Mayo Clinic Q&A: Dietary Supplements Useful in Some Situations, but Also Can Be Harmful

Mayo Clinic Q&A: Dietary Supplements Useful in Some Situations, but Also Can Be Harmful

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Why does my doctor want to know what supplements I’m taking, even if I don’t have any…

Spotlight on Supplements: Cinnamon

Spotlight on Supplements: Cinnamon

You undoubtedly know the familiar aroma and flavor of cinnamon. This popular spice is used in cuisines around the world…

Spotlight on Supplements: Alpha-Lipoic Acid (ALA)

Spotlight on Supplements: Alpha-Lipoic Acid (ALA)

Lipoic acid, often called alpha-lipoic acid or a-lipoic acid (ALA), is a naturally occurring compound that is synthesized by plants,…

The Role of Zinc; Is Gum Safe for my Teeth?

The Role of Zinc; Is Gum Safe for my Teeth?

Q: What role does zinc play in the body? A: Zinc is an essential nutrient (meaning that your body can’t…

Beware Crooked Contact Tracers, Covid-19 Fraud

Beware Crooked Contact Tracers, Covid-19 Fraud

As the Covid-19 pandemic spreads to communities throughout the U.S., the epidemic of coronavirus-related fraud continues unabated. What to watch…

Ask the Harvard Experts: For Some, Marine Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplements Can Reduce Risk of Heart Attack

Ask the Harvard Experts: For Some, Marine Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplements Can Reduce Risk of Heart Attack

Q: In general, I eat a well-balanced diet and consider myself to be healthy. Should I be taking a daily…

Sources of Vitamin E (and How to Make Sure Your Body Can Use It)

Sources of Vitamin E (and How to Make Sure Your Body Can Use It)

Vitamin E is an antioxidant essential for the nervous, cardiovascular, reproductive, musculoskeletal and other systems to work properly. It may…

Spotlight on Supplements: St. John’s Wort

Spotlight on Supplements: St. John’s Wort

St. John’s wort is a widely known, non-prescription dietary supplement with use dating back to ancient Greece Overview St. John’s…

Does Your Child Really Need Supplements?

Does Your Child Really Need Supplements?

About a third of children and adolescents take dietary supplements. Parents should be cautious though, some physicians warn, because some…

Whole foods generally a better source of vitamins than supplements

Whole foods generally a better source of vitamins than supplements

Mayo Clinic Q&A By Brent Bauer, M.D. DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I’ve read that the antioxidant vitamin E provides a lot…

Putting Vitamins to the Test

Putting Vitamins to the Test

Recent studies dismiss vitamin supplements’ worthiness, but experts find the data bloated with generalities By Donna Shryer With an emphatic whack…