Going to the drug store lately can feel a little like a Saturday morning trip to the candy shop, with dozens and dozens of colorful vitamin and mineral supplements to choose from! Can’t you just sample a little bit of everything?
If you&rs... Read more
It's becoming more and more common for consumers to forgo medication when looking for a "natural" alternative to treating conditions like depression. No matter what method you choose, it's important to get all the facts. SparkPeople... Read more
So you just found out that you have high cholesterol, or perhaps you have a strong family history of heart disease and want to do your best to prevent it. So you head to the pharmacy or health food store for help, only to be bombarded by countless su... Read more
Protein supplements are popular among casual exercisers, serious bodybuilders, dieters and even non-exercisers for many reasons. Most people know that protein is an essential nutrient for overall health that helps promote fullness and also plays... Read more
When cartilage that cushions your joints begins to breakdown faster than your body can replace it, you develop osteoarthritis. Without this protective tissue, the bones in your joints rub together, causing pain, tenderness, swelling and stiffness. Lo... Read more
Scary fact. Last year 34 weight loss supplements were adulterated with sibutramine which is banned and can cause heart attacks and strokes. Do you guys really want to play Russian roulette with these miracle pills?... Read more
Vitamins are classified as supplements and they're also unregulated. A lot of the pills are mega doses too...even too much of a good thing can be harmful. I think it's best to get your vitamins and minerals from food, whenever possible.... Read more
...dietary supplements are not regulated, so they pretty much get away with ask this. Alli...I don't think it's classified as a supplement, rather it's a medication. But, yeah, I wouldn't take that, either. It's not really effective, plus...... Read more
Shockingly, the majority of supplements do not even contain what the label lists as ingredients. Those that do...the amounts of things they claim to contain are usually wrong. There have been scientific studies that have showed this....... Read more
By Dr. Christopher R. Mohr, R.D., PhD
There are more than 29,000 dietary supplements on the market today.
Itís a multibillion dollar market.
But how do you know whatís in your supplements? How do you know if they're effective? And,... Read more
I have previously shared that calcium is an important nutrient you may be missing in your diet. The newly released 2010 Dietary Guidelines lists calcium as a nutrient of concern because intake by many Americans is lower than recommended. There are al... Read more
Took Biotin (High Potency, 1000mcg) today and felt better, more energized! Yeah!
Didn't worry about fruits and vegetables, etc, and felt a lot less anxious and guilty.
Read that exercise burns up anxiety hormones, so exercise every day. Maybe I... Read more
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