supplements

wellness

This Is What Fish Oil Supplements Actually Do

Is fish oil really just snake oil?
Mark Hay
5.17.19
body

Multivitamins Are a Waste of Money for Most People

Plenty of research suggests that taking vitamin supplements isn’t helpful unless you’re working with your doctor to address a specific deficiency.
Kat Eschner
5.2.19
I Tried

I Tried to Become One of Alex Jones's InfoWarriors

VICE’s Will Tilghman spent a week getting all of his “news” from InfoWars and surviving solely on the food and supplements the site peddles.
Drew Schwartz
1.30.19
Phys Ed

The Complicated Relationship Between Testosterone and Muscle Growth

It's not the levels of testosterone that men have that matters, but rather how sensitive they are to the hormone.
Christian Finn
11.26.18
Phys Ed

Your Pre-Workout Supplements Might Contain Some Shady Ingredients

“Many claims on supplement labels are usually, if not always, based on exaggerated research findings."
K. Aleisha Fetters
10.19.18
body

Does Red Yeast Rice Actually Help Lower Cholesterol?

While some people can lower their cholesterol on red yeast rice, for others, their cholesterol actually goes up a bit.
Colleen de Bellefonds
8.30.18
You're Smarter Than That

The Man Who Sold America on Vitamin D—and Profited in the Process

The doctor most responsible for turning the sunshine supplement into a billion-dollar juggernaut has received hundreds of thousands of dollars from the vitamin D industry, according to government records and interviews.
Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health News
8.20.18
mental health

Everything You Should Know Before Trying St. John's Wort for Depression

Psychiatrists tells us the risks and benefits of the most popular alternative to antidepressants.
Meryl Davids Landau
8.13.18
Eat This

Fish Oil Supplements Harm the Ocean and They May Not Even Be That Good for You

The fish oil industry could lead to the collapse of certain species and we can’t even prove omega-3 supplements are as beneficial as we think they are.
Lauren Rothman
8.6.18
mental health

I Had My First Panic Attack Right After I Took St. John's Wort

Panic attacks were listed as both a symptom that the supplement alleviates and a potential side effect—almost as ironic as suicidal thoughts as a side effect of an antidepressant.
Richard Greenhill
6.29.18
depression

Everything You Need to Know About Using SAMe for Depression

If you tried SAMe in recent years and didn’t get results, you might want to try again with a higher-quality, properly-packaged brand.
Meryl Davids Landau
6.29.18
CBD

Can I Give My Dog CBD?

We looked into the benefits and the risks of giving your pet a dose of the cannabis compound for seizures, pain, anxiety, and more.
Dana Smith
6.21.18
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