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January

Probiotics in Hot Tea?

January 05, 2024
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Some teas now include probiotics, but are probiotics likely to remain viable if steeped in hot water? Find out in the What to Consider When Using section of our Probiotic Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks among probiotic supplements.

Vitamin D For Cough & Colds?

January 05, 2024
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Does taking vitamin D prevent upper respiratory infections, including colds and coughs, in older people? Find out what a recent study showed in our Vitamin D Review, which includes our Top Picks for vitamin D.

Also see: Do any supplements help prevent or treat a cold?

Vitamin K2 & Breast Cancer

January 05, 2024
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Does supplementing with vitamin K2, which can be derived from fermented soy (natto), increase the risk of breast cancer? Find out in the Concerns and Cautions section of our Vitamin K Supplements Review, which includes our Top Picks for vitamin K.

Also see: Are there vitamins or supplements that can reduce my risk of breast cancer? Do any increase cancer risk?

PEA & Thyroid Function

January 05, 2024
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Does taking PEA (palmitoylethanolamide) affect thyroid function or interact with thyroid medication such as Synthroid (levothyroxine)? Find out in the Comments section of our article about PEA.

Also see our article about food and supplement interactions with levothyroxine.

Getting C15:0 Fatty Acid from Food?

January 05, 2024
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Can a person get a clinically relevant dose of C15:0 fatty acid (in the supplement fatty15 promoted for hair, nails, sleep and aging) from food? Find out in the Getting C15:0 fatty acid from food section of our article about C15:0 fatty acid.

How to Identify Produce That's Coated?

January 09, 2024
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Find out how you can identify fruits and vegetables coated with Edipeel when shopping for produce in our article about produce “washes” and edible coatings.

Xylitol and Blood Sugar

January 09, 2024
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Does taking xylitol, a low-calorie sweetener, affect blood sugar levels? Find out in the Xylitol section of our article about sweeteners and other sugar substitutes.

Ceramides and Blood Pressure?

January 09, 2024
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Does supplementing with phytoceramides (“plant” ceramides), which are promoted for hydrating and plumping the skin, increase blood pressure? Find out in the Safety and Side Effects section of our article about phytoceramides.

Probiotic for Gout?

January 09, 2024
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Does supplementing with a probiotic reduce gout flares? Find out in the What They Do section of our Probiotic Supplements Review, which includes our Top Picks among probiotic supplements.

Also see: Which supplements and foods help with gout and which may worsen it?

High-Dose Fish Oil for Heart Attack Recovery?

January 09, 2024
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During recovery from heart attack, does high-dose fish oil prevent another heart attack, heart failure, or death? Find out what a recent study showed in the Heart Disease and Stroke section of our Fish Oil Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for fish oil.

BPA & Phthalates in Canned Fish?

January 09, 2024
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Plasticizers such as bisphenol A (BPA) and phthalates can leach into food from packaging such as cans and foil pouches. How big of a problem is this in canned tuna and other packaged fish? See what tests by an independent group showed in the Quality Concerns section of our Tuna, Salmon, Sardines & Herring Review. Also see our Top Picks for canned tuna and other packaged fish.

Oats vs Supplement for Cholesterol?

January 09, 2024
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Can eating oats every day reduce total and LDL cholesterol as much as taking a phytosterol/stanol supplement, like Cholestoff? Find out in our Oat Cereals Review. Also see our Top Picks among oat cereals, including steel-cut, rolled, and instant oats, and oat bran.

Also learn about red yeast rice for lowering cholesterol and our Top Pick among such supplements.

ConsumerLab Finding Prompts Recall

January 12, 2024
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A supplement for memory and brain function that ConsumerLab.com recently reported to contain only 10% of its listed ingredient is being recalled by its distributor, along with a similar product. For details, see the Update in the Phosphatidylserine Supplements Review.

Comparison of Pine Bark Extracts

January 12, 2024
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Supplements containing pine bark extracts, such as Pycnogenol, vary significantly in cost, mainly due to the type of pine bark used. Find out if the source matters, and what to consider when selecting a pine bark extract supplement, in our article about Pycnogenol and other pine bark extracts.

Pricey Toothpaste for Gum Health?

January 12, 2024
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Tartar Control Fluoride Toothpaste by Smileactives is promoted as “supporting healthy gums” but is it worth $36 per tube? Find out in the Preventing bleeding gums section of our article about toothpastes and other dental products, which includes our Top Picks among products for bleeding gums, preventing cavities, desensitization, dry mouth, and bad breath.

Shilajit for Collagen and Bone?

January 12, 2024
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Does taking shilajit increase collagen production or bone density? Find out in our article about the health benefits of shilajit.

How to Take C15:0 Fatty Acid

January 12, 2024
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Should C15:0 fatty acid (in fatty15, which is promoted for improving hair, skin, and sleep and for slowing aging) be taken on an empty stomach or with food? Find out in the How to take section of our article about C15:0 fatty acid.

Also, learn whether C15:0 fatty acid is "essential," as some claim.

L-Theanine for Fatigue?

January 12, 2024
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Did drinking a beverage containing L-theanine, with or without CBD, reduce fatigue? See what a recent study showed in the Stress, sleep and cognition section of our L-Theanine Review, which includes our Top Picks for L-theanine.

Also see: Which supplements help to improve energy and decrease fatigue?

Fish Oil Plus Statins?

January 16, 2024
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Does adding high-dose fish oil to therapy with statins slow the progression of coronary plaque? See what a new study found in the Taking with Statins section of our Fish, Krill, and Algal Oil Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks among fish oil supplements.

Dark Chocolate for Focus?

January 16, 2024
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Did eating dark chocolate improve attention in a recent study? Find out in the Memory and Cognition section of our Dark Chocolates & Cocoa Review, which includes our Top Picks among dark chocolate bars and cocoa products.

Also see: Do any supplements, foods or lifestyle modifications help with brain function, like memory and cognition?

A Better Ashwagandha Extract?

January 16, 2024
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A recently published study suggested that a particular ashwagandha extract may be better than regular extract at raising levels of ashwagandha compounds in the blood. For details, see the ConsumerTips section of our Ashwagandha Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for ashwagandha.

Trigonelline?

January 16, 2024
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Fenugreek contains trigonelline, a derivative of niacin. Find out what potential concerns, as well as health benefits, have been suggested for this compound in our article about fenugreek.

Lysine for Sleep?

January 16, 2024
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Does taking lysine improve sleep? Find out in the What It Does section of our Lysine Supplements Review, which includes our Top Picks for L-lysine.

Also see: Which supplements and lifestyle changes improve sleep, and which cause insomnia?

Premen-Calm for PMS?

January 16, 2024
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Does taking Premen-Calm supplement relieve symptoms of PMS? Find out in our article about supplements for PMS.

How to Store Protein Powder

January 19, 2024
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Learn how to properly store protein powders in the ConsumerTips section of our Protein Supplements Review, which includes our Top Picks among protein powders.

Protein Powder Allergy?

January 19, 2024
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It is possible to be allergic to a protein powder, and some potential allergens need not be disclosed as allergens on labels. Learn more in the Cautions and Concerns section of our Protein Powders & Shakes Review.

Pycnogenol for Hearts and Eyes?

January 19, 2024
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We answered the following questions in our article about Pycnogenol and pine bark extracts:

Risks with Plant-Based Milks for Young Children

January 19, 2024
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Learn why young children should not exclusively drink plant-based milk instead of dairy milk in the Concerns and Cautions section of our Plant-Based Milk Review, which includes our Top Picks among plant-based milks.

Hyaluronic Acid for Joint Pain?

January 23, 2024
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Did taking hyaluronic acid reduce pain and improve function in people with knee pain in a recent study? Find out in the Hyaluronic acid section of our Joint Health Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks among supplements for joints.

Melatonin for Brown Patches?

January 23, 2024
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Can melatonin lighten brown patches on the face? Find out what a recent study showed in our Melatonin Supplements Review, which includes our Top Picks for melatonin.

Chamomile and Bleeding Risk?

January 23, 2024
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Does drinking chamomile tea increase bleeding risk? Find out in the chamomile section of our article about supplements for sleep.

Best Colostrum?

January 23, 2024
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Although we have not yet tested colostrum products, we’ve identified a top choice based on key criteria in our article about bovine colostrum supplements.

Multivitamin for Memory?

January 23, 2024
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Did taking a daily multivitamin improve memory in older people in a large, recent study? The answer is both yes and no, as we explain in the What It Does section of our Multivitamins Review, which includes our Top Picks among multis – one of which is very similar to the product studied.

Is Protein Powder Ultra-Processed?

January 23, 2024
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All protein powders can be considered ultra-processed food, which has pros and cons, as discussed in our Protein Powders Review. Also see our Top Picks among protein powders and shakes.

Is Manuka Honey Safe?

January 23, 2024
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Concerns have been raised that a compound in manuka honey might increase the risk of cancer, but is this true? See what research suggests in our article about manuka honey.

Help for Stressed Dogs?

January 25, 2024
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Does CBD reduce stress in dogs during car rides? See what a recent study showed in our CBD Review, and see our Top Picks among products for pets.

Soak Your Beans and Chickpeas!

January 26, 2024
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It's important to soak dried beans and other legumes to reduce levels of two anti-nutrients: phytate and lectins. Find out how to reduce risk in our article about preparing dried beans to reduce phytate and lectins.

BPA in Protein Powder?

January 26, 2024
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Protein powders can absorb BPA (an endocrine disruptor) from plastic containers. Learn how to avoid BPA in the Quality Concerns section of our Protein Supplements Review.

Pesticides in Olive Oil?

January 26, 2024
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How big a risk is pesticide contamination in extra virgin olive oils? See what recent study found in the Quality Concerns section of our Extra Virgin Olive Review. Also see our Top Picks for olive oil.

Licorice & Blood Pressure

January 26, 2024
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Eating black licorice, or drinking tea that contains it, can increase blood pressure and cause heart issues. Get the latest details in our article about licorice.

Alkaline Water for Kidney Stones?

January 26, 2024
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People who have had kidney stones may be advised to consume foods and supplements that alkalize their urine. Find out if “alkaline water” might help in our article about supplements, foods, and kidney stone risk.

Green Tea Interaction With Medicine

January 26, 2024
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Drinking green tea may significantly affect blood levels of a common beta-blocker, as well as statins, blood-thinners, and thyroid medication. Be aware of these interactions. See the Concerns and Cautions section of our Green Tea Review.

Top Pick Extra Virgin Olive Oil Renamed

January 30, 2024
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In case you've been trying to find our Top Pick EVOO for "high polyphenols," we learned that the name has changed. For details, see the Top Picks section of our Extra Virgin Olive Oil Review.

Cranberry for Recurrent UTIs?

January 30, 2024
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Did taking cranberry extract for one year reduce recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs)? See what a recent study found in our Cranberry Juices and Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks among cranberry juices and pills.

PQQ for Muscle Strength?

January 30, 2024
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Did taking PQQ (pyrroloquinoline quinone) increase muscle strength or exercise endurance among older men and women? See what a new study found in our PQQ Supplements Review. Also learn if PQQ helps with memory and cognition or has heart health benefits, and see our Top Picks among PQQ supplements.

Toothpaste Flavor Causes Sensitivity

January 30, 2024
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Learn which flavoring ingredient in toothpaste can cause gum sensitivity in our article about toothpaste and other dental products.

Ulcerative Colitis

January 30, 2024
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Find out if drinking coconut water or taking psyllium helped people with active ulcerative colitis in recent studies. Also see our Top Picks among coconut waters and psyllium supplements.

More Phytate Questions Answered

January 30, 2024
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After posting about how to reduce phytate and lectins (which are anti-nutrients) in foods, we received and answered the following related questions: We also answered this question about rice:

Can rinsing rice or cooking it in excess water help remove arsenic?

February

Dirtiest Fruits

February 02, 2024
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Find out which 12 fruits and vegetables have the most pesticides even after washing, and what to do about it, in our article about cleaning produce.

Avoid Counterfeits: 4 Brands Added

February 02, 2024
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Counterfeit versions of supplements have been sold on sites such as Amazon. Learn on how to safely purchase products online for 62 brands. We recently added information for Metamucil, Emergen-C, Dr. Mercola, and Healthy Origins.

Cholestoff Plus vs Cholestoff Complete

February 02, 2024
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What are the differences between these formulas, and is one more effective for lowering cholesterol? Find out in our Cholesterol-Lowering Supplements Review, which includes our Top Picks among products.

Thiamin for Fibromyalgia?

February 02, 2024
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Can taking thiamin reduce symptoms of fibromyalgia? Find out in the Thiamin section of our B Vitamin Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks among B vitamins.

Also see: Can any supplements improve or worsen symptoms of fibromyalgia?

Take a Probiotic When Taking Aspirin?

February 02, 2024
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Can taking a probiotic reduce aspirin-induced damage to the lining of the stomach? Find out what a recent study showed in the What It Does section of our Probiotics Supplements Review.

Probiotic for IBS?

February 02, 2024
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Did a multi-strain probiotic improve symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome in a recent study? Find out in the Symptoms of IBS section of our Probiotics Supplements Review. Also find out which product containing this specific multi-strain probiotic was tested and Approved by ConsumerLab.

Lower Blood Sugar with Aloe?

February 02, 2024
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Does drinking aloe juice right after a high-fat meal reduce spikes in blood sugar and blood fat levels? Find out what a recent study showed in the What It Does section of our Aloe Vera Supplements Review, which includes our Top Picks for aloe.

Coffee for Brain Health?

February 06, 2024
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Find out if drinking coffee improves cognitive function and memory, affects the risk of Alzheimer's disease, and more in our article about the brain health benefits of coffee.

Need to Soak Nuts or Seeds?

February 06, 2024
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Do nuts and seeds need to be soaked or roasted to reduce levels of phytates or lectins? Find out in our article about these antinutrient compounds.

Salt Substitutes

February 06, 2024
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"Lite" salts and salt substitutes containing potassium can help to modestly lower blood pressure. What should you look for in a salt substitute and how do products compare? Find out in our Potassium Supplements Review, which also explains who should not use salt substitutes.

Prostate Supplement Adverse Events

February 06, 2024
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A popular prostate supplement has been associated with more than 1,000 cases of adverse events, particularly reports of blood in the urine, according to a recent review. Get the details in our Prostate Supplements Review, which includes our Top Pick among prostate supplements.

Vitamin K2 + D to Slow Calcification of Arteries?

February 06, 2024
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Does taking vitamin K2 plus vitamin D slow the progression of coronary artery calcification? Find out what a recent study showed in the Heart disease section of our Vitamin K Supplements Review, which includes our Top Pick for vitamin K.

Omega-7s for Wrinkles?

February 06, 2024
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Did taking an omega-7 supplement decrease wrinkles around the eyes (“crow’s feet”) in a recent study? Find out in our Fish, Krill, and Algal Oil Supplements Review, which includes our Top Pick for getting omega-7s.

Also see: Do any supplements increase skin elasticity or tighten the skin?

Red Yeast Rice

February 09, 2024
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Be aware that some red yeast rice products in the U.S. are higher strength than what’s now permitted in Europe. For details, see our Red Yeast Rice Supplements Review, which includes our Top Pick.

Sweeteners for Cold Drinks

February 09, 2024
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If you're trying to avoid sugar, see our top 2 sweeteners for cold drinks in our article about sugar substitutes, which also includes our top choices for hot drinks and for baking.

Avoiding Counterfeits: More Brands Added

February 09, 2024
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We've added information about 365 by Whole Foods Market, Doctor’s Best, and Dr. Mercola to our article about how to safely buy real vitamins and supplements.

Coffee & Blood Pressure

February 09, 2024
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Does drinking regular coffee increase blood pressure in people taking blood pressure-lowering medication? See what a recent study showed in our article about coffee and heart health.

Pesticides on Produce

February 09, 2024
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We recently wrote of a list of fruits and vegetables most likely to have pesticide residues, but it is important to note that these items don’t all necessarily have high levels of pesticides. We’ve published a much shorter list of fruits and vegetables of concern.

We also added information about a variety of coatings applied to produce and whether these need to be removed.

Concerned About Red Colorants?

February 09, 2024
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Some supplements are colored with Red No. 3 or Red No. 40. Should you be concerned? Find out in our article about ingredients added to supplements.

Turmeric Instead of Salt

February 13, 2024
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Adding certain spices, such as turmeric, can significantly reduce the amount of salt needed to add saltiness to food, according to a recent study. Get the details, and see our Top Pick among tested turmeric spices, in our Turmeric & Curcumin Review.

Also see: Do “lite” salts and salt substitutes containing potassium help lower blood pressure and reduce heart risks? Are they safe?

Crohn’s Disease, Colitis & Key Nutrients

February 13, 2024
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Experts are advising that people with inflammatory bowel disease, including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, be monitored for deficiencies in vitamin D and iron.

Also see our Top Picks among vitamin D and iron supplements.

Supplement for Cognition?

February 13, 2024
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Does taking nicotinamide riboside improve cognitive or physical function among older people with mild cognitive impairment? See what a recent study showed in the Nicotinamide riboside section of our NAD Booster Supplements Review. Also see our Top Pick for nicotinamide riboside.

Also see our article about supplements for memory and cognition.

PEA for Migraine?

February 13, 2024
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Does taking PEA (palmitoylethanolamide) reduce migraine pain or lessen the number and severity of future episodes? Find out what a recent study showed in the Health effects section of our article about PEA, which includes a comparison of PEA products.

Also see: Do any supplements or foods help with migraine? Do any trigger migraine?

Removing Phytate and Lectins From Foods

February 13, 2024
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We’ve answered the following questions about removing phytate and lectins from beans and other foods:

Exposure to Forever Chemicals

February 13, 2024
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Learn about a tool to help you estimate your exposure to PFAS ("forever chemicals") and ways to reduce exposure. For details, see the PFAS section of our Water Filter Pitchers Review, which includes our Top Picks for removing PFAS.

Organic Produce

February 16, 2024
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Can switching to organic fruits and vegetables reduce pesticides in the body? Find out in our article about washing fruits and vegetables.

Melatonin for MS?

February 16, 2024
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Did a single dose of melatonin reduce symptoms of multiple sclerosis the next day? Find out what a recent study showed in the Melatonin Supplements Review, which includes our Top Picks.

Caffeine in Cold Brew Coffee

February 16, 2024
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Does cold brew coffee have more or less caffeine than regular (hot brew) coffee? Find out in our article about brain benefits of coffee.

Forever Chemicals in Tea?

February 21, 2024
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A recently published study found an association between intake of "unsweetened" tea and higher blood levels of PFAS ("forever chemicals"). Should you be concerned? See the details in the Concerns and Cautions section of our Green Tea Review, which includes our recent Top Picks among products.

Also find out if "plant-based" plastic tea bags may be less likely to release microplastics than regular plastic or nylon tea bags.

A new video explaining how to choose the best green tea is also now available.

Ritual Supplement for Wrinkles?

February 21, 2024
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Does HyaCera by Ritual, a supplement promoted for reducing fine lines and wrinkles, work? Find out what research suggests in our article about phytoceramides.

Also see: Does CoQ10 reduce wrinkles, increase skin elasticity, or tighten the skin? Are there any other supplements that can help?

Big Benefits of Salt Substitute

February 21, 2024
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A study among older people with high blood pressure showed that use of a salt substitute led to a dramatic reduction in heart attack and stroke. Get the details in the Salt Substitutes section of our Potassium Supplements Review, which includes information about popular salt substitutes on the market.

Lavender Oil for Shingles Nerve Pain?

February 21, 2024
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Does lavender oil aromatherapy reduce nerve pain after shingles? Find out what a recent study showed in the Lavender oil section of our Lavender and Tea Tree Essential Oils Review, which includes our Top Picks for lavender oil.

Omega-3s for Preventing Preterm Birth

February 21, 2024
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Some new guidelines suggest getting specific amounts of the omega-3s DHA and EPA during pregnancy. Get the details, including how to tell if your intake is too low and when to start supplementation, in the Pregnancy section of our Fish Oil Supplements Review, which includes our Top Picks among omega-3 supplements.

Lumbrokinase for Cancer, Infection?

February 21, 2024
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Can lumbrokinase help slow cancer progression or treat chronic infections such as Lyme disease? Find out in our article about lumbrokinase.

Macadamia Nuts, Phytate & Lectins

February 21, 2024
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Should you soak macadamia nuts to remove antinutrients such as phytate or lectins? Find out in our article about removing phytate and lectins from foods.

Vitamin D & Menopause

February 21, 2024
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Does vitamin D supplementation affect the time of menopause onset? See what a recent study showed in the Early Menopause section of our Vitamin D Supplements Review, which includes our Top Picks for vitamin D.

Best Way to Take Vitamin D?

February 21, 2024
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Vitamin D and other fat-soluble vitamins are best absorbed with some fat or oil, but how much fat or oil is needed to improve absorption of these vitamins? Find out in our article about the best way to take vitamins and minerals. Also see our Top Picks for vitamin D.

PEA With Antidepressants?

February 23, 2024
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Does PEA (palmitoylethanolamide) interact with antidepressants such as SSRIs or MAOIs? Find out in our article about the safety and health effects of PEA.

Konjac Ceramides for Skin?

February 23, 2024
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Does taking konjac ceramides (found in the ingredient SkinCera) improve skin appearance? Find out what a study showed in the skin hydration and wrinkles section of our article about phytoceramides.

Cold Brew Coffee Contamination?

February 23, 2024
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Is cold brew coffee more likely to be contaminated with pesticides or microbes than regular, hot coffee? Find out in our article about coffee and heart health.

Sucralose (Splenda) and Gut Microbiome

February 23, 2024
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Does sucralose (such as in Splenda) significantly alter the gut microbiome? Find out what research shows in our article about sugar substitutes.

Kratom Linked to Liver Injury

February 23, 2024
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Use of kratom was linked with acute liver failure in a recent case report. Kratom may cause a variety of adverse effects and even death, particularly when used with other substances. Get the details in our article about kratom.

Vitamin D for Vertigo

February 23, 2024
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Taking vitamin D may reduce episodes of vertigo in certain people. Get the details in the What It Does section of our Vitamin D Supplements Review, which includes our Top Picks for vitamin D.

Herbalife Products and Liver Injury

February 23, 2024
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Use of two Herbalife products were associated with a recent case of liver injury. See the details in the article in our Warnings section.

Vision Supplement Discontinued

February 23, 2024
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Our original Top Pick among supplements to slow age-related macular degeneration has been discontinued. We discuss other options in the Top Picks section of our Vision Supplements Review.

Heart Concern with High-Dose Niacin

February 23, 2024
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New research suggests a negative effect of high-dose niacin, possibly explaining why it doesn’t reduce cardiovascular disease despite improving cholesterol levels. For details, see the Niacin section of our B Vitamins & Complexes Review, which includes our Top Picks among products.

Enzyme Toothpaste?

February 27, 2024
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Can toothpaste with enzymes (as in Whitening Complete Care Toothpaste by Himalaya Botanique) whiten teeth or prevent cavities? Find out in our article about toothpaste and other dental products, which includes our Top Picks for many categories.

Alpha Lipoic Acid & Fatty Liver Disease

February 27, 2024
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Does alpha lipoic acid help with metabolic fatty liver disease? See what research shows in our Alpha Lipoic Acid Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks among alpha lipoic acid supplements.

Melatonin After Surgery?

February 27, 2024
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Does taking melatonin improve sleep among people who’ve just had surgery? Find out what a recent study showed in the Before and After Medical Procedures section of our Melatonin Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for melatonin.

Matcha Green Tea

February 27, 2024
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We recently announced our Top Pick for "ceremonial" matcha in our Green Tea Review. A CL member asked if we’ve tested "culinary matcha." Although we did not this year, we did in 2021 and we have added those results to the current report.

Poor Quality "Memory Supplements" Sold on Amazon

February 27, 2024
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Recent tests showed that most galantamine “memory” products purchased on Amazon did not contain anywhere near the amounts listed on labels. See the details in our answer to the question: Do any supplements, foods or lifestyle modifications help with brain function, like memory and cognition?

March

Bleeding Gums: New Mouthwash Top Pick

March 01, 2024
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Berkey Filter Replacement?

March 01, 2024
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With Berkey water filters no longer being sold, how do replacement filters compare (such as those from Boroux, Kainasch, and ProPure)? Find out in our Water Filter Pitchers Review.

Leaky Pills

March 01, 2024
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A problem with a popular vision supplement was reported by a CL member and there have been similar reports from other customers. For details, see the Vision Supplements Review.

Heart Concern With High Protein?

March 01, 2024
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Too much protein from a single meal might pose cardiovascular risk according to a preliminary study. For details, see the Concerns and Cautions section of our Protein Powders and Shakes Review, which includes our Top Picks among protein products.

Sweeteners and Bladder Pain

March 01, 2024
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If you suffer from bladder pain, find out which sweeteners have been associated with increased pain in our article about sugar substitutes. Also see our Top Picks among sugar substitutes.

Loss of Minerals with Reverse Osmosis

March 01, 2024
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Reverse osmosis water filtration depletes water of minerals. Is it necessary to add minerals back? Find out in our article about reducing exposure to PFAS, which includes our Top Pick countertop reverse osmosis filter.

Also see our Water Pitcher Filters Review.

Is Plant-Based Calcium Better?

March 01, 2024
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Is calcium from algae (as in Aquamin and AlgaeCal) better than other forms of calcium? Find out in the ConsumerTips section of our Calcium Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks among calcium supplements.