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What is the difference between the RDA and the DV for vitamins and minerals?
Find out the difference between RDAs (Recommended Daily Allowances) and DVs (Daily Values) for vitamins and minerals, as well as new changes to Daily Values. 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
Does Bacopa extract improve memory, mood, or sleep? Is it safe?
Find out if bacopa improves memory and cognition, mood or sleep, and whether it's been shown to be helpful in people with Alzheimer's disease or dementia. Plus, learn about the safety and common side effects of bacopa.
Which supplements help to improve energy and decrease fatigue?
Energy supplements and vitamins - Some can help increase energy and reduce fatigue, including CoQ10, curcumin/turmeric, cocoa, and B vitamins.
I'm trying to pick a good multivitamin for my children and husband, and for myself. Any suggestions based on your research?
Find out how to pick the best multivitamin for you and your family, based on diet, price, and effectiveness.
Does Alpha Brain really improve memory, focus and cognition?
Find out if Alpha Brain really improves memory, focus and cognition. See the clinical evidence and get details about Alpha Brain ingredients, as well as potential side effects and drug interactions. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.
Can baking soda really help treat rheumatoid arthritis?
Find out if there is evidence showing that baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) can help for rheumatoid arthritis. Plus, get information about safety and drug interactions with baking soda. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.
Which foods are a good source of B vitamins?
Find out which foods are a good source of B vitamins (like folate and B-12) and when you should take Vitamin B supplements.
What are the health benefits of avocado oil? Is it healthier than olive oil? Which avocado oils are best?
Learn about the health benefits of avocado oil and how it compares to olive oil, evidence for heart health, osteoarthritis and other uses. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.
Does Procera AVH really improve memory and mood?
Procera AVH information, including evidence from clinical studies on memory, cognition, mood, safety, and a lawsuit.
What are trace minerals and do I need them?
Trace minerals include boron, chromium, copper, iodine, iron, manganese, molybdenum, nickel, zinc, and others. Find out what they do, how much of each trace mineral you should be getting, and who's most likely to be deficient in these minerals.
What is CELLFOOD and is it a healthy supplement?
Learn more about CELLFOOD (NuScience Corporation), including if the claims to improve athletic performance, fibromyalgia, weight loss, and cancer are true.
Do any supplements help prevent or treat osteoporosis?
If you have osteoporosis, you may be interested in supplements for bone health. Find out which supplements can increase bone strength and density.
Which supplements or foods can help lower cholesterol and keep my heart healthy? Are there any to avoid?
Information about heart health supplements & vitamins that help with cholesterol, including sterol esters, CoQ10, and vitamin D, and which may be bad for the heart, like calcium.
Can vitamin supplements strengthen brittle nails?
Learn more about strengthening brittle nails with vitamin B-7 (biotin), based on clinical evidence.
Is drinking coffee good or bad for heart health?
Learn more about coffee and caffeine, its safety, if it's good for you, how much coffee is too much and its impact on your heart.
Do any supplements or foods help with brain function, like memory and cognition?
Find out which supplements help improve memory, brain function and cognition, including fish oil, some B vitamins, cocoa, and curcumin. ConsumerLab's answer explains the evidence for supplements promoted to help with brain function and cognition.
Can prenatal vitamins have too much folic acid? Mine has 800 mcg, but isn't that more than what's recommended? Is this dangerous to me or my baby?
Is it possible for prenatal vitamins to have too much folic acid? Find out the correct dosage so that it is not dangerous to babies.
Can drinking coffee weaken bones or make arthritis worse?
Learn about the effects of coffee intake on bone mineral density, risk of osteoporosis, and risk of fracture. Also, find out if drinking coffee might increase the risk of arthritis or worsen symptoms.
Have any supplements been shown to increase women's libido?
Learn more about supplements that may increase women's libido, including DHEA and maca.
Do collagen supplements impact cholesterol levels or reduce risk factors for atherosclerosis?
Collagen has been studied for its effects on cholesterol levels and atherosclerosis risk factors, but its effects are still not clear.
Can cranberry juice or cranberry supplements help prevent urinary tract infections or improve overactive bladder?
Learn more about how cranberries, juice, and supplements can help prevent urinary tract infections, including safety.
I enjoy oat milk in my coffee, but how healthy is it for me?
Is oat milk healthy? Information about oat milk contents, how much sugar and calcium is in oat milk, and if it is a healthy alternative to cow milk.
Can white kidney bean extract really help me lose weight?
Does white kidney bean extract help promote weight loss? Find out more including evidence from clinical studies and dosage.
My supplement label warns that it contains a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm, but with no additional information. Do you know why?
Learn more about warning labels indicating that a supplement contains a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer.
What is Noopept? Can it really improve memory and cognition, and is it safe?
Learn more about Noopept, including results from clinical studies on cognition, safety, and dosage.
I do moderate exercise for about an hour a few times a week. Which supplements might help me?
Info on what supplements are best for work out & exercise regimens, including electrolytes, protein, creatine, and BCAAs.
How much magnesium do I need and how much magnesium from supplements is too much?
Find out how much magnesium you should be getting on a daily basis, signs of magnesium deficiency, and how much magnesium is too much, particularly from magnesium supplements and laxatives containing magnesium. Find out the side effects and potential adverse effects of too much magnesium.
Can bloodroot or "black salve" treat skin cancer? Is it safe?
Bloodroot salve and black salve made from bloodroot and zinc - are they effective and safe treatments for skin cancer? ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.
Why is iron not in many multivitamins? How can I find one that does contain iron?
Iron in multivitamins - Find out why many multivitamins do not contain iron, and how to find a quality multivitamin that does contain iron.
How much calcium do you need each day, what forms are best, and how much is too much?
Learn about the recommended daily intake of calcium from food & supplements and why taking too much can be harmful. Also, learn about the forms of calcium that are available and which are best.
Which supplements may benefit people with essential tremor, and which should be avoided?
Learn about supplements used for treating essential tremor, including caprylic acid (also called octanoic acid), thiamin (vitamin B1), cannabidiol (CBD), GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid), and branched-chain amino acids. Find out which work and which don't. Also find out which supplements and food may make essential tremors worse.
What is monolaurin? Can it really prevent colds, cold sores, or other infections?
Lauricidin (monolaurin) information for preventing colds, immune system function, and safety.
What is Protandim and does it really work?
What is Protandim and does it really work? Can Protandim reduce oxidative stress? ConsumerLab's answers discusses Protandim's effectiveness, reviews and studies.
I am female and purchased a saw palmetto supplement for hair loss, but the bottle says it is only for men. Is it unsafe for women?
Learn more about the safety of saw palmetto in women with hair loss.
Can curcumin help prevent or improve symptoms of Alzheimer's disease?
Information on studies of the evidence around the effects of turmeric/curcumin and Alzheimer's.
Which supplements and foods 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.
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.
Do any supplements help with gum disease or periodontitis?
Supplements for healthy gums may help with gum disease or periodontitis. Learn more about omega fatty acids, lycopene, and probiotics.
What is the ingredient zeolite I see in Natural Cellular Defense and other detox supplements? Does it help in any way?
Learn what zeolite is and why it is found in many detox supplements like Waiora's Natural Cellular Defense, Get Healthy Again Zeolite, and Ultra Liquid Zeolite.
What are the signs of iron deficiency anemia?
Find out the signs and symptoms of iron deficiency anemia, such as fatigue, shortness of breath, rapid heartbeat and others.
How likely are Americans to be deficient in vitamins or minerals?
Read info based on the CDC about vitamin deficiencies such as vitamin A, B-6, B-12, C, D, and E, folate, and iron in the United States.
Does AZO Bladder Control really work for overactive bladder?
AZO Bladder Control information, including results from clinical studies on bladder control, dosage, and safety.
Does OsteoMD improve calcium absorption and increase bone density?
ConsumerLab reviews the evidence for OsteoMD by 1MD, a bone health supplement promoted to slow bone loss and reduce the risk of osteoporosis.
Now that it was shown that Ginkgo biloba is not an effective memory enhancer, are there any other health enhancing benefits from taking it, and, if so, what dose should one take daily?
Find out what Ginkgo Biloba can and can't do. Find out the health benefits and correct daily dosage.
What are prebiotics? Is it important to look for them when choosing a probiotic supplement?
Learn more about prebiotics, including benefits and safety.
Why aren't there children's multivitamins specifically for girls vs. boys?
Find out the best children's multivitamins for girls and boys, why there aren't different multivitamins for girls and boys, why teen girls and boys have different nutritional needs, especially when it comes to iron, and the best multivitamins for children, teen boys and girls, adults, adults over 50, prenatal vitamins and vitamins for pets.
Do any supplements reduce side of effects of chemotherapy?
Find out if there are any supplements that can help with the side effects of chemotherapy, such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, nerve damage and others. 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.
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.
Is it true that there is no point in taking fish oil supplements for heart health?
Taking fish oil for heart health may be a benefit. Learn more about omega fatty acids from fish oil and it's impacts.ains.
Does soy affect the risk of breast cancer or prostate cancer?
Find out if soy and soy isoflavones increase or decrease the risk of breast cancer and prostate cancer, how the risk may vary depending on age, estrogen status and the type of cancer. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains
What is inositol hexaphosphate (IP6) and myo-inositol? Are they helpful in treating cancer or other conditions?
Inositol hexaphosphate (IP6): Find out if IP6 (also known as phytic acid) can prevent or treat cancer. Clinical evidence, dosage, safety and how IP6 differs from myo-inositol. Consumerlab.com's answer explains.
Does I3C (from broccoli) or DIM (a related chemical) reduce the risk of cancer?
Find out if the compound indole-3-carbinol (I3C), from broccoli, and its metabolite diindolylmethane (DIM) can reduce the risk of cancer. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.
Do any supplements help reduce the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS)?
Find out which supplements help reduce premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms, such as mood swings, pain, bloating, irritability and food cravings.
Does yacon syrup decrease appetite or help with weight loss? How do I find a quality brand?
Can yacon syrup can help with weight loss? Learn more, including clinical evidence, side effects, and dosage.
Are there vitamins or supplements that can reduce my risk of breast cancer? Do any increase cancer risk?
Find out if certain vitamins, supplements and foods such as fish oil, olive oil, vitamin C and others, can help reduce the risk of breast cancer. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.
Can beetroot juice improve my workout performance?
Find out if beetroot juice can help improve exercise endurance or performance, how it works, the clinical evidence, and cautions.. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.
How good are sardines? Are they healthy and safe? What did CL's tests find?
Find out amounts of omega-3s (DHA and EPA), protein, and vitamin D in sardines, as well as contaminants mercury and arsenic based on ConsumerLab's tests.
How does bone broth protein compare to other types of protein?
Bone broth protein supplement information, including their effectiveness compared to other types of protein, how much collagen they contain, and safety.
What is Perque Bone Guard Forté? It is safe and effective for bone health?
Find out about the ingredients in Perque Bone Guard Forté, including which ingredients may be beneficial for osteoporosis and bone health and which may be a safety concern.
What are the health benefits of tart cherry juice?
See the evidence for tart cherry juice health benefits from clinical studies. Find out if tart cherry has anti-inflammatory effects, if it can improve sleep, lower high blood pressure, or help for muscle pain and osteoarthritis.
Can eating almonds reduce wrinkles?
Find out if eating almonds can reduce wrinkles or improve aging skin.
Is there a multivitamin that contains only the recommended daily vitamins and minerals? Most that I have looked at contain more.
Are there any multivitamins that contain only the recommended daily vitamins and minerals? Choose the best multivitamin based on age & gender.
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.
How are you staying healthy during the coronavirus pandemic?
Tips for staying healthy during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Tips from ConsumerLab members for maintaining physical health, mental health and social well-being during COVID-19.
Does CoQ10 reduce wrinkles, increase skin elasticity, or tighten the skin? Are there any other supplements that can help?
Learn about CoQ10 and other supplements, such as collagen and cocoa, for reducing wrinkles and improve aging skin.
Which oils can help lower my cholesterol and risk of heart attack? How are coconut oil, olive oil, and fish oil for example?
Find out which fats and oils, such as coconut oil and fish oil, lower cholesterol and lower the risk of cardiovascular disease.
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.
Is it true that iodine can cause acne or other skin problems?
Information on iodine causing acne and other skin problems such as rashes and hives. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.
Does taking curcumin and boswellia together increase their individual anti-inflammatory effects?
Find out if taking boswellia and curcumin together can increase their individual anti-inflammatory effects. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.
What is lactoferrin and will it really strengthen my immune system?
Info about lactoferrin supplements, clinical evidence for strengthening the immune system, preventing or treating colds, gut health and treating H.
Can psyllium help control hunger and appetite?
Learn more about psyllium (found in Metamucil), including effects on appetite and hunger control, results from clinical studies and safety.
I take warfarin (Coumadin), an anticoagulant drug. Are there supplements I should avoid, or be taking, due to this drug?
Find out which supplements should be avoided when taking blood thinners (anticoagulants) like warfarin (Coumadin), including vitamin K, St. John's wort, and curcumin.
A blood test showed my vitamin D level is low. How do I know how much vitamin D to take?
Find out how to increase vitamin D blood levels, including a good target range.
What are omega-7 fatty acids? Do I need to take these if I already take fish oil?
Learn what omega-7 fatty acids are and if you need to also take them while taking fish oil. See the varying amounts of omega-7 fatty acids in fish and krill oil supplements.
Is it possible to get too much vitamin D?
Too much vitamin D can lead to adverse effects, including hypercalcemia (excess calcium in the blood).
Recalls & Warnings (47)
Six More Multi-Level Marketing Companies Warned for Coronavirus and Deceptive Earnings Claims
Maker of Joint Health, Blood Sugar, Prostate, Ginkgo Supplements and More Warned For Drug Claims, Misbranding and Adulteration
Seller of Herbal Supplements and "Tonics" Warned For Manufacturing Violations and Drug Claims
Maker of Omega-3, Saw Palmetto, St. John’s Wort Supplements And More Warned For Manufacturing Violations and Drug Claims
FDA Inspection Finds Manufacturing Problems with Several Supplements Including Women's Multivitamin
Clinical Updates (67)
Curcumin for Cognition and Fatigue
Vitamin D, Blood Sugar & Insulin Resistance
Vitamin D Spray
Probiotic Increases Bowel Movement Frequency
Fish Oil Helps Memory
Vitamin D Increases Strength
Cardiovascular Benefits of Cocoa Flavanols
Cocoa Flavanol Safety
Green Tea for Memory?
Does Ginkgo Improve Memory?
Omega-3s for Cognition?
Calcium Risk for Women
Heart Benefits of Fish Oil Supplements in Doubt
Fish Oil for Brain Function
Vitamin E Risk
Probiotic Helps Women Shed Pounds
Vitamin D and Rheumatoid Arthritis
Curcumin Reduces Soreness After Exercise
Green Lipped Mussel Oil Reduces Pain and Inflammation After Exercise
Curcumin for Cognition?
Omega-3s & Healthy Aging
Best Way to Cook With Olive Oil
Dark Chocolate for Memory?
B12 & the Vegetarian
Enzymes for Muscle Soreness
Curcumin May Reduce Muscle Pain After Exercise
Cocoa for Cognition
Diatomaceous Earth for Cholesterol?
Bergamot for lowering cholesterol?
Walnuts and Cholesterol
Also see our complete answer to the question: Which supplements or foods can help lower cholesterol and keep my heart healthy? Are there any to avoid?
Artichoke for Lowering Cholesterol?
COVID Vaccine for Women Who Are Pregnant
Women-Vitamin Study - Key Points
Those taking calcium supplements had a 3.8% reduced risk of death. The calcium benefit ended, however, when taking more than 900 mg per day from supplements. It's worth noting that experts suggest many older women who take calcium supplements may not need to -- see the Calcium Supplement Review for more.
The mineral most strongly associated with an increased risk of death was iron, which showed a risk increase of 3.9% -- and the risk increased as the dose increased, particularly over 50 mg per day. However, the study grouped dosages of under 50 mg together, making it hard to determine the risk of low dosages of iron, such as those in many multivitamins. However, there is very little reason why a postmenopausal woman should be taking iron -- see the Iron Supplement Review for more.
Although not as statistically meaningful, other supplements were associated with the following increases in the risk of death during the study: multivitamins (2.4%), vitamin B6 (4.1%), folic acid (5.9%), magnesium (3.6%), zinc (3.0%), and copper (18.0%). An abstract of the study is online.
The bottom line: Don't take a supplement you don't need. If you want to know how much of each vitamin and mineral you need from your total diet and how much is too much, see our chart at www.consumerlab.com/rdas/.
Better Sleep with Valerian
Fish Oil and Arthritis
When Vitamin D Doesn't Help
Multivitamins May Improve Breast Cancer Survival
Caution with Calcium for Women with High Cholesterol
Feeling fatigued? Iron may help
Lower Risk of Fibroids With Vitamin D
Fish Oil During Pregnancy Reduces Allergy in Infants
Fish Oil for Strength
Vitamin D for Post-Menopausal Women
Vitamin D Helps in Pregnancy
Vitamin D and Breast Cancer Survival
Vitamin D for Weight?
Magnesium Improves Women's Physical Performance
Fish Intake and Breast Cancer Risk
Fish Oil for Dry Eye
Melatonin Safety in Women
Calcium Supplements Increase Kidney Stone Growth
Vitamin D & Breast Cancer Survival
Many Men and Women Not Getting Enough Protein
Soy Isoflavones & Breast Cancer Risk
Inulin for Constipation
Vitamins Needed by Pregnant Women
Vitamin D and Reducing Injuries From Falls
Take Choline When Pregnant
Should Women Take Calcium?
Magnesium for Leg Cramps?
Also see our answer to the question: Do magnesium creams, sprays and oils help with muscle pain and cramps? How about supplements?
New Vaccine Recommendations for Women Who are Pregnant or Breastfeeding
Some Concern About Theobromine in Dark Chocolate
Latest Supplement Recommendations
- Beta-Carotene and Vitamin E: Supplementation with either does not provide a benefit. Vitamin E does not pose a risk of harm, but beta-carotene increases the risk of lung cancer in people at risk for lung cancer.
- Other Single Vitamins, Minerals, Pairs, and Multivitamins: There is inadequate evidence regarding a benefit or a risk of harm.
Kidney Stones Linked to Calcium and Vitamin D Supplementation
Does Taking Vitamin D Reduce the Risk of Heart Disease?
Be Careful with Iodine -- Especially If You're Pregnant
Find out which product these women took in the updated Iodine section of the Multivitamin Supplements Review. You'll also find appropriate levels of other vitamins and minerals and see which products in the Review did or did not exceed tolerable intake levels of vitamins and minerals. More >>