If you try supplements, you still need to eat a healthy diet, exercise, reduce your stress, quit smoking and get enough sleep. Even then, they may still not be enough.
Ketone drinks are all the rage among elite athletes, but can they help older adults age better?
The most popular supplements for hot flushes are phytoestrogens (or plant estrogens). This trend has been partly driven by companies that promote them as a safer alternative to hormone therapy.
Prime has two offerings: one is marketed as a ‘hydration’ drink, the other as an ‘energy’ drink. But what’s actually in them?
There’s a common perception that supplements are harmless. But they can be dangerous at incorrect dosages.
A medical myth persists that the B vitamin thiamine is a systemic insect repellent that wards off mosquitoes when taken orally. But scientists have disproven this mistaken belief again and again.
A major review found specific supplements or food components were unlikely to lead to significant improvements in stiffness, pain and function.
Could a new probiotic supplement really cure your hangover?
Melatonin can be useful as a sleep aid, but should be prescribed by a physician after a careful analysis of the causes of sleep loss.
Since canine arthritis can’t be cured, the goal of treatment in dogs is to reduce inflammation to increase comfort and improve a dog’s quality of life.
Very few studies support vitamin D2 supplementation being superior to vitamin D3.
The FDA has largely lost its ability to regulate the myriad pills, powders and potions that promise to grow muscle, shed body fat and improve your focus.
Some studies reported skin improvements from collagen supplements. But many of these studies were sponsored, fully or in part, by cosmetic or supplement companies.
Claims that a product can boost testosterone levels imply that this will lead to a gain in muscle and strength.
OM85 harnesses molecules extracted from bacteria, and has shown promise in preventing severe respiratory infections. It seems to work by training the immune system.
Early research has pointed to a link between severe illness with COVID-19 and vitamin D deficiency. But there’s more to the story.
The food we eat influences our bodies’ immune responses to infection. So focusing on nutrition is one thing we can do to help protect ourselves in the face of the coronavirus threat.
Many people are taking glucosamine for their osteoarthritis. But do they really need to stop in light of new safety warnings?
Vitamin D is essential for good health and particularly for fighting infections and keeping the microbes in the human gut healthy. But in winter it can be difficult to get enough.
Talk of a ‘breakthrough’ in NAD+ anti-ageing supplements may be premature.