Keep Taking Your Vitamins


An article by Paul Offit titled “The Vitamin Myth: Why We Think We Need Supplements” has been part of the media blitz surrounding so-called negative claims of vitamin and mineral supplements.

The Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University has a different point of view – one that is based on the totality of the evidence, rather than selective claims.

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Carnitine Supplements: Good or Bad for You?


You may have seen media reports about a scientific study suggesting that carnitine could be linked to heart disease. Carnitine – found naturally in red meat, poultry, and fish – is an amino acid.  Unlike most amino acids, it is not used in the body to make proteins. Instead, it is used to transport fat inside a cell to allow fat burning and energy metabolism.

Should you be concerned about your carnitine intake? Read on.


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