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.

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

October 1, 2019

The Best BCAA Supplements for Athletes

In my post in the benefits and risks of BCAA supplements, I did a deep dive into why some people swear by BCAA supplements and also highlighted the potential risks… Read More

June 19, 2019

Why I micro-dose fish oil supplements

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

May 21, 2019

From Sleep to Stress – The Health Benefits of CBD Can No Longer be Ignored

It seems like CBD is everywhere these days. Case in point: fast food chain Carl’s Jr. just announced it plans to test a burger with CBD-infused sauce in Colorado. CBD… 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

March 14, 2019

Yes, multivitamins can work (but careful which brand you choose)

The supplement industry in the U.S. is a 12 billion dollar behemoth, which means most of us take some kind of dietary supplement, or at least know friends who do…. Read More

March 12, 2019

Adventures in Urinary PH: is the Alkaline Diet Scientifically Valid?

Yes, you read that right, I am regularly measuring the PH of my urine using special test strips. I pee into a cup, dip in a PH strip and then… Read More

NAC benefits
January 24, 2019

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

Since the likelihood is that you’re skimming this article on your phone, about to head back to Instagram or a dating app, I am going to lead off with a… 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

MTHFR and pregnancy: Is it OK to take folic acid?

Folate (vitamin B9) is an essential nutrient required for DNA replication, amino acid synthesis, and a range of enzymatic processes in the body. As such, it’s no surprise that we… Read More

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