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Our proprietary “Star-Rating” system was developed to help you easily understand the amount of scientific support behind each supplement in relation to a specific health condition. While there is no way to predict whether a vitamin, mineral, or herb will successfully treat or prevent associated health conditions, our unique ratings tell you how well these supplements are understood by the medical community, and whether studies have found them to be effective for other people.
For over a decade, our team has combed through thousands of research articles published in reputable journals. To help you make educated decisions, and to better understand controversial or confusing supplements, our medical experts have digested the science into these three easy-to-follow ratings. We hope this provides you with a helpful resource to make informed decisions towards your health and well-being.
|Apply gel three to five times per day||[2 stars] The herb Aloe vera is a popular remedy for minor burns, and a preliminary study found it more effective than Vaseline in treating burns.|
|Refer to label instructions||[2 stars] Sea buckthorn extracts may speed the healing of skin injuries, including burns.|
|200 to 600 IU day in cases of extensive burns||[2 stars] People with a history of an extensive burn might benefit from vitamin D supplementation, since the skin may not be as effective at manufacturing vitamin D from sunlight.|
|Refer to label instructions||[1 star] Calendula is anti-inflammatory and may be applied topically to minor burns to soothe pain and help promote tissue repair.|
|Refer to label instructions||[1 star] Colloidal silver has been used as a topical antiseptic for minor burns for over a century.|
|Refer to label instructions||[1 star] Gotu kola contains substances that inhibit scar tissue from forming, it has been used in the medicinal systems of central Asia for centuries to treat numerous skin diseases.|
|Refer to label instructions||[1 star] Plantain is usually applied directly to the burn to soothe pain and help repair damaged tissue.|
|Refer to label instructions||[1 star] Using the antioxidant vitamin E topically on minor burns is a popular remedy. If applying vitamin E topically, use the tocopherol form.|
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The information presented in Aisle7 is for informational purposes only. It is based on scientific studies (human, animal, or in vitro), clinical experience, or traditional usage as cited in each article. The results reported may not necessarily occur in all individuals. Self-treatment is not recommended for life-threatening conditions that require medical treatment under a doctor's care. For many of the conditions discussed, treatment with prescription or over the counter medication is also available. Consult your doctor, practitioner, and/or pharmacist for any health problem and before using any supplements or before making any changes in prescribed medications. Information expires June 2014.