Under a 1994 law, dietary supplements are classified as food, not as drugs. This means dietary supplements are not required to prove efficacy, unlike drugs. Regulators also don’t take action on a product until it is shown to cause harm.
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.
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.
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.
Many over-the-counter dietary supplement products – particularly those used for sexual enhancement and weight loss – are tainted with undisclosed pharmaceutical ingredients.
“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.”
Here we take a look at some of the most common pre-workout ingredients to see whether there’s any evidence they work.
Natural supplements can be dangerously contaminated, or not even have the specified ingredients. What should consumers do?
Consumers take vitamin D and omega-3 supplements to lower inflammation, but a new study finds that neither were effective at reducing systemic inflammation.
FDA warns consumers to avoid unproven and potentially unsafe products sold as treatments for Alzheimer’s disease.
The researcher making these claims has a considerable financial stake in his claims being proven correct.
Research suggests that some high-dose supplements do little to prevent chronic disease among healthy individuals — and may do more harm than good.
Many of these products contain unapproved and unregulated pharmaceutically active ingredients, a new study finds, posing “a serious public health concern.”