Five Super Supplements That Can Help Keep You Well

By Marcel Hernandez, ND

When people ask for my help with their health problems, I take the approach that I was trained in as a naturopathic physician.

Marcel Hernandez, ND, of Pacific Naturopathic in Mountain View, CaliforniaIn naturopathy, we strive to help the body’s own, very wise and powerful, self-healing processes operate at peak efficiency.

Naturopathy has two goals:

  1. Use natural means to correct imbalances that may be causing ill health or sub-normal functioning 
  2. Promote radiant, optimal general health

In a recent article, Dr. Connie described how American agribusiness has seriously compromised the nutritional content of our food. It’s gotten to the point where many people, even those with seemingly “healthy” diets, are experiencing nutrient deficiencies that are affecting their energy and well-being, and that may even be causing serious health complications related to biochemical imbalances.

 While I use many other supplements of great value in my practice, here are five of my special favorites. These are substances that long personal experience with patients has shown to give positive results.

mentharilMentharil. If you experience roiling, gurgling, cramping intestines, here’s a supplement that may work wonders for you.

Mentharil comes in tiny, oil filled gels that, in my experience, bring rapid relief for intestinal cramping. The natural oils in Mentharil include concentrated extracts of peppermint, rosemary, and thyme. These have been known for centuries to calm and soothe the gastrointestinal tract.

The enteric-coated Mentharil softgels allow the essential oils to move through the stomach and small intestine, and then into the colon where they are released for optimal benefit.

ligament-restoreLigament Restore. Do you suffer from stiff hands? Mild joint pain? Ligament Restore blends ingredients found naturally in the body, especially in tendons, ligaments, and joints. These substances strengthen and support the body’s natural maintenance and repair of connective tissue. I know from personal experience that Ligament Restore is very effective. If I forget to take it before I do heavy physical work like hammering, digging, or painting, I experience a slight stiffness in my hand joints, but not when I remember to take my Ligament Restore.

theracurminTheracurmin. Curcumin, a powerful natural healing substance found in turmeric (Curcuma longa), is unfortunately very poorly absorbed.

Theracurmin® employs a unique, patented colloidal dispersion technology to enhance its bioavailability, dramatically increasing curcumin levels in the blood.

Several clinical studies have shown that Theracurmin possesses an ability to reduce tissue damage caused by inflammation, while improving liver function, increasing the ability of the heart to function efficiently, and increasing the flexibility of arteries.

In our clinic, we also administer curcumin intravenously to treat inflammation and as an adjunctive treatment for cancer.

rex-eme-creamRex Eme Cream. Although not actually a supplement, Rex Eme Cream has been a staple at our clinic and in our personal medicine cabinet for years. No other topical product we know of can so dramatically turn around the most stubborn skin conditions.

Rashes disappear overnight, and itching and irritation cease almost immediately, leaving the skin soft and clear. Rex Eme Cream contains no fragrances, steroids, colorings, or harmful preservatives, and it won’t clog pores.

The cream may be used to treat age spots, athlete’s foot, bed sores, cuts, denture sores, diaper rash, eczema (chronic and seasonal), excessive dryness, hemorrhoids, irritation/itching, jock itch, flea and other insect bites, poison ivy, psoriasis, ringworm, stretch marks, seborrhea, burns, and windburn.

coq10CoQ10. Your body manufacturers CoQ10, which the cells use to produce energy for their growth and maintenance. CoQ10 is found in every cell in the body.

CoQ10 also acts as an antioxidant to protect the body from damage by harmful molecules. CoQ10 helps the heart function more efficiently and is a powerful adjunct for treating periodontal disease. It boosts overall energy and speeds recovery from exercise. Some people take it to reduce the effects that medications such as Lipitor can have on the heart, muscles, and other organs.

 These and other high-quality supplements are available in our clinic for our established patients. If you’re interested, please give us a call at (650) 917-1121, or use the Contact Form to send us a note. We’d love to meet you.

To learn more about Dr. Marcel’s work, click HERE.