Category: Herbs & Supplements

Melatonin poisonings in children are increasing

Melatonin use is increasing, and accelerated during the pandemic. Overdoses are also increasing in children, and in rare cases are linked to serious harms.

/ July 7, 2022

Questions about DNA Barcoding

The author of a 2013 paper on supplement quality is now facing serious allegations of scientific misconduct.

/ June 23, 2022

How Safe is CBD?

CBD is a drug, but sold as both a drug and herbal supplement. What does the current evidence say about its safety?

/ June 15, 2022
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Garlic, the fragrant panacea

Garlic supplements are claimed to treat and cure nearly every disease. What does the evidence say?

/ June 9, 2022

Columbia University finally cuts ties with America’s Quack Dr. Oz

Decades after Dr. Oz pioneered "integrating" quackery into medicine and after many years of promoting diet scams and quackery on a nationally syndicated daily television show, Columbia University appears finally to have had enough and has quietly downgraded his status. What took so long?

/ May 2, 2022

Does marshmallow root tea have medicinal benefits?

Many medicinal benefits are attributed to marshmallow root. What does the evidence actually say?

/ April 14, 2022

The World’s First Productivity Drink

Magic Mind claims to be the world's first productivity drink. There's no supporting evidence.

/ April 12, 2022

Nugenix Total T

Nugenix Total T is one of many so-called testosterone boosters on the market. Vague claims, insufficient evidence.

/ April 5, 2022

Vitamin D for the prevention of COVID-19: A randomized controlled trial

A large clinical trial shows vitamin D supplementation had no effect on COVID-19.

/ March 31, 2022

Death by Aromatherapy

An aromatherapy room spray was contaminated with bacteria that caused melioidosis, resulting in deaths and serious sequelae. Buyers were misled.

/ March 22, 2022