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What Happens With Too Much Vitamin D -- (12/17/2019) A 50-year-old woman learned the hard way about the risks of taking far too much vitamin D. If you take a very high dose of vitamin D, be aware of the symptoms of vitamin D toxicity, as explained in the Concerns and Cautions section of the Vitamin D Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for vitamin D.
Green Tea and Breast Cancer Risk -- (12/17/2019) Is there a relationship between green tea consumption and breast cancer risk? Learn what a large recent study showed in the Cancer Prevention section of the Green Tea Review. Also see our Top Picks for green tea -- including brewable green tea (from bags and loose tea) and green tea drinks.
Fish Oil Approved for Elevated Triglycerides -- (12/17/2019) A highly concentrated fish oil that was originally approved only for treating very high triglycerides has been further approved by the FDA to treat lower, but still elevated, triglycerides if cardiovascular risk factors are present. For details see the Prescription Fish Oil vs. Supplements section of the Fish Oil Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for fish oils, including highly concentrated fish oil.
Fish Oil for ADHD? -- (12/17/2019) Evidence is emerging that some ADHD patients may derive limited benefits from supplementing with omega-3 fatty acids. Get the details in the ADHD section of the Fish Oil Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for fish oil.
Heart Disease & Magnesium -- (12/14/2019) Women with the lowest daily intakes of magnesium were found to have the highest risk of fatal coronary heart disease in a recent study, which is consistent with other studies of magnesium and heart health. See the What It Does section of the Magnesium Supplements Review for details about this association. Also see our Top Picks among magnesium supplements.
B12 & the Vegetarian -- (12/14/2019) Vegetarians and vegans are susceptible to vitamin B12 deficiency, which can be manifest by a range of health issues, including low blood pressure, as recently reported in an otherwise healthy young man. Learn more in the B12 section of the B Vitamin Supplements Review. Also see our Top Pick for vitamin B12.
SAMe for Depression? -- (12/14/2019) SAMe (S-adenosyl-methionine) may help some, but not all, people with major depressive disorder, according to a recent study. For details, see the What It Does section of the SAMe Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for SAMe.
High-Dose Vitamin D for the Critically Ill? -- (12/14/2019) Critically ill patients with vitamin D deficiency were given an extremely high dose of vitamin D to see if it would reduce deaths. Find out if it helped in the How Much Do You Need and How Much is Too Much? section of the Vitamin D Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for vitamin D supplements.
Kava for Anxiety? -- (12/10/2019) See the results of a recent study with kava in our updated answer to the question: What are the best supplements for depression and anxiety?
Huperzine A for Memory? -- (12/10/2019) Huperzine A is often touted as a memory-enhancing supplement. Find out if it helped in a recent study of people with traumatic brain injuries in the What It Does section of the Huperzine A Supplements Review. Also see our top choice for Huperzine A.
Vitamin D & Muscle -- (12/7/2019) If you are looking to increase muscle mass, make sure you're getting adequate vitamin D. Raising deficient levels has been shown to increase muscle in seniors, and more recently, in men and women in their 40s. For details see the Muscle, balance and falls section of the Vitamin D Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for vitamin D.
Eggshell Membrane for Joints? -- (12/7/2019) Eggshell membrane hydrolysates, which naturally contain collagen, have been used in clinical studies to treat joint pain. Find out if they work in the Joint section of the Collagen Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for collagen.
Glucosamine & Chondroitin — How They May Work -- (12/7/2019) A recent study suggests that one way glucosamine and chondroitin may work is through the gut. For details, see the What It Does section of the Joint Health Supplements Review (Glucosamine, Chondroitin, MSM and Boswellia). Also see our Top Picks among products.
Vitamin C and Kidney Damage -- (12/3/2019) High doses of vitamin C have been reported to cause a form of kidney damage, although this is more common in people with certain pre-existing medical conditions. For details, see the Concerns and Cautions section of the Vitamin C Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for vitamin C supplements.
Choline to Avoid? -- (12/3/2019) A recent study found that a particular form of choline is not well absorbed. It may also have detrimental effects. For details, see the Concerns and Cautions section of the Choline Supplements Review. Also see our Top Pick among choline supplements.
Garcinia Concern -- (12/3/2019) Another case of liver failure associated with the use of Garcinia cambogia has been reported. For details, see the Concerns and Cautions section of the Garcinia Cambogia Supplements Review.


 

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