Summary

Herbal and so-called ‘natural’ supplements may be added to a regime innocently as people think that because a product is ‘natural’. it is harmless. Sadly, this is far from true. Many herbs, vitamins, minerals and other natural products can add value in terms of improving your health, whatever the desired outcome. However, if a herbal supplement is to be effective, it has to have an active ingredient, which may or may not interfere with prescription medications. Even an adverse reaction is a testament to its efficacy. Many doctors will say that herbal preparations are a waste of time and they add no value to the patient’s wellness outcomes. If taken correctly and if the product has a standardised active ingredient, then both herbal and natural supplements can really help to improve health and overall well being. If you do want to take natural compounds, whether they are vitamins, minerals or herbs, then please engage with your coach to make sure you are on the right track.