Dietary supplements commonly used for prevention

Prim Care. 2008 Dec;35(4):749-67. doi: 10.1016/j.pop.2008.07.010.

Abstract

The use of complimentary and alternative medicine is on the rise. This article reviews some of the commonly used herbal supplements and others focusing mainly on disease prevention. A summary table of medical conditions is provided, and when possible, a summary of efficacy and safety is provided to facilitate decision making.

MeSH terms

  • Camellia sinensis
  • Cardiovascular Diseases / prevention & control
  • Carotenoids / therapeutic use
  • Chondroitin / therapeutic use
  • Cimicifuga
  • Dietary Supplements*
  • Echinacea
  • Fish Oils
  • Flax
  • Ginger
  • Glucosamine / therapeutic use
  • Humans
  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases / drug therapy
  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases / prevention & control
  • Lutein / therapeutic use
  • Lycopene
  • Milk Thistle
  • Neoplasms / prevention & control
  • Plant Preparations
  • Primary Health Care*
  • Primary Prevention / methods*
  • Probiotics / therapeutic use
  • United States
  • Vaccinium macrocarpon

Substances

  • Fish Oils
  • Plant Preparations
  • Carotenoids
  • Chondroitin
  • Glucosamine
  • Lycopene
  • Lutein