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Liver Toxicity With Turmeric/Curcumin -- (10/30/2019) Several cases of liver toxicity from turmeric and curcumin supplements have been reported. For details, and the latest case, see the Concerns and Cautions section of the Turmeric and Curcumin Supplements Review.
Pycnogenol for Raynaud's? -- (10/26/2019) A new study investigated whether Pycnogenol can help treat Raynaud's phenomenon, a condition in which hands become painful and discolored when exposed to cold temperatures. Find out if it helped in the update to the question: What is Pycnogenol and does it work?
CBD Safe for Pets? -- (10/26/2019) A recent study evaluated the safety of giving CBD to dogs and cats. See the results in the Pets section of our CBD and Hemp Extracts Review. Also see our Top Picks among products for pets as well as for people.
Caution With Elderberry -- (10/24/2019) Although rare, a case of acute pancreatitis was reported after the use of a popular elderberry extract supplement. Get the details in our updated answer to the question: Do any supplements help prevent or treat a cold?
Should Women Take Calcium? -- (10/22/2019) Do women reduce bone loss and the risk of fractures if they take a calcium supplement? See what a recent study showed in the What It Does section of the Calcium Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for calcium supplements.
Does Magnesium Reduce Exercise Soreness? -- (10/22/2019) Can taking magnesium reduce muscle soreness after exercise? See what a new study found in the What It Does section of the Magnesium Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for magnesium supplements.
Milk Thistle Interaction -- (10/22/2019) Milk thistle may interact with certain drugs, as noted in a recent case report. For details see the Concerns and Cautions section of the Milk Thistle Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for milk thistle.
Pill-Induced Esophagitis -- (10/19/2019) Several cases of esophagitis have been reported from taking supplements, including a recent case involving l-arginine capsules. For details, including tips on how to safely take pills, see the Concerns and Cautions section of the L-Arginine Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for L-Arginine.
How to Use Fish Oil for Depression -- (10/18/2019) Guidelines have been published for using fish oil to treat major depressive disorder. For details, see the Depression section of the Fish Oil Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for fish oil.
Collagen Peptides vs. Gelatin -- (10/15/2019) It has been generally believed that amino acids are more bioavailable from hydrolyzed collagen (collagen peptides) than from gelatin (which is partially hydrolyzed collagen). A new study put this to the test. See what the researchers found in the What It Is section of the Collagen Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks among collagen supplements.
Ashwagandha for Insomnia? -- (10/15/2019) Does ashwagandha help people with insomnia fall asleep and stay asleep? See what a new study showed in the What It Does section of the Ashwagandha Supplements Review. Also see our Top Pick for ashwagandha.
Vitamin D & Blood Sugar Control -- (10/15/2019) Maintaining moderate levels of vitamin D may aid blood sugar control, but, according to a recently published study, high-dose vitamin D supplementation may not help. For details, see the Diabetes, insulin resistance and glucose control section of the Vitamin D Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for vitamin D.
Black Seed Oil Concern -- (10/15/2019) A key compound in black seed oil may interact with medications, causing side effects. For details, see the Safety section of our answer to a question about black seed oil.
Eggshell Membrane for Bad Knees? -- (10/11/2019) Eggshell membrane, which naturally contains collagen, was tested as a supplement to improve knee pain, stiffness, and function. Find out if it worked in the Joint Pain section of the Collagen Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for collagen.
Risk from Reusing Plastic Water Bottles -- (10/11/2019) Repeatedly opening and closing plastic water bottles can pose a risk, according to a new study. Get the details in our updated answer to the question: Is it true that there are bits of plastic in drinking water and specialty salts? How concerned should I be?
Lycopene for Male Fertility? -- (10/11/2019) Read about the latest study to suggest that lycopene may improve sperm health in the What It Does section of the Lycopene Supplements Review. Also see our Top Pick for lycopene.
Caution With Probiotic & Surgery -- (10/8/2019) Use of a popular probiotic around the time of abdominal surgery increased the rate of re-admission to the hospital after surgery, according to a recent study. For details, see the What It Does section of the Probiotic Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for probiotics.
Melatonin & Post-Op Delirium -- (10/8/2019) Reduced melatonin levels following surgery have been implicated in the development of post-operative delirium. But does taking melatonin around the time of surgery reduce this risk? Find out in the What It Does section of the Melatonin Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for melatonin.
Fish Oil to Improve Cognition? -- (10/8/2019) See the results of the most recent study of fish oil to improve memory and cognition in the Memory Enhancement section of the Fish Oil Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for fish oil.
Does CBD Convert to THC in the Body? -- (10/8/2019) Laboratory studies have raised concerns that CBD could convert to THC (a psychoactive compound in cannabis) after ingestion. A recent study put this to the test in people. See what happened in the What To Consider When Buying and Using section of the CBD Oil and Hemp Extracts Review. Also see our Top Picks among products.
Better Memory With Lutein? -- (10/5/2019) Lutein is often taken as a supplement to slow the progression of age-related macular degeneration. However, a study in college students suggests that supplementation with lutein may also improve aspects of memory and cognitive functioning. For details, see the What It Does section of our Vision Supplements Review.
L-Theanine for Sleep and Cognition? -- (10/5/2019) Several studies have evaluated whether a single dose of L-theanine (found in green tea) can reduce stress and anxiety. A new study has evaluated the effect of L-theanine when taken daily for several weeks. See the results in the What It Does section of the L-Theanine Supplements Review. Also see our top choices for L-Theanine.
Extra Protein During Chemotherapy? -- (10/5/2019) Is taking extra whey protein during chemotherapy helpful to malnourished cancer patients? Learn what a study found in the What It Does section of the Protein Powders, Shakes, and Drinks Review. Also see our Top Picks among protein powders.
Vitamin D and Risk of Cancer Death -- (10/1/2019) Are you more likely to survive colorectal cancer if you have higher blood levels of vitamin D? Find out in the Cancer section of the Vitamin D Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for vitamin D.
Microplastics in Tea -- (10/1/2019) A new study found that brewing tea with certain tea bags can release a large amount of microplastics into the liquid. For details, see the Brewing section of our Green Tea Review. Also see our Top Picks among green tea products.
Probiotic for Cold Symptoms and Gas -- (10/1/2019) A study found that a particular probiotic strain reduced symptoms of upper respiratory infections, as well as gas, in children. For details see the Colds and acute respiratory infections section as well as the Bloating, gas, and abdominal pain section of the Probiotic Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for probiotics and kombucha.


 

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