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BioSil: Can it Really Help Thicken Your Hair and Nails?

8 Mar 2019

The ads for BioSil look and sound like every other supplement ad. There are bold claims like “promotes unbreakable nails” (I’m pretty sure that’s impossible); references to science like “molecular...

Prevagen For Mental Clarity?

14 Jan 2019

Wouldn’t we all like to have healthy brain function, a sharper mind and clearer thinking? Of course w,e would. And a dietary supplement called Prevagen promises to deliver the goods, at least...

The Right Chemistry: What is "Liquid Oxygen"?

2 Aug 2018

Video of Dr. Joe Schwarcz discusses 'Liquid Oxygen'

Can You Prevent Your Next Hangover By Using Cheers (Thrive+)?

28 Jun 2018

Update: The product is now called Cheers. The company behind it is offering podcast sponsorship deals, so you may hear about it quite a bit.

Want to Stop Aging? Mind your Telomeres.

20 Mar 2017

If you want to lengthen your life, you need to lengthen your telomeres. That’s the message from the marketers of a pricey dietary supplement called TA-65. How pricey? Try up to $4000 for a six...

Instaflex for joint pain?

20 Mar 2017

I had a question about Instaflex, a widely advertised supplement for arthritic joints that contains a variety of ingredients each of which has potential antinflammatory properties. Although this...

Green Tea Extracts and Liver Disease

20 Mar 2017

I think we are safe in saying that green tea doesn’t make taste buds frolic. So why do people drink it? The same reason for which the Chinese have been consuming it for millennia. Its supposed...

You Asked: Nutritional yeast and adverse reactions?

20 Mar 2017

Had a question from a gentleman with a history of bloating after meals. He had a particularly bad episode after a dinner that included chicken Florentine soup and he wondered whether the ...

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