Goldenseal is an herb that comes from a small bitter tasting plant that is found in the northwestern parts of America. Its yellowish colored root and stem are dried and used in herbal medicine to:
• Boost the Immune System
• Fight Off Infections
• Detoxify the Body
Goldenseal has antibiotic and antiseptic properties that help fight infection by removing excess toxins. This enables you to have a better chance of staying healthy in the cold and flu seasons or in times of stress due to training intensely. Goldenseal has also been shown to help with the excess retention of water as well as help with the digestive functions such as the absorption of nutrients.
For best results Goldenseal should be taken 3 times a day at a total of 750 - 1500 mg a day with food (to avoid any stomach problems such as stomach discomfort and vomiting). It is also not wise to use over 3,000 mg daily. If you do experience stomach problems or tingling in the hands and feet, discontinue use immediately.
Goldenseal is often found with Echinacea to help with fighting off sore throats and colds.