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Herbal Nutrition Supplement - Natural Remedy Ingredients and Properties - NSP

Echinacea Elderberry- Sambucus nigra Enzymes
Eyebright-Euphrasia officinalis
  • A flowering plant
  • The whole herb is used topically and internally for eye problems- conjunctivitis (pink eye), inflammation, and sties
  • Clinically has been shown to help fight viruses and allergic eye symptoms
  • Eyebright is found in Nature's Sunshine Eyebright product and EW.
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)
Ginger- Zingiber officinalis
Ginkgo Biloba
Ginseng- Panax ginseng
Gotu kola-Centella asiatica
Green Barley
  • The young green leaves of the barley grain packed with nutrition
  • Rich source of Calcium (11x that of cow’s milk), Iron (5x that of Spinach), and Vitamin C (7x that of oranges)
  • Helps to lower cholesterol levels
  • Green Barley is found in Nature's Sunshine Barley Juice Powder Concentrate.
Green Tea
Gymnema extract
  • A tropical plant that grows and has been used in India for over 2000 years in herbal medicine preparations
  • Shown to increase insulin which facilitates transport of sugar from blood into the cells
  • When put directly on the tongue blocks ability to taste sweetness
  • Gymnema is found in Nature's Sunshine SugarReg, Blood Sugar Formula Ayurvedic and Nature’s Hoodia Formula.
Hops Strobile extract
Huperzine A
  • Derived from the Chinese herb Huperzia serrata, a moss extract that has been used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine
  • It has properties similar to those of cholinesterase inhibitors, one class of FDA-approved Alzheimer medications. As a result, it is promoted as a treatment for Alzheimer's disease
  • In addition, Huperzine A has antioxidant and neuroprotective properties that suggest it may be useful as a disease-modifying treatment for Alzheimer's disease
  • Evidence from small studies shows that the effectiveness of Huperzine A may be comparable to that of the approved drugs. In Spring 2004, the National Institute on Aging (NIA) launched the first large U.S. clinical trial of Huperzine A as a treatment for mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease
  • Huperzine A is found in Nature's Sunshine Brain Protex w/ Huperzine A.
  • The most abundantly occurring amino acid in the human body
  • Has been touted as the “craving fighter”
  • L-glutamine has been shown to have anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties
  • Clinically l-glutamine has been used to reduce carbohydrate and alcohol cravings by stabilizing blood sugar levels
  • It is the main fuel source for cells lining the intestinal tract and can help with symptoms associated with irritable bowel syndrome
  • Naturally occurs in fish, meat, beans, and dairy products
  • L-Glutamine is found in Nature's Sunshine l-Glutamine.
Licorice -Glycyrrhiza glabra
  • An essential mineral found in green beans, eggs, sunflower seeds, wheat flour, lentils, animal livers and
    cereal grain
  • Required in the body for several enzymatic reactions such as superoxide dismutase, an enzyme used to resolve highly damaging superoxide free-radicals.
  • Also required for proper bone and cartilage formation and some reports have shown that women with osteoporosis tend to have low blood manganese levels.
  • A small amount is critical to maintaining overall health
  • Manganese is found in Natures Sunshine Mega-Chel, Thyroid Support, Trace Mineral Maintenance, Target TS II, and Cellular Energy.
Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM)
  • An organic sulfur-containing compound. MSM is formed by plankton, released to interact with ozone and sunlight from the atmosphere and then returns to the earth as MSM in rainfall
  • Can be incorporated into our body’s proteins
  • Studies have shown that joints affected by osteoarthritis are low in sulfur and MSM can act to nourish the joints and reduce joint pain and damage
  • Found in small amounts in human blood
  • Naturally occurring in certain fresh fruits and vegetables, milk, fish, and grains
  • Methylsulfonylmethane is found in Nature's Sunshine EverFlex with Hyaluronic Acid and MSM.
  • An essential trace mineral
  • Found to be helpful in the detoxification of sulfites
  • Found in beans, leafy green vegetables and grains; in small amounts
  • Molybdenum is a natural complement to MSM helping our bodies utilize its healthful properties and together can be found in Natures Sunshine Trace Mineral Maintenance containing 70 plant-derived trace minerals that are chelated by nature for better absorption.

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