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The Herbal Supplement That Could Poison You

A new study shows that annual kratom-related calls to U.S. Poison Control Centers for adverse effects skyrocketed from 13 in 2011 to 682 in 2017.

By Diane Domina

FDA Steps Up Efforts to Regulate Dietary Supplements

The FDA ust announced the most significant change in dietary supplement regulation since the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act more than 25 years ago.

By Diane Domina

Vitamin D May Lower Diabetes Risk

Results of a study suggest vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin, improves insulin sensitivity, lowers glucose levels, and reduces type 2 diabetes risk.

By Diane Domina

Are Expired Supplements Safe?

If you find expired supplements in your medicine cabinet, there's likely no risk in taking them, but you should still throw them out.

By Ask HealthCentral

Is High Dose Vitamin D Safe?

High doses of vitamin D may be necessary for patients who have nutrient malabsorption — just watch for these signs of vitamin D toxicity.

By Carmen Roberts, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.

Top 3 Supplements to Avoid After Age 50

Supplements can help bridge certain vitamin and mineral gaps as you get older, but not all supplements may be right for you.

By Elizabeth Millard

Probiotics and Ulcerative Colitis: What Do We Know?

The gastrointestinal tract contains millions of tiny bacteria, which are beneficial and necessary for health. One way gut bacteria can be altered in a beneficial way is through the use of probiotics. Learn more about what they can do.

By Constance Pietrzak, M.D.

The Great Kratom Controversy

Is kratom a natural a dietary supplement with pain-relieving properties — or is it an addictive drug?

By Stephanie Stephens

How Your Thyroid Affects Your Sex Life

If you’ve lost that sizzle between the sheets, experts recommend that you rule out the possibility that your thyroid is the culprit.

By Mary Shomon

Thyroid Patients: Are You Making These Supplement Mistakes?

These supplements can throw off your thyroid meds and make them ineffective.

By Mary Shomon