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B Vitamins for Cognition -- (11/29/2019) Increasing vitamin B-12 intake by those deficient in B-12 can help slow age-related declines in memory and cognition, but the dose needs to be sufficient, as suggested by a recent study. For details see the Memory, Cognition, and Alzheimer's Disease section of the B Vitamin Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for B-12 and other B Vitamins.
A Better Form of Creatine? -- (11/29/2019) A relatively new form of creatine may raise creatine levels in the blood and muscle more effectively than the most common form (creatine monohydrate), but it has drawbacks. Learn more in the ConsumerTips section of the Muscle & Workout Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for creatine.
Fish Oil & Colon Cancer -- (11/26/2019) There is new evidence that taking fish oil may reduce the risk of colorectal cancer for certain people. For details see the Cancer section of the Fish Oil Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks among fish oil supplements and other marine sources of omega-3s.
Magnesium-L-Threonate for Memory? -- (11/23/2019) What is the evidence that a special form of magnesium helps people with memory and concentration impairment? Find out in the Dementia and cognition section of the Magnesium Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks among magnesium supplements.
Magnesium for Memory -- (11/19/2019) There is growing evidence that getting the right amount of magnesium reduces the risk of developing cognitive decline and dementia. For details, including results of a new study, see the Dementia and cognition section of the Magnesium Supplements Review. Also see our Top Pick among magnesium supplements.
Fish Oil Can Reduce Cognitive Decline -- (11/19/2019) Another study has shown that supplementing with high-dose omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil can reduce cognitive decline in certain people. For details, see the What It Does section of the Fish Oil Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks among fish oils.
When Protein Won't Help -- (11/19/2019) Supplementing with protein can help build and maintain muscle mass, but there are times when it won't help, as demonstrated in a recent study. For details see the Building and maintaining muscle mass section of the Protein Powders Review. Also see our Top Picks for protein supplements.
Be Careful With Iron -- (11/16/2019) Iron supplements can be hard on the stomach, but be aware that very high doses may actually cause erosions and ulcers. Certain formulations are less likely to cause this problem. For details, see the Concerns and Cautions section of the Iron Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks among iron supplements.
Supplement for Pain? -- (11/16/2019) A recent study gave a modest daily dose of CBD to people with chronic pain who were taking opioid medication to see if it reduced their pain and need for medication. See the results in the What It Does section of the Review. Also see our Top Picks among products.
Concern With Ginkgo -- (11/16/2019) The use of Ginkgo biloba has been associated with an electrolyte imbalance. For details, see the Concerns and Cautions section of the Ginkgo Supplements Review. Also see our Top Pick for Ginkgo.
Fish Oil Plus Statins for High Triglycerides -- (11/15/2019) This week an FDA panel recommended that a prescription fish oil be approved for use with statins in people with high triglycerides. Get the details and see how fish oil supplements compare in the Fish Oil Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks among fish oil supplements.
Green Tea & Stroke -- (11/12/2019) Studies have found green tea consumption to be associated with a decreased risk of stroke. However, a recent study found this to be the case for only for one gender. For details, see the What It Does section of the Green Tea Review. Also see our Top Picks for green tea.
Help for Jaw Pain? -- (11/12/2019) Can CBD ointment relax and reduce pain in the jaw muscles of people who grind their teeth? See what a recent clinical study found in the What It Does section of the CBD and Hemp Extract Review. Also see our Top Picks among products.
A Chew for UTIs? -- (11/12/2019) A study investigated whether a cranberry chew could inhibit infection-causing bacteria from binding to cells (which is necessary for urinary tract infections to occur) by testing participants' urine. Find out if it worked in our answer to the following question: Can cranberry juice or cranberry supplements prevent urinary tract infections (UTIs)?
Platelet Concern With High-dose Niacin -- (11/11/2019) Long-term use of high-dose niacin may lower platelet counts. Learn more in the Niacin section of the B Vitamin Supplements Review.
CoQ10 for Statin-Intolerance -- (11/9/2019) Many people experience muscle pain from taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs. CoQ10 can help reduce this pain, according to a new study. Get the details in the What It Does section of the CoQ10 Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks among CoQ10 supplements.
Supplement for Social Anxiety? -- (11/9/2019) High-dose CBD was given to teenagers with social anxiety. Learn what happened in the Anxiety, PTSD, and Sleep section of the CBD and Hemp Extract Review. Also see our Top Pick among products.
Choline Concern -- (11/9/2019) A large study found that people with higher intakes of choline from their diets had a higher risk of death, specifically cardiovascular death, than people with lower choline intakes. Should you be concerned? See the Concerns and Cautions section of the Choline Supplements Review.
Eye Risk With High-Dose Niacin -- (11/1/2019) Very high doses of niacin are sometimes used to lower high cholesterol, but there are risks -- including damage to the eye, as shown in a recent case. Get the details in the Niacin section of the B Vitamin Supplements Review.


 

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