It's just another day when the ingredients on the label of a dietary supplement don't match the contents. But now, given the gummie craze children are more and more likely to mistake melatonin gummies for candy. A study by Harvard's Dr. Pieter Cohen examined the actual vs. claimed doses of melatonin found in 25 online products. The results are horrifying – but not surprising.
Anyone want to be smarter? Clearly, there's a need; otherwise, I wouldn't have written an article called "Drowning in Morons" in 2020. Perhaps there's a solution. A company is selling a dietary supplement called Smart Drops, which don't just make you smarter but also increase your libido, treat your arthritis, and improve your athletic performance. Believable? Not so much. And let's not forget a Bigfoot spotting - in an MRI facility.
Taurine, a dietary supplement, is in the news because of a paper in the journal Science that showed multiple beneficial effects in mice (anti-aging, mental health, weight loss, etc.). Normally, I'm quite skeptical about such claims, but there is some pretty impressive evidence in mouse models, so I'm not so sure. Here's a short lesson on taurine.
Federal Marshals just seized 90,000 bottles of kratom, another so-called dietary supplement produced by an Illinois company. It's a hallucinogenic narcotic, so what exactly is it supposed to supplement? The LSD you took as a teenager? Once again, this nonsense is made possible by Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch and the insane legislation he co-authored in 1994.
Turmeric has long been known for its medicinal properties. Researchers at the University of Arizona are investigating whether the anti-inflammatory properties of this powder can supplement standard treatment for those diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis.