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Olive Oil "Not Fit for Consumption"

June 21, 2024
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Some extra virgin olive oils were considered "lampante" (not fit for human consumption) by our taste tester. A CL member asked if these pose a health risk. No, they don't, but for more about what it means, see the Quality Concerns section of our Extra Virgin Olive Oil Review, which includes defects found and our Top Picks.

Constipation & Supplements

June 21, 2024
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Unlisted Plants in Herbal Supplements?

June 21, 2024
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A DNA analysis of herbal supplements in 2013 suggested that many contained plants not listed on labels. However, some of those findings seem to have been made-up, according to a recent investigation. For details, see the update in the St. John’s Supplements Review.

Glycine Top Choice?

June 21, 2024
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We were asked by a CL member for our top choice among glycine supplements. We have not tested glycine supplements, but we reviewed products on the market to suggest what appear to be good choices. See our top choices for glycine and learn more about it in our article about glycine.

Water Pitcher Filters Compared

June 21, 2024
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Recent tests of Aquagear, Brita, Clearly Filtered, and Zerowater filter pitchers revealed big differences in how well they remove PFAS ("forever chemicals") from tap water. Get the details in the Top Picks section of our Water Filter Pitchers Review.

Cooking and Frying With Olive Oil

June 18, 2024
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Does cooking or frying with olive oil reduce its potential health benefits? Find out in our article about cooking and frying with olive oil. Also see our Top Picks among extra virgin olive oils.

Supplements for Sleep

June 18, 2024
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Which supplements can improve sleep and which may cause insomnia? Find out in our article about supplements for sleep.

Nicotinamide Riboside for Peripheral Artery Disease?

June 18, 2024
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Does taking nicotinamide riboside improve physical capabilities in people with peripheral artery disease? Find out what a recent study found in the Nicotinamide riboside section of our NAD Booster Supplements Review, which includes our Top Picks among products.

Curcumin for Fatty Liver?

June 18, 2024
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Does curcumin reduce liver inflammation and scarring in people with advanced fatty liver disease? Find out in the Fatty Liver Disease section of our Turmeric and Curcumin Supplements and Spices Review, which includes our Top Picks for curcumin and turmeric.

Phthalates in Coconut Oils

June 18, 2024
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A recent study detected phthalates (plasticizer chemicals) in popular coconut oils, most of which were labeled as organic. Get the details by brand, and find out if you should be concerned, in the Quality Concerns section of our Coconut Oil and MCT Oil Review, which includes our Top Picks among coconut and MCT oils.

Also see how this compares to amounts of phthalates recently found in extra virgin olive oils.