Category: Herbs & Supplements

Adulteration of Herbal Supplements Continues

The supplement industry continues to be plagued by deliberate adulteration of products.

/ January 31, 2024
Peter McCullough shilling for The Wellness Company

The Wellness Company: How antivaccine grift becomes plain old quackery

The Wellness Company, promoted by Dr. Peter McCullough, is the product of a trend in which antivax doctors have predictably become just quacks. At least in this case, there is an amusing quack fight at the heart of it all.

/ January 8, 2024

2024 Detox Trends To Watch (Out) For

Trends come and go but the popularity of detoxification and cleansing in January is eternal.

/ January 4, 2024

Despite safety and quality questions, melatonin use growing in children

A new survey shows use of melatonin in children is widespread despite modest efficacy and an unknown long-term safety profile.

/ November 23, 2023
Fish Oil Capsules

Reeling In Misrepresentation: Fish Oil Supplements Found Lacking

An analysis of label claims for fish oil supplements finds a lot of tall tales

/ September 14, 2023
KETO

Are “keto supplements” necessary?

A closer look at the science supporting beta hydroxybutyrate supplements

/ August 31, 2023
Traditional medicine

The World Health Organization promotes quackery yet again

The World Health Organization held the First WHO Traditional Medicine Global Summit this weekend. Unfortunately, its claims of being "evidence-based" aside, the conference followed the WHO's usual pattern of serving as propaganda, not science. The summit was one-sided, organized by believers with the only speakers being believers, to promote a predetermined policy goal of promoting traditional medicine and justify "integrating" it with...

/ August 21, 2023

What’s really in that sports supplement?

A new analysis of sports supplements shows that you cannot trust the label to tell you what's actually in the bottle.

/ August 3, 2023

The effects of vitamin D supplementation on major cardiac events

A large randomized controlled trial of vitamin D supplementation generates good data to show there is likely no benefit.

/ July 6, 2023
Vitamin infusion

No evidence IV vitamin drips can treat infertility

There is no evidence IV vitamin drips can help treat infertility

/ May 25, 2023