Pea protein powders are just what they sound like: powdered supplements made from protein extracted from peas.
Plant Based Supplements
Elderberry is a black colored berry, mainly grown in Europe and North America, in which the berries are used to create medicines to enhance immune function and reduce the symptoms of certain illnesses.
Neem is a native tree to India and Pakistan whose bark, seeds, flowers, and leaves are used to make herbal medicines and other household products.
A bitter orange supplement is derived from a bitter orange plant. The specific parts of the plant used to make a supplement are fruit peels, fruit, leaves, and flowers.
According to Herb Wisdom, feverfew, or Tanacetum parthenium, is a lesser-known member of the popular daisy family. It grows plentifully throughout North America and across Europe.
Found in the Kalahari Desert in Southern Africa, Hoodia Gordonii is succulent plant that grows in clusters that strongly resemble a smaller version of a Saguaro Cactus.
A natural supplement that’s been used for centuries, red raspberry leaf is a valuable but often overlooked part of the raspberry plant.
Artichoke extract comes from the Cynara Scolymus plant, and it’s used for medicinal purposes. With choleretic effects, it can be used to treat dyspepsia and gout, and it’s also great for treating heartburn, gastritis and IBS.
The Amla tree is native to southeastern Asia, where its fruit is a popular addition to the daily diet. Amla fruit, which looks quite similar to green apples, is readily available for sale in street markets, and its health benefits are touted in no less than ancient Sanskrit texts (where it is called Amaliki, according to Dr. Sahelian).
Krill oil comes from krill, which are small shrimp-like crustaceans that live in the ocean and feed on phytoplankton.
Black cumin is one of those rare supplements that has been actively and extensively tested by research institutions. Nigella sativa is its scientific name, but you also may know it as black cumin, black caraway or Roman coriander.
Specifically, this supplement is growing popular due to its ability to promote cardiac wellness and reduce the chances of developing diabetes. More recently, researchers have also begun to study it due to its potential ability to protect the brain from the ravaging effects of Alzheimer’s disease.
Nettle (Urtica dioica) is also known as stinging nettle, common nettle or nettle leaf. The term “stinging nettle” comes from the sharp stinging sensation that comes from touching the leaves, which have tiny hairs or spines.
Flaxseed may be the most powerful plant-based food product available. It is an excellent source of healthy nutrients, including Omega-3 fatty acids, lignans, iron, calcium, and fiber.
Bacopa Monnieri comes from a plant in India called Brahmi. It has been used there for hundreds of years as a medicine.
Passionflower is a botanical remedy that has been used in the United States for alleviating anxiety and insomnia since the late 19th century. It’s also sometimes used for treating mild pain and gastrointestinal distress.
Often chamomile is used in tea form, but is increasingly available in capsule or tincture and mouthwash forms as well. Chamomile is also available for topical use in creams and ointments.
According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), goldenseal root, or Hydrastis canadensis, has sufficient history as an herbal healer that the NCCIH is currently starting the process of researching its efficacy formally and developing a standardized pharmaceutical grade supplement.
Licorice root (Glycyrrhiza Glabra) has been used for medicinal purposes in many cultures for over 2,500 years, and is considered by some herbalists as the ‘grandfather of herbs’.
Sage is a shrub that is both evergreen and perennial. While it’s best known for its culinary uses, it can be used medicinally. In fact, sage has a long history of medicinal use. Sage contains significant amounts thujone along with a variety of other bioactive substances.
Berberine is a compound that is found in many good natural supplements, and it is one of the most effective and studied natural supplements available.
A Jiaogulan supplement is prepared from extracts of the Jiaogulan plant also known as Southern Ginseng. The plant is commonly found in China and some parts of Japan.
Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis) is an herb that is a member of the mint family. It’s also known as Melissa, common balm or balm mint.
Psyllium is a type of fiber made from the husks of the Plantago ovata plant’s seeds. It contains both soluble and insoluble fiber, both of which are important for excellent digestive health.
Butcher’s Broom is a low-growing evergreen shrub native to the Middle East, Mediterranean countries, and the Southern United States.