Jojoba

Promoted for weight loss, jojoba (pronounced ho-HO-bah) is an ingredient in dietary supplements that go by such names as Projoba Slim and Jojoba Diet....

Ginger: A Folk Remedy Put to the Test

Used in cooking and herbal medicine around the world, ginger is the rhizome (underground stem) of Zingiber officinale, which grows in warm climates. It...

Liver Damage from Dietary Supplements

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5 Dietary Supplements for Headaches

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Folic Acid Recommendation for Women

All women who may become pregnant should take a daily supplement of 400 to 800 micrograms of folic acid, not just those who are...

Glucosamine for Arthritis: Yes, No, Maybe?

Millions of people with osteoarthritis take glucosamine, often with chondroitin sulfate, making these two of the top-selling dietary supplements. Produced in the human body,...

Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA)

Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) refers to a group of fatty acids formed from the polyunsaturated fat linoleic acid and naturally found in meat and...

Kava-Kava

Kava-kava (also simply called kava) has a long history of medici­nal and ceremonial use on the islands of the South Pacific, where this mildly...

Huperzine A

This supplement is made from a Chinese moss, Huperzia serrata, and has been tested in China for use in treating dementia, including Alzheimer's disease....

Goji Berry (Wolfberry)

Wolfberries, from the Lycium plant family, have been consumed for centuries in Asia, suppos­edly to promote good eyesight, agility, and longevity, among other benefits....

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