A human body consists of many different big and small part which function together to allow a person to live and perform daily routine activities. The human muscles, bones, blood vessels, nerves all require proper nutrition in order to function optimally and source of maximum nourishment are natural occurring food products. A balanced diet includes all the natural sources of food which ensure proper growth of the human body and prevents chronic ailments from developing.
Natural health product is a Canadian term used to describe all the naturally found substances which help in growing, maintaining and restoring the health of a person. These products often come from plant matter but can also be grown from marine sources and microorganisms. The products are also available in various forms such as tablets, solutions, capsules, creams, drops, and ointments. Comprehensive natural health products are often called alternative or complementary medicines and include
- Vitamins and minerals
- Herbal medicines and treatments
- Traditional Chinese medications
- Homeopathic medicines
- Products with essential fatty acids and amino acids
- Many of the consumer products used in every day such as toothpaste, facial products, antiperspirant, and mouthwash.
The natural health products are advertised In Canada for health purposes and to treat a particular illness, prevent disease, reduce the health risks and maintain a healthy life. The products are safe to use and can be brought without any prescription. But a person must consult the doctor before taking the specific natural product as sometimes complications may occur depending on the physiological condition of a person. The natural health products are very much available in pharmacies, grocery stores, and retail stores in Canada and people can also order them online. Some of the common products which people buy and use are multivitamins which provide vitamin and minerals, herbs and plants products, and substances that contain omega-3 fatty acids.
There are many considerations that people need to keep in mind before consuming the natural health products which are
- Contamination or incorrect ingredient during manufacturing
- Taking more than the required dosage
- Taking products which are meant for certain age groups
- Administering the product with other prescription medicine or drug
- Having allergic reactions
Some of the popular and easily available comprehensive natural health products are
This improves the mood, mental health, energy, and control the blood glucose level. Ginseng can be taken in tablet, powder or capsule form.
- John’s Wort
Research studies have shown that St. John’s Wort helps to reduce and treat mild depression. But it should not be taken with other antidepressants medicines and it can also reduce the effectiveness of other medicines used for heart disease or epilepsy.
- Hemp seeds
Hemp seeds are full of protein and polyunsaturated fatty acids and have the same health benefit as seeds and nuts. A person could try hemp seeds in salads, cereal or yogurt.
- Noni juice
Noni juice gets its name from a plant called ‘noni’ found in some of the Asian countries. Noni juice is better than other energy drinks that you may find in stores as it may be used to prevent cancer.
- Acai berries
The acai berry either in natural raw or juice form is suggested to help in weight loss and treat heart diseases.