Possibly the only thing spreading faster than COVID-19 is the pseudoscience about COVID-19.
A recent review shows that herbal products do present a potential risk during pregnancy, and should not be considered automatically safe.
Carolyn Dean believes magnesium deficiency is the cause of a great many diseases and recommends that everyone take magnesium supplements, preferably the one she sells, ReMag. I remain skeptical.
Neuriva claims to have proof from clinical studies. That's misleading.
Chaga tea is made from a mushroom that rots birch trees. Health benefits are claimed on the basis of folk medicine, but there isn't a shred of scientific evidence.
The FDA recently warned the public about CBD health risks and urged further research. Meanwhile, special interest groups are pressing Congress and the FDA for quick action to allow CBD in dietary supplements and other consumer products.
Despite the many claims, there is no real evidence that traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is effective for prevention or treatment of COVID-19
A systematic review of cannabinoids for acute pain shows the evidence is preliminary, and not very encouraging.
Lipogen PMS-Free is a dietary phospholipid supplement marketed as a remedy for PMS. The evidence for its effectiveness is less than convincing.
Healthy Directions sells dietary supplements without scientific evidence. A better name would be Misdirections that Won't Make You Healthy.