Have you ever wondered where supplements come from? Now we’re not talking about the high-quality supplements we create here in our FDA-approved facility, those in pill form that condense the best of modern vitamins and minerals into a small capsule. What we’re asking is, have you even wondered how the benefits of such supplements are discovered, long before we ever start to market them?
Today we’re going to take a quick look at the different ways that people have come to believe that different types of supplements, whether they be Ceylon cinnamon pills or turmeric capsules, are good for their health.*
Know Your History
Sometimes all you have to do to discover a beneficial supplement is to look to the past. Perhaps people watched to see what animals did (and what they ate) when the animals were experiencing ailments. Other times people would experiment with trying new plants as food, only to discover that they felt better afterward.
While our supplements aren’t medicine, aspirin is an excellent example of a beneficial substance that has been used by humanity for thousands of years. Historians wrote of how the bark and leaves of willow trees could help reduce pain and fever, but they certainly weren’t putting it into pill form at the time. Today we know that salicylic acid is the reason that aspirin works so well, but for the longest time all you had to do was ask the people of history what to do in order to relieve ailments.
Most of the high-quality supplements we offer have also been used for thousands of years, and while we can’t legally claim that our capsules are the medicine of the futures, there’s something to be said for so many cultures making use of a particular plant for its health properties.
Foreign Cultures Coming to Light
Perhaps the largest influx into health supplements online have come from lands far beyond what we in the United States are accustomed to. While cinnamon, and particularly Ceylon cinnamon supplements, have been used in the West for quite some time as a side effect of Spanish, Dutch, and British colonialism, it’s just been recently that the medicinal use of some plants has been discovered because the people who use them had been so remote. As we’re introduced to new people, we are also introduced to their culture, food, and the traditional medicines that they use when something was ailing those in their village. Such areas that are just opening up to the West include the Amazon rain forest, central China, and many parts of Africa.
Now that those areas are opening up to the rest of the world, we’re able to further study their foods and medicines to find out if creating a supplement from them could lead to revolutionary benefits.
Sometimes the exact answer of why something works comes from the medical community. Once it was discovered that iodine was needed by the thyroid gland in order to function properly, it became easier to create a natural thyroid support like our thyroid supplements. Of course, it’s not just this essential metal that we put in our thyroid health supplements. We also include over a dozen other vitamins and minerals in order to support the thyroid, including B12, magnesium, zinc, selenium, copper, manganese, and other natural ingredients so that you thyroid can have what it needs to do its job.
Sometimes It’s a Complete Accident
Did you know that turmeric was used as a coloring agent before it was used for its medicinal properties? The strong orange color was used to make brighter cloth and eventually made its way into soups as a way to make them more appealing. Once that happened, people noticed that those who ate more turmeric experienced better health benefits (it’s most likely the curcumin in it) and, thousands of years later, people can still take advantage of the benefits of turmeric supplements without having to eat the actual plant rhizome. All you have to do is grab a high-quality supplement from NutriFlair!
No matter how humanity has discovered the benefits of supplements, it’s good to know that if you decide to take them then you’re in good company. Find that perfect supplement for you right here!
* Statements in this blog have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Individual results may vary.