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Have you tested vitamin K supplements with MenaQ7? Is this a good source of vitamin K if I need to avoid soy?
What are the health benefits of avocado oil? Is it healthier than olive oil? Which avocado oils are best?
Do any supplements help with the coronavirus (COVID-19)? Do supplements like vitamin D, zinc, vitamin C, or herbals work?
How do COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna differ? How, when and where do I get the COVID-19 vaccine?
Can cranberry juice or cranberry supplements help prevent urinary tract infections or improve overactive bladder?
I noticed that some ingredients in my multivitamin have no daily value established, such as Boron (150 mcg per tablet), Nickel (5 mcg), and Tin (10 mcg). Should I be concerned about these?
The distributor of my cacao powder says it checks for "metal fragments" in its products. Is this adequate to check for heavy metals, like cadmium and lead, that you've found in cocoas and chocolates?
I have IBS and don't want to take medication if I can help it. I've heard that peppermint works for IBS, but is there good research to support this?
Are red yeast rice supplements legally permitted to contain statins, like lovastatin, since these are drugs?
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Seller of Herbal Supplements and "Tonics" Warned For Manufacturing Violations and Drug Claims
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Maker of Aloe, Weight Loss Supplements and More Warned for Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims
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Maker of Garcinia, Joint Supplements and More Warned for Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims
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Court Injunction Halts Sale of Cholesterol, CoQ10, Progesterone, Prostate Supplements and More
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Clinical Updates (8)
Vitamin D and Allergy
Vitamin D is known to modulate the immune system. Having sufficient levels is associated with reduced risk of allergy and asthma. A recent study showed that giving vitamin D to pregnant women and their infants resulted in fewer infants being allergic to house dust mites and needing to see a doctor for asthma. For details, see "Allergy," as well as "Asthma," in the What It Does section of the Vitamin D Supplements Review >>
Curcumin for Allergy
A recent pilot study suggests that curcumin can significantly reduce symptoms of seasonal allergy. Get the details in the "What It Does" section of the Turmeric/Curcumin Supplements Review >>
Fish Collagen Allergy
Be aware that some people may be allergic to fish collagen even if they don't respond to common fish allergy tests, according to a recent study. Get the details in the Concerns and Cautions section of the Collagen Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for collagen supplements for skin and for joints.
Preventing Eczema with Probiotics
Allergy experts recently concluded that, when there is a family history of allergy, probiotics (taken by the mother or child) can reduce the risk of the child having eczema. For more information about this and other uses of probiotics — as well as our test reviews of products, see the Probiotic Supplements Review >>
Probiotic for Allergy
A recent study showed that taking a probiotic during allergy season reduced symptoms more than did a placebo — although not by much. For details, see the "What It Does" section of the Probiotic Supplements Review >>
Fish Oil During Pregnancy Reduces Allergy in Infants
Last year we reported important findings from a study of fish oil given to pregnant women. A further analysis of that study shows another benefit of daily fish oil for pregnant women -- their babies have nearly a 40% lower risk of egg allergies. A lower risk of eczema was also found, although this association did not hold after adjusting the data for certain factors. See the update to the Fish Oil Supplements Review, which includes details on this study, the type and amount of fish oil taken, and our latest product tests.
Vitamin D and Allergy?
Recent analyses of data from thousands of individuals across the U.S. show an association between serum vitamin D levels and certain allergies. The association was found in children and adolescents for 11 different allergens, but no association was found in older individuals. See the Vitamin D Product Review for the types of allergies and level of vitamin D at which risk was reduced. More >>
Probiotic Helps a Little with Allergy
Among people already taking a daily antihistamine, adding a daily probiotic provided a small, additional benefit -- particularly with ocular (eye) symptoms, according to a new study. For more information about the probiotic used, and our tests of probiotic supplements, see the updated Probiotic Supplements Review >>