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Resveratrol supplements have been popular since 2006, when studies in animals showed “life-extending” and “endurance-enhancing” effects. Similar evidence doesn’t exist for people, which is the reason there are few posts about it on this site.
The New York Times reports, “Nearly all herbal dietary supplements tested in a Congressional investigation contained trace amounts of lead and other contaminants, and 16 of the 40 supplements tested contained pesticide residue that exceeded legal limits.
CoQ10 and its activated form, ubiquinol, are popular supplements for treating or preventing a range of conditions including congestive heart failure, migraine headache, high blood pressure, and Parkinson’s disease — although none of the evidence is conclusive.
First: There’s a good chance that the contents of the supplement you buy are likely to be less than what’s listed on the label. (more…)
Milk thistle is sometimes taken as a natural treatment for liver problems.
Unfortunately, most milk thistle supplements contain less than the labeled amount of silymarin. (more…)
Before you do, consider these quotes. (more…)
Just 1 of 39 coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) (ubiquinol) supplements tested contained levels lower than listed on the label.
But large variations in dose and forms may confuse consumers, according to ConsumerLab in their latest report. (more…)