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.

Can Melatonin Really Lower Your Risk Of Prostate Cancer?
Dr Merry FRCPI PhD

Claim Melatonin Can Lower Your Risk Of Prostate Cancer. Verdict Research does not support the claim that melatonin helps lower the risk of prostate cancer. Origin Melatonin is a hormone secreted by the pineal gland in a circadian rhythm. Melatonin exhibits some...

Does Strontium Really Reduce Risk of Vertebral Fractures?
Dr Merry FRCPI PhD

Claim Strontium Reduces Risk of Vertebral Fractures. Verdict Studies show that strontium ranelate leads to early and sustained reductions in the risk of vertebral fractures in post-menopausal women but may be associated with neurological or vascular side effects....