What You Should Know
Source Naturals offers several products from the wellness family. The product line claims to promote immune health by combining minerals, vitamins, antioxidants and natural herbs. The formula is designed to be taken on an as needed basis or daily for health maintenance. Because the formula contains echinacea, which should only be used short-term, we suggest using this supplement only as needed. Echinacea has been tested clinically for short-term use to reduce symptoms of the common cold, but no long-term studies have been completed. Long-term use of this ingredient could cause dizziness, sleeplessness and muscle aches. If any of these symptoms occur, stop using Source Naturals Wellness Formula.
List of Ingredients
Astragalus Root Extract, Isatis Leaf Extract, Mullein Leaf Root, Angela Root Extract, Isatis Root Extract, Ginger Root, Grape Seed Extract, Horehound Aerial Parts Extract, Boneset Aerial parts Extract, cayenne Fruit, Pau D’Arco bark Extract, Angelica Root, Astragalus Root, Goldenseal Root Extract, Mullein Leaf, Eleuthero Root Extract, Andrographis Aerial Parts Extract, Elecampane Root Extract, Biovlavonoids, Olive Leaf Extract, Vitamin C, Vitamin D-3, Zinc, Selenium, Copper, Sodium, Garlic Clove, Propolis, Elderberry Fruit Extract, Echinacea Purpurea and Pallida Root Extract, Polygonatum Odoratum Rhizome, Boneset Aerial Parts, Echinacea Purpurea Root, Horehound Aerial Parts, Propolis Extract, Isatis Root and Leaf.
For daily immune system support, dieters can take a combination of vitamin C, vitamin E and zinc. Echinacea should only be used when the symptoms of a cold arise. Clinical trials show this ingredient may reduce the longevity of a common cold, but long-term use may be associated with negative side effects.
As for the remaining ingredients in Source Naturals Wellness Formula, most are used to support overall health in one way or another, but Source Naturals does not list any clinical evidence that this formula works any better than a healthy diet and multi-vitamin supplement. Some herbs are contraindicated for use with prescription medications and Source Naturals Wellness Formula contains a long list of herbs and alternative ingredients. Dieters taking prescription medications should consult a physician before taking this supplement.
If Source Naturals Wellness Formula does promote a healthy immune system, the supplement could reduce the number of days a dieter spends feeling cold symptoms and thus more days feeling good about dieting and exercise.
- Ingredients for the supplement are found on the official Source Naturals website.
- May promote healthy immune system function.
- May reduce the time it takes to recover from the common cold.
- Contains echinacea, which should only be used short-term.
- No clinical studies are listed supporting any of the ingredients in the formula.
- Source Naturals does not sell supplements from the official website.
- Not safe for long-term use.
Despite the recommendation to take this supplement daily for immune support, the ingredient list proves otherwise. Echinacea should not be taken for more than 10 to 14 days and only when the signs and symptoms of a common cold arise. Negative side effects like insomnia and dizziness can affect daily life. A multi-vitamin with vitamin C, vitamin E and zinc are often more than enough to fight cold symptoms.