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Supplement Reviews

The supplement world can be a murky place. Our supplement reviews are aimed at parsing the scientific evidence and helping consumers decide whether to consider adding a new supplement to their regimen, as well as the best quality brands on the market. From MCT oil, to fish oil, to curcumin, to the best supplements for runners, we discuss common supplement side effects, as well as the proven benefits.

May 13, 2020

My Experience With Melatonin for Sleep: Benefits vs. Side Effects

When I am sleeping poorly, I turn to exercise, meditation, stress reduction, and yes, a handful of supplements I’ve found have value for a deeper, better night’s sleep. Melatonin is… Read More

April 23, 2020

Can Vitamin D Protect the Lungs From Severe Respiratory Infections Like COVID-19?

Like it or not, the novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”) is on everyone’s mind and it’s likely to stay that way for the foreseeable future. Unfortunately, COVID-19 has become such a ubiquitous… Read More

April 3, 2020

Sun Derived Vitamin D vs. Supplements: Is There any Difference?

Many of us are interested in the crucial role vitamin D plays in strengthening the immune system. We want to make sure we are getting the Vitamin D we need…. Read More

Vitamin B12 Shots
January 22, 2020

Do Vitamin B12 Shots Have Benefits?

When I first became interested in health and wellness, I found tremendous benefit from B vitamin shots, which at the clinic I went to in La Jolla were a cocktail… Read More

best MCT oil for ketosis
November 6, 2019

What is the Best MCT Oil for Ketosis?

John and Aaron have spilled a lot of digital ink on the topics of ketosis, coconut oil, and MCT oil on the site and even dedicated the first episode of… Read More

June 19, 2019

Micro-Dosing Fish Oil to Keep Omega 3:6 Ratio in Check

Fish oil supplements are a controversial topic. As we touch on in our fish oil buying guide, many fish oil supplements contain rancid and damaged fats and the content of… Read More

April 26, 2019

The 11 Best Natural Antihistamine Supplements to Get You Through Allergy Season

I have written previously on the blog about my battle with histamine intolerance and the protocols I used to “right the ship.” That post became quite unruly at 5,000+ words,… Read More

NAC benefits
January 24, 2019

My experience supplementing with NAC: benefits, side effects, potential risks

Let’s start with an attention grabbing fact about NAC. N-Acetylcysteine, or NAC for short, is one of a handful of dietary supplements that is also used quite frequently in hospital… Read More

Are supplements healthy?
December 17, 2018

Are your supplements making you sick?

Sacrilege, right? Supplements are healthy! They provide us with the important micronutrients our bodies need, but can’t always get from the mineral depleted foods of the modern farming system. They… Read More

vegan protein powder with banana
September 4, 2018

Looking for more plant protein? We rate the best Vegan protein powders

Many of you have seen the new Vegan documentary on the plant based block, called The Game Changers. The movie follows high performance athletes who are 100% plant based, including… Read More

August 27, 2018

Genetic testing for kids: which genes matter most?

In many countries, it is standard practice to test every newborn for numerous genetic disorders. Using blood samples from a heel prick taken in the first 48 hours of life,… Read More

August 14, 2018

Folic acid supplements and pregnancy: what you need to know

If you’re trying to get pregnant, a good folate intake is essential. Why? Because we need more folate during times of rapid growth and development, such as in pregnancy. If… Read More

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