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Booster Side Effect

10/11/2021
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Find out which side effect is much more common after a vaccine booster than after the first or second doses of the Pfizer vaccine.

More About Shingles Vaccines & COVID

10/11/2021
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We recently reported that getting a shingles vaccine was linked to lower COVID risk. A CL member asked us if this association applied to Shingrix, Zostavax or both vaccines. See the answer.

Mushrooms and Blood Sugar

10/11/2021
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Find out if supplementing with reishi or oyster mushrooms helps with blood sugar control. See what the latest research showed in our Reishi Mushroom Supplements Review.

Mushrooms and Gut Bacteria

10/11/2021
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Do mushroom powders have beneficial effects on gut bacteria? See what a preliminary study found in the What It Does section our Reishi Mushroom Supplements Review.

Ketones for Cognition?

10/09/2021
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Can a ketone supplement improve cognitive function? See what a recent study found in our answer to the question: Do any supplements or foods help with brain function, like memory and cognition?

Niagen for Energy?

10/08/2021
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The maker of Niagen (a supplement containing nicotinamide riboside) was challenged regarding its claim that Niagen boosts energy and performance. See how the company responded in the Nicotinamide Riboside section of our B Vitamins Supplements Review.

Substance Abuse & COVID

10/08/2021
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People with substance use disorders, particularly regarding cannabis, may be at increased risk for COVID infection, according to a recent study.

Tart Cherry and Blood Sugar

10/08/2021
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Does tart cherry concentrate or capsules help with blood sugar or insulin control? See what a recent study showed in our answer to the question: What are the health benefits of tart cherry juice?

Also see our answer to the question: Which supplements and foods can help lower or control my blood sugar?

Moderna vs. Pfizer: When to Choose One Over the Other

10/08/2021
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Two very different medical reports this week seem to indicate important, although subtle, differences between these two mRNA vaccines. Namely, that the Moderna vaccine has somewhat greater efficacy but, not unexpectedly, at somewhat greater risk of myocarditis in younger people. This seems to suggest that, if given a choice, Moderna may be better for older people while Pfizer may be safer for younger people.

Shingles Vaccine & COVID

10/07/2021
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Does getting a shingles vaccine reduce COVID risks?