Supplement Reviews

Best Fish Oil Supplements
August 29, 2017

Most fish oil is garbage. Here’s what to do about it

The supplement world can be a tricky place to navigate. You want to do the right thing for your health, but who can you trust? The fact is that many… Read More

Curcumin Supplements
August 14, 2017

Curcumin supplements: how to choose a bioavailable formula

If you’re interested in health and nutrition, you’ve probably heard a good bit about Curcumin as of late, and for good reason. Curcumin is a supplement that has shown some… Read More

High Homocysteine Levels
August 10, 2017

7 genes linked to high homocysteine levels and what to do about them

Homocysteine is a vital molecule required for numerous processes within the cells of our body to ensure good health. However, as with much in life, sometimes you can have too… Read More

Berberine Supplement
July 27, 2017

Micro-dosing berberine: good idea? bad idea?

I’ve been “micro-dosing” berberine, usually around 150-200mg a day for a few days. The smaller dose (most supplements come in 500mg pills) came after I experienced side effects from higher… Read More

July 24, 2017

Coconut oil: good for some, bad for others?

Updated July 27th, 2017 Must the Coconut Oil discussion be one size fits all? Intro by John. Hello everyone. Aaron and I decided to write this post in response to… Read More

July 24, 2017

Are Curcumin’s health benefits proven by human studies?

Curcumin is the darling of the supplement world, but many of the studies touting its benefits are based on animal studies. While there is nothing wrong with citing animal studies,… Read More

B12, B6, B9
June 21, 2017

A big blog post on Acetyl-L-Carnitine: benefits and side effects

Acetyl-L-Carnitine (ALCAR) is the acetylated form of the amino acid L-carnitine (LC), which means ALCAR is L-carnitine tagged with an acetyl molecule. Whilst both forms can be used as a… Read More

saccharomyces boulardii
March 9, 2017

Saccharomyces boulardii: the antibiotic resistant probiotic

Science Grade: Like many people, I came across Saccharomyces boulardii (S. boulardii) while I was forced to take a course of antibiotics. As I began to do my research, I realized that… Read More

MCT oil side effects
July 21, 2016

My Experience With MCT Oil: Benefits vs. Side Effects

I originally wrote this post to highlight side effects of MCT oil that weren’t frequently discussed in other forums. Reading this post will give you all of that information, as… Read More

glutathione dosage
May 25, 2016

Glutathione supplements: everything you need to know

A couple years ago now, I attended the Institute for Functional Medicine annual conference in San Diego, close to where I used to live in La Jolla. One of the… Read More

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