Vitamin B For Depression

June 11, 2010 at 8:09 pm (Nutritionism, Patrick Holford, Supplements) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , )

vitamin B for depressionYou can find lots of websites recommending B vitamins for depression, some offering high strength vitamin B supplements for lifting “mood naturally” – like this website, which sells vitamin B6 along with a claim that it can help to relieve premenstrual symptoms and depression. Read the rest of this entry »

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Yet More Dodgy Supplements

March 29, 2009 at 5:11 pm (Bad Science, Supplements) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , )


From time to time, a story will appear in the news about tainted food supplements or ayurvedic remedies. Here’s another. I’ve previously written about “natural fat-busters” that contained high doses of an anti-obesity drug, sibutramine, and the FDA has reported here concerns regarding red yeast rice supplements. [“The products, promoted and sold over the internet as treatments for high cholesterol, contain lovastatin, the active pharmaceutical ingredient in Mevacor, a prescription drug approved for high cholesterol.”]

The latest report involves supplements marketed as natural Read the rest of this entry »

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