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Dark Chocolate & Depression? -- (7/31/2019) Are people who consume dark chocolate less likely to be depressed? Find out what a recent study showed in the Mood and Stress section of the Dark Chocolates and Cocoa Powders Review. Also see our Top Picks for dark chocolates and cocoa powders.
Fresh vs. Powdered Turmeric -- (7/31/2019) When adding turmeric to your meal, do you absorb more curcumin from freshly grated turmeric or turmeric powder? And how do these compare to curcumin powder? Learn the surprising answer in the What to Consider When Buying and Using section of the Turmeric and Curcumin Review. Also see our Top Picks for turmeric and curcumin.
Beetroot Juice for Raynaud's? -- (7/31/2019) Does drinking beetroot juice daily reduce symptoms of Raynaud's phenomenon? Learn what a recent study found in our answer to the question: Which supplements help with Raynaud's phenomenon?
Vitamin D for Depression? -- (7/27/2019) Low blood levels of vitamin D are associated with a higher risk of depression. But does taking vitamin D reduce this risk or improve mood in depressed people? Find out what recent studies have shown in the What It Does: Depression section of the Vitamin D Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for vitamin D among products.
Vitamin D for Allergies? -- (7/27/2019) If you already take an antihistamine for allergies, will adding vitamin D provide further benefit? Find out what a recent study showed in the What It Does: Allergies section of the Vitamin D Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for vitamin D among products.
MCT Oil for Strength? -- (7/26/2019) Does adding MCTs (medium chain triglycerides) to the diets of elderly people enhance the benefit they get from exercise? See what a recently published study found in the What It Does: Muscle Strength and Function section of the Coconut Oil and MCT Oil Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for coconut and MCT oils.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Diabetes -- (7/23/2019) Several studies have looked at the effects of consuming extra virgin olive oil on improving blood sugar control. The most recent study looked at whether it could delay the need for glucose-lowering medication in people with type 2 diabetes. Get the results in the What It Does section of the Extra Virgin Olive Oils Review. Also see our Top Picks among products.
Apple Cider Vinegar for Eczema? -- (7/23/2019) A study recently tested whether soaking skin in diluted apple cider vinegar would improve skin integrity in people with eczema (atopic dermatitis). See the results in the What It Does section of Apple Cider Vinegar Review. Also see our Top Picks among the products we've tested.
Arginine for Men? -- (7/23/2019) Does daily arginine supplementation enhance the effect of a popular prescription medication for men? See what a recent study found in the What It Does section of the L-Arginine Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for arginine.
CBD Interactions -- (7/20/2019) CBD can interact with many medications, and we've just added more to the list based on a recently published review of CBD safety. Learn more in the Concerns and Cautions section of the CBD Oils and Hemp Extracts Review. Also see our Top Picks among products.
Zinc for Canker Sores? -- (7/20/2019) We've added information about zinc to our answer to the question: Can lysine, vitamin B-12, or other vitamins or minerals help prevent or reduce canker sores?
Is Niagen Safe? -- (7/20/2019) Niagen (nicotinamide riboside) was recently studied for its safety and ability to raise NAD+ in the body. See the results and learn more about this form of niacin (which is also in the product Basis) in the Niacin section of the B Vitamin Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for niacin and other B vitamin supplements.
Is Methylfolate the Best Form of Folate? -- (7/16/2019) Methylfolate has been promoted as a better form of folate (vitamin B9), particularly for people with certain common genetic variations. A clinical study recently put methylfolate to the test against folic acid and folinic acid. The results were surprising. Get the details in the Folate section of the B Vitamin Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks among folate and other B vitamin supplements.
Do Vitamin Patches Work? -- (7/16/2019) We've added important new information to our answer to the question: Do Vitamin Patches Work?
Has UC-II Collagen Changed? -- (7/16/2019) UC-II is an undenatured collagen that may reduce knee pain. However, one of the more recent studies reported that it contained much less collagen than reported in earlier studies. Has UC-II changed? Find out in our updated answer to the question: What is UC-II and does it help joints?
NAC for Parkinson's? -- (7/16/2019) A recent, preliminary study suggested that NAC (N-acetyl-cysteine) given orally and intravenously improved symptoms in Parkinson's disease patients. For details, see the What It Does section of the NAC Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for NAC as a powder, capsule, and tablet.
Does Tart Cherry Improve Memory? -- (7/13/2019) Can tart cherry juice improve memory and cognitive function? See the results of a recent study in our full answer to the question: What are the benefits of tart cherry juice?
Liver Toxicity With Turmeric -- (7/13/2019) Although uncommon, there are now several recent reports of liver toxicity associated with turmeric or curcumin supplements. Get the details in the Concerns and Cautions section of the Turmeric and Curcumin Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for turmeric and curcumin.
Ginger's Blood-Thinning Effect -- (7/13/2019) If you supplement with ginger, be aware of its blood-thinning effect, as exemplified in a recent case report. For details, see the Concerns and Cautions section of the Ginger Supplements & Ales Review. Also see our Top Picks among products.
Vitamin D for Depression? -- (7/9/2019) Can supplementing with vitamin D help people who suffer from depression? Recent studies suggest it may benefit some. See the details in the What It Does section of the Vitamin D Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for vitamin D.
Casein Peptides for Better Sleep? -- (7/6/2019) People with difficulty sleeping were given a casein hydrolysate to see if it would help them sleep. Find out if it worked in the Casein section of the Protein Powders, Drinks and Shakes Review. Also see our Top Picks among casein and other protein products.
Infection from Probiotic -- (7/6/2019) Although rare, be aware that infections have occurred in some people due to the probiotics they have taken. For details about recent cases, see the Concerns and Cautions section of the Probiotic Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks among probiotics.
Best Way to Take CBD -- (7/2/2019) If you use CBD, it's important that you take it in a way that maximizes its absorption. To learn more, see the What to Consider When Using section of the CBD Oils and Hemp Extracts Review, where you'll also see results of a new study showing that how you take CBD may dramatically affect how long it remains in your body. Also see our Top Picks among products.
Adding Fish Oil to Statins? -- (7/2/2019) Does adding high-dose fish oil help reduce triglycerides in people who already take statins? See the results of a new study in the What It Does section of the Fish Oil Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks among fish oils.
Licorice Danger -- (7/2/2019) A woman suffered a stroke after consuming a supplement for indigestion that contained a large dose of licorice. Get more details in our answer about licorice tea.


 

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