An estimated 18 million adults use herbs in some form, and the sale of these products continues to increase.
Herbal supplements, which come from plants that have medicinal properties, claim to cure, treat, or prevent disease.&n... Read more
Store shelves are drowning is books and magazines dedicated to the care and maintenance of your body. Your abs, your thighs – even your heart – get special attention. But what about your mind?
Why does it seem like the brain, y... Read more
We've all seen the flashy cans of energy drinks crowding the shelves at gas stations and grocery stores. From students to sports stars, it seems like everyone has used an energy supplement to up their game at some point. But what exactly puts the... Read more
Going to the drug store lately can feel a little like a Saturday morning trip to the candy shop, with dozens and dozens of colorful vitamin and mineral supplements to choose from! Can’t you just sample a little bit of everything?
If you&rs... Read more
It's becoming more and more common for consumers to forgo medication when looking for a "natural" alternative to treating conditions like depression. No matter what method you choose, it's important to get all the facts. SparkPeople... Read more
I am currently doing T25, and was wondering what are the thoughts and opinions on their before and after workout supplements such as E+E and Creatine powders. And what about shakeology? I currently eat pretty darn healthy, watching my sugar and proce... Read more
I'm interested to know what vitamins everyone takes. I'm taking vitamin D3, because my Dr. told me I was deficient in vitamin D. I also take Airborne Everyday with multivitamin and a Hair, Skin, and Nails supplement. And occasionally I take a calcium... Read more
I just bought chromium supplements, and the salesperson convinced me to buy the 500 mcg ones. Does anyone else out there take these? What dosage? Any bad side effects? I'm just a little nervous....... Read more
By Dr. Christopher R. Mohr, R.D., PhD
There are more than 29,000 dietary supplements on the market today.
It’s a multibillion dollar market.
But how do you know what’s in your supplements? How do you know if they're effective? And,... Read more
I have previously shared that calcium is an important nutrient you may be missing in your diet. The newly released 2010 Dietary Guidelines lists calcium as a nutrient of concern because intake by many Americans is lower than recommended. There are al... Read more
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