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

4. Lycopene

Lycopene’s sales increased by 56.2 percent in 2003. According to the Natural Health Bible (Prima Lifestyles, 1999), lycopene is found in tomatoes and grapefruits and belongs to the family of chemicals known as carotenoids, which give color to fruits and vegetables. A diet high in lycopene may reduce the risk of prostate cancer as well as other types of cancer. It may also help prevent cataracts and macular degeneration, which are the leading causes of blindness in the United States. Observational studies have found people who eat large amounts of tomatoes have a lower incidence of prostate cancer, and that elders who eat numerous tomatoes have low rates of cancer as well. No double-blind studies have studied lycopene. Almada suggests that lycopene’s allure comes from its association with tomatoes. He also stresses the need for more extensive research about lycopene. “The studies surrounding lycopene have not tested the supplement itself, but have only observed people who eat tomatoes—their positive results could have come from any nutrient in the tomatoes, not just lycopene,” he says.

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


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