Nutritional Supplements

Written by Kimberly Clark
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The recommendation to use nutritional supplements is no longer limited to practitioners of alternative medicine. Nowadays even traditional doctors are seeing the benefits of adding a few key nutritional supplements to our diets. However, the best advice for staying healthy is still to eat a well balanced diet, exercise regularly, and get plenty of rest, but there are a few supplements that stand out.

Supplements to Try

Black cumin oil has been positively shown to affect the immune system and has been used for centuries for its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. It is extracted from the seeds of a herbaceous plant with black seeds. Black cumin oil has also been shown to encourage the growth of bone marrow cells, while suppressing the growth of tumor cells.

Because of the rich content of gamma linolelic acid (GLA) present in borage oil, it is instrumental in lowering high blood pressure and cholesterol levels, both of which are big contributing factors to cardiovascular disease. GLA has a unique ability to reduce dryness, so it is often used cosmetically as nourishment to keep the skin soft and supple and to replenish moisture to the hair, scalp, and nails. It also works to clear up acne by diluting the thick oily substance that is excessively secreted by the skin of people with acne.

Flax oil, the most abundant source of omega-3 fatty acids, has been accredited with strengthening the immune system and in stabilizing blood sugar levels. Routine use of flax oil has been shown to significantly improve the condition of serious ailments such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes, anemia, and multiple sclerosis. Plus, flax oil is a natural laxative that aids in digestion and does not upset the stomach

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