July 2000 Issue
Are Disease-Specific Herb Formulas a Good Thing?
Q. Iíve noticed new vitamin-mineral-herb combinations for specific conditions like heart health, menopause, memory and prostate health. Do they work? A. Thereís no data showing these combos work any better than single herbs. In fact, experts are concerned about the everything-but-the-kitchen-sink approach to some formulas. For example, the makers of Centrum and One-A-Day have each recently launched a line of supplements (Centrum Focused Formulas and One-A-Day Specialized Blends) promoted as tailor-made for conditions
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