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 […]

Acai Berry Juice is More Hype Than Health

Despite a tremendous public relations machine, the Acai Berry just does not live up to the promises made by nutritional supplement companies.  Acai Berry juice and pills are expensive and there is no legit evidence to back up some of the more spectacular claims made by the pro-Acai lobby. There is not a shred of […]

The Scandal

The criminal investigation that’s focused on Internet-based supplement selling powerhouse points out how dirty the nutritional supplement business can be. has been the subject of a two-year investigation looking into the possibility that over-the-counter nutritional supplements actually contain illegal, banned substances, including steroids.  The company has served as an example of how the […]