Herbal medicines are used by a quarter of adults in the UK and more than half of us take vitamins and supplements. The range of products are vast, vary dramatically in price and in levels of active ingredients, so how do you know which are efficacious, safe and using quality extracts?
In herbal medicine, a breakthrough government regulation scheme was introduced in 2011 – the Traditional Herbal Registration (THR) Scheme. It is a regulatory approval process for herbal remedies in the EU and means that:
Reassuringly, this registration scheme has meant that hundreds of potentially dangerous products have been banned from sale.
In the vitamin and supplements category this is harder to do as it’s an unregulated industry. A good place to start would be to compare the amount of active ingredients on the back of packs to ensure the higher or right levels for you are present within the active ingredients.
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"Working well so far, I bought for my teenage son to help with skin issues & vitamins he misses out on. The tablets have all the vitamins I was looking for without being processed or overloaded to cause any adverse side effects."
"Bought these for my 14 yr old girl who was having monthly breakouts. Since taking these she has had the odd spot and pimple but so much better than a month ago."
"My teenage son has had a problem with mild acne for some time and we have tried all sorts of topical creams etc. I thought I would try this product as it also had other benefits. We have only had it a few weeks but I notice a change already. There are still spots but there are less of them and his general complexion is better."
"I had been suffering from flu for 3 weeks so took these as it didn’t seem to want to go. These helped boost my immune system which in turn fought off the virus."
"I was very pleased with my purchase. Easy to swallow tablets. I normally take echinacea on its own but this one with the added vitamins seemed to soothe my cold a bit quicker."
"So I am touching wood here! I’ve been taking Echinacea all winter and despite the fact my husband has caught three colds this season, I have managed to avoid catching any!! This is unheard of for me as I catch colds really easily normally. I must add that I've also been taking VitD for the past few months, so not sure if this has helped too."
"I used these when the dreaded feeling of a cold had started, straight away for 4 days!
My cold had gone...They worked for me, would definitely use again! Thank you."
"I have 2 tots under 4 - this stuff is amazing at preventing me from being ill with their constant lurgis! Take it the moment you feel a bit unwell and within a couple of days you’re back to full health!"
"I have always like to use plant base remedies and I was not disappointed in a matter of days I felt better no congestion on my chest and breathing so much better nose an airways fine, I would definitely recommend to family and friends."
"So far, I do feel calmer while taking these tablets. I am only taking one a day and they seem to make me feel less troubled."
"I have tried a few brands of milk thistle, but I now continually go to this brand which I find an excellent product. Not only is it very effective, but I believe is good quality for the money."
"It does the job. I feel great using it. I felt like my liver was clogged and now I feel a tad better. My skin is also clearing."
“I have tried everything from making changes to my diet, to every lotion and potion out there, even going on the sun beds to try and just tan my face to make things less noticeable, I got these as I thought I might as well try them and I can honestly say WOW, I take 3 a day and within 3 days I could see a change, I highly recommend these I feel so much more confident and happy xx."
"Within a week my breakouts had calmed down, within two all spots & upcoming spots were non-existent. These supplements are easy to take & most importantly they work. They’re also extremely good value for money & natural. I recommend to everyone I know who suffers from persistent breakouts."
"These tablets have saved my confidence! I’m in my mid 30’s and my skin has decided that I now need spots, loads of them! They really got me down and I tried everything then found these. They are not a miracle overnight treatment but within 2 weeks my spots become less red and obvious and no new ones came up. After I finished the pack I saw a huge reduction to them and my skin appears brighter and less oily."
"I have used it for a while and I'm really happy with it. I was already improving from a liver condition with some milk thistle and other herbs, and I chose this product because it has a higher dose. It works wonders for my digestion."
"This certainly lifted my husbands “mood” and I will definitely be buying another pack."
"Having tried alternatives, I have found that HRI offers the most noticeable lift in mood with the least negative side effects. Will continue to use for the foreseeable future."
"These tablets take away my swollen ankles and hands. Works well."
"I have tried several water relief products in the past & wanted to stop using strong prescribed ones. I have tried these and they have been absolutely amazing - a more natural way to use this!! They are great value for money & great service, completely recommend this company!"
"This is the only product, out of many that I have tried that actually really works well for water retention. Would highly recommend. Also great customer service from the seller and I received regular updates on the delivery process."
"These tablets are my lifeline. I have severe arthritis and I take them as my tablets cause severe water retention. I’m losing weight, but was struggling with the water. They’re fantastic – I’ve tried others like Aqua Ban and nothing shifts the water like these. I really appreciate you getting back to me – your Customer Service is fantastic."
HRI Water Balance is a great product for getting rid of bloating and water retention. Within three days of starting to take the tablets according to the instructions, they had noticeably reduced my water retention and after five days I was back to normal and feeling less bloated than I do normally. I would definitely recommend HRI Water Balance to people."