Tag Archives: Supplement

Medical News Today: This herbal supplement ‘poses a public health threat’

Kratom, which is a plant-derived supplement, is growing in popularity. A new report provides further evidence of its adverse effects and calls for more research. Kratom’s rise in popularity is concerning. Kratom is an extract from the tropical tree Mitragyna speciosa, a relative of the coffee plant. Historically, manual laborers in Southeast Asia have used… Read More »

Magnesium Oxide: Is This Supplement Helping or Hurting You?

Between 50 and 80 percent of the American population are deficient in magnesium. If you’re one of these people, then chances are you’re taking (or planning to take) a form of magnesium supplement. Magnesium plays a significant role in human health. In fact, researchers have detected 3,751 magnesium-binding sites on human proteins, according to an… Read More »

The energy boosting supplement that could change the way you exercise

Need more energy? Nutritional Director Rick Hay, explains why taking a CoEnzyme Q10 supplement can help, especially if you need more energy for exercise  Not sure about your overall health? Or perhaps you would like to just improve it? Our new series, ‘Ask the Nutritionist’ with Nutritional Director Rick Hay answers readers’ questions on how to achieve… Read More »

Best Time to Take a Protein Supplement?

Q: I take a protein supplement right after my weight-training sessions. Is this one of the better times to take a protein supplement to increase lean muscle?  A: Muscles need protein to grow, and a steady supply of protein in your diet is a requirement for increasing lean muscle and staying toned. There’s ongoing discussion… Read More »