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Supplement Reviews - Page 3

B12, B6, B9
May 3, 2018

B Vitamin Supplements and Cancer risk: How to Make Smart Decisions

You might have come across some articles discussing an association between B vitamins and an increased cancer risk. Given how fundamental B vitamins are to some of our major focus… Read More

niacin heart health
April 16, 2018

Is Niacin heart healthy? Probably, but it depends on who you ask

For a time, Niacin, or Vitamin B3, when used in conjunction with statin therapy, was the only supplement approved by the FDA to prevent heart attacks. This stamp of approval… Read More

Ashwagandha health benefits
April 12, 2018

The power of adaptogens: 7 great ashwagandha benefits

Ashwagandha root is an important herb in Ayurvedic medicine, where it has been used for around 3,000 years to support the body’s resilience in the face of stress. The botanical… Read More

Vitamin C supplements high quality Vitamin C
March 28, 2018

Not all Vitamin C is created equal

Vitamin C is a “scavenger antioxidant,” meaning its job is to mop up free radicals circulating in the body. This, in turn, helps to protect cells against oxidative damage. We… Read More

March 28, 2018

Do glucosamine supplements work? My experience after 6 months

Glucosamine supplements have long been the talk of the running community. I’ve gone on and off of glucosamine and chondroitin supplements over the past six years I’ve been a runner… Read More

Vegan diet nutrient deficiency
March 22, 2018

The Vegan Guide to Dietary Supplements: B12, Iron and More

Attracted to its low environmental impact and potential health benefits, more and more people are beginning to follow a vegan diet and lifestyle. Just a few months ago, John experimented… Read More

Vitamin B12 Shots
February 27, 2018

My experience with Vitamin B12 shots

I was hesitant for this rite of passage. In what sort of world did a newer team member of a company get a shot of B vitamins injected into their… Read More

January 13, 2018

Boosting Serotonin with Food and Supplements: What you Need to Know

We’ve all heard of serotonin, the “feel good” neurotransmitter that regulates sleep, mood, and sex drive. And because of its role in an overall sense of wellbeing, serotonin maintains a… Read More

Zinc Supplements Benefits Side Efffects
January 11, 2018

Zinc has many health benefits, but don’t overdo it

We’ve all been there. I first discovered the health benefits of zinc supplements two years during the holidays. A few weeks into the craziness of Christmas parties and year end… Read More

December 7, 2017

Probiotics Can Reduce Stress and Improve Mood. Here’s Why

Nootropics (supplements that increase cognitive ability) are all the rage these days, especially in Silicon Valley where nootropic supplements (and pharmaceuticals) are often taken as performance enhancers. I’ve already written… Read More

Gut Microbiome
November 20, 2017

How our gut bacteria can fight tumor growth

The average adult gut extends over 20 feet and is the home of over a thousand different bacteria species, all with specific roles to play in digestion. In fact, science… Read More

October 24, 2017

My experience with L-Tyrosine: dosage, benefits, and perks

In this post, my first on the Gene Food blog, I get into why I felt so good when I took the amino acid, L-tyrosine. I knew from digging into… Read More

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