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
This Week in Science

Your Choices Can Be Seen in Your Brain Before You’re Conscious of Them

This week in science: taking nutritional supplements can't prevent depression, a video of a droplet doing something you've never seen water do, and researchers predicted people’s choices before they made them.
Shayla Love

I Shot Minerals Into My Arm to See if I’d Feel Less Exhausted

I didn't investigate the science behind them before showing up so I could keep an open mind and benefit from any placebo effect.
Grant Stoddard
Eat This

This Is What Happens to Your Body When You Give Up Meat

The more subtle effects of going vegetarian.
Grant Stoddard
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
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What Happens if I Spend All My Time in Artificial Light?

Nearly half of adults are so short on rays that they're deficient in vitamin D.
Kristen Dold
Eat This

Is Eating Breakfast Good for Losing Weight?

An age-old question, answered.
Joanne Spataro

You Can Now Build a Nootropic Stack for Your Dog

Birdnip says it wants to “help our best friends unlock even more of their magnificent potential.”
Kaleigh Rogers
You're Smarter Than That

Stop Kidding Yourself by Taking Gummy Vitamins

They pale in comparison to regular tablets.
David Schardt
good scams

Vitamin Thief Keeps Replacing Pills With Dry Pasta

A superfood formula of straight carbs.
Susan Rinkunas
The Fine Print

The Stuff Legally Allowed in Your Bottle of Supplements is Alarming as Hell

"People don't want prescription medicine, but they'll take an unregulated substance that is misrepresented with bad labeling."
Alexander Daoud
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How Bad is it to Binge on Gummy Vitamins?

There's calcium in there, so maybe ten or twelve extra can't hurt.
Katherine Richter