Dietary Supplements Directory
Some people try dietary supplements to help with weight loss. While some dietary supplements are usually safe when taken as directed, some are not and may harm your health. Find out more about the safety and effectiveness of diet and weight loss pills and other types of supplements.
Supplements and Herbs for Weight Loss
Find out if weight loss supplements are safe and effective, including chitosan, conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), glucomannan, green tea extract, and more.
Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA)
WebMD examines the antioxidant alpha lipoic acid (ALA), which is used by some people for diabetes and peripheral neuropathy: what ALA is, how it works, and possible side effects.
How to Evaluate Vitamins and Supplements
How to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of vitamins and supplements.
Grape Seed Extract
Grape seed extract may help improve circulation and cholesterol, as well as reduce swelling from injury and help with eye disease related to diabetes. WebMD explains the benefits and side effects of this antioxidant.
Can Supplements Give Athletes an Edge?
What you need to know if you're an athlete looking for sports supplements to give your a performance boost.
Leptin Hormone & Supplements: Do They Work for Obesity & Weight Loss?
WebMD explains what the leptin hormone is, how it affects weight, and whether leptin supplements are safe or effective.
The Truth Behind the Top 10 Dietary Supplements
From vitamins to minerals to weight loss pills, there are thousands of dietary supplements to choose from. But do you really need any of them?
Fiber Supplements: When and How to Use Them
Fiber supplements can help you get as much fiber as your body needs for health, but there are potential side effects.
Drugs vs. Supplements
What’s the difference between drug and supplement regulation?
Supplements and Your Diet
Steven Lamm, MD, discusses supplements and your diet.
Tests to Take Before Supplements
Steven Lamm, MD, discusses tests you should take before starting dietary supplements.
Supplements for Vegetarian Athletes
Are you an active vegetarian? You're going to need even more knowledge to keep your energy high.
Slideshows & Images
The Truth About Sensa
Sensa ads are called misleading -- refunds are available for the weight loss product.
LA Weight Loss Diet Centers
The LA Weight Loss Centers diet is a center-based plan offering personalized plans, counseling, and the company’s exclusive brand of nutritional supplements, bars, juices, and snacks.
Expert Commentary: The Truth About Kombucha
Kathleen Zelman, MPH, RD, discusses the fermented tea drink called kombucha.
The Truth About Chia
Chia seeds are supposed to help control hunger while they enhance your diet with super-nutrients. But what's the real story?