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Getting the Most from Green Tea -- (1/30/2019) If you drink green tea to get beneficial compounds like EGCG, learn about a recent study that suggests that the type of water you use to brew tea drastically affects the amount of EGCG you get. Get the details in the How to Take section of the Green Tea Review. Also see our Top Picks for green tea.
Caution With Antioxidants -- (1/27/2019) A new study suggests it might be risky to take antioxidant supplements during cancer treatment. We have added this important information to our answer to the following question: Can supplements with antioxidants like beta-carotene and vitamins A and E cause you to die sooner?
Fish Oil for Asthma? -- (1/26/2019) Can high-dose fish oil help people with asthma? See what a study recently found in the "What It Does" section of the Fish Oil Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for fish oil.
Garlic and Blood Pressure -- (1/23/2019) If you have high blood pressure, a particular garlic supplement may provide some benefit, according to a recent study. For details, see the "What It Does" section of the Garlic Supplements Review. Also see our top choices for garlic supplements.
Is Omega-6 a Problem? -- (1/19/2019) Do omega-6 fatty acids like LA and GLA, found in many seed oils, promote inflammation in the body? No, and yes, according to the latest findings. Get the details in the Is Omega-6 a Problem? section of our Omega-3 and -6 Fatty Acid Supplements Review.
Dog Overdoses on Supplement -- (1/19/2019) Be sure to keep your supplements away from pets -- especially if they taste sweet. A dog overdosed on its owner's fast-dissolving tablets, putting it in a coma, according to a recent report. For details, see the Concerns and Cautions section of the L-tryptophan and 5-HTP Supplements Review.
Pea vs. Whey Protein -- (1/15/2019) Which is better for increasing strength and muscle thickness, pea protein or whey protein? See what a recent study showed in the Protein Powders Review. Also see our Top Pick for each type of protein.
Don't Take Minerals With Certain Supplements -- (1/15/2019) Taking minerals like calcium and magnesium can dramatically reduce the absorption of carotenoids like lycopene, beta carotene, and astaxanthin. Get the details in the Concerns and Cautions section of the Lycopene Supplements Review.
Anxiety Treatment -- Low-Dose CBD? -- (1/15/2019) Does low-dose CBD (cannabidiol) help with anxiety and sleep disorders? See the results of a recently published case series in the What It Does section of the CBD & Hemp Extract Supplements Review. Also see our Top Pick for CBD.
B12 Tablet vs. Injection -- (1/15/2019) Is a vitamin B12 tablet just as good as an injection for raising blood levels of B12? Find out in the Cobalamin (B12) section of the B Vitamin Supplements Review. Also see our Top Pick for vitamin B12.
Maintaining Muscle With Fish Oil? -- (1/12/2019) Can taking fish oil prevent muscle loss when a limb is immobilized, such as in a brace? Find out what a recent study showed in the "Strength and Muscle" section of the Fish Oil Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Picks for fish oil.)
Fiber Benefits -- (1/12/2019) Higher fiber intake was associated with a lower risk of many major diseases in a recent study. However, the average American consumes far below the recommended daily intake of fiber. As oats are a good source of fiber, we've added details from the new study in the "Benefits" section of the Oat Cereals Review. (Also see our Top Picks oat cereals.)
Is Taking Vinegar Helpful? -- (1/8/2019) Two studies compared the effectiveness of vinegar pills to liquid vinegar in controlling blood sugar after a meal. See the results in the "Blood sugar control" section of the Apple Cider Vinegar Review. (Also see our Top Picks for apple cider vinegar.)
B Vitamins & Breast Cancer -- (1/8/2019) A reduced risk of breast cancer was associated with supplementing with certain amounts of folic acid and vitamin B12 for women predisposed to breast cancer in a new study. See the details in the "Breast cancer" section of the B Vitamin Supplements Review.
Is Protein Best Before or After a Meal? -- (1/5/2019) A new study showed that the timing of protein supplementation around a meal can determine the effect on blood sugar in people with insulin resistance. Find out the best timing in the update to the Protein Powders, Drinks, and Shakes Review. (Also see our Top Picks among products.)


 

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