it.

    And if you’re not, talk to your doc about how to make this part of your own heart-boosting plan.

    The main thing to watch for ISN’T blindness… but a warm body flush. This is the most common side effect.

    It’s NOT dangerous, but it IS uncomfortable for some.

    It usually goes away after about two weeks, but you may be able to limit it by starting with a low dose such as 25 mg/d. There could still be a brief flush… but it’ll likely go away within an hour.

    After a few days of this, work your way up slowly to the dosage your doctor recommended, dividing it into several smaller doses throughout the day.

    And if you’re interested in more “natural” ways to manage your cholesterol levels, stay tuned right here to eAlert.

    I’ll be back with more food for thought… on that topic and many others… in 2020.

    Happy New Year!


    In Your Corner,

    Dr. Allan Spreen

  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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…...
  7. [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...
  8. [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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

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