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.
Most vitamins and other nutritional supplements are unlikely to prevent chronic disease. Invest in good quality foods, sleep and exercise instead.
Largest ever clinical study shows no benefit of vitamin D in preventing bone fractures.
A new review of 180 studies found little or no protective effects from taking dietary supplements, and actually found some harm.
Turns out taking antioxidant supplements after exercise doesn't do much to help reduce muscle soreness after all.
Six scientists on the supplements they take every day and why they take them.
Antioxidants are meant to be good for us, but not all antioxidants are equal.
Studies show that cinnamon can lower blood lipids in people with diabetes or metabolic syndrome.
The US and Canada began fortifying flour with folic acid in the late 90s. More than 70 countries followed suit, but not the UK.
A new study has found a link between high doses of vitamin B6 and B12 and lung cancer – but only in men.
Thinking about trying for a baby? Then now is the time for you and your partner to "spring clean" your food and lifestyle habits.
Recent evidence seems to deny the benefit of fish oil supplements for heart health. But the quality of the studies is not that great.
In many instances complementary medicines have no added benefit when compared to a placebo, or weak evidence of effectiveness.
People given taurine had significantly improved overall mental health symptoms, including those of psychosis, compared to those given placebo.
A new multimillion dollar deal between Swisse Wellness and CSIRO has raised questions about the integrity of Australia’s premier scientific research organisation and the motivations behind the deal.
You would need to drink over a thousand bottles of red wine per day to get the amount of resveratrol - the compound said to have many health benefits - needed to even have an effect.
Recent diet and health surveys show the typical Australian diet is far from what is considered a healthy diet. Can vitamin and mineral supplements come to the rescue?
Vitamin supplements and protein powders at best don't work and, at worst, can cause harm. So why do 75% of Australians take them?
Vitamin D is often seen as a harmless supplement to take – the more the better. But the evidence suggests a different picture.