New Database Trial Available: Natural Standard

The Health Sciences Library is offering a free trial of Natural Standard on the library’s website ( through August 31, 2010. Natural Standard offers clinical decision support for dietary supplements, herbs, vitamins, minerals, non-prescription drugs, functional foods, diets, complementary practices (modalities), exercises, and medical conditions with an integrative approach to healthcare. Natural Standard features:

  • Up to date information on thousands of topics
  • Foreign language articles included in literature capture
  • Comparative efficacy charts with validated & reproducible evidence grades
  • News and events- scientific research updates, products recalls, contaminants, regulatory affairs
  • Interaction checker screens international drugs, herbs, foods, supplements, nutrient depletion, labs, brand names, generics, OTCs
  • Adverse Effects, Precautions/Contraindications, Dosing/Toxicology, Products Studied, Interactions, Pregnancy/Lactation Data, Medical Conditions, Genomics/Proteomics
  • Pharmacology/Mechanism of Action, Pharmacodynamics/Kinetics, Evidence Table, Clinical Trial Analysis, 3rd Party Tested Brands
  • Symptom checker, interactive calculators, blog, audio, podcast
  • CE modules for multiple healthcare disciplines