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Wednesday, 23 October 2013 00:00 Published in Vitamins and Supplements

vitamins and mineralsThere are thousands of supplements being touted as great for your health, but which supplements actually work and  provide a good return on the investment? Learn from the nutrition, supplement and health experts at which supplements can really provide a value and make a difference in your everyday and overall health.

Thursday, 29 August 2013 00:00 Published in Vitamins and Supplements

vitamin D Rip-offVitamin D Scam?

The bottles of vitamin D on drugstore shelves may not contain nearly as much actual active vitamin as they say they do and may contain as little as 9% of the vitamin D promised on the label, according to research released today by Kaiser Permanente.

Tuesday, 13 August 2013 00:00 Published in Vitamins and Supplements

supplements toxcityWhile many consumers are aware that cetain medcines like acetaminophen (Tylenol) and other medicines can cause liver failure, there needs to be greater awareness of the dangers of certain popular herbal and dietary supplements which can can also cause liver damage, according to Steven Scaglione, MD, hepatology, Loyola University Health System (LUHS) and the Stritch School of Medicine (SSOM). “Kava, comfrey, valerian, vitamin A, niacin and even green tea, when consumed in high doses, have been linked to liver disease.”

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