Phys Ed

Your Pre-Workout Supplements Might Contain Some Shady Ingredients

“Many claims on supplement labels are usually, if not always, based on exaggerated research findings."
K. Aleisha Fetters

Does Red Yeast Rice Actually Help Lower Cholesterol?

While some people can lower their cholesterol on red yeast rice, for others, their cholesterol actually goes up a bit.
Colleen de Bellefonds
You're Smarter Than That

The Man Who Sold America on Vitamin D—and Profited in the Process

The doctor most responsible for turning the sunshine supplement into a billion-dollar juggernaut has received hundreds of thousands of dollars from the vitamin D industry, according to government records and interviews.
Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health News
mental health

Everything You Should Know Before Trying St. John's Wort for Depression

Psychiatrists tells us the risks and benefits of the most popular alternative to antidepressants.
Meryl Davids Landau
Eat This

Fish Oil Supplements Harm the Ocean and They May Not Even Be That Good for You

The fish oil industry could lead to the collapse of certain species and we can’t even prove omega-3 supplements are as beneficial as we think they are.
Lauren Rothman
mental health

I Had My First Panic Attack Right After I Took St. John's Wort

Panic attacks were listed as both a symptom that the supplement alleviates and a potential side effect—almost as ironic as suicidal thoughts as a side effect of an antidepressant.
Richard Greenhill

Everything You Need to Know About Using SAMe for Depression

If you tried SAMe in recent years and didn’t get results, you might want to try again with a higher-quality, properly-packaged brand.
Meryl Davids Landau

Can I Give My Dog CBD?

We looked into the benefits and the risks of giving your pet a dose of the cannabis compound for seizures, pain, anxiety, and more.
Dana Smith
Phys Ed

What to Know About Taking Bodybuilding Supplements

Hardcore muscle-building powders are poorly studied and could contain risky hormones or steroids.
K. Aleisha Fetters

Six Fitness Myths People Swear By That Aren't True

Even at my fittest, I never had a body that I felt was commensurate with the amount of effort I was putting in.
Grant Stoddard
Phys Ed

Ten Types of Creatine and What They Do

When did creatine get so complicated?
Nick English
Asking for a friend

What Happens if I Spend All My Time in Artificial Light?

Nearly half of adults are so short on rays that they're deficient in vitamin D.
Kristen Dold