Alternative and Complimentary Medications
Complementary medicine is used together with conventional medicine. Alternative medicine is used in place of conventional medicine. The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine provides consumers and health professionals with information about CAM therapies that are safe and effective.
Check out herbs and supplements A to Z. Find the latest information about supplements - what they are used for, side effects and safety concerns, and the scientific evidence whether or not they actually work.
According to the FDA, a dietary supplement is a product taken by mouth that contains a "dietary ingredient" intended to supplement the diet. Ingredients in these products may include vitamins, minerals, herbs and other substances. Learn some of the facts about dietary supplements from the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
The labels and packaging of dietary supplements often contain statements about the health effects or benefits of the product. The information on the label must include information about the ingredients, amount to take, and possible interactions with medications – information from Iowa State University.
According to the FDA, men looking online for dietary supplements to treat erectile dysfunction (ED) or enhance their sexual performance should beware as these products may contain prescription drugs or other undisclosed ingredients that can be harmful.