Raspberry Ketones: The Latest “No Evidence” Product From the Supplement Industry

Over the past few months, I have been hearing almost constant radio commercials for raspberry ketone weight-loss/fat-burning supplements, with the tag line that they are the miracle fat-burning supplement recommended by Dr. Oz. Can you say, “Scam alert?” The raspberry ketone scam follows the same tired script that has been used by supplement hucksters for […]

Should You Drink 5-Hour Energy?

Energy drinks are one of the most, if not the most, popular products in the beverage business these days. And anyone who has watched TV or listened to the radio over the past few years has heard about 5-Hour Energy. But the question I have been asked is, “Does it work?” The short answer is, […]

Should I Buy Herbal Testosterone Supplements?

Should I buy herbal testosterone supplements? I hear that question on a regular basis from young guys and adults. The short answer is, “Hell no!” These herbal remedies are just a not-so-sophisticated way of separating people from their hard earned cash, and in this economy nobody can afford to throw their money away. Herbal supplements […]

Don't Buy HCG Dietary Supplements

I have written about the nonsensical HCG Diet. It’s barbaric and won’t work. Now the federal government has stepped in to prevent supplement hucksters from selling HCG weight loss supplements. This dreck is sold in various forms and the FDA has issued warning letters to seven companies that sell these products as drops, pellets or […]

Should I Take Collagen or Hoodia Supplements?

I have long been on the anti-supplement band wagon for a couple of reasons. 1) I don’t like to be scammed and 2) There isn’t any science-based evidence to support the use of the vast, vast majority of supplements. Over at the web site www.ScienceBasedMedicine.org there is a whole lot of debunking going on, and […]

Does Caffeine Improve the Endurance Effect of Carbohydrate?

A systematic review of existing literature by researchers affiliated with the Georgia Institute of Technology and Georgia State University concludes that caffeine and carbohydrate significantly improve endurance exercise performance when taken before and/or during activity. The study was published in the February edition of the International Journal of Sports Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism. The researchers […]

Does Tomato Juice Really Help Prevent Osteoporosis?

A study recently published in the journal Osteoporosis International presents data that indicates drinking tomato juice can help to improve certain markers of osteoporosis. I hate to be a party pooper, and maybe I look at things too literally, but nothing in this study says that tomato juice can help prevent osteoporosis. However, the headlines […]

Do Multivitamins Work?

An eight-year study that looked at the effects of multivitamin use in older women found that the pills did nothing to prevent heart disease and cancer.  The collected data is of an observational nature and not the result of rigorous scientific research, yet being that these results echo similar results found in a study with […]

FRS Energy Drink Log, Part 5

It’s been about a month since I signed up for the FRS Healthy Energy Drink introductory program and have been writing about my experiences with this Quercetin-fueled elixir.  What interested me in this energy drink is that Quercetin is an ingredient that has shown some promise in early research and possibly can provide energy in […]

FRS Energy Drink Log, Part 4

I signed up for the FRS Healthy Energy Drink free trial program a few weeks ago and have been writing about my experiences with this Quercetin-fueled elixir.  Quercetin is an ingredient that has shown some promise in legit research, providing energy in a low-calorie package. I have been training pretty hard over the past several […]