Complementary Medicine Interactions Guide

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Lysine for Cold Sore Control
29 May 2023

The Importance of Lysine for Cold Sore Control

Cold sores are caused by variants of the highly contagious herpes simplex virus (HSV), which is estimated to infect 80-90% of people, lying dormant in nervous tissue until relapse is ...

Migraines and the preventative role of zinc
14 May 2023

Migraines and the preventative role of zinc

Recognised by the World Health Organisation for the health burden that they are, migraines impact up to one billion people worldwide, with a considerably higher representation in women.

Child with asthma
01 May 2023

Upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs) - a common trigger for asthma exacerbations

Evidence suggests that upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs) and lower respiratory tract infections (LRTIs) may lead to an increased presentation and development of asthma, and reduced lung function later in ...

Equipment, medications and supplements needed to support and treat diabetes
05 April 2023

A Pharmacist’s take on the role of complementary medicines in diabetes

Diabetes continues to place pressure on communities, our article looks at opportunities for the use of natural medicines to support people living with diabetes.

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Immunity Guide

Immunity Guide

Based on the mechanisms of action of viruses, Blackmores Institute has developed six key criteria to identify the most important nutrients and ingredients for immune system health.

Introduction to Complementary Medicine

Immune Whitepaper

Learn about herbal medicines and supplements to support immune function, and the prevention and treatment of respiratory tract infections.

Introduction to Complementary Medicine

Condition fact sheets

Our condition fact sheets contain evidence-based recommendations for managing common conditions with complementary medicines.

Introduction to Complementary Medicine

Ingredient fact sheets

Learn how to use key complementary medicine ingredients, recommended doses, and how they work to treat various health conditions.