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Is it safe to chew softgel supplements instead of swallowing them? Does this affect absorption of the ingredients?

Find out if it is safe to chew softgel supplements, instead of swallowing them, and if this affects absorption of the ingredients.

Chewing Softgels

Is conolidine (in CONOCB2) effective at reducing pain?

Conolidine, a compound derived from crepe jasmine, is promoted as a natural pain reliever. Find out if research supports this claim.

Woman rubbing her neck and lower back to try to relieve overall aches and stiffness

What are the health effects of apigenin and is it safe?

Apigenin, a flavonoid compound, is promoted for sleep, depression, cancer, and other conditions. Find out if it works and if it's safe.

Apigenin capsules on wooden spoon along with a chamomile flower

Do any supplements help with pancreatitis? Do any cause pancreatitis?

Find out if supplements including digestive enzymes, antioxidants, or medium-chain triglycerides are beneficial for chronic pancreatitis, and learn which supplements might worsen symptoms.

Person with pancreatitis holding their abdomen

What are the health benefits of nutritional yeast and is it safe?

Learn about the nutritional content and health benefits of nutritional yeast (nooch), evidence for or against nutritional yeast for boosting the immune system, lowering cholesterol and blood sugar, plus safety and side effects of nutritional yeast.

Nutritional Yeast

Body Odor: Supplements & Foods That May Help, or Make It Worse

Some people with adequate personal hygiene still experience body odor. Learn if taking supplements such as activated charcoal, champignon extract, copper chlorophyllin, L-carnitine, N-acetyl cysteine (NAC), or other ingredients might help or make body odor worse.

Woman holding her nose and pointing to a man with body odor

Does cat’s claw have any health benefits and is it safe?

Cat's claw is promoted for numerous conditions, including arthritis (including osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis), Alzheimer's disease, viral infections, boosting immune response to vaccination, and reducing side effects of chemotherapy. Find out if it works and if it's safe.

Cats claw extract capsules in a bowl on a table

What are the health effects of turkey tail mushroom and is it safe?

Learn about the possible health effects of turkey tail mushroom, including its use as adjuvant treatment for cancer and for boosting immune function, plus get information about possible side effects and find out why ConsumerLab has not yet tested turkey tail products.

Turkey tail mushrooms growing on the side of a tree

Can collagen or gelatin (including gelatin capsules) be contaminated the infectious agent that causes "mad cow disease"?

Find out if collagen and gelatin (including gelatin capsules) derived from cows might be contaminated with the agent that causes "mad cow disease."

A spoon filled with collagen powder and another spoon filled with gelatin softgels

What are the possible health benefits of fenugreek, and is it safe?

Fenugreek is promoted for boosting testosterone, increasing breastmilk production, lowering blood sugar, improving symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and other conditions, but does it work? Find out.

Fenugreek seed powder and capsules containing fenugreek
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