Congressman’s Wife Died After Taking Herbal Remedy Marketed for Diabetes and Weight Loss
he wife of a Northern California congressman died late last year after ingesting while mulberry, a plant that is generally considered safe and is used as an herbal remedy for a variety of ailments, including diabetes, obesity, and high cholesterol.
An expert panel has recommended against taking vitamin E or beta carotene supplements for the prevention of cancer and cardiovascular disease – here’s why
The panel of experts concluded that with regard to the prevention of cardiovascular disease or cancer, the harms of beta carotene supplementation outweigh the benefits and that there is no net benefit of supplementation with vitamin E for those purposes.
Do athletes really need protein supplements?
Protein and amino acids indirectly affect performance by building muscle to improve performance. But there is little evidence to suggest consuming extra protein directly aids physical performance in either endurance or resistance exercise.
The dietary supplement you’re taking could be tainted with prescription medications and dangerous hidden ingredients, according to a new study
Many over-the-counter dietary supplement products – particularly those used for sexual enhancement and weight loss – are tainted with undisclosed pharmaceutical ingredients.
CBD and parents’ attitudes about giving it to children
“Anecdotal stories of children benefiting from CBD may sound alluring but just because it’s a plant product doesn’t necessarily make it safe or effective in children.”
Pre-workout supplements: why five of the six most common ingredients probably aren’t helping you
Here we take a look at some of the most common pre-workout ingredients to see whether there’s any evidence they work.
The problem with supplements
Natural supplements can be dangerously contaminated, or not even have the specified ingredients. What should consumers do?
Vitamin D and Omega 3 supplements do not reduce risk of systemic inflammation
Consumers take vitamin D and omega-3 supplements to lower inflammation, but a new study finds that neither were effective at reducing systemic inflammation.
Watch Out for False Promises About So-Called Alzheimer’s Cures
FDA warns consumers to avoid unproven and potentially unsafe products sold as treatments for Alzheimer’s disease.
A ‘Fountain Of Youth’ Pill? Sure, If You’re A Mouse.
The researcher making these claims has a considerable financial stake in his claims being proven correct.
Why you should stop buying vitamins and get more sleep instead
Research suggests that some high-dose supplements do little to prevent chronic disease among healthy individuals — and may do more harm than good.
Many supplements tainted with drugs, study
Many of these products contain unapproved and unregulated pharmaceutically active ingredients, a new study finds, posing “a serious public health concern.”