Easing Common Ailments with Nutritional Supplements - dummies

Easing Common Ailments with Nutritional Supplements

By Christopher Hobbs, Elson Haas

Part of Vitamins For Dummies Cheat Sheet

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