Vitamins For Dummies
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Supplements play a vital role in supporting many body functions and offer tremendous benefits for increasing energy, easing common symptoms, , and reducing the effects of stress. Take a look at the following chart to see what vitamins and minerals can help alleviate some common conditions:

Condition Nutritional Supplements
Arthritis pain Multivitamin, vitamin C, vitamin E, selenium, glucosamine, ginger, turmeric
Back pain Vitamin C, glucosamine, calcium, magnesium, St. John’s wort, ginger
Colds Zinc, vitamin C, vitamin A, echinacea, yarrow, peppermint, elder
Constipation Vitamin C, psyllium seed, cascara sagrada, flaxseed
Fatigue Multivitamin and mineral supplement, folic acid, Siberian ginseng, ginseng root, licorice root, vitamin B-12
Hay fever Vitamin C, quercitin, nettles, eyebright, reishi
Insomnia Melatonin, magnesium, 5-HTP, valerian, kava, California poppy
Poor memory Vitamin B-12, lecithin, folic acid, ginkgo
Obesity Chromium, magnesium, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin B-6
Osteoporosis Calcium, vitamin D, magnesium, boron, red clover, nettles, horsetail
Parasites Acidophilus, black walnut, garlic, multivitamin and mineral supplement, grapefruit seed extract, artemesia (mugwort)
Premenstrual syndrome Calcium, magnesium, vitex, motherwort, evening primrose oil, dandelion
Sore throat Zinc, vitamin C, echinacea, sage
Sprains and strains Vitamin C, glucosamine, magnesium, St. John’s wort oil
Stress B vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin E, calcium, magnesium, Siberian ginseng, California poppy

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Christopher Hobbs, L.Ac., is an holistic health expert whose many books include Herbal Remedies For Dummies??. Elson Haas, M.D., is the author of Staying Healthy with the Seasons and The Detox Diet.

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