Category: Herbs & Supplements

Facebook promoting dangerous and even banned supplements

A Consumer Reports analysis found little oversight of supplements marketed by Facebook.

/ November 10, 2022

Study – For Lowering Cholesterol, Statins Work, Supplements Don’t

A study comparing a statin drug and six common supplements to placebo shows that only the drug lowers bad cholesterol.

/ November 9, 2022

Alternative Reproduction?

Are there effective forms of SCAMs for birth control or reproduction? Of course not.

/ September 22, 2022

Study of Multivitamin Use and Memory

Routine multivitamins are likely not the best strategy for cognitive effects.

/ September 21, 2022
Wall of Supplements

Adverse Effects from Dietary Supplements: A survey of the US Military

Over 26,000 US Service members completed a survey on the adverse effects associated with dietary supplements. Some categories of supplements are associated with substantial adverse events.

/ September 15, 2022

Does Vitamin D Prevent Autoimmune Disease?

A new study published in The BMJ suggests vitamin D might prevent autoimmune disease, but there are reasons to be cautious.

/ September 13, 2022

Can supplements improve memory and cognition?

Can you reduce the risk of cognitive decline with dietary supplements?

/ September 1, 2022

Zinc for the prevention or treatment of respiratory tract infections: A new systematic review

A new systematic review examines the evidence for zinc to prevent or treat respiratory tract infections.

/ August 18, 2022

Melatonin poisonings in children are increasing

Melatonin use is increasing, and accelerated during the pandemic. Overdoses are also increasing in children, and in rare cases are linked to serious harms.

/ July 7, 2022

Questions about DNA Barcoding

The author of a 2013 paper on supplement quality is now facing serious allegations of scientific misconduct.

/ June 23, 2022