Changes to the Herbal Entries

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There is almost a dichotomy between two types of entries on Examine; herbs (Ashwagandha, Rhodiola Rosea, Tribulus Terrestris, etc.) and isolated compounds (Berberine, Curcumin, Quercetin, etc.).

  • The latter are active components and can be directly researched

  • The former are plants that are pretty much proprietary blends of said active components, and the effects of the herbs are usually through these active components (and benefits could potentially be gained through just said component).

Herbal entries will soon have changes in their Compleat summaries, examples are Nelumbo Nucifera and Rhamnus Nakaharai which both have bulleted lists of active components in their opening sections.

Hopefully this change will increase readability of the site. Let us know if there are any questions regarding this change or other changes you want to see to Examine (or just drop an e-mail to the editors).

Also note that some plants have not been highly examined. The items listed in those bulleted lists may not (probably will not) be comprehensive.