HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a virus that attacks the immune system from inside. This leaves the immune system weakened and the affected person is more vulnerable to other infections. AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) is the result when a person infected with HIV becomes sick with another life-threatening infection. Research has shown that using natural methods of strengthening and balancing the immune system along taking conventional medications can help people live with HIV as a chronic illness without actually developing AIDS. Many of the HIV/AIDS medications, although necessary, have significant side effects. Fortunately there are natural HIV/AIDS supplements that can help deal with the symptoms of the disease as well as the side effects of the treatment. + Read more >
Some of the common side effects include nausea, diarrhea, loss of appetite, diabetes, cardiovascular problems, bone weakness, muscle and skin complaints, depression and poor liver function. Natural antiviral HIV/AIDS supplements that may be beneficial include Astragalus, Garlic, Green Tea extract and Olive Leaf extract. Many of the HIV/AIDS medications leave patients deficient in essential nutrients and minerals that support a healthy, functioning immune system. Because of this, using high quality HIV/AIDS supplements in addition to eating a diet high in whole foods, fresh fruits and vegetables (organic is possible) can help to replace the nutrients that have been stripped away. Many HIV/AIDS patients are known to have depleted levels of vitamins A, B6, B12, folate, selenium and zinc. Using a combination of HIV/AIDS supplements like a good daily multivitamin and a Vitamin A supplement in addition to dietary sources can help replace the vitamins that are deficient. Certain antiviral medications are known to deplete Vitamin D levels in people taking them. Vitamin D is essential for healthy bones and has also been shown to help lower blood pressure and modulate glucose levels in patients with diabetes. A Vitamin D supplement can help to address not only the health of your bones, but protect against diabetes which is often one of the risk associated with antiviral medications. Omega-3 fatty acids are an essential HIV/AIDS supplement to help reduce the risk of metabolic complications like high cholesterol and cardiovascular disease that can be associated with HIV. Nausea, diarrhea and weight loss are all too often associated with both the disease and the medications needed to treat HIV and AIDS. There are several natural HIV/AIDS supplement options for treating and preventing the nausea and diarrhea. Glutamine and DGL (deglycyrrhizinated licorice) help to heal the inflamed intestinal mucous membranes, reduce nausea and diarrhea, and increase the absorption of essential nutrients. HIV/AIDS supplements containing Slippery Elm and Ginger can also help with the nausea and heal the digestive tract. Because loss of appetite is often associated with HIV/AIDS and the medications to treat them, it is important to boost your nutritional intake as much as possible. To help prevent weight loss, consider adding a high quality whey protein supplement to daily smoothies to give your immune system a nutritional boost. Other HIV/AIDS supplements that have been shown to be beneficial in boosting the immune system are Mushroom Extract, Colostrum, Garlic and Echinacea. While there is no cure yet for HIV and AIDS, strengthening the immune system and treating symptoms naturally can help to improve health and quality of life. Taking steps to a healthier and stronger body is easy and affordable with high quality HIV/AIDS supplements from Body Energy Club’s online vitamin and supplement store. Before starting any new supplements it is important to check with your doctor to make sure that they are right for you, especially if you have a medical condition or are taking prescription medications.+ Read less >
Curcumin 95 is a standardized extract of curcuminoid complex extracted from the South Indian spice turmeric (Curcuma longa Linn.). Research supports the wide-ranging health benefits of curcuminoids, especially curcumin, including antioxidant effects, modulation of the production of inflammatory signal molecules (prostanoids and leukotrienes), and inhibition of the growth of cells which have not properly differentiated or whose growth pattern is abnormal. Curcumin is also a key botanical extract in traditional Ayurvedic medicine.
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NAC is n-acetylcysteine, a form of the amino acid cysteine, which is more readily taken up by the cells. It is a precursor in the body to the cellular antioxidant glutathione (GSH), which is produced intracellulary, particularly in the liver. Cells cannot absorb preformed GSH, making preformed glutathione supplements of minimal effectiveness. Intracellular levels of reduced glutathione are best maintained with R(+)-lipoic acid, the natural form of this key antioxidant.
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Our bodies require Vitamin D3 in order to absorb calcium and phosphorus, two nutrients essential to strong bones and teeth. Vitamin D3 deficiency can lead to such health problems as osteoporosis, and decreased immunity. It is especially important to consume adequate amounts of Vitamin D3, which is more easily absorbed compared to its D2 counterpart, to maintain good health status. Vitamin D3 supplementation is particularly important for those who live in Northern latitudes during the winter months when sun exposure is significantly reduced.$8.99
Gotu kola (Centella asiatica) has been used to help a number of conditions for thousands of years in Ayurveda, in India, China, and Indonesia. It was used to help heal wounds, improve mental clarity, and skin conditions such as leprosy and psoriasis. Some people use it to get help in respiratory infections such as colds, and it was used for that in the past in China and India. In Aayurveda it has been called "the fountain of life" because legend has it that an ancient Indian and also a Chinese herbalist lived for more than 200 years as a result of taking gotu kola. Historically, gotu kola has also been used to get help in syphilis, hepatitis, stomach ulcers, mental fatigue, epilepsy, diarrhea, fever, and asthma. Today, in the U.S. and Europe gotu kola is most often used to help for varicose veins and chronic venous insufficiency, a condition where blood pools in the legs. It's also used in ointments to support psoriasis and help heal minor wounds. Gotu kola is not the same as kola nut (Cola nitida). Unlike kola nut, gotu kola has no caffeine, and is not a stimulant. Plant Description: Gotu kola is a perennial plant native to India, Japan, China, Indonesia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and the South Pacific. A member of the parsley family, it has no taste or smell. It thrives in and around water. It has small fan-shaped green leaves with white or light purple-to-pink flowers, and it bears small oval fruit. The leaves and stems of the gotu kola plant are used for medicinal purposes.$8.99
Ashwagandha or Withania somnifera is also commonly known as Winter Cherry or Indian Ginseng. It has been called Indian Ginseng because its actions and uses are in many ways similar to those of Chinese Ginseng, without the price associated with it. The root is considered to be a very important “Rasayana” or rejuvenating tonic in Ayurvedic herbology and as such has the ability to revitalize and rebuild the body. In Ayurvedic Medicine it has been used to treat hypertension and help the body adapt to stress by rebuilding the nervous system without stimulating it. While it has been used in Ayurveda to increase stamina and performance, it has also been used to promote a calm mind, to increase cognition and memory and even encourage deep sleep. It’s Sanskrit name means “that which imparts the strength of a horse” and as such has also been traditionally used as an aphrodisiac. The root is slightly bitter and astringent in taste and warming in action and so is considered to be a key tonic particularly for a Vata constitution. Take Organic Traditions Ashwagandha Powder as a tonic at 500mg or 1 Teaspoon twice daily. Add one to two teaspoons to smoothies, teas, yogurt or any other recipe. Combine Organic Traditions Ashwagandha Powder with Organic Traditions Triphala Powder in a 1:1 ratio in a tea or a smoothie or with Organic Traditions Maca X-6 Powder and Vanilla Powder in a 1:1:1 ratio in smoothies. The powder has a slightly astringent, earthy taste, so you can add Organic Traditions Goji Berries or Dried Apricots to smoothies for a naturally sweet taste.$9.99