Current Books by Dr. Ray Sahelian, M.D.
Mind Boosters: Improve
your mind, memory, and mood a scientific review
Natural Sex Boosters
aphrodisiac supplements for sexual enhancement, first published in 2000
and updated in 2015.
Formulated by Ray Sahelian, M.D.
Eyesight Rx for healthy vision, results sometimes seen within
hours. Free samples are available at Physician Formulas website.
Mind-Power-Rx for healthy brain
function - one of our bestsellers. Free samples are available at
Physician Formulas website.
- highly popular
product for men and women that works within a few days to improve blood
flow, erectile function, sensation and stamina. Free samples are
available at Physician Formulas website.
Prostate Power Rx
for optimal prostate health with
is an herbal formula that works for appetite suppression.
Free samples are available at Physician Formulas website.
Good Night Rx to help you sleep better.
Joint Power Rx - for healthy joint support
MultiVit Rx - high quality daily vitamin
Ashwagandha 500 mg
- relaxation, antioxidant, sexual support
5-HTP 50 mg -
Acetyl-l-Carnitine 300 mg - mind
and memory support, antioxidant
R- Alpha Lipoic Acid 50 mg - powerful antioxidant and blood
CoQ10 50 mg - for healthy energy metabolism and heart
Curcumin the active extract
from turmeric, found in curry
Horny Goat Weed
- will it make you horny, too?
- dopamine enhancer
Tongkat Ali 400 mg - herbal sexual enhancer from Malaysia
- herbal sexual enhancer
Mangosteen - contains powerful xanthones
Serrapeptase - blood clot dissolver
Graviola herb, is
it helpful for cancer?
Please go to
Dr. Ray Sahelian's Index
Page for an up to date link to research updates on more than 300 supplements
and natural medicine topics.
Emails from readers, supplements have real
I wanted to extend my thanks for your supplements! I am a 51-year -old
physician assistant who works in a busy family practice. I recently tried
your alpha-lipoic acid and acetyl l carnitine supplements. I felt better
the FIRST day, so my husband tried them and he did too! I must admit that
this changes my perspective on nutraceuticals - from here on out, I will
not hesitate to recommend that my patients visit your site!
Q. Dr Sahelian, do you
believe in prescription medications or are you mostly interested in natural
A. I prescribe medications when necessary. We all should be very
grateful that modern medicine has created medications that treat pain, provide
anesthesia during surgery, treat infections, and provide relief in other serious conditions. However, when it
comes to treating chronic conditions such as diabetes type 2,
hypertension, mild to moderate heart disease, osteoarthritis, age related mental
decline, mild to moderate depression, visual decline, sexual
dysfunction, and others, modern medicine has
not paid enough attention to the use of natural foods, herbs and
nutritional supplements. This is where I see my role in providing my
knowledge and experience to those interested in this topic.
Reader concern regarding
formulation of products and profit from sales of supplements
Q. Dr. Sahelian, I was starting to be so impressed with your
website, but then I landed on a page where you were promoting the sale of
a product. I was so disappointed. Can you explain this for me?
A. I provide a large database of herbal and nutritional
information, along with natural treatment of medical conditions. This
takes an enormous amount of time to maintain and update, often at least
20 hours a week. If I were working full time as a doctor, I would not
have the time nor the energy to provide this unique type of information
and perspective to the millions of visitors each year who land on my
website. If I were to practice full time as a doctor, I could only see at
most about 3000 patients a year, whereas the information I provide on this
web site reaches millions. Hence, by making some income from the
formulation of products -- which in most cases are appreciated by the
users -- it allows me to work part time as a doctor and devote the rest of
the time to providing reliable natural medicine information which visitors
appreciate a great deal. It is a win win situation for all. The knowledge
I have accumulated over more than 30 years of nutritional research and
experimentation enables me to formulate certain products that few others
in this world would know how to do as effectively. I'm constantly
experimenting and researching ways to improve these products to make them
more effective with fewer side effects. Why waste such unique talent and
skill, and why should such a skilled person not be financially rewarded?
Correct me if I am wrong, but my understanding is that we live in a
society that monetarily rewards individuals for their ability, knowledge,
and hard work. I see absolutely no problems with making an income from
formulating products. Drug companies make tens of billions of dollars from
the sale of drugs. Drug companies employ thousands of doctors, many from
major academic centers, to go around lecturing and promoting their drugs.
Why is it not appropriate for a medical doctor with a wealth of
information on natural healing to make his share from formulating
One could argue -- and I sense this is perhaps the essence of your
concern -- that by promoting the sale of supplements I would lose a
certain amount of objectivity. That is a possibility. However, I have
always, since childhood, been an honest person and I try to maintain as
high a level of integrity as I can. As you visit the different pages on my
website, you will find mentioned both the benefits and side effects of
supplements. If I don't think a product works, I say so. If a product has
serious side effects, I mention it clearly. For example, see
the page on
also raise the argument of objectivity in regards to the thousands of
university and hospital based doctors who work, promote, endorse, and
lecture on behalf of the pharmaceutical industry, the tens of thousands of
drug stores and pharmacists who benefit from the sale of expensive drugs,
the dozens of TV stations who make money from drug company ads, the
hundreds of medical journals and their editorial staff who benefit from
the advertising dollars spent to promote and support their magazines, etc,
etc. Most of these medical journals are much more likely to endorse the
use of drugs to treat medical conditions than natural herbs and
supplements since almost all the advertising dollars comes from the drug
companies who have such deep pockets. These drug companies are in such a
great position to make huge profits. They have hundreds of thousands of
private practice doctors who promote their drugs to their patients. And
these private practice doctors are not paid to promote these drugs. All
they need is an occasional visit by a drug rep, and medical journals sent
to them for free. Dozens of journals are mailed free to doctors each week.
Many of the articles in these journals are written by doctors based in
prestigious universities or hospitals who are paid by the drug companies
to write positive things about their drugs while discounting the benefits
of herbs and supplements that could be, in some cases, just, or even more
beneficial at a fraction of the cost. These magazines are mailed free to
doctors since the advertising dollars make a subscription fee unnecessary.
In brief, these drug companies have a huge sales force of well-meaning but
brainwashed unpaid doctors who prescribe these drugs (some drugs are
beneficial, others harmful) to their patients, and these private practice
doctors don't even get a share of the profit for making the drug companies
so wealthy! (By using the term brainwashed, I mean that these doctors are
so busy with their practice, and their exposure to medical information
comes in such an exclusive manner from the drug companies, that they are
not aware of natural alternatives.) In addition, since the cost of most
drugs is paid by the insurance companies, these pharmaceutical companies
get their money not directly from the consumer, but a third party payer.
Free sales force of doctors, third party insurance payers... what a
wonderful and profitable business model they have created!!
I long ago realized that it is impossible in this world to please
100 percent of the people 100 percent of the time. As such, I do not live
my life, or maintain the info on my website, to please everyone all the
time. I just speak my truth and let the chips fall where they may. All
that matters to me is that I am honest, that I mention the benefit and
harm from supplements and the pharmaceutical drugs that I discuss, and
that I try to do the best I can. I also, sincerely, hope that the
information I provide is helpful to many people in their quest for natural
healing, and by the emails we get, so many people are desperate to find a
natural alternative or cure for their condition that modern medicine may
not have a good option. I do have a certain sense of altruism which has
not faded, even having gone through the rigorous ordeal, lack of sleep,
and stress of training to be a doctor.
A visitor to my website has absolutely no obligation to purchase
any product that i have formulated. They can accept, reject, or do whatever they wish with the
information that is provided. It's as simple as that.
When you start a new supplement, even if it is a
multivitamin, it is better to take it on a day when you are not taking
other supplements. This way you can better tell what kind of effect it has
on your body and mind. Otherwise, you will not fully understand how this
particular supplement is making you feel or what kind of positive effects
and side effects it has. Ideally it would be best if you took this new
supplement for 3 or 4 days by itself you that you get a good feel for how
you react to it.
Email from a doctor
I must admit that I am intrigued by the information provided on your
website. As a board certified Family Practitioner and Pathologist with a
background in Chemistry / Biochemistry, I realize how woefully shortsighted
mainstream medicine has been regarding potential benefits of natural /
herbal medicinals. However, I occasionally see the tragic results of the
people using herbal supplements to excess, and who do not listen to your
sage advise regarding moderation and 'drug holidays' in order to avoid
potential toxicities. Do you and your team have a list of articles
regarding your research that have been published in peer-reviewed,
mainstream medical journals (ie, AFP, NEJM, JAMA).
Do you have a list of articles regarding any of your research? Your time
and references would be greatly appreciated.
A. Thank you for your email and positive feedback. Most
of the information Dr. Sahelian has gathered is through personal
experimentation and feedback from patients, friends, and individuals who
have written to us. If we get similar responses from various independent
sources regarding a particular nutrient or herb, then we feel relatively
confident, particularly if we experience the same thing, to mention it on
our website or some of the books. We have not gone through the trouble of
doing formal research studies. We reserve this option to the academic
centers who have the facilities and the funds. We hope this answers your
Have you ever thought of writing a book on
all of the different herbs and what can or can't be taking with them? Both
other herbs and medications? Your website is great don't get me wrong, it
just gets frustrating when I go to do research and either no one knows or
I get so many different answers. With all of the research that you and
your staff have done I just thought that a book on drug and herb
interactions would be a great thing and very helpful.
A. As to writing a book on the interaction of drugs, herbs and
other supplements, in this day and age of computers and google searches,
it is difficult to sell books. Most people want to read things on line and
research on line. Plus, very little research has been done with drug and
After reading through your site I was very interested
in trying your supplements, however I was a little disappointed in
seeing that they contain magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide, and some
of them even have sugars. Do you think you will be formulating these
products without such ingredients in thenear future?
A. I have done extensive reviews and have come to the conclusion
that there is a great deal of misinformation on this topic. I do not
believe they are harmful in these tiny amounts and I have been taking
such supplements for 30 years without problems, nor have my patients had
issues from them.
Alzheimer disease alternative treatment, is there a natural way to
slow down this disease?
herbs that work
Arginine amino acid for nitric oxide production
astragalus herb for immune system
beta glucan supplement
bitter orange extract
booster discussed in the book Mind Boosters.
Chondroitin and glucosamine combination
antler velvet aphrodisiac
devils claw anti-inflammatory
epimedium herb discussed in the book Natural Sex Boosters.
Female libido enhancers
Fish OIls for heart health
Ginger found in
Diet Rx product
found In Mind Power Rx
for energy boost
Glucosamine found in Joint Power Rx
Glutamine amino acid
Hoodia for weight
Impotence natural therapy
Kava for relaxation
lycopene found in Prostate Power Rx
Melatonin for sleep
MSM pill for joint
olive leaf product
Pantethine a form of pantothenic acid
passion flower extract helps with relaxation.
prostate health naturally
quercetin health benefit
Resveratrol is it an anti-aging antioxidant?
Rhodiola herb for
Sam-e to enhance
mood and fight depression
Saw palmetto for
sex drive boosters
Sex pill that works
Sexual Enhancement is possible with aphrodisiac herbs
Sexual Health review
serenoa repens also
known as saw palmetto
silymarin found in milk thistle
Stevia comes in powder, liquid, and extract
stinging nettle benefit
wort for depression
tryptophan converts into
Vinpocetine for better
oxygen supply to the brain
Wobenzym enzyme, does it have anti-inflammatory benefits?