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. 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…

    Legendary Schisandra Berry Benefits

    The schisandra berry is native to China, Russia, and parts of Korea. It’s bright red, and grows in clusters like grapes – but tastes nothing like them.

    In fact, in China, schisandra berries are sometimes known as “five taste fruit” because the berry itself is reported to have a sour, sweet, bitter, warm, and salty taste.

    The legends around the schisandra berry benefits grew and spread throughout Russia because hunters would use its extract to fortify themselves through the long nights of hunting. It wasn't until the Cold War ended that Western researchers really had a chance to study this scarlet berry – but once they did, they were blown away to discover just how much of the legend was real.

    Still, you don’t need legendary performance, you’re just tired and run down – would like to feel like your old self again.

    Wait a minute, though…

    How often are you asking yourself why you feel so tired?

    How familiar are the symptoms of adrenal fatigue?

    Because, maybe it’s more than just needing a good night’s sleep…

    Adrenal Gland - Fight or Flight

    For some of us, the reason we’re so tired has nothing to do with just needing a night or two of solid sleep – it goes deeper than that, to the very way our bodies function.

    When you’re in a stressful situation, your adrenal glands flood your body with adrenaline, giving you the energy that you need to deal with the emergency. Once the emergency is over, your adrenal glands are supposed to have time to relax and recharge. Only, in this stress-filled world we live in, your adrenal glands never get that chance…

    They can’t tell the difference between a true emergency where you need extra adrenaline in order to live, and the stress of daily life – so they never get “down time.”

    And you know what happens when anything, including your adrenal glands, never get to relax?

    They get tired, run down, exhausted, and simply stop working efficiently.

    They’re worn out, so you’re worn out. And, if this is the case, no amount of sleep is going to help. Your adrenal glands need support and nourishment to recharge. Anything less will just cover the problem, not fix it.

    And this is one of the most valuable schisandra berry benefits – the way it supports your entire system.

    Antioxidant Powers of the Schisandra Berry

    First, like most dark fruits, schisandra berry benefits include being an antioxidant.

    It works like this – free radicals come from pollution and toxins we are exposed to everyday, in our foods, in our air, even from sunlight. These free radicals damage our cells, causing them to age, weaken, and tire out.

    But antioxidants go on the warpath against free radicals, protecting our bodies from the damaging effects.

    Stronger, healthier cells means a stronger, healthier body and a stronger, healthier body means a stronger, healthier you!

    Schisandra Berry as an Adaptogen

    Adaptogens are plants, such as the schisandra berry, that help the body respond to stress caused by internal and external forces.

    There are several reasons you might want to consider taking adaptogen, including the fact that it may actually help your body adapt better to the stressors that are wearing out your adrenal glands and making you tired all the time.

    In fact, the best known schisandra berry benefit is the fact that it is an adaptogen with anti-fatigue properties!

    Schisandra Berry to Help Cope

    with stress…

    ...with fatigue…

    …with exhaustion related errors… with the challenges of everyday life.

    These other schisandra berry benefits are worthwhile.

    But what got the schisandra berry its reputation as an “energy berry” is its ability to help the body cope with stress and fatigue.

    According to human studies, schisandra berry stimulates nitric oxide production for improved blood flow, and has been shown to reduce exhaustion-related errors. Add that to the fact that it has an anti-stress effect, and may help with the recovery of the adrenal gland, and it becomes obvious why this little berry has such a following.

    The legends and stories of Russian hunters with superhuman powers may be exaggerated, but the benefits of schisandra berry certainly aren’t. Not when it’s actually been shown to improve mental performance, and in one study using 1-1.5 grams of schisandra, it doubled the work capacity of healthy adults.

    Sure, there are other ways to boost your energy, but with the chance of results like this, schisandra berry deserves a place on the top of any energy-boosting list – which is why we included it in our Peak Adrenal X6 formula!

    Peak Adrenal X6Peak Adrenal X6 is the latest development in adrenal support and anti-fatigue supplements. What would you do with possibly of…

    • Boundless energy
    • More get up and go than you’ve had in years…
    • Alertness and focus with every project you take on…
    • A power surge that gets you through the day, but still allows you to sleep at night?

    That’s what we’re talking about with Peak Adrenal X6, and the schisandra berry benefits.

    But Peak Adrenal X6 offers even more. Because it’s not always about what you gain. Sometimes, it’s about what you could lose.

    How would you like to get rid of…

    • Stiff joints…
    • Occasional headaches…
    • Muscle weakness…
    • Trouble sleeping…
    • Moodiness…
    • Brain fog…

    Because you can.

    And thanks to our Northstar Nutritionals’ Anytime Guarantee, you can try Peak Adrenal X6 risk free. If you aren’t 100% satisfied with Peak Adrenal X6, if you don’t have more energy, sleep better, and wake refreshed and ready to take on your day, simply return it and we’ll refund your purchase price. It’s that easy.

    If you order today, you can take an extra 25% off your Peak Adrenal X6 order, as well. All you have to do is enter promo code W650Q7ZD when you check out and watch the savings pile up!

    Balanced energy throughout your day, better and more restful sleep, a happier and more energetic you. It’s the benefits of schisandra berry – and Peak Adrenal X6.

    Order Peak Adrenal X6 today!

    *Discount applies to first order or first ADS shipment only. Cannot be combined with any other discounts.

  2. Siberian Ginseng – The Russian Secret for All-Day Energy

    Siberian ginseng in Peak Adrenal X6Have you heard about the Siberian secret that is Siberian ginseng?

    If you’re already taking Peak Adrenal X6, then you probably do. But if you’re like the rest of us, you may have only heard bits and pieces here and there.

    We’re about to change all that, because Siberian ginseng shouldn't be anybody’s secret any longer!

    If you know you have adrenal fatigue or if you’re just struggling with feeling tired and moody more often than you like (and this article might help you answer the question Why Am I Tired All the Time?), you need to know about Siberian ginseng.

    What Is Siberian Ginseng?

    Although it’s commonly referred to as Siberian ginseng, it’s not really a ginseng at all. Its official name is Eleutherococcus senticosus, or eleuthro, and it’s actually a woody plant native to Asia and Russia. And there in Russia is where people first discovered just how powerful this ingredient is, because this one plant works in not one, but two different ways to help you feel great all the time...

    No more feeling draggy, just hoping to make it through the day. No more irritability caused by being  a bit over stressed. Because we've harnessed the power of pure Siberian ginseng and are making it more available than ever.

    Siberian Ginseng as an Adaptogen

    Adaptogens are a family of plants that support the body’s natural systems and its ability to handle stress from internal and external sources.

    For more information about adaptogens, check out this article on adaptogens and why you should take them.

    To sum it up, though, many of us are tired, grumpy, and unfocused because our bodies are in a constant state of stress.

    See, our bodies weren’t designed to handle today’s busy, stressful world. They were designed to handle quick bursts of stress and long stretches of calm relaxation. During the quick bursts of stress, our adrenal glands flood our systems with adrenaline, giving us the ability for fight or flight.

    It was after the quick stress, during the long stretch of relaxation that our adrenal glands recharged, so they could be ready at the next emergency. Only life today has reversed it – now we deal with long stretches of stress and quick bursts of relaxation. Now, our adrenal glands simply don’t have the time to relax, recharge, and keep working efficiently.

    Instead, they are constantly on alert, constantly under stress. Just as you stop working as well when you get stressed, so do your adrenal glands. And it’s this constant stress that very well could be making you tired, out of sorts, irritable, and unfocused.

    But what people in Russia have known for generations is that Siberian ginseng gives your adrenal glands, and your whole body, the break it needs.

    Once your adrenal glands are getting the support they need, getting the rest they need, you’ll feel supported and rested, too. Imagine being able to sleep through the night, get through the day with energy to spare, be able to concentrate on the job at hand and have a sunny outlook through it all. All this is the Siberian secret, and can be yours with Siberian ginseng.

    Stay Alert with Siberian Ginseng

    Remember we said Siberian Ginseng works in two different ways to help change your life?

    Well, Siberian ginseng does more than just help the body adapt to stress. Researchers have discovered special anti-fatigue compounds in this amazing plant. They’re called eleutherosides, but you don’t have to worry about remembering that name.

    All you need to know is that when they were tested in an 8-week double blind study on college recreational athletes, 400 mg twice a day increased endurance by a full 23%.

    Who wouldn't want 23% more endurance? More ability to power through?

    And that was in people already in peak condition. Can you imagine what the eleutherosides in Siberian ginseng could do for you?

    Siberian Ginseng in Peak Adrenal X6

    Now you’re beginning to understand why we made Siberian ginseng the keystone of our breakthrough adrenal health supplement, Peak Adrenal X6. Combine the power of Siberian ginseng with ashwagandha, schisandra extract, and the rest of the Peak Adrenal X6 ingredients, and you've got a formula that will help beat back your blahs and give you a new lease on life.

    We have so much confidence in Peak Adrenal X6 that we have backed it by our Northstar Nutritionals’ Anytime Guarantee. If you aren't 100% satisfied with how you feel after taking Peak Adrenal X6, simply return it to us – every bottle from your order, even the empties – and we will refund your purchase price. No questions asked.

    If you've have adrenal fatigue, or just need some help getting through your day, Peak Adrenal X6 with Siberian ginseng can help – and for less than a daily stop at your local coffee shop!

    And if you place your order today, you can save even more. Just enter promo code W650Q7ZC at check out and we’ll take 25% off your entire purchase.

    Peak Adrenal X6 with Siberian ginseng – now it’s your secret way to get through the day. Order now!

    *Discount applies to first order or first ADS shipment only. Cannot be combined with any other discounts.

  3. The sunshine vitamin may help reduce blood sugar and weight

    We already knew vitamin D was a superstar, but June sure was a banner month for the sunshine vitamin. Besides being linked to better blood pressure control and dropping your risk of an early death, new research finds that D could turn out to be the key to lowering your blood sugar AND your weight.

    It turns out that the sunshine vitamin treatments act on the brain to improve both weight and blood glucose control in the overweight, according to an animal study presented at the joint meeting of the International Society of Endocrinology and the Endocrine Society in Chicago. Continue reading

  4. Chia Seed Recipes: More Than Just Seeds

    BenVia Gold chia recipes You are really trying to find ways to get chia seeds into your diet with some chia seed recipes. After all, you know they’re unbelievably good for you. They've been shown to have more calcium than milk, more magnesium than broccoli and more antioxidant power than blueberries.

    But just how often can you sprinkle them on your salad or mix them into your morning cereal before even this super-food starts being boring? But you can banish boring, with the chia seed recipes found in our BenVia Gold Cookbook! Continue reading

  5. Low vitamin D linked to high blood pressure and early death

    “It’s as plain as the nose on your face.”

    My grandmother always delivered this little gem with a twinkle in her eye when I found myself struggling to wrap my noodle around something that should have been as obvious as…well… the nose on my face.

    It used to make me cringe. But I must admit that lately—when it comes to the obvious importance of vitamin D—I often feel like yelling it from the rooftops.

    Because, let’s be clear, low vitamin D could really affect your health. And this already obvious fact is becoming more and more obvious with each passing day. Continue reading

  6. Is RegeneCell A Scam? The Truth Behind this Premier Antioxidant

    Is RegeneCell  A Scam?In this day and age, we understand why people ask a question like this one. But in this case, knowing everything we know about RegeneCell, the question kind of makes us laugh.


    Because not only is RegeneCell not a scam, it’s one of the ultimate anti-aging products available anywhere.

    What Is RegeneCell?

    But it’s not enough for us to tell you there’s no RegeneCell scam – we have to prove it. And we understand that. So let’s look at what RegeneCell is. Continue reading

  7. Dr. Ghen & RegeneCell – The Only Anti-Aging Team You’ll Ever Need

    RegeneCell Anti-Aging SupplementWhen researching anti-aging products, like RegeneCell, you've probably noticed the name Dr. Mitchell Ghen.

    Or maybe when reading about RegeneCell, you've run across his name. It makes you wonder - just who is Dr. Ghen, and what does he have to do with RegeneCell?

    Let’s take a closer look at RegeneCell and Dr. Ghen, both…

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  8. RegeneCell Reviews – Does it Really Work… SURE DOES!

    RegeneCell antioxidant supplement RegeneCell is NorthStar Nutritionals premiere antioxidant supplement, designed to help you slam the brakes on aging and help you feel decades younger.  So it is likely that you heard that RegeneCell can help you keep…

    • A brain so sharp you can be able to retrieve any piece of information--pin numbers, birthdays, phone numbers--on command
    • Energy that keeps you going through your day
    • Skin that wrinkles bounce off of like a trampoline

    And now, you’re curious to find out if RegeneCell really works, if it really is a premier antioxidant supplement. Just continue reading and you may be amazed at what our customers had to say about RegeneCellContinue reading

  9. What Is Prime Power – The Secret to Get You Back in The Bedroom

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    Prime Power natural sex supplement What Is Prime Power – The Secret to Get You Back in The Bedroom

    Have you noticed a change in the way your friend’s wife treats him? Doting on him a little more, staying a little closer, even exchanging glances with him that result in them leaving the party early. He could be taking Prime Power from Northstar Nutritionals. So just what is Prime Power, this secret that’s got your friend’s wife blushing – and your friend standing straighter than he has in years? And how do you get your hands on it? Continue reading

  10. Top 5 Health Benefits of Chia– Big Results From a Small Seed

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    BenVia Gold Dietary Support Supplement Have you heard about the health benefits of chia yet? Sure, you’ve heard about chia – the amazing little seed you get in BenVia Gold. After all, it’s sweeping the country, making a name for itself as the perfect food. While it may be hard to believe that anything could be considered a perfect food, this powerful gem will change your mind, thanks to these 5 health benefits of chia… Continue reading

  11. Anti-aging supplements - 6 nutrients that promote healthy skin

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    Lumivella promotes healthy skinYou’re diligent about taking care of your skin – you stay out of the sun, use the right lotions, you even try to get enough sleep and avoid stress. And yet you still feel like your skin could use an extra boost and anti-aging supplements just might do the trick. Continue reading

  12. Prime Power Ingredients – Keeping Your Sex Life in Its Prime

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    Prime Power sexual health supplement	Imagine your demure wife unable to keep her hands off of you, or whispering naughty suggestions in your ear. Thanks to the revolutionary combination of Prime Power ingredients, your imagination can become reality. No more wishing you were up to a romantic weekend, or even avoiding the topic altogether out of embarrassment. With Prime Power, you can be the man she first married – the one she couldn't get enough of. Continue reading

  13. NorthStar Nutritionals Coupon: 10% off Your Entire Order

    You know what we love when we’re shopping? Saving money. Since we love saving money so much, we figured we’d pass that happiness along to you.

    So here is a coupon for 10% off ANYTHING on the NorthStar Nutritionals site. Just enter the NorthStar Nutritionals coupon code WNSNQ6ZM at checkout and we will deduct 10% from your purchase.

    The best part…. NO exclusions. Continue reading

  14. Restore FX Ingredients: 15 Nutrients Protect Your Hair in 5 Ways

    You’re ready to stop losing hair! But surgery is expensive and chemicals aren’t your thing. You need Restore FX and its 14 natural, hair boosting ingredients. The ingredients in Restore FX are a bold new approach to theRestore FX natural hair loss support problem of hair loss, for men and women. A natural formula, specially designed to work together to help Continue reading

  15. SynerFlex Ingredients–What your achy joints have been missing

    When it comes to joint discomfort, you’re tired of creams, and done with over-the-counter pills that come with a long list of side effects. You’re ready for the reliable and safe formula created with the SynerFlex ingredients -- a handful of supercharged ingredients all working together to target your stiff achy joints and rush you the relief you need.  Continue reading

  16. Men’s Hair Loss Guide 2014: 5 Options That Can Work For You Now

    Men’s Hair Loss Guide 2014: 5 Options That Can Work For You Now 

    Natural hair loss treatments

    When some men lose their hair, it’s not a big deal. They don’t need a men’s hair loss guide or hair loss treatments because they’re still tough, strong, manly looking men, even with less hair on their heads. But let’s be honest – not everyone is Bruce Willis or Samuel L. Jackson. For the rest of us, the hair in the sink and left on the hairbrush can be more disheartening.

    But you don’t have to stay discouraged. There are treatments, and we've collected them in this 2014 Men’s Hair Loss Guide, so you can find them all in one place. Hair loss treatments that can make you feel as sexy and attractive as you did as a young man.  Continue reading

  17. Best Blood Sugar Support: Advanced Glucose Support vs. Gluco-Sure

    Natural Blood sugar support supplements

    When it comes to choosing a healthy blood sugar support supplement, picking the right one is very important. But it can be confusing, because there are many different blood sugar support options out there. Even NorthStar Nutritionals has 2 different blood sugar support supplements: Advanced Glucose Support and Gluco-Sure.

    So what’s the difference between Advanced Glucose Support and Gluco-Sure when it comes to healthy blood sugar support? And which one should you choose? Only you can decide the right product for you, but we can help you understand the difference between Advanced Glucose Support and Gluco-Sure, so you have all the information you need to make the best choice for your health.

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  18. Benefits of probiotics—they may help protect your bones

    Step on a crack and break your mother’s back… but not if she’s on a probiotic. I know, that’s not exactly the way the old childhood chant goes, but some exciting new ‘benefits of probiotics’ research might soon force us to make that change to the old classic. Once again, good-belly-bug-producing probiotics -- already linked to better overall health -- are making news. This time the focus is on our bones.
  19. NorthStar Nutritionals Reviews: 5-Star Reviews & 6 Reasons to Shop With Us

    With so many companies out there that sell vitamins and supplements, it makes sense to ask why you should use NorthStar Nutritionals for your supplement needs. It’s a question we respect and can easily answer – with not 1 but 6 reasons you should turn to NorthStar Nutritionals.

    1. NorthStar Nutritionals is in partnership with Dr. Allan Spreen, MD, one of the most highly respected doctors in the mainstream medical and alternative medicine communities. Nationally recognized as the Nutrition Physician, Dr. Spreen has been committed to helping patients find their ultimate health for decades. His vision guides every vitamin, supplement, and pain relief formula we develop. You could even say Dr. Spreen is our North Star, the man who guides us and keeps us on track, making sure NorthStar Nutritionals keeps us on the cutting edge of nutritional supplement breakthroughs.

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  20. Fight Metabolic Syndrome: 3 Easy Ways to Manage Metabolic Syndrome

    It’s a bit alarming when some of those numbers we never really had to worry about start sneaking up on us, and realize we may be fighting metabolic syndrome. Waist lines get a little bigger. Blood pressure goes a little  higher. Our bodies don’t shake off that ice cream cone quite as completely as they used to.

    Suddenly, our doctor is using that phrase - metabolic syndrome - and we’re stuck wondering what can be done about it. Luckily, there are ways to fight metabolic syndrome, including diet, exercise, and the right nutritional supplements – like Advance Glucose Support. Continue reading

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