When it comes to supplements, science has proven that many of them just aren't as good (or even good at all) as the drugs they are meant to mimic. Some may have a placebo effect while others don't even work at all, yet people continue taking them, attributing the success of other factors to the supplements themselves. It can even be dangerous when people attempt to use supplements instead of a prescription in some cases.
Some supplements, however, have been found to be helpful or even just as good as the medications they are meant to replace. Berberine, for example, has been found to be just as helpful to people with diabetes as Metformin, a commonly prescribed drug. Although people should still check with their doctors, this could be helpful to those who don't want to take prescribed medication.
What other supplements do you know about that present the same or similar effects to drugs?
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