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Which supplements can help lower or control my blood sugar?
Find out which supplements can help lower or control blood sugar. Supplements including turmeric/curcumin, fiber, cinnamon, and ginseng are believed to help lower blood sugar.
Can apple cider vinegar really lower blood sugar or help me lose weight?
Find out if apple cider vinegar can lower blood sugar and help with weight loss, and learn about its safety and side effects. ConsumerLab’s answer explains.
What is berberine? Can it really lower blood sugar? Are there any cautions? Which supplements are best?
What is berberine and can it really lower blood sugar for someone with type 2 diabetes? Find out more information about berberine.
What are the health benefits of stevia? Is it safe?
Learn more about the health benefits of stevia and whether it is safe. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.
Does Gynostemma pentaphyllum really work as an AMPK activator and help for diabetes?
Find out if Gynostemma pentaphyllum ( jiaogulan) works as an AMPK activator and helps to lower blood sugar and treat diabetes. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.
I take insulin (Humalog) for diabetes. Are there supplements that could affect my blood sugar levels and how much insulin I need to take?
Learn more about the interactions between certain supplements and insulin (sold as Humalog, Humulin, Iletin, Lantus, Levemir, Novolin, Novolog, Velosulin, etc.).
What is graviola? Can it really help fight cancer?
Learn more about graviola, if it can really help fight cancer, and its safety.
What is lunasin and does it really reduce cholesterol?
Lunasin supplement information, whether lunasin can lower cholesterol, safety and side effects, foods that contain lunasin, like soy.
When taking a statin drug like Lipitor or Crestor, are there supplements I should avoid or take?
Learn about the interactions between certain supplements and atorvastatin (Lipitor), rosuvastatin (Crestor), and other cholesterol-lowering statins.
What are the health benefits of holy basil extract?
Learn about the health benefits of holy basil leaf extract. See the clinical evidence for and against holy basil extract for lowering blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes, reducing anxiety and stress, boosting the immune system, and reducing the pain and inflammation of arthritis. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.
How do I find the best quality olive oil and what are the health benefits?
Health Benefits of olive oil, including heart benefits, anti-inflammatory effects. Plus, how to choose a quality olive oil and cook with olive oil
What are the health benefits of black cumin seed (black seed) oil?
Find out if black seed oil has health benefits, such as lowering blood pressure or cholesterol, asthma, weight loss, and others. Dosage, forms, including black seed oil and black seed powder, safety information, using black seed oil in foods and more. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.
What are the health benefits of tart cherry juice?
See the evidence for tart cherry juice health benefits from clinical studies. Find out if tart cherry has anti-inflammatory effects, if it can improve sleep, lower high blood pressure, or help for muscle pain and osteoarthritis.
Is it possible to take too much vitamin C?
Find out the daily value of vitamin C, along with possible side effects of excessive vitamin C intake. ConsumerLab explores the topic of proper vitamin C supplement usage, and why taking too much can be harmful.
What are sugar alcohols and why are they in my nutrition bar?
Learn more about sugar alcohols, including maltitol and lactitol, why some products contain them, and possible side effects.
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 white kidney bean extract really help me lose weight?
Does white kidney bean extract help promote weight loss? Find out more including evidence from clinical studies and dosage.
What are the side effects of ashwagandha supplements?
Learn about the safety and side effects of ashwagandha supplements, including headache, sleepiness, upset stomach, blood pressure and more. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.
Can CLA slimming supplements cause liver damage?
Find out more about CLA slimming supplements and their safety, including if they can cause liver damage.
How Should You Take Care of Yourself After You’ve Had COVID-19?
Find out the best way to care for yourself when recovering from COVID-19, including how long you should quarantine, whether you should get vaccinated, when it is safe to undergo a surgery, and how to spot and, possibly, improve lingering symptoms.
What are the health benefits of dark chocolate?
Information on the health benefits of dark chocolate, including how dark chocolate may improve heart health, decrease blood sugar levels and more. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.
I read that statins can cause diabetes. Is this true also with red yeast rice?
Find out if red yeast rice supplements increase the risk of diabetes, as some statin medications do. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.
Are there drug interactions with magnesium supplements?
Find out about interactions between magnesium supplements and over-the-counter antacids and laxatives such as Maalox, antibiotics, and statins and diabetes medications. ConsumerLab’s answer explains.
What is shilajit? Does it have any proven health benefits, and is heavy metal contamination a concern?
Shilajit information, including its potential health benefits, safety, proper doses and impact on male health.
What are the health benefits of green tea, and is it safe?
ConsumerLab explains green tea's potential health benefits for everything from fighting cancer to helping your heart.
Can supplements help me lose weight?
Learn more about weight loss supplements, including our lab test results and product comparisons.
Is the theobromine in chocolate and cocoa good or bad for me?
Find out the benefits and risks of theobromine -- and how much is in dark chocolate.
Which vitamins and minerals should someone over 70 take?
Find out which vitamin and mineral supplements men and women age 70 and older should take, recommended intakes for vitamin D, B6, B12, iron, plus multis, vision supplements, protein and more.
Can taking too much fish oil be dangerous?
Find out if too much fish oil can be dangerous, and if taking too much fish oil can cause effects such as suppressing the immune system, thinning the blood (increasing the risk of bleeding), increasing levels of LDL cholesterol and liver enzymes or increasing the frequency in episodes atrial fibrillation. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.
What are the side effects of red yeast rice?
Find out which side effects can be caused by red yeast rice supplements that are taken to lower cholesterol levels. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.
What are the side effects of curcumin and turmeric?
Do curcumin and turmeric supplements have possible side effects? Get information about drug interactions with curcumin and turmeric supplements and more. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.
I thought the B vitamins were all water soluble and did not build up in the body, so you would not build up toxic levels. Am I wrong?
Learn more about water-soluble B vitamins including niacin, B6, B12 and folic acid, and why taking too much of these vitamins can be toxic. See the symptoms of overdose and toxicity from B vitamins. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.
Which supplements help with erectile dysfunction?
Supplements for erectile dysfunction. Find out which supplements can help with ED, including ginseng, L-arginine, and maca.
I do moderate exercise for about an hour a few times a week. Which supplements might help me?
Info on what supplements are best for work out & exercise regimens, including electrolytes, protein, creatine, and BCAAs.
My HDL (good) cholesterol level is low. Should I take niacin to raise my HDLs?
Learn more about niacin and find out if it can raise HDL ("good") cholesterol levels.
What are the health benefits of grapefruit seed extract (GSE)? Is it safe?
Learn more about grapefruit seed extract health benefits, including its possible antifungal and antibacterial effects and its safety.
What is TUDCA (tauroursodeoxycholic acid)? Does it have any proven health benefits, and is it safe?
TUDCA information, including its potential health benefits, safety, possible interactions, and cost.
Do any supplements help with the coronavirus (COVID-19)? Do supplements like vitamin D, zinc, vitamin C, or herbals work?
Find out if natural remedies & supplements for coronavirus such as zinc, vitamin C, garlic, or elderberry help to prevent or treat COVID-19.
Is canola oil good or bad for you? I heard it can be toxic.
Find out if canola oil is bad for you or good for you, and whether it helps heart health. Clinical evidence and how it compares to other oils.
Do reishi mushroom supplements boost the immune system, or have other health benefits?
Learn more about the health benefits of reishi mushroom extract supplements, including evidence from clinical studies on cancer and diabetes, plus information about safety and price.
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 is serrapeptase and does it work?
Serrapeptase is a proteolytic enzyme. Learn more about it's effectiveness including evidence from clinical studies on pain and inflammation.
What is Brain Bright and can it really improve memory or cognition?
Learn more about BrainBright, including clinical studies on memory and cognition, safety, and cost.
Which oils can help lower my cholesterol and risk of heart attack? How are coconut oil, olive oil, and fish oil for example?
Find out which fats and oils, such as coconut oil and fish oil, lower cholesterol and lower the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Do any supplements or foods help with brain function, like memory and cognition?
Find out which supplements help improve memory, brain function and cognition, including fish oil, some B vitamins, cocoa, and curcumin. ConsumerLab's answer explains the evidence for supplements promoted to help with brain function and cognition.
Which supplements can help lower cholesterol and keep my heart healthy? Are there any to avoid?
Information about heart health supplements & vitamins that help with cholesterol, including sterol esters, CoQ10, and vitamin D, and which may be bad for the heart, like calcium.
What is Pycnogenol and does it work?
Learn more about Pycnogenol, including evidence from clinical studies on blood clots, osteoarthritis, cognition, vision, tinnitus, and the skin and safety.
Is MitoQ a better form of CoQ10?
MitoQ information, including how it is absorbed in the body and how it compares to CoQ10.
Does yacon syrup decrease appetite or help with weight loss? How do I find a quality brand?
Can yacon syrup can help with weight loss? Learn more, including clinical evidence, side effects, and dosage.
What are the side effects of glucosamine and chondroitin?
Learn the side effects of glucosamine and chondroitin supplements for joint health and joint pain, including stomach upset, headache, and many others. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.
Can drinking coffee can prevent gallstones? Can supplements help?
Information about the impact coffee has on gallstone disease. Plus, supplements that have been proposed to help with gallstone pain.
Do magnesium supplements, like Magtein, help memory or protect against Alzheimer's disease?
Magtein, and other magnesium supplements, may help memory and protect against Alzheimer's disease.
Which supplements help reduce the risk of colorectal cancer?
Find out which supplements may reduce the risk of colorectal cancer, including folate, fiber, selenium, and vitamin D.
Adrenal Fatigue and Adrenal Support Supplements: Do they work and are they safe?
Find out what's really in supplements for adrenal support and adrenal fatigue, including herbal adrenal support supplements and bovine derived adrenal support supplements. Find out if they really work and if they are safe. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.
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.
How do the Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines compare in terms of efficacy, safety and side effects? How, when and where do I get the COVID-19 vaccine?
Find out how the COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna compare and learn how when and where you can get the COVID-19 vaccine.
Which supplements are best for seasonal allergies?
Find out which supplements are best for allergies and can help reduce seasonal allergy symptoms, including bromelain, curcumin, vitamin D, and CLA.
Which vitamins and minerals should be taken together or separately?
Find out the best way to take vitamins and minerals and which vitamins and minerals should be taken together or separately for proper absorption. ConsumerLab answer explains the best way to take vitamins and minerals.
Which supplements can help me sleep and which cause insomnia?
Find out which supplements may improve sleep, including melatonin, L-tryptophan, and magnesium, and which may make sleeping more difficult.
I take levothyroxine (Synthroid), a thyroid hormone to treat hypothyroidism. Are there supplements I should avoid, or be taking, due to this drug?
Is taking certain supplements and hypothyroidism medications bad? Learn which supplements can interact with thyroid hormone medications like levothyroxine (Synthroid), thyroid hormone levels, and laboratory tests.
How are you staying healthy during the coronavirus pandemic?
Tips for staying healthy during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Tips from ConsumerLab members for maintaining physical health, mental health and social well-being during COVID-19.
Recalls & Warnings (66)
Ginkgo, Milk Thistle, Cleanse and Nopal Supplement Maker Warned For Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims
FDA Warns Seller of "Quick Slim with pure Hoodia Gardonii" and "Diabalance Herbal Blood Sugar Balance"
Seller of "Super Strength Prostate Formula," Acai Berry Supplements & More Warned for Drug Claims
Brewable Tea and Tea Supplement Company Warned For Manufacturing Violations and Drug Claims
Seller of Sexual Enhancement, Cholesterol, Resveratrol Supplements and More Warned For Drug Claims
FDA Warns Seller of Arthritis, Blood Pressure, Diabetes Supplements For Making Drug Claims
Maker of Joint Health, Blood Sugar, Prostate, Ginkgo Supplements and More Warned For Drug Claims, Misbranding and Adulteration
Maker of Noni, Nopal, Blood Sugar and Cholesterol Supplements Warned For Drug Claims, Misbranding, and Manufacturing Violations
Manufacturer of Green Tea, Vitamin E, Omega-3 and Cranberry Supplements Warned For Manufacturing Violations, Misbranding and Drug Claims
Hand Sanitizers Marketed for Children, Packaged in Containers Resembling Food and Drink Recalled
Maker of Blood Pressure, Probiotic, Resveratrol and Hormonal Supplements Warned For Manufacturing Violations and Drug Claims
FDA Warns of Life-Threatening Side Effects and Withdrawal Symptoms from Two Arthritis, Muscle Pain Supplements
Seller of Sexual, Muscle Enhancement Supplements Warned for Manufacturing Violations and Drug Claims
FDA Warns Seller of DHEA, Creatine, Chromium & More for Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims
FDA Warns Seller of Milk Thistle, Chromium, Joint Supplements & More for Manufacturing Violations
Joint Pain Supplements Found to Contain Diuretics, Antihistamines and Other Undeclared Drugs
Maker of Magnesium, Calcium, Zinc, B Vitamins and More Warned for Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims
Maker of Red Yeast Rice, St. John's Wort, Valerian and More Warned for Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims
Manufacturer of Heart, Multivitamin, Cranberry, and Longevity Supplements Warned For Adulteration and Drug Claims
Supplement Company Warned For Medical Claims and Misbranding Of Omega-3, CoQ10, Noni Juice And More
Clinical Updates (47)
Ginseng for Lower Blood Sugar
Cinnamon to Lower Blood Sugar?
Morning Coffee's Effect on Blood Sugar
Glutathione for Blood Sugar?
Black Seed Oil for Blood Sugar Control?
Effect of Milk and Sugar in Coffee
Olive Oil Helps in Pre-Diabetes
Vitamin D, Blood Sugar & Insulin Resistance
Resveratrol for Blood Sugar?
Whey Protein for Blood Sugar Control?
Curcumin May Help Prevent Diabetes
Study Suggests Vitamin D Level for Blood Sugar Control
Is Taking Vinegar Helpful?
Vitamin C for Blood Sugar Control
Zinc for Lowering Blood Sugar and Cholesterol?
Green Tea and Blood Sugar
Vitamin D & Blood Sugar Control
Ubiquinol for Blood Sugar Control?
Niagen for Blood Sugar Control?
Vitamin D and Blood Sugar Control
Curcumin for Blood Sugar Control
Best Oats for Controlling Blood Sugar?
How Do "Overnight Oats" Affect Blood Sugar?
Apple Cider Vinegar for Type 2 Diabetes?
Curcumin for Blood Sugar Control?
Glucosamine and Blood Sugar
Resveratrol and Insulin Sensitivity
Diabetes & Sardines
Can eating sardines reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes? See what a new study found in the What It Does section of our Tuna, Salmon & Sardines Review. Also see our Top Picks for sardines, canned salmon and tuna.
Learn about the effects of fish oil supplements on blood sugar and insulin sensitivity in our Fish Oil Supplements Review.