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Does chuchuhuasi reduce inflammation or back pain?
Find out if chuchuhuasi, an herb from the Amazon rainforest, can decrease inflammation or reduce back pain. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.
Can any supplements be used to reduce inflammation in people sensitive to NSAIDs such as ibuprofen, high-dose aspirin, or naproxen?
Find out if supplements such as turmeric, fish oil, MSM (methylsulfonylmethane), SAMe (S-adenosyl-methionine), boswellia, ginger, white willow bark or arnica may, or may not, be helpful to people sensitive to NSAIDs.
Which supplements help for osteoarthritis of the hip?
Supplements for hip pain and osteoarthritis, such as SAMe, ginger and collagen, may help or reduce pain.
What are the health benefits of black garlic?
Find out if black garlic can lower cholesterol, reduce inflammation or has anti-cancer properties, plus how it compares to fresh garlic and other garlic supplements.
Which supplements can help with arthritis?
Learn more about collagen supplements for joint health, including evidence from clinical studies on arthritis and muscle strength and safety.
What is serrapeptase and does it work?
Serrapeptase is a proteolytic enzyme. Learn more about it's effectiveness including evidence from clinical studies on pain and inflammation.
Can a probiotic help men with prostatitis?
Learn more about prostatitis, the effects of probiotics on prostatitis, and other natural treatments.
Which vitamins and supplements are good for acne, and are there any that make it worse?
Information about supplements for acne and clearer skin. Plus, find out which vitamins and supplements can make acne worse.
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.
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 PQQ? Does it help with aging and memory? Is it similar to CoQ10?
PQQ information (pyrroloquinoline quinone), including evidence from studies on fatigue & tiredness, mood, memory, cognition, and inflammation.
Can castor oil eye drops improve or dissolve cataracts? Is castor oil or tea tree oil helpful for other eye conditions such as blepharitis or dry eye?
Can castor oil eye drops help cataracts and glaucoma? Find out if caster oil eye drops are safe to use, and if they help for other conditions. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.
Is it better to eat farmed salmon or wild salmon? Which one has more omega-3s and less contamination with PCBs, mercury, etc.?
Learn more about wild caught vs. farm raised salmon, including omega-3 content and contamination with PCBs, mercury, and other toxins.
Is it true that taking a statin drug negates the benefits of taking fish oil supplements?
Information on the interaction between statins and fish oils and omega-3 fatty acids.
What is Omega XL and does it work?
What is Omega XL (distributed by Great Health Works) and does it work? Described as a "highly concentrated Omega-3 'Super Oil' supplement".
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.
Is bromelain a good alternative to NSAIDs, like ibuprofen, for muscle or joint pain?
Do bromelain supplements have benefits? Learn more about its safety, and if it is a good alternative to NSAIDs like ibuprofen.
Do any supplements help with the coronavirus (COVID-19)? Do supplements like vitamin D, zinc, vitamin C, or herbals work?
Find out if natural remedies & supplements for coronavirus such as zinc, vitamin C, garlic, or elderberry help to prevent or treat COVID-19.
Just one dose of a horse chestnut extract (standardized to 20% aescin) caused me to have significant nausea and vomiting. Might there be a problem with the product?
Find out if horse chestnut side effects can include gastrointestinal discomfort such as nausea and vomiting.
Does turmeric/curcumin help for osteoarthritis in dogs and cats? Is it safe?
Learn more about turmeric & curcumin supplements for dogs and cats to help with osteoarthritis and the safety. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.
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.
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.
What is carrageenan? Should I be concerned that it is an ingredient in my supplement?
Learn about what carrageenan is, its different forms, and safety, including carcinogenicity.
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.
Which supplements are best for seasonal allergies?
Find out which supplements are best for allergies and can help reduce seasonal allergy symptoms, including bromelain, curcumin, vitamin D, and CLA.
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.
What supplements should I stop taking before surgery?
Info on which supplements to avoid before surgery due to increased risk of bleeding or interference with anesthesia.
I'm a vegan but my doctor wants me to take fish oil with EPA and DHA. Is there something I can take that would be as good as fish oil capsules but would satisfy the needs of a vegan?
Find out which vegan-friendly fatty acid supplements contain EPA and DHA and how they compare to fish oil.
Does tea tree oil work for getting rid of athlete's foot?
Learn more about tea tree oil and its effects on foot fungus (known as athlete’s foot, tinea pedis, or “ringworm” due to the lesion that can occur) and how it can be as effective as some, but not all, over-the-counter antifungal treatments. ConsumerLab 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.
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 arnica gel, cream, or spray reduce bruising, pain, or swelling?
Find out if arnica gels, creams, or sprays can reduce bruising, pain, or swelling, help with varicose veins, or muscle pain after exercise. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.
What is lunasin and does it really reduce cholesterol?
Lunasin supplement information, whether lunasin can lower cholesterol, safety and side effects, foods that contain lunasin, like soy.
Is it better for a fish oil (or krill oil) supplement to have more DHA than EPA?
Information on EPA and DHA in fish and krill oil supplements, including improving cognition, depression, anxiety, acne, and more.
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.
What are the health benefits of manuka honey, and is it safe?
Manuka honey health benefits, how it differs from common, store-bought honey, safety, evidence for using manuka honey for wounds, sore throat and cough, constipation and more.
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).
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.
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.
Is aloe an effective remedy for dry eye?
Find out if aloe can be used as an eye drop to help for dry eye, plus information about other supplements that may help for dry eye.
When taking a statin drug like Lipitor or Crestor, are there supplements I should avoid or take?
Learn about the interactions between certain supplements and atorvastatin (Lipitor), rosuvastatin (Crestor), and other cholesterol-lowering statins.
Do any supplements naturally suppress appetite and help with weight loss?
Learn which natural ingredients can suppress appetite and find if these natural appetite suppressants help with weight loss.
Does Prevagen really improve memory?
Learn more about Prevagen, including clinical studies on Prevagen's impact on memory & cognition, safety, pricing, and an FDA warning letter. ConsumerLab explores the efficacy of Prevagen.
Do any supplements help prevent or treat a cold?
Are there supplements that can help prevent or treat cold symptoms? Learn more about zinc, probiotics, vitamin C and more.
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 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.
Is it true that taking turmeric/curcumin with food can reduce iron absorption from food?
Learn more about how to take turmeric/curcumin and if they limit iron absorption from food.
Recalls & Warnings (62)
Manufacturer of Prostate, Inflammation and Cholesterol Supplements Warned For Drug Claims
Seller of Omega-3 and Joint Supplements Warned for Manufacturing Violations and Drug Claims
Maker of Concentration, Pain, Immune and Cholesterol Supplement and More Warned For Drug Claims
Maker of Cardio, Arthritis, Cleanse Supplements and More Warned For Manufacturing Violations and Drug Claims
FDA Warns Seller of Arthritis, Blood Pressure, Diabetes Supplements For Making Drug Claims
Manufacturer of Green Tea, Vitamin E, Omega-3 and Cranberry Supplements Warned For Manufacturing Violations, Misbranding and Drug Claims
Maker of Vitamin C, Aloe and Sexual Enhancement Supplements Warned for Drug Claims and Misbranding
FDA Warns Dr. Carolyn Dean of Drug Claims Made for Magnesium, Calcium & Other Mineral Supplements
Seller of Supplements for Pain and Allergies Warned for Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims
Maker of Cholesterol and Workout Supplements Warned For Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims and Unapproved Ingredient
Seller of Aloe, Thyroid and Other Supplements 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
Seller of Green Tea, Prostate, Pain Supplements and More Warned for Manufacturing Violations and Drug Claims
Radio "Infomercials" for Cognitive and Joint Health Supplements Deceived Consumers, Says FTC
Seller of Diabetes, Prostate Supplements and More Warned for Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims
Clinical Updates (24)
GLA for Inflammation?
Vitamin D and Inflammation
Be sure you have the latest information! See the update to the Vitamin D Supplements Review, which includes details on this and other vitamin D studies, as well as our latest product tests.