Top 25 Supplements in 2004

1. Policosanol

2. Bone Meal

3. Wheat Germ

4. Lycopene

5. Essential Fatty Acids

6. Liver

7. Lutein

8. Green tea

9. Black cohosh root

10. Silicea

11. Pau d’arco

12. Coenzyme Q10

13. SAM-e

14. Royal Jelly

15. Alpha-Lipoic Acid

16. Potassium

17. Elderberry

18. Horny goat weed

19. Spirulina

20. Chlorophyll

21. 5-HTP

22. Magnesium

23. Calcium

24. Cranberry

25. Evening primrose

United States' Top 25 Nutritional Supplements

25. Evening primrose

Evening primrose’s versatility in treating everything from eczema to premenstrual syndrome contributed to a 7.6 percent increase in sales between 2002 and 2003. Total sales for 2003 were $6.5 million. The seeds from this North American wildflower contain up to 25 percent oil, which is enriched with the omega-6 EFAs linoleic acid and gamma linoleic acid. While there’s no question about evening primrose’s nutritional importance, Blumenthal questions its other health claims. “It’s not one of those herbs that can be pigeonholed in a narrow bandwidth of benefits. But the problem is that the research has been somewhat equivocal to support all those benefits. It’s hard to find one or two really direct benefits that are strongly supported by evidence.” Evening primrose has been claimed to prevent hair loss, eczema, poor wound healing, liver and kidney degeneration, poor immune and reproductive system function, PMS, diabetic-induced nerve injury and breast tenderness. There are a couple studies supporting the latter two functions; however, Blumenthal notes that “there are no clinical studies strongly supporting evening primrose’s benefits on eczema, and compelling evidence on PMS is equivocal.”

American Top 25: Supplements Climbing the Charts by Vicky Uhland, Kristen Lewis, Christine Spehar.  July, 2004. Natural Foods Merchandiser


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