What’s in that Supplement Bottle?

What's in that supplement bottle anyway?

Need a supplement?

Any trip to a grocery or health food store can tell you that there are lot of different supplements out there. Finding one that suits your needs is not always an easy task. Brands, formulations, doses, and health claims on the label can leave people baffled.

What makes matters worse is the possibility that what is listed on a supplement label might be completely different than what is actually inside the bottle. Continue reading What’s in that Supplement Bottle?

Vitamin C and Colds: New Beginning

Woman with Cold
Image by Анастасия Гепп from Pixabay

“Don’t waste clean thinking on dirty data.”

For decades we have been trying to understand the effects of vitamin C on the immune system. Linus Pauling wrote Vitamin C and the Common Cold in 1970, and sometimes it feels like we haven’t made any progress.

The best and most comprehensive analysis of the data at hand, collected from decades of research studies, shows that vitamin C has some effect on the common cold – but it is very limited.

This has led many to conclude that taking vitamin C to ward off a cold just isn’t worth it. Is this the final word on the subject?

Short answer: not even close.

Continue reading Vitamin C and Colds: New Beginning

Feelings of (Micronutrient) Inadequacy? Probably not.



A surprising number of Americans fall short of vitamin and mineral intake recommendations, and will never know it.

It’s a state we know as ‘inadequacy’—insufficient micronutrient intakes for optimum health. Continue reading Feelings of (Micronutrient) Inadequacy? Probably not.

Spending time with circadian rhythms.

sleeping is important to circadian rhythms


Our bodies change signals based on a circadian clock – stronger at certain times of the day and weaker at others. It establishes a rhythm of signals that influences our life.

At least one-third of all genes in our bodies are affected by circadian clocks, and so maintaining a normal circadian rhythm is important to keep ourselves in good health. But many people fail to realize the impact that disrupting circadian rhythms has on our well-being.

Continue reading Spending time with circadian rhythms.