Low Vitamin D: Cause of Disease, or Effect?

Though observational studies have linked low blood levels of vitamin D to a wide variety of diseases and conditions, it is very possible that...

Vitamin D Supplements 101

Vitamin D (typically D3) is found in multivitamin/mineral formulations and is also sold as a single supplement or combined with calcium. Until recently most...

Vitamin D Research: A Round-Up

Vitamin D has certainly kept a lot of researchers busy, as seen by the plethora of research published in recent years. Observational studies: generating hypotheses The...

Taking Vitamin D? Eat Some Fat

If you take a vitamin D supplement, consume it with a meal that contains some fat. In a study published in February 2015 in...

Folic Acid and B12 Don’t Prevent Cognitive Decline

Don’t take folic acid and vitamin B12 supplements in hopes of preventing age-related mental decline or dementia. Some early research suggested that these B...

Whole Foods vs. Liquid Lunches

Trying to lose weight? Gain weight? Build muscle? Boost energy? And you have no time to eat a proper meal? If you believe the...

High-Dose Vitamin C and E: Athletes Beware

High doses of vitamins C and E may actually reduce the beneficial training effects of exercise. In a Norwegian study of 54 people in their...

Selenium & Vitamin E

Over the years many men have taken the mineral selenium and/or vitamin E in the belief that these supplements may help prevent prostate cancer...

Should You Still Take That Multi?

Daily multivitamin/mineral pills are the most popular supplements in the U.S. Ask people why they take them, and most will say it’s to make...

Does a Multi Make Sense?

Despite the lack of evidence supporting the use of multis for the general population, there are some groups for whom a basic multi (supplying...

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