With natural health products you can improve your health, immune system, digestion and strengthen your body. A majority of products carried in health stores are made from all natural products and most do not require approval of the food and drug administration. Taken by themselves for their intended purposes will usually not spark any side effects.
Most times when you aren’t feeling completely up to par you can find something to make you feel better at a health store, provided you are open to trying alternative measures for your health. That’s not to say you should shun your physician, but running to the doctor for trivial symptoms like a running nose may be expensive when a trip to the health store could provide similar relief without the similar cost.
However, some natural products may interfere with prescription drugs and prevent them from working properly or possibly negate their purpose. Before you take anything from a health store, check with a pharmacist who will know whether it is safe for you to take.
For example, a person taking beta blockers for high blood pressure are advised to steer clear of grapefruit juice. Your pharmacist will know if all natural tablets containing grapefruit oils will cause issues with your other prescriptions. Most health stores also employ experts who should be able to answer similar questions.
While visiting the health store also check into natural soaps and cleaners, in addition to shampoos and skin conditioners as many are made without harsh perfumes and other chemicals. Keeping your entire body healthy is the reason you found the health store, so take advantage of what it has to offer.