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.
Ginkgo improves blood flow to the brain and may help ease a number of circulation problems, including vascular dementia and leg pain caused by clogged arteries. WebMD explains the benefits and risks of this popular supplement.
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.
What You Need to Know About Resveratrol Supplements
You may have heard the word “resveratrol,” but do you know what it is, why you might want it, and what it might do?
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.
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.
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?
Taking Too Many Vitamins? Side Effects of Vitamin Overdosing
Find out why taking too many vitamins and minerals can be unhealthy and even dangerous. Be sure you’re getting the right amount.
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.
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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?