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Saffron for Vision -- (4/30/2019) Saffron, which contains carotenoids, may improve visual acuity in people with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) according to a recent study. For details, see the ConsumerTips section of the Vision Supplements Review. Also see which vision supplements most closely resemble the ideal formula to slow the progression of AMD.
No Ginseng In Ginseng Tea? -- (4/27/2019) A popular maker of bottled teas is being sued for allegedly not putting ginseng in its ginseng green tea. For details, see the Quality Concerns section of the Ginseng Supplements Review. Also see which ginseng products were Approved by ConsumerLab (and see our tests of various Green Teas).
Probiotic for Diverticulitis -- (4/27/2019) Giving a specific probiotic to people hospitalized for acute diverticulitis was found to reduce pain, inflammation, and the duration of their hospital stays. Get the details in the What It Does section of the Probiotic Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for probiotics.
Vitamin D & Incontinence -- (4/27/2019) Does giving high-dose vitamin D help women who have urinary incontinence? See what a recent study found in the What It Does section of the Vitamin D Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for vitamin D.
Fish Oil During Pregnancy -- (4/23/2019) Does taking fish oil during pregnancy yield children with higher IQs? Find out what studies are showing in the What It Does section of the Fish Oil Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for fish oil supplements and other sources of omega-3 fatty acids.
Curcumin for Asthma? -- (4/20/2019) Find out if curcumin (from turmeric powder) decreased asthma symptoms in a recent study, as described in the What It Does section of the Curcumin and Turmeric Supplements & Spices Review. Also see our Top Picks for curcumin and turmeric supplements.
CBD for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)? -- (4/19/2019) Can moderate doses of CBD help people with post-traumatic stress disorder? See the latest clinical findings in the What It Does section of the CBD Oil and Hemp Extract Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for formulations of CBD.
Creatine for Older People -- (4/16/2019) Creatine may boost the benefits of resistance exercise for older people, according to recent studies. For details, including dosage, see the What It Does section of the Creatine Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for creatine.
Problems With Green Coffee Bean -- (4/16/2019) A recently published analysis found that many green coffee bean extract supplements provided much lower amounts of key compounds than listed — a finding consistent with ConsumerLab's own Review. For details, see the ConsumerTips section of the Green Coffee Bean Extract Supplements Review.
Ginseng Interaction? -- (4/16/2019) Liver injury was recently reported in a man who began taking a Siberian ginseng supplement in addition to his prescription statin medication. Get the details in the Concerns and Cautions section of the Ginseng Supplements Review.
Maca for Improved Functioning? -- (4/13/2019) Do maca supplements improve functioning and lessen fatigue? A recent study found different results for men and women. Get the details in the What It Does section of the Maca Supplements Review. Also see our top choices among maca products.
Does Vitamin D Improve Cancer Survival? -- (4/13/2019) Does giving high-dose vitamin D to people with cancer of the colon or other parts of the digestive tract improve survival rates? Find out what recent studies are showing in the What It Does section of the Vitamin D Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for vitamin D supplements.
Food vs. Supplements for Getting Vitamins & Minerals -- (4/12/2019) We've added new information to our answer to the question Is it better to get vitamins from foods or supplements, and are natural vitamins better than synthetic vitamins? The new information is based on an investigation of the association between nutrient intakes and the risk of dying from cancer and/or other causes.
Powerful Combination for Alzheimer's -- (4/9/2019) Fish oil can help people with Alzheimer's disease but, as a new study suggests, only when they are getting enough of another nutrient. Get the details in the What It Does section of the Fish Oil Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks among products.
Vitamin D & Kidney Failure -- (4/9/2019) Although rare, excess intake of vitamin D can lead to kidney failure. This recently happened to a man taking a higher dose of vitamin D than he thought. Learn more in the Concerns and Cautions section of the Vitamin D Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for vitamin D supplements.
Lunasin to Lower Cholesterol? -- (4/9/2019) Can taking lunasin, a protein isolated from soy, help to lower LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels? See what a new study found in our updated answer to the question: What is lunasin and does it really reduce cholesterol?
Vitamin D for Depression? -- (4/6/2019) Can supplementation with vitamin D help people diagnosed with depression? Learn what the latest studies are showing in the What It Does section of the Vitamin D Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for vitamin D supplements.
Green Tea and Breast Cancer -- (4/2/2019) Drinking green tea has been associated with a reduced risk of breast cancer recurrence. But what effect does high-dose green tea extract have? See what a major study found in the What It Does section of the Green Tea Review. Also see our Top Picks among green tea products.


 

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