What are Botanical Dietary Supplements?
Botanical supplements, like herbs, may have medicinal properties, but they're sold and regulated as dietary supplements.
What is Raspberry Ketone?
Raspberry ketone is supposed to help you lose weight. Real raspberry ketone is difficult to find and most of the products you buy contain artificial raspberry ketone.
Calcium and Vitamin D Recommendations
In 2011, the Institute of Medicine's updated their recommendations for calcium and vitamin D. Here's the latest information.
Basic Nutrition: 10 Quick Facts About Vitamin A
Vitamin A is found in both plant and animal sources of foods. Learn more about it.
Basic Nutrition: Ten Quick Facts About Vitamin D
Vitamin D includes a group of compounds that your body needs for strong bones and a healthy immune system. Here's what you need to know.
Basic Nutrition: 10 Facts About Vitamin C
Vitamin C is one of the water-soluble vitamins. Here are ten things you should know about vitamin C.
Basic Nutrition: 10 Facts About Magnesium
Magnesium is essential for a large number of biochemical reactions to occur. Here are ten things you should know.
Which Form of Vitamin D is Better, D2 or D3?
Cholecalciferol (D3) and ergocalciferol (D2) are two natural forms of vitamin D and both can be used in dietary supplements. Learn more about the two forms and find out if it matters which one you take.
Basic Nutrition: 10 Facts About Vitamin E
Vitamin E refers to a group of fat-soluble vitamins called tocopherols. Learn more.
Tolerable Upper Intake Levels for Major Minerals
Minerals can cause problems if taken in excess for prolonged periods of time. Here are the safe upper limits for major mineral intake.
Tolerable Upper Intake Levels for Fat-Soluble Vitamins
Vitamin supplements can cause problems if taken in excess. Here's a list of the fat-soluble vitamins and dosages that are known to be safe.
Will Taking Hoodia Help Me Lose Weight?
Hoodia is a dietary supplement that may aid in weight loss. Find out how much it helps and if it's worth the expense.
Basic Nutrition: Prebiotics and Probiotics
Probiotics are friendly bacteria that can improve the health of your digestive system. Prebiotics are basically the food that feeds them. Learn about the benefits of prebiotics and probiotics.
Calcium and Vitamin D May Not Prevent Fractures
Calcium and vitamin D supplements are often prescribed for keeping bones strong, but it takes more than that. Find out what else you need to do to prevent fractures.
Product Review: Greens First
There are many "green" drinks on the market and Greens First is my favorite. Learn more about this drink and how to used it to get more antioxidants.
Basic Nutrition: Carnitine
You don't need to eat foods that contain carnitine or take carnitine supplements because your body makes enough for normal energy production. Learn more about carnitine.
Basic Nutrition: 10 Facts About Vitamin B-12
Vitamin B-12, or cobalamin, is one of the B-complex vitamins. Unlike the other B vitamins, you can only get B-12 from foods of animal origin.
Basic Nutrition: 10 Facts You Should Know About Calcium
Calcium is a dietary mineral and the most popular dietary suppelments. Here are ten things you should know about calcium