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2018

November
Melatonin for Fibromyalgia -- (11/17/2018) Daily melatonin supplementation has been found to decrease pain and improve other symptoms of fibromyalgia. For details, see the What It Does section of the Melatonin Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Picks for melatonin.)
Rash From CBD Supplement -- (11/17/2018) CBD (cannabidiol) may have caused a serious rash in an individual. For details, see the Cautions and Concerns section of the CBD and Hemp Extract Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Pick for CBD.)
Probiotic Lowers Eczema Risk in Children -- (11/16/2018) The risk of eczema in children was reduced by 54% when a specific probiotic was taken by mothers during pregnancy and then by their infants, according to a new study. The probiotic also reduced the incidence of gestational diabetes among the mothers. For details, see the What It Does section of the Probiotic Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Picks for probiotics.)
Vitamin D May Prevent Cancer Deaths -- (11/14/2018) A major 5-year study in which a cross-section of Americans were given high-dose vitamin D daily found no overall reductions in cardiovascular disease or cancer or death from these causes. However, when excluding the first two years of the study, the rate of death from cancer was 25% lower with vitamin D than with placebo – a finding consistent with other studies. See the details in the Cancer section of the Vitamin D Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Picks for vitamin D.)
Illness From Probiotic -- (11/13/2018) Some people are vulnerable to serious illness related to probiotic use. Get the details of a recently reported case in the Cautions and Concerns section of the Probiotic Supplements Review.
High EPA Fish Oil Lowers Cardiovascular Risk for Some -- (11/11/2018) Taking high-dose, high-EPA fish oil (Vascepa) was found lower the risk of cardiovascular disease by 25% among people with elevated triglycerides in a major new study. Get the details in the What It Does section of the new Fish Oil Review. (Also see which supplements are comparable to Vascepa, but at lower cost.)
Mixed Results for EPA/DHA Fish Oil -- (11/11/2018) Concentrated EPA/DHA fish oil given daily to a cross-section of Americans was not found to lower the risk of cancer or cardiovascular disease except for those with low fish intake and for African-Americans. See the details in the What It Does section of the Fish Oil Supplements Review. Also see which supplements are comparable to the fish oil in the study.
Can CoQ10 Boost Cholesterol-Lowering of Statins? -- (11/6/2018) Can taking CoQ10 further lower cholesterol levels in people already taking a statin drug? See what a new study found in the What It Does section of the CoQ10 and Ubiquinol Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Picks for CoQ10 and ubiquinol supplements.)
Lower Risk of Heart Disease with Fermented Dairy Foods -- (11/6/2018) A study has shown a lower risk of heart disease to be associated with consumption of fermented, rather than non-fermented, dairy foods. However, only a certain type of fermented dairy was associated with the benefit. For details, see the Fermented Dairy section of the Probiotics Review. (Also see our Top Picks among probiotic products.)
Flaxseed Oil for High Blood Pressure? -- (11/6/2018) Does flaxseed oil (which is rich in the omega-3 fatty acid ALA) help lower blood pressure in people with high blood pressure? Learn what a recent study found in the What It Does section of the Flaxseed Oil Review. (Also see our Top Picks for flaxseed and other seed oils.)
Curcumin for Weight? -- (11/4/2018) Can curcumin help you lose body weight? Find out what a new review concluded in the What It Does section of the Curcumin and Turmeric Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Picks for curcumin and turmeric supplements.)

October
CoQ10 & Statin Muscle Symptoms -- (10/30/2018) Can taking CoQ10 reduce muscle symptoms that can occur when taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs? Find out in the recent update to the What It Does section of the CoQ10 & Ubiquinol Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Picks for CoQ10 and Ubiquinol.)
Iron and Stroke -- (10/29/2018) Having too much iron in the body is associated with an increased risk of a variety of conditions and, according to a recent study, stroke is among these. For details, see the Concerns and Cautions section of the Iron Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Picks for iron when you need to supplement.)
Don't Take Calcium With Thyroid Hormone -- (10/29/2018) A study showed negative effects of taking calcium too soon after taking levothyroxine (Synthroid). For details on how to safely take this combination, see the update in the Concerns and Cautions section of the Calcium Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Picks for calcium.)
Cleaner Green Tea -- (10/27/2018) A recent study found that it is possible to modestly reduce pesticides in green tea by following a certain procedure before brewing. For details, see the How to Take section of the Green Tea Review. (Also see our Top Picks among green teas, matcha powders, and supplements.)
DHA for Toddlers? -- (10/27/2018) Does giving the omega-3 fatty acid DHA to 1-year-olds born pre-term lead to improvements in cognitive development? Find out in the recent update to the What It Does section of the Fish Oil & Omega-3 Supplements Review -- and learn whether DHA use by pregnant women yields benefits for their children. (Also see our Top Picks for DHA.)
Extra Help From Red Yeast Rice? -- (10/26/2018) Can red yeast rice lower cholesterol levels in people already taking the non-statin medications evolocumab and ezetimibe? Find out in our update to the What It Does section of the Red Yeast Rice Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Pick for red yeast rice.)
B Vitamin Cancer Risk? -- (10/24/2018) Giving high-dose vitamin B12 along with a modest amount of folic acid to older people was found to significantly increase the risk of colorectal cancer. See the B12 section of the B Vitamins Review for details. (Also see our Top Picks for B12 and other B vitamins.)
DPA -- The Other Omega-3 -- (10/23/2018) Studies are showing that higher blood levels of DPA (an omega-3 fatty acid obtained from fish) are associated with healthier aging and reduced cardiovascular disease. Although a cause-and-effect relationship has not been established, if you’re interested in increasing DPA in your diet, we just published the amounts of DPA that we found in popular brands of canned tuna and salmon. Some had virtually no DPA, while others provided nearly 100 mg per serving. (Also see our Top Picks for Canned Tuna & Salmon.)
CBD for Anxiety -- (10/23/2018) CBD taken 90 minutes before public speaking reduced anxiety without side effects in a recent clinical trial – although it only worked at one of the three doses studied. For details, see the What It Does section of the CBD and Hemp Extract Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Picks among products.)
Omega-3s & Healthy Aging -- (10/20/2018) Do higher blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids (as obtained from fish and/or fish oil) correlate with healthier aging? See what a new study found in our updates to the Fish Oil Supplements Review and the Canned Tuna and Salmon Review.
CoQ10 vs. Ubiquinol -- (10/16/2018) Which form of CoQ10 raises total blood levels of CoQ10 more? Find out in the CoQ10 and Ubiquinol Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Picks for CoQ10 and ubiquinol supplements.)
A Caution With Green Tea -- (10/16/2018) Although consumption of green tea is generally associated with a reduced risk of cancers, drinking it a certain way may increase the risk of certain cancers. Get the details in the Cancer Prevention section of the Green Tea Review. (Also see our Top Picks among green tea in bags, bottles, supplements, and matcha.)
Iron Deficiency Cause -- (10/16/2018) Regular use of certain popular medicines was associated with a large increase in the risk of iron deficiency, according to a new study. Get the details in the ConsumerTips section of the Iron Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Picks among iron supplements.)
Best Way to Take CBD -- (10/12/2018) We've added important information to the Dosage section of our CBD Oil and Hemp Extract Review about how to significantly boost the amount of CBD that is absorbed from a dose – which can otherwise be quite small. (Also see our Top Picks among CBD and hemp extracts.)
No Bone Benefit with Vitamin D -- Really? -- (10/9/2018) You may have read that a recent analysis of 81 controlled studies concluded that "vitamin D supplementation does not prevent fractures or falls, or have meaningful benefits on bone mineral density." In general, this is true, but there are important caveats. Learn more in the What It Does section of the Vitamin D Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Picks for vitamin D.)
Can a B Vitamin Lower High Blood Pressure? -- (10/9/2018) A common mutation of the MTHFR gene is associated with an increased risk of hypertension. A recent study tested whether supplementing with a specific B vitamin could reduce blood pressure in affected individuals. Get the results in the MTHFR section of the B Vitamin Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Picks among B vitamins.)
Cocoa for Diabetes? -- (10/9/2018) Cocoa flavanols may help control blood sugar, but do they offer benefits to people with diabetes? See what recent studies are finding in the What It Does section of the Cocoa and Dark Chocolate Review. (Also see our Top Picks among products).
Vitamin D and Cognition -- (10/5/2018) Does taking vitamin D help older individuals with mild cognitive impairment? Learn what a new study found in the What It Does section of the Vitamin D Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Picks among vitamin D supplements.)
Amino Acids After Knee Replacement? -- (10/5/2018) Does taking amino acids after knee replacement surgery help maintain muscle volume, mobility, and strength? See what a recent study found in the What It Does section of the Muscle & Workout Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Picks in this category).
Probiotic for Abdominal Pain -- (10/2/2018) A probiotic was found to significantly reduce symptoms in people with acute diarrhea and abdominal pain, adding to the number of probiotics shown to have related effects. For details, see the What It Does section of the Probiotic Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Picks among probiotics).

September
SAMe for Depression -- (9/25/2018) SAMe (S-adenosyl-methionine) may be helpful in depression, although a recent study suggests that the right dosage can be important. For details, see the What It Does section of the SAMe Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Picks among SAMe supplements).
Vitamin D for Eczema? -- (9/25/2018) Can vitamin D help with eczema? See what a new study found in the What It Does section of the Vitamin D Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Picks among Vitamin D supplements).
Fish Oil Drug May Help -- (9/25/2018) High doses of fish oil highly-concentrated in EPA and/or DHA are known to lower elevated triglycerides. But can they reduce the risk of cardiac events, such as heart attack? Preliminary results from a new study suggest that one product can – at least in certain people. Get the details in the Prescription Fish Oil vs. Supplements section of the Fish Oil Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Picks among fish oil supplements.)
Extra Protein for Extra Muscle? -- (9/25/2018) Extra protein can boost the increases in muscle strength and size that occur with strength training. But does extra protein help people already consuming adequate protein from their diets? See what a new study found in the What It Does section of the Protein Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Picks among protein powders and shakes.)
Vitamin C and Prostate Cancer -- (9/22/2018) Does taking vitamin C reduce the chance of developing prostate cancer? Find out what studies are showing, including one reported this month, in the What It Does section of the Vitamin C Supplements Review. (Also learn about vitamin C and cataracts and see our Top Picks for vitamin C.)
Cinnamon Side Effects -- (9/22/2018) If you take a cinnamon supplement (or regularly use large amounts of cinnamon), be aware of the potential for side effects. See the Concerns and Cautions section of the Cinnamon Supplements Review. (Also see what our tests of cinnamon supplements and spices found and our top choices among products).
Pain and Cannabinoids -- (9/19/2018) Many people use CBD to alleviate pain. This benefit has yet to be proven, but a recent analysis of clinical studies with cannabinoids may explain this effect, as discussed in the What It Does section of the CBD and Hemp Extracts Review. (Also see our Top Picks among these products.)
Vitamin D for Back Pain? -- (9/18/2018) Can taking vitamin D reduce back pain? Read what a recent study found in the Back Pain section of the Vitamin D Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Picks among vitamin D supplements.)
Curcumin Effect on Liver -- (9/18/2018) Long-term use of curcumin may negatively affect the liver in a small percentage of people, according to a new report. Get the details in the Concerns and Cautions section of the Turmeric and Curcumin Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Picks for turmeric and curcumin.)
Anxiety and Fish Oil -- (9/14/2018) An analysis of clinical trials with fish oil looked at whether supplementation was associated with decreased anxiety. See the results in the What It Does section of the Fish Oil Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Picks among fish oil and other omega-3 supplements.)
Curcumin for Blood Sugar Control -- (9/14/2018) Does taking curcumin with a meal help control blood sugar levels? See what a study found in the What It Does section of the Turmeric and Curcumin Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Picks among curcumin and turmeric supplements and spices.)
Cocoa and Cholesterol -- (9/12/2018) Can cocoa flavanols improve cholesterol levels? See what a recent study found in the Cardiovascular section of the Cocoa and Dark Chocolate Review. (Also see our Top Picks among cocoa and dark chocolate products.)
High-Dose Vitamin D Risk -- (9/11/2018) A new study suggests that very high-dose vitamin D may increase the risk of kidney stones. For details, see the What It Does section of the Vitamin D Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Picks among vitamin D supplements.)
When To End Probiotics? -- (9/9/2018) If you take a probiotic when given antibiotics, at what point should you stop taking the probiotic? A new study provides some guidance. For details, see the What It Does section of the Probiotic Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Picks among probiotics.)
Vitamin D for Mood? -- (9/4/2018) Can supplementing with vitamin D improve mood during the winter? Find out what a recent study showed in the Depression & Mood section of the Vitamin D Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Picks among vitamin D supplements.)
Fish Oil & Diabetes -- (9/4/2018) In a major study, fish oil was given to people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes for several years to see if it would reduce serious cardiovascular events, like heart attacks and stroke. Find out what happened in the Heart Attack and Stroke section of the Fish Oil Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Picks among fish oil supplements.)
Glutamine for IBS? -- (9/4/2018) Glutamine, an amino acid, plays a role in maintaining the digestive tract. Can taking it as a supplement help people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)? Find out what a recent study showed in the Glutamine section of the Muscle Enhancers Review.

August
CBD & Psychosis -- (8/31/2018) Can giving CBD to people at risk of psychosis help normalize their brain function? Learn what a recent study showed in the What It Does section of the CBD & Hemp Extract Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Picks among recently tested CBD supplements.)
Chocolate for the Heart? -- (8/28/2018) Studies suggest cardiovascular benefits from daily intake of cocoa flavanols, as found in dark chocolate. However, a new study, focusing on heart failure, suggests more limited intake. Get the details and our analysis in the Cardiovascular section of the Dark Chocolate, Cocoa Powder, and Nibs Review. (Also see our Top Picks for dark chocolate, cocoa powders, and more.)
Probiotics for Gum Disease -- (8/28/2018) Can probiotic lozenges improve gum health when used in conjunction with oral cleanings? Find out what studies are showing in the Periodontitis section of the Probiotics Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Picks among probiotic supplements for other uses.)
Garcinia Warning -- (8/28/2018) Be aware that Garcinia cambogia extracts, touted for weight management, may cause liver injury, as suggested by two recent case reports. See the Concerns and Cautions section of the Garcinia Cambogia Supplements Review for details.
Curcumin Helps Ulcerative Colitis -- (8/25/2018) Curcumin has been shown to reduce ulcerative colitis symptoms and maintain remission. Get the details, including dosage and forms, in the What It Does section of the Turmeric and Curcumin Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Picks for curcumin supplements.)
Probiotic Concern -- (8/21/2018) While probiotics are generally safe, they can cause severe illness in people with certain medical conditions. There have been many case reports, including one published this month. For details see the Concerns and Cautions section of the Probiotic Supplements Review.
Extra Protein Can Help Older People -- (8/18/2018) Increasing protein intake can help older people maintain and build muscle – but it’s not that simple. Get the details, and read about the latest studies, in the Building and maintaining muscle mass section of the Protein Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Picks among protein shakes and drinks).
Red Yeast Rice and Diet -- (8/14/2018) Can taking red yeast rice lower cholesterol levels on top of reductions achieved by switching to a Mediterranean diet? See what a new study showed in the What It Does section of the Red Yeast Rice Review.

Also, be aware that red yeast rice may aggravate symptoms of a neurological disorder, as described in a recent case report noted in the Concerns and Cautions section of the Red Yeast Rice Review.
Citrulline and Exercise -- (8/14/2018) Several studies have evaluated citrulline (which the body converts to arginine) for enhancing athletic performance. Find out if it helps or not in the Citrulline section of the L-Arginine Review. Also, find out if L-arginine, itself, can help.
CBD for Dogs -- (8/11/2018) Can CBD help dogs with osteoarthritis (worn joints)? Learn what a recent study found (as well as the dose used and a potential side effect) in the CBD for Pets section of the CBD & Hemp Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Picks for CBD for pets – as well as for people).
Which Curcumin Formulation Is Best? -- (8/8/2018) Curcumin (which comes from turmeric) is not well absorbed unless taken with a fatty (oily) meal, so many formulations have been developed that enhance its absorption. Which of these is best absorbed? Find out in the Which form is best section of the Turmeric and Curcumin Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Picks among tested turmeric and curcumin supplements.)
Vitamin D and Blood Sugar Control -- (8/7/2018) A recent study adds to the growing evidence that obtaining and maintaining adequate vitamin D levels can help with blood sugar control. For details about this and studies regarding vitamin D and diabetes, see the Diabetes, insulin resistance and glucose control section of the Vitamin D Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Picks for vitamin D supplements.)
Vitamin C for Colds? -- (8/3/2018) Taking vitamin C may modestly help with colds, according to a new study -- but there's a catch. Find out in the What It Does section of the Vitamin C Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Picks for vitamin C supplements.)

July
Probiotics & Exercise Performance -- (7/31/2018) Can taking a daily probiotic improve exercise performance? Find out in the What It Does section of the Probiotic Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Picks for probiotics.)
Melatonin and Menopause -- (7/28/2018) Can taking melatonin reduce the severity of menopause symptoms, such as difficulty sleeping, hot flashes, and sweats? Find out what a recent study showed in the What It Does section of the Melatonin Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Pick for melatonin.)
Dry Eye, Fish Oil and Contact Lenses -- (7/28/2018) Taking fish oil can help people with dry eye and it was recently studied for dry eye associated with wearing contact lenses. Find out what the recent study found and learn more about fish oil for dry eye in the What It Does section of the Fish Oil & Omega-3 Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Picks among fish oil supplements.)
Vitamin D and Leg Muscle Strength -- (7/24/2018) Giving a moderate amount of vitamin D to women deficient in vitamin D was shown to improve leg muscle strength. A much higher dose did not. Get the details, including dosage, and learn about vitamin D for strength and balance in the Muscle, Balance, and Falls section of the Vitamin D Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Picks among vitamin D supplements.)
Fish Oil for Heart Health? -- (7/21/2018) Are fish oil supplements good for the heart? See what a review of over 70 clinical trials concluded in the Heart Attack and Stroke section of the Fish Oil and Omega-3 Supplements Review.

Also, learn what fish oil can or cannot do for other health conditions, such as arthritis, in the What It Does section of the review. (See our Top Picks among fish and marine oils.)
Cancer & High-Dose Vitamin D -- (7/21/2018) Does taking high-dose vitamin D reduce the risk of cancer? Find out what a major new study found in the Cancer section of the Vitamin D Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Picks for vitamin D.)
Green Tea as a Prebiotic -- (7/20/2018) Green tea may have a prebiotic effect – stimulating the growth of beneficial bacteria in the gut. Find out what clinical trials are showing in the What It Does section of the Green Tea Review. (Also see our Top Picks among green tea products).
Lower Cancer Risk With High Vitamin D? -- (7/17/2018) A recent analysis suggests that breast cancer risk is lowest with vitamin D blood levels at or above 60 ng/mL -- an unusually high level. Before you try this at home, be sure to read our commentary in the What It Does section of the Vitamin D Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Picks for vitamin D.)
Too Much Coconut Water? -- (7/17/2018) Drinking too much coconut water can be dangerous, particularly for certain people. Get the details in the Concerns and Cautions section of the Coconut Waters Review. (Also see our tests and comparisons of popular coconut waters.)
Ashwagandha for Schizophrenia -- (7/17/2018) Can ashwagandha reduce symptoms of schizophrenia? Find out what a new study suggests in the What It Does section of the Ashwagandha Review. (Also see our Top Pick among ashwagandha supplements.)
Fruit for the Eyes -- (7/13/2018) Can consuming certain foods or beverages reduce the risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD) – a common eye disease? Yes, according to a recent study. Get the details in the food section of the Vision Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Rated vision supplements.)
Melatonin and Restless Legs Syndrome -- (7/13/2018) Taking a melatonin supplement can help some people fall asleep, but a study suggests that it may be a problem for people with restless legs syndrome. Get the details, and learn about potential side effects of melatonin in the Concerns and Cautions section of the Melatonin Supplements Review.
Fish Oil for Depression? -- (7/13/2018) Several studies have evaluated omega-3 fatty acids to decrease the severity of depression. Find out if it works in the Depression section of the Fish Oil and Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Picks among fish oil supplements.)
Multivitamins & Cardiovascular Disease -- (7/10/2018) Does taking a multivitamin reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke? See what a recent analysis concluded in the Background section of the Multivitamin Review. (Also see our Top Picks among multivitamins.)
CoQ10 for Migraine -- (7/10/2018) CoQ10 and its active form, ubiquinol, have been studied in several clinical trials to treat migraine headache. Find out what the research is showing in the Migraine section of the CoQ10 and Ubiquinol Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Picks among CoQ10 and ubiquinol supplements.)
Niagen for Blood Sugar Control? -- (7/10/2018) Niagen, a brand of nicotinamide riboside (a form of niacin), was recently tested in a clinical trial to control blood sugar levels. Get the results in the Niacin section of the B Vitamins Review. (Also see our Top Picks among niacin supplements.)
Vitamin D & Headache -- (7/7/2018) Recent studies suggest a connection between vitamin D blood levels and the frequency of headaches, including migraine. Get the details in the Headache section of the Vitamin D Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Picks among vitamin D supplements.)
Cooking With Turmeric -- (7/4/2018) Is cooking with turmeric a good way to get curcumin? How does it compare with taking a supplement? Find out what studies are showing in the ConsumerTips section of the Turmeric and Curcumin Supplements & Spices Review. (Also see our Top Picks for turmeric spices and turmeric/curcumin supplements.)
Astaxanthin for Sun Protection? -- (7/1/2018) Can taking an astaxanthin supplement improve the appearance of the skin or protect it from UV damage? See what a new study found in the What It Does section of the Astaxanthin Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Picks among astaxanthin supplements.)

June
CBD Approved as Drug -- (6/26/2018) The first drug containing CBD was approved this week by the FDA. The dosage, however, is quite different from that being used by many as a supplement. Get the details in the CBD and Hemp Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Picks among CBD products.)
Ubiquinol for Blood Sugar Control? -- (6/26/2018) Does giving ubiquinol (the active form of CoQ10) to people with type 2 diabetes help with blood sugar control? Find out in the What It Does section of the CoQ10 and Ubiquinol Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Picks among CoQ10 and ubiquinol supplements.)
Probiotics for Bones -- (6/23/2018) Can taking a daily probiotic help reduce bone loss? Find out what a year-long study showed in the Bone density and fractures section of the Probiotic Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Picks among probiotic supplements.)
Vitamin D for Strength? -- (6/23/2018) Muscles contain vitamin D receptors, but does giving high-dose vitamin D to women deficient in vitamin D improve their muscle strength? Get the answer in the recent update to the Muscle, balance and falls section of the Vitamin D Supplements Review.
Melatonin for Poor Sleepers -- (6/20/2018) For people who cannot fall asleep until early morning, a recent study showed some benefit with a low-dose form of melatonin. For details, see the What It Does section of the Melatonin Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Picks among melatonin supplements.)
Intestinal Benefit of Cocoa? -- (6/20/2018) Cocoa flavanols may support intestinal health, according to an animal study with a cocoa powder that acted like a prebiotic. Get the details in the What It Does section of the Cocoa and Dark Chocolate Review. (Also see our Top Picks among cocoa and dark chocolate products.)
Cannabidiol (CBD) Side Effects -- (6/19/2018) A CL Member recently reported developing "dry mouth" after using CBD oil. Dry mouth is among the potential side effects of CBD. Learn more about this and other CBD side effects in the Concerns and Cautions section of the CBD & Hemp Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Picks among CBD products.)
Better Bone Broth -- (6/15/2018) How a bone broth is prepared can significantly affect its content of amino acids – building blocks for muscle and collagen, according to a recent study. Learn how to find or make better bone broth in the ConsumerTips section of the Bone Broth Review. (Also see our Top Picks among bone broths.)
Vitamin D & Colorectal Cancer Risk -- (6/15/2018) What level of vitamin D is associated with the lowest risk of colorectal cancer according to a recent study? Find out in the What It Does section of the Vitamin D Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Picks among vitamin D supplements.)
Mediterranean Diet Study Retracted -- (6/15/2018) A landmark study about the benefits of the Mediterranean Diet was retracted and republished this week. Does this change what we know about the benefits of extra virgin olive oil? Find out in the Cardiovascular Disease section of the Extra Virgin Olive Oil Review. (Also see our Top Picks among extra virgin olive oils.)
Methylfolate vs. Folic Acid -- (6/12/2018) Methylfolate (L-5-methylfolate, sold as Metafolin and Quatrefolic) is a form of folate promoted for use by people with common genetic mutations that affect the MTHFR enzyme. But is it really better than folic acid? A study recently tested them head-to-head. Get the results in the Folate section of the B Vitamins Review. Also see our Top Picks among methylfolate and folic acid products.
Probiotic for IBS? -- (6/12/2018) Studies have shown that certain probiotics help relieve symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), although this can depend on the type of IBS. The most recent study focused on people with diarrhea-predominant IBS. Get the results in the What It Does section of the Probiotic Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks among probiotics.
Curcumin for Polyps? -- (6/9/2018) Two studies tested whether or not curcumin can reduce polyps in the colons of people predisposed to getting them. See the results in the What It Does section of the Turmeric and Curcumin Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks among curcumin supplements.
Magnesium & Metabolic Syndrome -- (6/9/2018) A study shows that magnesium can significantly help some people suffering from metabolic syndrome (i.e., high blood sugar, high blood pressure, and related symptoms). Get the details in the What It Does section of the Magnesium Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks among magnesium supplements.
Resveratrol for Memory? -- (6/9/2018) Does taking resveratrol improve memory in older men and women? See the results of the most recent study in the What It Does section of the Resveratrol Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks among resveratrol supplements.
Danger With Fake CBD Oil -- (6/9/2018) A synthetic form of cannabidiol appears to be responsible for dozens of reports of adverse effects occurring shortly after taking certain CBD oil products. For details, see the Quality Concerns section of our Review. Also see our Top Picks among CBD and hemp extract products.
Getting Choline -- (6/6/2018) Is it better to get choline naturally from foods or from supplements? A recent study addressed this question. Find out the answer in the ConsumerTips section of the Choline Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks among products in this category.
Krill Oil for Strength? -- (6/5/2018) Evidence from several studies suggests that fish oil can help modestly improve muscular strength and/or endurance and enhance the effects of training. A recent study investigated whether krill oil can do the same. See the results in the What It Does section of the Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplements Review (Fish, Krill, and Algal Oils). Also see our Top Picks among products in this category.
Berberine Side Effect -- (6/5/2018) Supplements that contain berberine (a compound extracted from goldenseal) can cause a range of side effects, in addition to drug interactions. It was recently reported that berberine can cause a rare, but severe, skin reaction. Learn more in the Concerns and Cautions section of the Berberine and Goldenseal Supplements Review. Also see our Top Pick among products in this category.
Melatonin and Balance -- (6/2/2018) If you take melatonin, be aware that it can potentially affect balance for a period of time, as demonstrated in a recent study. For details, see the Concerns and Cautions section of the Melatonin Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for melatonin.
Magnesium for Depression? -- (6/2/2018) Magnesium may help some people with depression according to a recent placebo-controlled study. Learn more in the What It Does section of the Magnesium Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for magnesium.





 

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