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 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....

Huperzine A: 3 Common Claims Unsupported By Science
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15 SECOND SUMMARY: Huperzine A (HupA) is a compound extracted from Chinese club moss. It inhibits an enzyme that degrades the learning neurotransmitter acetylcholine – meaning that HupA may increase memory and cognitive function. Huperzine A has been trialled as a...

The Truth About Activated Charcoal: 159 Studies Reviewed
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15 Second Summary Activated Charcoal has been used in hospitals for decades as the ‘universal antidote’ for drug overdoses and acute poisonings, however, over the years there have been many claims that it also has other health benefits, such as; removing every day...