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Which supplements can help lower or control my blood sugar?
Find out which supplements can help lower or control blood sugar. Supplements including turmeric/curcumin, fiber, cinnamon, and ginseng are believed to help lower blood sugar.
I have type 2 diabetes. Should I be concerned about ingredients like maltodextrin and maltitol that are found in some protein bars and drinks?
Learn more about maltitol and maltodextrin and their effects on blood glucose levels for people with type 2 diabetes.
Does Gynostemma pentaphyllum really work as an AMPK activator and help for diabetes, high cholesterol, or weight loss?
Find out if Gynostemma pentaphyllum ( jiaogulan) works as an AMPK activator and helps to lower blood sugar and treat diabetes. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.
What is benfotiamine and can it really improve or prevent complications from diabetes?
Can benfotiamine really improve or prevent complications from diabetes? Learn more.
Do glutathione supplements work to prevent aging or for other conditions?
Do glutathione supplements help with aging or other conditions such as cancer and diabetes?
I read that statins can cause diabetes. Is this true also with red yeast rice?
Find out if red yeast rice supplements increase the risk of diabetes, as some statin medications do. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.
How do I find the best quality olive oil and what are the health benefits?
Health Benefits of olive oil, including heart benefits, anti-inflammatory effects. Plus, how to choose a quality olive oil and cook with olive oil
What are the health benefits of stevia? Is it safe?
Learn more about the health benefits of stevia and whether it is safe. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.
What are the health benefits of green tea, and is it safe?
ConsumerLab explains green tea's potential health benefits for everything from fighting cancer to helping your heart.
What are the health benefits of holy basil extract?
Learn about the health benefits of holy basil leaf extract. See the clinical evidence for and against holy basil extract for lowering blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes, reducing anxiety and stress, boosting the immune system, and reducing the pain and inflammation of arthritis. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.
How do the Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines compare in terms of efficacy, safety and side effects? How, when and where do I get the COVID-19 vaccine?
Find out how the COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna compare and learn how when and where you can get the COVID-19 vaccine.
Is canola oil good or bad for you? I heard it can be toxic.
Find out if canola oil is bad for you or good for you, and whether it helps heart health. Clinical evidence and how it compares to other oils.
I take insulin (Humalog) for diabetes. Are there supplements that could affect my blood sugar levels and how much insulin I need to take?
Learn more about the interactions between certain supplements and insulin (sold as Humalog, Humulin, Iletin, Lantus, Levemir, Novolin, Novolog, Velosulin, etc.).
Is the theobromine in chocolate and cocoa good or bad for me?
Find out the benefits and risks of theobromine -- and how much is in dark chocolate.
What is TUDCA (tauroursodeoxycholic acid)? Does it have any proven health benefits, and is it safe?
TUDCA information, including its potential health benefits, safety, possible interactions, and cost.
Which vitamins and minerals should someone over 70 take?
Find out which vitamin and mineral supplements men and women age 70 and older should take, recommended intakes for vitamin D, B6, B12, iron, plus multis, vision supplements, protein and more.
What are the health benefits of black cumin seed (black seed) oil?
Find out if black seed oil has health benefits, such as lowering blood pressure or cholesterol, asthma, weight loss, and others. Dosage, forms, including black seed oil and black seed powder, safety information, using black seed oil in foods and more. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.
Can taking too much fish oil be dangerous?
Find out if too much fish oil can be dangerous, and if taking too much fish oil can cause effects such as suppressing the immune system, thinning the blood (increasing the risk of bleeding), increasing levels of LDL cholesterol and liver enzymes or increasing the frequency in episodes atrial fibrillation. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.
What is graviola? Can it really help fight cancer?
Learn more about graviola, if it can really help fight cancer, and its safety.
Are there drug interactions with magnesium supplements?
Find out about interactions between magnesium supplements and over-the-counter antacids and laxatives such as Maalox, antibiotics, and statins and diabetes medications. ConsumerLab’s answer explains.
What is berberine? Can it really lower blood sugar? Are there any cautions? Which supplements are best?
What is berberine and can it really lower blood sugar for someone with type 2 diabetes? Find out more information about berberine.
Can taking too much vitamin B-12 be dangerous? The label on my B-complex states it contains 50,000% of the Daily Value!
Find out the daily value for vitamin B-12 and the potential side effects of taking too much B-12. ConsumerLab explains why taking too much vitamin B-12 can be harmful.
Which supplements help with erectile dysfunction?
Supplements for erectile dysfunction. Find out which supplements can help with ED, including ginseng, L-arginine, and maca.
Is P-5-P really better than "regular" vitamin B6?
Learn more about pyridoxal-5-phosphate (P-5-P) and vitamin B6.
Which supplements reduce the risk of stroke? Which increase the risk of stroke?
Find out which supplements (may help reduce the risk of stroke/might increase the risk of stroke.)
Which supplements can help lower my triglycerides?
Find out whether fish oil supplements, or plant-based oil supplements, such as flaxseed oil and echium oil are best for lowering triglyceride levels. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.
What is vitamin B12 and how much do I need?
Vitamin B12 dosage varies depending on your age, gender, and various other factors. Our CL Answer explains why B12 is important, the recommended dosages, deficiency, health benefits, and the best form.
Do any supplements, like Nervive, help with nerve pain, like sciatica or diabetic neuropathy?
Find out which supplements for nerve pain are effective. Sciatica & diabetic neuropathy may be helped, including fish oil and alpha-lipoic acid.
Is it safe to take arginine, or other supplements for sexual enhancement, while taking Viagra or Cialis?
When taking Cialis or Viagra, is it safe to take arginine or other sexual enhancement supplements?
I've read that magnesium deficiency is rare but also that most people don't get enough magnesium. How can these both be true?
Learn how common magnesium deficiency is, and why, even if you are not deficient, you may still benefit from getting more magnesium. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.
Do any supplements help with fatty liver disease? Are some diets more beneficial than others?
Find out if supplements such as vitamin E, fish oil, milk thistle, curcumin, choline, probiotics, vitamin D, reishi mushroom, or extra virgin olive oil are beneficial for fatty liver disease and learn which diet (Mediterranean, ketogenic, DASH, or fasting diets) seems to have greatest benefit.
Do any treatments reduce the risk of infection after you've been exposed to someone with COVID-19?
REGEN-COV, a combination of two monoclonal antibodies (casirivimab and imdevimab) is currently the only FDA authorized treatment for post-exposure prophylaxis for COVID-19. Learn more about this treatment to reduce the risk after exposure to COVID, how well it works, safety, who can take it and how to get REGEN-COV.
Are "medical foods" such as VSL 3, proven to work? Does the FDA approve them?
What are medical foods? Info on whether they work, if they are approved by the FDA, and how they differ from regular foods and supplements. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.
What is Pycnogenol and does it work?
Learn more about Pycnogenol, including evidence from clinical studies on blood clots, osteoarthritis, cognition, vision, tinnitus, and the skin and safety.
My doctor told me to stop taking supplements because my kidney function was low. After stopping, my kidney function returned to normal. Can taking a lot of supplements really damage the kidneys?
Find out which supplements may damage your kidneys. ConsumerLab explores possible kidney side effects of supplements including chromium, creatine, and vitamin C.
Can D-mannose help prevent urinary tract infections?
Learn more about D-mannose and its impact on urinary tract infections (UTIs), including evidence from clinical studies.
Can fisetin, also called Cognisetin and Novusetin, really improve memory?
Fisetin (Cognisetin and Novusetin) information, including evidence from clinical studies on memory improvement, brain health, dosage, and pricing.
What B-vitamin complex do you recommend for older people?
Vitamin B complex supplement recommendations, benefits and top rated brands for older people and all ages.
Can apple cider vinegar really lower blood sugar or help me lose weight?
Find out if apple cider vinegar can lower blood sugar and help with weight loss, and learn about its safety and side effects. ConsumerLab’s answer explains.
My HDL (good) cholesterol level is low. Should I take niacin to raise my HDLs?
Learn more about niacin and find out if it can raise HDL ("good") cholesterol levels.
What are the health benefits of bone broth, and which bone broth is the best?
Learn about the health benefits of bone broth, a good source of protein and collagen, including whether bone broth can help for joint pain or osteoarthritis, improve skin or reduce wrinkles, heal the gut or boost the immune system. Plus, see ConsumerLab.com's tests of popular bone broths, find out how much collagen they contained, and which bone broths are best.
Is ingesting colloidal silver helpful for any condition and is it safe to use? I'm seeing it promoted for many applications.
Find out if there is evidence showing colloidal silver can help to treat infections, boost the immune system, help with arthritis and more, plus find out if colloidal silver can cause blue skin or other side effects.
Can taking too much vitamin B-6 be dangerous? The label on my multivitamin states it contains 2000% of the Daily Value!
Find out if multivitamins contain excessive amounts of B-6, how much B-6 is too much, and symptoms of toxicity and overdose.
Is sublingual vitamin B-12, which is placed under the tongue and allowed to dissolve, really better than the pill form?
Learn the difference between sublingual vitamin B-12, vitamin B-12 pills and more through information including clinical evidence.
What are phytoceramides? Do phytoceramide supplements really work to improve aging skin?
Phytoceramide supplement information, including what they are, what they claim to do, and if they have anti-aging effects.
What is desiccated beef liver? What is it used for, and is it safe?
Description of desiccated beef liver, including what it is used for, its nutrient content, and safety concerns.
How Should You Take Care of Yourself After You’ve Had COVID-19?
Find out the best way to care for yourself when recovering from COVID-19, including how long you should quarantine, whether you should get vaccinated, when it is safe to undergo a surgery, and how to spot and, possibly, improve lingering symptoms.
How does turmeric spice compare to curcumin (turmeric extract) in supplements? I sprinkle it on my foods and wonder if that's equivalent to taking a supplement.
What is the difference between turmeric spices used in the kitchen and turmeric supplements? Is sprinkling turmeric on my food equivalent to taking a turmeric supplement? ConsumerLab's answer explores this question.
Which supplements can help to lower blood pressure?
Supplements to lower blood pressure, including CoQ10, vitamin C, fish oil, and olive oil, are all explored to find out what works.
What are the best supplements for depression and anxiety?
Best natural supplements for depression and anxiety, including the evidence for fish oil, vitamin D, probiotics, and herbal supplements for depression such as curcumin (from turmeric) and saffron.
I would like to try gotu kola for varicose veins but I've heard it's not safe to take. Is that true?
Learn more about gotu kola, including possible benefits for varicose veins and whether it is safe to take. ConsumerLab explains.
Recalls & Warnings (173)
Supplement Company Warned For Medical Claims and Misbranding Of Omega-3, CoQ10, Noni Juice And More
Possible Risk Rather than Benefit Found in Trial of Vitamin E and Selenium for Prostate Cancer
Seller of Diabetes, Prostate Supplements and More Warned for Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims
FDA Warns Seller of Arthritis, Blood Pressure, Diabetes Supplements For Making Drug Claims
Seller of CoQ10, Anxiety Supplements and More Warned for Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims
Maker of Noni, Nopal, Blood Sugar and Cholesterol Supplements Warned For Drug Claims, Misbranding, and Manufacturing Violations
Seller of Omega-3, Probiotics & SuperFoods Warned for Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims
Maker of Magnesium, Calcium, Zinc, B Vitamins and More Warned for Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims
Seller of Sexual Enhancement, Cholesterol, Resveratrol Supplements and More Warned For Drug Claims
Maker of Concentration, Pain, Immune and Cholesterol Supplement and More Warned For Drug Claims
Recall and Warning for Another Sexual Enhancement Supplement Illegally Containing Viagra Ingredient
"The Truth About Nutrition" Marketers Agree to Pay $3 Million to Settle Charges of Deceptive Advertising of Dietary Supplements and Devices
Marketers of "Genetically Customized" Supplements Settle FTC Charges of Deceptive Health Claims
Seller of Mineral, Joint Supplements and More Warned for Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims
Seller of Magnesium, Calcium, Silver and More Warned for Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims
Maker of Garcinia, Joint Supplements and More Warned for Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims
Seller of Aloe, Sexual Enhancement Supplements and More Warned for Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims
Maker of Aloe, Weight Loss Supplements and More Warned for Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims
Seller of Joint Health, Omega-3 Supplements & More Warned for Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims
Seller of Turmeric, Milk Thistle and More Warned for Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims
Seller of CoQ10, SAM-e, Vitamin D, and More Warned for Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims
Maker of Growth Hormone, Testosterone Booster Warned for Manufacturing Violations, Misbranding
FDA Warns Seller of Milk Thistle, Chromium, Joint Supplements & More for Manufacturing Violations
Seller of Alpha Lipoic Acid, Cinnamon Supplements and More Warned For Manufacturing Violations
Court Orders Marketers of Supreme Greens and Coral Calcium to Pay Nearly $70 Million for Consumer Refunds
Seller of B-12, Zinc, Echinacea and More Warned for Manufacturing Violations and Drug Claims
Seller of Antioxidant Water, Energy Drops Warned for Manufacturing Violations and Drug Claims
Seller of "NaturalDoctor" Vitamin C, Echinacea and More Warned for Manufacturing Violations
Seller of Red Rice Yeast With CoQ10, Respiratory Supplement And More Warned For Manufacturing Violations and Drug Claims
Manufacturer of Heart, Multivitamin, Cranberry, and Longevity Supplements Warned For Adulteration and Drug Claims
Maker of Omega-3, Saw Palmetto, St. John’s Wort Supplements And More Warned For Manufacturing Violations and Drug Claims
Maker of Red Yeast Rice, St. John's Wort, Valerian and More Warned for Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims
Clinical Updates (56)
Vitamin D and Diabetes Risk
Vitamin D for Diabetic Neuropathy
Olive Oil Helps in Pre-Diabetes
Vitamin D and Diabetes Risk
Type 2 Diabetes and Vitamin D
Vitamin D for Diabetes Prevention
Vitamin D & Diabetes
Curcumin May Help Prevent Diabetes
Probiotic Reduces Diabetes Risk In Pregnancy
Chocolate May Reduce Diabetes Risk
Ginseng Role in Diabetes
Vitamin D & Calcium for Diabetes Due to Pregnancy
Diabetes Cured With Low Cal Diet
Caution With Melatonin & Diabetes
Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Diabetes
Vitamin D and Blood Sugar Control
Fish Oil & Diabetes
Cocoa for Diabetes?
Olive Oil Lowers Diabetes Risk
Can Yogurt Reduce Diabetes Risk?
Apple Cider Vinegar for Type 2 Diabetes?
Fish Oil for Diabetes?
Red Yeast Rice and Diabetes?
Apple Cider Vinegar & Diabetes
Diabetes & Sardines
Can eating sardines reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes? See what a new study found in the What It Does section of our Tuna, Salmon & Sardines Review. Also see our Top Picks for sardines, canned salmon and tuna.
Learn about the effects of fish oil supplements on blood sugar and insulin sensitivity in our Fish Oil Supplements Review.