Supplements have gone beyond a multivitamin or iron capsule. Today, they come in various forms: From sophisticated combinations — vitamin D3 with K2, K1, MK7, MK4, for instance, to ‘heritage’ Ayurveda powders: Ashwagandha, milk thistle. Or companies sell them in the form of health drinks and protein shakes.
Researchers have found that consumption of dietary supplements for weight loss, muscle building and energy leads to death, disability and hospitalization in kids and young adults, compared to vitamins.
Best supplements for eyes: When it comes to looking after your eyes, certain nutrients have a particular affinity with eye health. Which vitamins and minerals, available in supplement form, can help boost vision?
The story of a man who ended up needing a liver transplant after taking green tea capsules has brought the topic of dietary supplements back into the news. What are some of the dangers of supplements and what are the health benefits?
Best supplements to avoid cold and flu this winter: Wrapping up warm, drinking plenty of water and getting good sleep are all ways of building up immunity, but sometimes your body needs a helping hand to keep you feeling strong. One way to do this is to give your body the right nutrients.
Vitamin D supplements aren't what they are cracked up to be when it comes to improving bone health and preventing breaks. So said a new study that looked at data from 81 controlled trials that involved more than 53,000 people, CNN reported.
Omega-3 fatty acid supplements taken orally proved no better than placebo at relieving symptoms or signs of dry eye, according to the findings of a well-controlled trial funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health.
Plenty of dietary supplements claim to help you get in shape or lose weight, but do they really work? Several new resources from the National Institutes of Health summarize what is known about the safety and effectiveness of popular supplement ingredients.