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Supplement Product Reviews

January 2009 Review - ALJ Supplement

ALJ Supplement Jar FrontALJ from Nature's Sunshine

For fighting the threats against the body's respiratory system such as: allergens, ragweed, pollen, animals, etc. Also helps with cold symptoms, runny nose, stuffy head, etc.

When the body feels threatened, the immune system goes on alert, needing to defend and cleanse the body of invaders. With ALJ the immune system can relax.

You take 2-4 cap/tablest 3 times a day.

It helps to soothe irritated tissues and nourish respiratory and digestive systems. It also helps you to breathe easier and stops itching in eyes pretty quickly.

ALJ Properties

Boneset - expectorant, stiumlant, diaphoretic - used by Indians for nutritional support.

High in magnesium, calcium, niacin, phosphorus

Fennel - antispasmatic, expectorant, stimulant, anti-inflamority - known as cleansing herb for after eating.

High in calcium, curde fiber, fat, magnesium, phosphorus, protein, selenium, sodium, thiamine

Fenugreek - mucilaninous, expectorant - soothing effects.

High in fat, dietary fiber, iron, protein, selenium, thiamine.

Key ingredient for lund healing and expectorents. Helps with allergies and unproductive coughs.

Horseradish Root - expectorant, counter irritant - stimulates respitory system.

High in calcium, chromium, magnesium, mnangenese, niacin, phosphorus, potassium, protein, riboflavin, sodium, vitamin A, vitamin C, and Zinc.

Helps borncials, immune stimulant, antioxident.

Mullein - mucilaginous, expe3ctorant, diuretic, astringent, anti spasmodic.

High in calcium, chromium, cobalt, iron, magnesium, manganese, niacin, phosphorus, silicon, sodium, vitamin A, and vitamin C.

Traditionally used for coughs, colds, croup, bronchitis, and asthma.

Choice herb for lung ailments - soothing effect.

February 2009 Review - Prenatal Forte

Prenatal Vitamins

Here are some of the important benefits in taking a prenatal vitamin.

  • Reduces the risk of birth defects which helps relieve stress that comes from having a baby and gives assurance that you are doing all you can for your baby Reduces risk of Gestational Hypertension which will help reduce unwanted stress upon your own body and the baby developing inside of you.
  • Helps restore nutrients depleted by medications so you can get the most from the medications without losing vital nutrients that may weaken you in other areas.
  • Replace nutrients being taken by your baby during pregnancy to help you stay strong and healthy and helps ensure that your baby gets the needed nutrients.
  • Each container is fresh, not outdated so you can take them with confidence knowing that you are getting the full potency in each serving.
  • Helps reduce the side effects of many medications you may be taking helping you to have less discomfort during your pregnancy
  • Recommended by most health care providers. The right supplements are not a waste of money or just something to consider, but are important to your health and the health of your baby
  • Endorsed by Naturopathic doctors. This assures that you are taking natural ingredients that have beneficial effects upon you and your baby.
  • Recognized manufacturers selling only quality vitamins. You can take them with confidence and rest assured that you will get all the benefit the product says you will get.
  • Helps maintain hormone balances that work to regulate menstrual cycles. Maintaining consistent menstrual cycles makes it easier to know the prime times to get pregnant and helps with pregnancy planning.

There is a lot of confusion surrounding prenatal vitamins so, I want to give you 6 criteria or elements you absolutely, positively must have in any prenatal you purchase:

1:  Must contain natural ingredients that allows you to receive the supplement's full benefits.

2:  Should contain no sugar, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, artificial coloring, artificial flavoring, or preservatives.

3:  Should be designed by doctors and midwives so you know it is specifically geared to women who want to get pregnant, are pregnant, or are nursing.

4:  Should include digestive plant enzymes and herbs to help with digestive support. All the best nutrients won't help if your body doesn't absorb them.

5:  Needs to contain a full complement of high-quality folic acid, antioxidants, B vitamins, and minerals.

6:  Should offer a blend of plant enzymes to further promote the absorbability of available nutrients.

Prenatal Forte Meets and Surpasses All 6 of the Above Criteria

Prenatal Forte Prenatal Vitamin Bottle
1. It contains natural ingredients. (Here's a little test you can do to see if a vitamin is natural or not. Bake the vitamin in the oven for about 10 minutes and see what happens. If it is just vitamins it will bake like a cookie and turn brown. If it is chemically made it will turn into black goo.)

2. Prenatal Forte contains no sugar, yeast, gluten, corn, artificial coloring, artificial flavoring, or preservatives.

3. Prenatal Forte was designed by doctors for women who are pregnant, nursing, or seeking to become pregnant.

4. Prenatal Forte contains digestive plant enzymes and herbs to help with digestive support. After all, the supplement won't do you any good unless you can digest it.

5. Prenatal Forte contains a full complement of high quality folic acid, antioxidants, B vitamins, and minerals. Receiving a proper amount of folic acid is very important not only during pregnancy but in the few months before pregnancy. Folic acid is helpful in preventing birth defects in the early stages of pregnancy, some of which happen before pregnancy is confirmed.

6. Prenatal Forte offers a blend of plant enzymes that help further promote the absorbability of the nutrients included in each tablet.

Here's Even More Good News

Prenatal Forte goes above and beyond the six key criteria. Prenatal Forte also...

1. Provides a full complement of Biotin which has shown to promote healthy hair and hair growth.

2. Contains Vitamin A as Beta Carotene which aids in the growth of bone and tissue and helps maintain the health of skin and mucous membranes.

3. Contains Dandelion which is used by some as a liver or kidney "tonic," as a diuretic, and for minor digestive problems..

4. Contains cranberry which has been reported to help prevent or treating urinary tract infections, infections that can lead to stomach ulcers, to prevent dental plaque, and to have antioxidant and anticancer activity.

5. Prenatal Forte has herbs supportive of uterine health, urinary support, and digestive support to help avoid UTIs along with antioxidents to help the immune system.

6. Uterine Health - helps strengthen the uterus to a healthy state for when it works hard during delivery or, in the case of a c-section, prepares it for recovery.

7. Is endorsed by Naturopathic Doctors further insuring that you are receiving natural ingredients.


Take 1 tablet 3 times daily with meals. If there is a need for higher nutritional support, take 2 tablets 3 times daily.

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