Latest Evidence in Supplements

According to a recent report, the global dietary supplements market is expected to reach USD 278 billion dollars by 2024. Some supplements are claimed to have benefits that haven’t been validated by research. Others are claimed to have benefits that haven’t even been studied. Some really are validated by research as being worthwhile for certain people in certain situations.

The question is: Which are which? This section contains research reviews for popular supplements, and answers to the most common health claims made about them.

Do MCT Oils Have Proven Benefits? 42 Studies Reviewed
Michele Berman M.D.

My introduction to MCT oil happened many decades ago (I won’t say how many) when I was a pediatrics resident doing my neonatal ICU rotation. MCT oil was used as part of the nutrition for the tiny premature babies who needed to gain weight. Since their digestive system...

Does Passion Flower or Its Extract Have Health Benefits?
Dr Merry FRCPI PhD

Introduction Passion flower might just sound like the type of flower to send your loved one on Valentine's Day - but it's not that kind of passion flower. It actually got its name from Christian missionaries who drew parallels between the flower and the 'passion' or...