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The Complete History of Supplements

HEALTH AND FITNESS I 0010 A BRIEF HISTORY OF SUPPLEMENTS For as long as humankind has existed, traditional diets have been supplemented with ingredients believed to hold particular health properties. From the ancient Sumerian remedies inscribed in clay tablets to today's government-certified powders and capsules, man's biggest breakthroughs in science have been utilised to develop an ever-increasing number of health-benefitting supplements for a market that is now bigger than ever. EFFECTIVENESS PROVEN EFFECTIVENESS NOT PROVEN X ALOE VERA For cardiovascular system & stomach Circa. 4000 BCE TO PRESENT CASTOR OIL (FROM RICINUS COMMUNIS) Primarily as a laxative GARLIC Circa. (ALLIUM SATIVUM) For strength and an antiseptic 3700 BCE TO PRESENT Circa. 3400 BCE TO PRESENT RED OCHRE For intestinal and eye inflammations GINGER (ZINGIBER OFFICINALE) To prevent Circa. 3000 BCE TO PRESENT nausea and inflammation Circa. 2720 BCE TO PRESENT STINGING NETTLE (URTICA DIOICA) Include pain relief and diuretic HONEY An anti- bacterial and anti-inflammatory Circa. 2600 BCE TO PRESENT Circa. 1500 BCE TO PRESENT FOXGLOVE (DIGITALIS) For swelling and heart conditions LIQUORICE Circa. (GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA) For throat and stomach 1400 BCE TO PRESENT complaints Circa. 1200 BCE TO PRESENT GINKGO (GINKGO BILOBA) Aids kidney function and digestion Circa. SENNA Used as a laxative 800 BCE TO PRESENT Circa. 800 BCE TO PRESENT CINNAMON Aids digestion, circulation and respiration Circa. KHELLA 700 BCE (AMMI VISNAGA) A diuretic and respiratory aid TO PRESENT Circa. 485 BCE TO PRESENT BLOODROOT (SANGUINARIA CANADENSIS) An emetic and respiratory aid Circa. WILLOW BARK To relieve pain and inflammation 400 BCE TO PRESENT 1612 TO EUCALYPTUS PRESENT (EUCALYPTUS OBLIQUA) Anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic and decongestant POKEWEED (PHYTOLACCA AMERICANA) For immune Circa. 1700 TO PRESENT system and inflammation Circa. 1788 TO PRESENT LO HAN GUO (SIRAITIA GROSVENORII) For colds and congestion Circa. STEVIA For blood pressure and diabetes 1800 TO PRESENT Circa. 1800 WHITE KIDNEY BEAN TO PRESENT (PHASEOLUS VULGARIS) For diabetes and weight loss Circa. 1970'S TO PRESENT CREATINE To build lean body mass Circa. 1990'S TO PRESENT NUIQUE A BRIEF HISTORY OF SUPPLEMENTS NUIQUE.COM

The Complete History of Supplements

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An illustrated history of supplements. Whether its for performance, medicine or general health, human beings have used natural remedies and herbs to solve problems of the body since pre-history. And m...


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