Learn about some interesting natural alternatives to common synthetic products.
0:00 Introduction: Most medications originate from nature
0:36 Natural vs. synthetic products
1:05 Natural alternatives to synthetic products
2:33 Share your success story!
In this video, we’re going to talk about the fact that most medications originate from nature.
70% of all drugs created or discovered in the last 25 years were derived from natural products.
50% of all anti-cancer drugs since the 40s were either natural products or were derived from natural products.
What’s the difference between natural remedies and synthetic drugs?
Natural chemicals have complex chemistry, making it more difficult for them to bind to receptors and cause side effects.
Synthetic chemicals have simple chemistry, making it easier for them to bind to receptors and cause side effects.
Keep in mind that you should never stop taking your prescription medications without talking with your doctor.
Let’s take a look at synthetic drugs and potential natural alternatives.
Ibuprofen - Studies show that curcumin can be just as effective
Prozac - Studies show that curcumin can be just as effective
Metformin - Berberine has similar effects
Statins - Garlic and olive oil may produce similar effects
Lisinopril - Parsley, garlic, thyme, and cinnamon may produce similar effects
PPIs - Slippery elm may produce similar effects