Most Effective Ingredients

Grade: A (Strong Scientific Evidence)
Therapy Specific therapeutic Use(s)
Activated charcoal Poisoning
Acupressure, shiatsu, tuina Nausea (of various etiologies)
Acupuncture Osteoarthritis
Acupuncture Pain (chronic)
Acupuncture Post-operative pain
Alpha-lipoic acid Neuropathy (various types)
Alpha-lipoic acid Type 2 diabetes
Andrographis Upper respiratory tract infection: treatment
Arginine Growth hormone reserve test / pituitary disorder diagnosis
Arginine Inborn errors of urea synthesis
Beta-carotene Erythropoietic protoporphyria
Beta-glucan Hyperlipidemia
Beta-sitosterol, Sitosterol Hypercholesterolemia
Biotin Biotin deficiency
Biotin Biotin-responsive inborn errors of metabolism
Boswellia Osteoarthritis
Caffeine Apnea
Caffeine Cognitive performance
Caffeine Exercise performance
Caffeine Respiratory disorders
Calcium Antacid
Calcium Bone density
Calcium High blood phosphorous level
Calcium Hypocalcemia
Calcium Hypocalcemic tetany
Calcium Osteoporosis
Calcium Renal failure
Calcium Toxicity (magnesium)
Castor bean Bowel cleansing
Choline Nutritional supplement (infant formula)
Chondroitin sulfate Osteoarthritis (general)
Chondroitin sulfate Osteoarthritis (knee)
Coenzyme Q10 Coenzyme Q10 deficiency
Copper Copper deficiency
Creatine Athletic performance enhancement (muscle mass and muscle strength)
DHEA Bone density
DHEA Depression
DHEA Obesity
Ephedra Weight loss
Feverfew Migraine headache prevention
Folate Folate deficiency
Folate Folate deficiency in alcoholics
Folate Hyperhomocysteinemia
Folate Megaloblastic anemia – due to folate deficiency
Folate Prevention of pregnancy complications/ neural tube defects
Garlic Hyperlipidemia
Garlic Hypertension
Ginger Nausea and vomiting during pregnancy
Glutamine Burns
Gossypol Contraceptive (males)
Grape Chronic venous insufficiency
Grape Edema
Guar gum Cholesterol levels
Guar gum Diarrhea
Hawthorn Congestive heart failure
Hesperidin Chronic venous insufficiency
Hesperidin Hemorrhoids
Horse chestnut Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI)
Iodine Antimicrobial
Iodine Goiter prevention
Iodine Iodine deficiency
Iodine Radiation emergency (potassium iodide thyroid protection)
Iron Anemia of chronic disease
Iron Iron deficiency anemia
Kava Anxiety
Konjac glucomannan Cholesterol levels
Konjac glucomannan Constipation
Konjac glucomannan Diabetes
L-carnitine Metabolic abnormalities (inborn errors of metabolism related to carnitine metabolism)
L-carnitine Nutritional deficiencies (primary and secondary carnitine deficiency in adults)
L-carnitine Peripheral vascular disease
Light therapy Acne
Light therapy Atopic dermatitis
Light therapy Herpes simplex virus
Light therapy Lymphoma (mycosis fungoides and Sézary syndrome)
Light therapy Neonatal jaundice
Light therapy Psoriasis
Light therapy Scleroderma
Light therapy Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
Light therapy Vitiligo
Light therapy Wound healing
Liver extract Pernicious anemia
Lysine Deficiency (lysine)
Magnesium Pre-eclampsia (and eclampsia)
Music therapy Mood enhancement
Music therapy Relaxation/stress/anxiety
N-Acetyl Cysteine Acetaminophen toxicity
Niacin Hyperlipidemia
Niacin Pellagra
Nicotinamide Pellagra (niacin)
Omega-3 fatty acids, fish oil, alpha-linolenic acid Coronary heart disease
Omega-3 fatty acids, fish oil, alpha-linolenic acid Hyperlipidemia (triglyceride lowering)
Omega-3 fatty acids, fish oil, alpha-linolenic acid Hypertension
Omega-3 fatty acids, fish oil, alpha-linolenic acid Rheumatoid arthritis (fish oil)
Omega-3 fatty acids, fish oil, alpha-linolenic acid Secondary cardiovascular disease prevention (fish oil / EPA plus DHA)
Ornithine alpha-ketoglutarate Burns
Palm oil Vitamin A deficiency
Pantothenic acid Pantothenic acid deficiency
Peppermint Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
Phosphorus, Phosphate Constipation
Phosphorus, Phosphate Hypercalcemia
Phosphorus, Phosphate Hypophosphatemia
Phosphorus, Phosphate Kidney stones (calcium oxalate stones)
Phosphorus, Phosphate Laxative/bowel preparation for procedures
Plant sterols Hypercholesterolemia
Policosanol Platelet aggregation inhibition
Potassium Vitamin and nutrient deficiency (hypokalemia, potassium deficiency)
Probiotics Acute diarrhea
Probiotics Atopic dermatitis
Psyllium Hypercholesterolemia
Pygeum Benign prostatic hypertrophy/BPH symptoms
Red yeast rice Hyperlipidemia
Riboflavin Neonatal jaundice
Riboflavin Riboflavin deficiency (ariboflavinosis)
Saccharomyces boulardii Diarrhea (antibiotic associated)
Saw palmetto Benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH)
Scopolamine Motion sickness
Sodium Nutrition (electrolyte imbalance)
Sodium bicarbonate Kidney disorders (nephropathy prevention)
Sodium bicarbonate Pain
Soy Dietary source of protein
Soy Lipid lowering effects (cholesterol and triglycerides)
St. John's wort Depression (mild-to-moderate)
Strontium Cancer
Strontium Dental conditions
Strontium Osteoporosis
Thiamine Metabolic disorders (subacute necrotizing encephalopathy, maple syrup urine disease, pyruvate carboxylase deficiency, hyperalaninemia)
Thiamine Thiamin deficiency (beriberi, Wernicke's encephalopathy, Korsakoff's psychosis, Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome)
Umckaloabo Bronchitis
Vitamin A Acne
Vitamin A Acute promyelocytic leukemia (treatment, all-trans retinoic acid)
Vitamin A Anemia
Vitamin A Malaria (supportive agent)
Vitamin A Measles (supportive agent)
Vitamin A Mortality reduction (childhood; all-cause)
Vitamin A Retinitis pigmentosa
Vitamin A Skin damage caused by the sun
Vitamin A Vitamin A deficiency
Vitamin A Xerophthalmia (dry eye)
Vitamin B12 Megaloblastic anemia – due to vitamin B12 deficiency
Vitamin B12 Vitamin B12 deficiency
Vitamin B6 Hereditary sideroblastic anemia
Vitamin B6 Preventing adverse effects in people taking cycloserine (Seromycin®)
Vitamin B6 Pyridoxine deficiency/ neuritis
Vitamin B6 Pyridoxine-dependent seizures in newborns
Vitamin C Vitamin C deficiency (scurvy)
Vitamin D Familial hypophosphatemia
Vitamin D Fanconi syndrome-related hypophosphatemia
Vitamin D Hyperparathyroidism due to low vitamin D levels
Vitamin D Hypocalcemia due to hypoparathyroidism
Vitamin D Osteomalacia (adult rickets)
Vitamin D Psoriasis (vitamin D analogs)
Vitamin D Rickets
Vitamin D Vitamin D deficiency
Vitamin E Vitamin E deficiency
Vitamin K Coagulation disorders (VKCFD)
Vitamin K Hemorrhagic disease of newborn (vitamin K deficiency bleeding/VKDB)
Vitamin K Vitamin K deficiency
Vitamin K Warfarin reversal (elevated INR / pre-procedure)
Whey protein Allergies (prevention)
Whey protein Nutritional supplement (protein source)
Willow bark Osteoarthritis
Yoga Asthma
Yoga Hypertension
Zinc Diarrhea (children)
Zinc Gastric ulcers
Zinc Zinc deficiency