Herbs, Vitamins, and Minerals

Don't Fry Day

The Friday before Memorial Day is designated Don’t Fry Day – a day to raise awareness of sun safety and encourage everyone to take steps to protect their skin. Learn more from the material on this page.

Ellagic Acid

Ellagic acid is a phytochemical, or plant chemical, found in raspberries, strawberries, cranberries, walnuts, pecans, pomegranates, and other plant foods.


Germanium is an element. Small amounts of organic germanium are found in some plant-based foods.


Poly-MVA is a liquid dietary supplement that contains various minerals, B complex vitamins, palladium, and amino acids and lipoic acid (see Lipoic Acid, and B Vitamins). The "MVA" stands for minerals, vitamins, and amino acids.

Sea Vegetables

Seaweed is a type of algae that grows in or near the sea.

Shark Cartilage

Shark cartilage is extracted from the heads and fins of sharks.

Shark Liver Oil

Shark liver oil is taken from the liver of cold-water sharks.


Valerian is a flowering plant native to Europe, Asia, and the Americas. In herbal remedies, the plant's root is chopped and made into a tea or extract to be used primarily as a sedative.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E is an essential nutrient the human body needs to function normally.