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When choosing a protein powder, which protein source is best -- whey, casein, soy, pea, rice, hemp or egg?
Protein powder information including the various sources of protein, including whey, casein, soy, pea, rice, hemp and egg.
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.
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.
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.
I've tried a number of fish oil supplements, all of which make me nauseous. What is the best non-fish alternative? I am primarily interested in getting EPA.
Learn how to reduce fish oil side effects such as nausea and upset stomach.
The maker of my multivitamin says it doesn't include folic acid because too much from supplements can be harmful. Is that true?
Learn more about the harmful effects from too much folic acid, including increased risk of prostate cancer and kidney damage.
Are red yeast rice supplements legally permitted to contain statins, like lovastatin, since these are drugs?
Learn more about red yeast rice supplements and the varying amounts of lovastatin they contain.
What is the difference between fish oil and cod liver oil? Is one better than the other?
Find out how regular fish oil and cod liver oil differ including amounts of omega-3s EPA and DHA, vitamin A and vitamin D, which is best to suit your needs. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.
Do brain games and apps really work and improve memory?
Find out if brain training games & apps, like Lumosity & BrainHQ, really work to train the mind and improve memory. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Clinical Updates (30)
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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?