Sorting out omega-3 supplements

Omega-3 fatty acids are one of the most — if not the most — popular supplements on the market.  They come in different brands and different doses and different forms.  It can get confusing.  If you’re taking one, how did you choose it?  Full disclosure: I’ve been taking omega-3 for many years, and sometimes I’m […]

Multiples don’t prevent heart disease

Duh, who thought they did? When it comes to nutrition, nothing makes me crazier than the idea that supplements have some sort of drug-like function.  I know it’s tempting to believe that you can cure yourself of all kinds of dire diseases by taking more of some nutrient, as if supplements are Drugs Lite.  No […]

Should I Take A Supplement?             

Because I’m a dietetic intern, people are constantly asking me for advice. Anybody who hears that I’m in the nutrition field, whether it be on the train, in a grocery store, or that one uncle you talk to once a decade at Thanksgiving dinner, has some sort of question about nutrition. Some of those frequently […]

Walk Talk Nutrition: supplements Play in new window | Download (Duration: 9:16 — 4.2MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSSafe? Necessary? Effective? With more than half of US adults taking supplements, we thought this $26 billion industry deserved some professional scrutiny.  There are over 54,000 dietary supplements on the market, and contrary to popular belief, they are not […]

Myth Busters: Tart Cherry Juice

Warning: In an effort to promote full disclosure, the author admits that this post was inspired by her own love of cherries and her realization that the product was initially developed at her alma mater, Cornell University. While she has attempted to approach the topic from a professional, unbiased angle, traces of summer-induced cherry love […]

Making Smart Supplement Purchases

It seems like some supplement or another is always garnering bad press in the sports nutrition world, and one of the recent culprits is dimethylamylamine, or DMAA for short. It’s a stimulant that’s marketed for weight loss, athletic performance, and muscle enhancement, but it’s illegal in the US and has been implicated in several deaths […]

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