For as long as humankind has existed, traditional diets have been supplemented with ingredients believed to hold particular health properties. From the ancient Sumerian remedies inscribed in clay tablets to today’s government-certified powders and capsules, man’s biggest breakthroughs in science have been utilised to develop an ever-increasing number of health-benefitting supplements for a market that is now bigger than ever.

Thus, this infographic illustrates the brief of supplements. All depicted supplements are labeled as proven effective or not proven. Among the listed supplements in the infographic are aloe vera, castor oil, ginger, red ochre, foxglove, Ginkgo Biloba, bloodroot. Amazingly, some of these supplements date back to 4000 BCE. What is more, you will read more about Senna, khella, cinnamon, creatine as well.



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