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How concerned should I be about glyphosate in foods and supplements?
Find out if you should be concerned about glyphosate in foods and supplements. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.
I've heard it's best to take fat-soluble supplements, like CoQ10, curcumin, and vitamin D, with fats or oils to increase absorption. Would taking them with a fish oil capsule be enough?
Find out how best to take fat-soluble supplements including CoQ10, curcumin, and vitamins A, D, E, and K, to maximize their absorption.
Have you tested vitamin K supplements with MenaQ7? Is this a good source of vitamin K if I need to avoid soy?
Information about MenaQ7, a MK-7 form of vitamin K2, including test results for a supplement containing MenaQ7.
If vitamin K absorption appears to be reduced by other fat-soluble vitamins, like vitamin D, why do some "bone health" supplements combine them? Should they be taken separately?
Should vitamin K be taken separately from fat-soluble vitamins, such as vitamin D?
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.
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.
I'm considering taking vitamin K for my bones, but I take blood thinner (anticoagulant) medication. Is there a problem taking both?
Learn more about vitamin K, including info on interactions with blood thinners such as Coumadin and Jantoven, its effects on bones & impact on clotting.
Is Hershey's Special Dark better than other dark chocolate bars or cocoa powders?
Find out if Hershey's Special Dark Chocolate bar is better than other dark chocolate bars or cocoa powders, including flavanol content, contamination with lead or cadmium and other tests of quality. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.
What is the difference between forms of vitamin K2?
Learn about the different forms of vitamin K2 - MK-4 (synthetic) and MK-7 (natural, from natto).
Which supplements should be taken with food?
Find out which supplements should be taken with food, including vitamins A, D, E, and K, fish oil, and CoQ10.
Is it true that overdoses of vitamin D only occur when you don't get enough vitamin K?
Is it true that vitamins like vitamin K and vitamin A can help prevent you from absorbing too much vitamin D? ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.
Is it okay to take vitamin D3 and fish oil together?
Find out if taking vitamin D and fish oil is okay, how it effects absorption, and the best way to take vitamin D to improve absorption. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.
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.
Can vitamin K2 really help decrease calcium in the arteries?
Learn more about vitamin K2 and the impact on calcium in the heart and arteries, and find out if vitamin K can help with coronary heart disease.
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.
Is Boswellia not well absorbed? Should I take it with food?
Boswellia supplements for joint health should be taken a certain way for best absorption.
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.
Which vitamins and minerals should be taken together or separately?
Find out the best way to take vitamins and minerals and which vitamins and minerals should be taken together or separately for proper absorption. ConsumerLab answer explains the best way to take vitamins and minerals.
Is it better to get vitamins from foods or supplements, and are natural vitamins better than synthetic vitamins?
Learn more about the benefits of getting vitamins from food versus supplements, natural versus synthetic vitamins, and more.
I'm having trouble sleeping. Could this be caused by my supplements: a multivitamin, fish oil, magnesium, calcium, vitamins D and K, and protein. I'm also on a low-dose blood pressure medication.
Find out if vitamins & supplements can cause insomnia - multivitamins, fish oil, calcium, magnesium, protein & vitamin D. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.
Are there any supplements I should avoid when taking an antibiotic? Are there any that may be helpful?
Find out which supplements can negatively interact with antibiotics, including vitamin K, magnesium, and calcium, and which may be helpful when taking antibiotics.
How significant are the risks to drinking tea from China from heavy metals?
Find out which types of tea from China pose the greatest risk of toxic heavy metal contamination, including green tea.
The vision supplement I take is based on the AREDS2 formula, but it contains a lot of zinc -- 80 mg in the recommended daily serving. Is it necessary, and safe, to take this much zinc every day?
AREDS information on the safety of supplements containing high levels of zinc, including vision supplements.
Are there supplements I should avoid when taking apixaban (Eliquis) or similar blood thinner drugs like Xarelto?
Learn about supplement interactions with apixaban (Eliquis), rivaroxaban (Xarelto) and other blood thinner drugs in the direct factor Xa inhibitors class. Supplements that may interact with these medications include fish oil and St. John's wort. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.
How can I easily compare the ingredients in supplements?
Find out how to easily compare the ingredients in different supplements, find the full list of ingredients for products and a database of dietary supplement labels. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.
When is the best time of day to take a multivitamin?
Find out the best time of day to take your multivitamin for best absorption of vitamins and minerals, whether you should take your multi with food, which vitamins and minerals may inhibit the absorption of other vitamins and minerals, or medications. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.
Are there supplements that I should avoid when taking clopidogrel (Plavix)?
Learn about supplement interactions with clopidogrel (Plavix). Supplements that may interact with this medication include cannabidiol (CBD), grapefruit, St. John's wort, ginkgo and others.
Is it okay to break vitamin tablets, pills or capsules to change the dose or make them easier to swallow?
Info on the safety of crushing supplement pills, tablets, capsules or enteric coated tablets and ingest the powder with food, as opposed to a whole pill.
How can I get the equivalent of 20 ml of extra virgin olive oil (4 teaspoons) as oleic acid capsules?
Info on taking extra virgin olive oil as a supplement in pill form. ConsumerLab.com explains.
Is the Resurge supplement a scam? I'm having trouble getting a refund.
Resurge supplement scam? ConsumerLab has received several complaints from unhappy consumers who purchased Resurge and said they did not receive the product or a refund.
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.
Do any supplements or foods benefit people with Crohn's disease? Are there any supplements that should be avoided?
Find out the most common vitamin and mineral deficiencies in people with Crohn's disease, including iron, B6, B12, vitamin D, zinc and others, plus evidence for N-acetyl-glucosamine (NAG), fish oil, and curcumin.
Can vitamin supplements strengthen brittle nails?
Learn more about strengthening brittle nails with vitamin B-7 (biotin), based on clinical evidence.
How can I find supplements that are gluten-free on ConsumerLab.com?
Gluten-Free supplements & vitamin information including other dietary features like vegetarian, vegan, and kosher on ConsumerLab.com. Our answer explains.
I recently read that turmeric is only effective if it is combined with black pepper. Is this true?
Find out the best way to take turmeric and curcumin supplements to increase absorption and bioavailability. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.