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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.
How much cocoa or chocolate do I need to consume in order to get a benefit?
Learn more eating chocolate and cocoa including the benefits, amounts and info on studies.
Do probiotics have to be enterically coated to be effective?
Find out if why some probiotics areenterically coated, whether probiotics need to be enterically coated, potential downsides and more.
Is cinnamon dangerous for my liver? I put about a teaspoon of it in my oatmeal every day.
The most common form of cinnamon contains a naturally occurring liver toxin called coumarin. Find out how much cinnamon is safe to consume, and how often it can be consumed. Also learn how much coumarin ConsumerLab found in popular cinnamon and spices.
What is Lactospore? I see it is an ingredient in some probiotic supplements.
Lactospore information and more about sporulating probiotic bacteria, and other probiotic strains.
I thought resveratrol came from red wine or grape skins - what is the "Polygonum cuspidatum" I see listed on my supplement?
Find out where resveratrol in supplements comes from, including Polygonum cuspidatum and red wine extract.
With herbal supplements, what is the difference between root powder and root extract? Does it matter?
Learn more about the different forms of herbal supplements, including aloe, boswellia, ginkgo, green tea, and milk thistle.
Is the probiotic "Milk Test," as described on many websites, really an effective way to test the quality of the bacteria in probiotic supplements at home?
Is the probiotic "Milk Test" an effective at-home test of the quality of the bacteria in probiotic supplements?