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Sailor’s Energy Drink Withdrawal Highlights Navy’s Workload Problems

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MANAMA, Bahrain — Sitting in his air-conditioned hotel room, Petty Officer 2nd Class Marcus Salmon began to sweat profusely.

As he was overtaken by body tremors, he could barely muster enough energy to crawl out of his bed.… Continue Reading...

Supplements: What is third party certification?

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Third-party certification organizations provide independent testing to evaluate supplements and their ingredients. Although this does not ensure the effectiveness of a product, certification programs do verify that a product is of high quality, consists of the ingredients listed on the label, and does not include any undeclared ingredients. Note that such testing is essentially a snapshot in time of a particular product and is no guarantee that future batches will be the same.… Continue Reading...

Bone Broth Protein tested: found steroids, chemical pesticides, pharmaceuticals, more

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TUCSON, Ariz. (October 5, 2017) – The non-profit Consumer Wellness Center has completed testing of eight popular bone broth and bone broth protein products to determine the possible presence of chemical pesticides, pharmaceuticals, industrial chemicals, toxicological chemicals and food additive chemicals.

No companies paid the CWC to be included or excluded from these tests.… Continue Reading...

Should I take dietary supplements while pregnant?

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Women who are pregnant or childbearing age need more folate (“folic acid”), iron, and iodine. Experts recommend a prenatal multivitamin supplement to make sure you get enough essential nutrients. TRICARE covers prescription prenatal vitamins but not cover over-the-counter ones.

Folic acid can prevent certain birth defects, but many of these can begin before you even know you’re pregnant.… Continue Reading...

10 Things To Know About Dietary Supplements for Children and Teens

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Nearly 12 percent of children (about one in nine) in the United States use a complementary health approach, such as dietary or herbal supplements. Some teens use products advertised as dietary supplements for weight loss or bodybuilding. Increasingly, products sold as dietary supplements, particularly for weight loss and bodybuilding, contain ingredients that could be harmful, including prescription drug ingredients and controlled substances.… Continue Reading...

How America’s Flawed Supplement Law Creates the Mirage of Weight Loss Cures

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Dr. Mehmet Oz, “America’s Doctor,” recently testified before Congress on why he was promoting supplements containing Garcinia cambogia, raspberry ketones, green coffee extract and other unproven ingredients as weight loss miracles.  He acknowledged that “sometimes they don’t have the scientific muster to pass as fact”. 1 In fact, there is no legal over-the-counter botanical supplement that has demonstrated clinical efficacy as a diet pill.… Continue Reading...

Is The Warning That Creatine’s Not For Teens Getting Through?

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Creatine, a chemical constituent of meat and fish that’s legally been sold online, in supermarkets, health food stores and vitamin shops for at least a couple of decades, may be the most commonly used muscle-building supplement marketed.

But the safety and effectiveness of creatine hasn’t been rigorously analyzed by the Food and Drug Administration in the way that drugs are evaluated.… Continue Reading...

NO supplements or not??

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“Explosive workouts.” “Extreme pumps.” “Enhanced endurance.” These are just some of the marketing claims used to promote nitric oxide (NO) supplements. Interestingly though, NO supplements don’t actually contain any nitric oxide, which is a gas. Instead, these types of supplements usually contain amino acids plus various other ingredients. So will these supplements fulfill their promises of improving your performance or are they just “full of hot air”?

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How Much Protein Can Your Muscles Absorb In One Sitting?

How Much Protein Can Your Muscles Absorb In One Sitting?

Here’s what you should really do if you want to maximize your gain

CHRIS MOHR, PH.D., R.D.

It would seem logical that the more protein you pack away during a meal, the bigger your muscles would grow.

But your body doesn’t work that way. There’s a certain amount of protein your muscles can absorb in one sitting.

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UNREGULATED: The hidden drugs in your favorite supplements

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When you take a prescription drug in the United States, you can be reasonably sure of what’s in it. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires that all pharmaceuticals be thoroughly tested in humans, that they contain whatever ingredients are listed on the label, and that they have evidence to back their marketing claims.… Continue Reading...