Many people these days prefer natural products over refined and synthetic products. These natural products are becoming very popular over time due to the advantages these natural products has over the other medicinal products. Many products which are natural like herbal supplements, fish oils and probiotic acidophilus are gaining popularity very fast. Another good reason for the popularity of nutritional supplements is the ability of the supplements to better general health as well as health of specific system of the body like cardiovascular system, gastro intestinal system etc. One interesting thing found in a recent study was the correlation between downfall of economy and nutritional supplements. If the economy is down the health conscious people get more health supplements like fish oil (helps cardiovascular system and heart), multivitamins, calcium, glucoseamine etc.
Among the top rated nutritional supplements “puritan’s pride” is the top rated brand in a latest survey on vitamins and supplement users by the consumerLab.com in 2009. The consumerLab.com publishes test reports on supplements. ConsumerLab.com is one of the leading providers of consumer information and also does independent evaluation on products that are related to health and nutrition and which effect health and nutrition of general population. In the survey by the consumerLab.com, it was found that the supplements (especially fish oil) are as popular as that of multivitamins in the popularity and use. Puritan’s pride has excellent supplement and offer promotional package in almost all products with 3 free supplements if you buy 2 and 1 free if you buy 1 product.
Herbal supplements are very popular now because people are turning to natural remedies for improving their health these days with lesser or no side effects as compared to pharmaceutical products. Only problem with herbal supplements is absence of strict regulation in the quality maintenance, in USA as well as in other countries. As a result the herbal supplements may not contain what they claim and here you should try to get the products from a reputed company of your choice.
Probiotic acidophilus is one of the naturally occurring gastrointestinal bacterial floras, which occur naturally in the gut and also in the vagina. But unfortunately it is destroyed if antibiotic is used and if contraceptive cream is applied in the vagina. And in these situations the supplement of probiotic acidophilus is required to make up the lost flora of the gut and vagina. Probiotic acidophilus may also be required in case of generalized illness to improve digestion and also to improve overall health.