Jillian Michaels' Extreme Maximum Fat Burner Dietary Supplement

It’s bad enough that Jillian Michaels enjoys humiliating the contestants on “The Biggest Loser,” but now Michaels looks to spread her sphere of humiliation by pimping her Extreme Maximum Fat Burner supplement. The supplement industry...

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...

Right Size Weight Loss Smoothies Get a "Do Not Buy Recommendation"

Right Size Weight Loss Smoothies advertise that thanks to the ingredient appemine people can quickly and easily lose weight by drinking two smoothies per day. In the year 2010 nobody should be impressed but,...

Does Quercetin Work?

Quercetin is an antioxidant and one of the hot new nutritional supplements on the market today.  Touted as having a wide-range of benefits, it is the key ingredient in the new Lance Armstrong endorsed...

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...

More Whole Body Vibration Shenanigans

It’s bad enough to have to listen to the far-fetched claims that Whole Body Vibration (WBV) is an effective exercise modality.  Now we have a WBV huckster pimping “vibraceuticals,” which apparently are imaginary substances...

Creatine Supplements Get A Buy Recommendation

Creatine is one of the most popular ergogenic aids on the market because of its putative muscle building properties.  And while there are those who don’t think it works, there is enough, legitimate scientific...

Human Growth Hormone and the Current State of Research

Human growth hormone (HGH) research has been conducted thanks to the Orphan Drug Act (ODA) passed by Congress back in 1983.  Here’s a brief overview of the ODA and the current state of HGH...

Can Acai Berry Help You Lose Weight?

Acai berry is the latest, hottest supplement.  In an industry that’s big on hype and small on performance, the acai berry is the latest in a long line of weight loss supplements that won’t...

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...