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.

Does Milk Thistle Have Benefits? Top 14 Studies Reviewed
Dr Merry FRCPI PhD

Introduction The herbal industry is a multi-billion dollar industry. Milk thistle extract consistently ranks as one of the most widely used herbal remedies. Milk thistle is probably best known for its alleged role in liver health, but is also promoted for diabetes,...

Do Biotin Supplements Have Benefits? The Research Reviewed
Dr Merry FRCPI PhD

Introduction Did you know that there are over 100,00 posts on Instagram for the #biotin? Biotin is claimed to promote healthy hair, strong nails and glowing youthful skin. It is also touted as a cure-all for brain, heart and endocrine health. The impulsive side of me...

Does Collagen Have Health Benefits? The Evidence Reviewed
Dr Merry FRCPI PhD

Introduction As a vegetarian, I sometimes wonder if I am missing out on health benefits enjoyed by my meat eating friends . Take bone broth as an example. There are 230,000 Instagram posts for the hashtag #bone broth. That’s a whole lot of bone broth. I am often...