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Can fluoride in toothpaste, mouth rinses or drinking water cause attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children?
Find out if community water fluoridation increases the risk of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, and learn what the American Dental Association recommends when using fluoride-containing toothpaste and mouth rinses in children.
How likely are Americans to be deficient in vitamins or minerals?
Read info based on the CDC about vitamin deficiencies such as vitamin A, B-6, B-12, C, D, and E, folate, and iron in the United States.
Do you have any advice on how to find trusted pharmacies to refill my cholesterol medicine in Canada?
Learn more about finding a trusted online pharmacy in Canada and how drug prices compare between the U.S. and Canada.
I'm worried that I'm not getting enough potassium, but potassium supplements only provide a small dose -- much less than the daily requirement. Why is this, and how can increase my daily intake?
Find out why many potassium supplements contain small doses of potassium and how to get adequate potassium from food and supplements.
The suggested daily serving for my fish oil supplement, three 1,000 mg softgels, seems like a lot. Do I really need to take this much?
Information on the proper fish oil dosage per day. See the best dosage for different uses, such as lowering triglyceride levels or improving mood, plus information on overdose.
Does chuchuhuasi reduce inflammation or back pain?
Find out if chuchuhuasi, an herb from the Amazon rainforest, can decrease inflammation or reduce back pain. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.
Which ingredients should toothpaste contain, and which should be avoided?
Learn about ingredients you want in your toothpaste and which ingredients you may want to avoid.
I have type 2 diabetes. Should I be concerned about ingredients like maltodextrin and maltitol that are found in some protein bars and drinks?
Learn more about maltitol and maltodextrin and their effects on blood glucose levels for people with type 2 diabetes.
Can vitamins or other supplements cause a change in the ability to taste, or even a loss of taste?
Find out if supplements or vitamin deficiencies can cause changes in taste, loss of taste or smell. Information about vitamin D, zinc, vitamins A, B6, B12 and others. Plus medications and medical conditions that can alter taste and smell. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.
What is Protandim and does it really work?
What is Protandim and does it really work? Can Protandim reduce oxidative stress? ConsumerLab's answers discusses Protandim's effectiveness, reviews and studies.
I am very concerned about getting too much vitamin A. Is there danger in getting too much vitamin A if I take fish oil, which I've heard contains a lot of vitamin A, in addition to my multivitamin?
Find out if taking vitamin A along with fish oil can lead to an excess of vitamin A and how to avoid vitamin A overdose.
Is it true that there is no point in taking fish oil supplements for heart health?
Taking fish oil for heart health may be a benefit. Learn more about omega fatty acids from fish oil and it's impacts.ains.
What are the health benefits of coconut oil and medium chain triglycerides, such as those used in Bulletproof Coffee?
Learn the health benefits of coconut oil and medium chain triglycerides (MCTs), including evidence from Bulletproof Coffee, clinical studies on obesity, skin, and Alzheimer's disease.
What are the health benefits of manuka honey, and is it safe?
Manuka honey health benefits, how it differs from common, store-bought honey, safety, evidence for using manuka honey for wounds, sore throat and cough, constipation and more.
Should I worry about getting too much fluoride from drinking tea?
Find out if drinking too much green or black tea can cause an excess of fluoride.
Are supplements such as Thyroid Care Plus helpful for hypothyroidism? Can supplements worsen thyroid function? And what is nascent iodine?
Learn about supplement ingredients such as iodine, selenium, zinc, acetyl-l-carnitine, ashwagandha and guggul used for thyroid conditions and find out if they are beneficial. Also learn why ingredients such as alpha-lipoic acid, soy, resveratrol, quercetin may impair thyroid function.
Do supplements help treat peptic ulcer disease? Should any be avoided?
Vitamins and supplements that may help with peptic ulcer disease, including probiotics, cranberry, melatonin, lactoferrin, berberine, and licorice.
The maker of my multivitamin says it doesn't include folic acid because too much from supplements can be harmful. Is that true?
Learn more about the harmful effects from too much folic acid, including increased risk of prostate cancer and kidney damage.
With herbal supplements, what is the difference between root powder and root extract? Does it matter?
Learn more about the different forms of herbal supplements, including aloe, boswellia, ginkgo, green tea, and milk thistle.
What is the difference between fish oil and cod liver oil? Is one better than the other?
Find out how regular fish oil and cod liver oil differ including amounts of omega-3s EPA and DHA, vitamin A and vitamin D, which is best to suit your needs. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.
Supplements for multiple sclerosis (MS): Do any supplements reduce symptoms or relapse?
Find out if vitamins or supplements such as ginkgo, fish oil, biotin, vitamins A, C, E, D, and B12, or selenium reduce symptoms or relapse in people with multiple sclerosis (MS).
Is it true that magnesium can make coffee taste better?
Find out if magnesium in your coffee can improve its taste and if it matters whether the magnesium is added before or after brewing.
Recalls & Warnings (88)
FDA Warns Seller of Reishi, Joint Supplements, Ginseng & More for Pesticides, Other Violations
Weight Loss, Muscle & Energy Supplements Linked to Adverse Events in Children and Young Adults
FDA Acts Against Potentially Risky Products Illegally Marketed as Street Drug Alternatives
FTC Attacks Massive Online Fraud Regarding "Free Trials" of Supplements and Health Products
Performance Enhancing Ingredient, DMAA, Not Really from Geraniums, Putting Its Use in Supplements in Doubt
Some Supplements May Cause or Exacerbate Heart Failure (Includes vitamin E and many herbs)
Clinical Updates (19)
Eat Fish for Heart Health
Many Americans Not Getting Enough Potassium
Mixed Results for EPA/DHA Fish Oil
Too Much Folate & Nerve Damage
Can Ginseng Boost Cognition?
Large Study Suggests Best Vitamin D Level
Heart Concern With Calcium Supplements
Iron for Restless Legs
Do We Need More Vitamin E?
Omega-3s for Lowering Triglycerides
Who's Not Getting Enough Protein?
Choline Missing From Prenatals
Fatty Liver and Vitamin D
Vitamin D May Prevent Cancer Deaths
Potassium Levels Decline
Ideal Vitamin D Levels to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk?
Be aware that there is also a risk of getting too much vitamin D >>