Supplements

Supplements

On Antibiotics? Don’t Reach for Probiotics Just Yet

Yes, antibiotics upset the good bacteria in your digestive system, but restoring a healthy gut microbiome may require a different strategy.

Supplements

Probiotics Can Cause Brain Fog

If you have cognitive issues along with GI symptoms, this otherwise helpful supplement could be upsetting gut health.

Supplements

Can Dietary Supplements Affect Blood Pressure?

Herbal supplements can raise or lower your blood pressure. To be safe, learn which supplements do what…

Herbs

Turmeric vs. Curcumin—Which Is Better for Your Health?

Turmeric and its active ingredient curcumin have similar—and their own—health benefits. Here’s the best way to get the most benefit from each.

Supplements

Gummy Vitamins: Any Better Than Candy?

Gummy supplements aren’t all they’re supposed to be. Here’s what you need to know before adding them to your daily routine.

Herbs

Long Plane Ride or Car Ride? This Supplement May Save Your Life.

Taking this herbal supplement a few days before a long flight or car trip can help prevent leg swelling—or worse.

Nature Doc's Patient Diary

Strange Symptoms: Suddenly Spacey, Tired…and Odd-Smelling

This Bay-Area Buddhist lived a simple, clean life, but suddenly became quite ill when she started drinking an “innocuous” Chinese herbal tea.

Supplements

The Truth About Collagen Supplements

Collagen supplements are highly hyped. Here’s the truth about what they can—and can’t—do for your skin and joints.

Herbs

Stinging Nettle Nixes Allergies and More

This powerful herb has an odd-sounding name, but it works wonders against allergies, cough and other troubling symptoms...

Supplements

Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Supplement Interactions?

If you take a dietary supplement, it’s crucial to understand how it can interact with certain drugs and other supplements. Test your knowledge here…

Supplements

The 4 Best Supplements You’ve Never Heard Of

Vitamins C and D and a few other supplements are on most people's radar. Here are ones you probably don't know about but may want to try...

Vitamins & Minerals

There’s a Right Way (and a Wrong Way) to Take Your Supplements

Use our checklist to see how well you’re doing. If you take one or more dietary supplements, you may assume…

Vitamins & Minerals

6 Common Mistakes When Taking Vitamins

Many of us take vitamins and other nutritional supplements. In fact, researchers from Harvard analyzed data from nearly 125,000 middle-aged…

Vitamins & Minerals

Immune Boosting Supplements

Vitamin C is crucial, but Dr. Rubman recommends getting more of this vitamin through a healthy diet, not simply relying on a pill.

Vitamins & Minerals

Your Daily Vitamin Regimen

In addition to a broad-spectrum vitamin and mineral supplement, people should also take multi B vitamins, calcium and magnesium supplements.