Collagen supplements are all the rage, yet there is good science behind the hype. I explore the science and plausible mechanisms of why it can be good for your skin and joints.
Collagen: from erasing wrinkles, easing joint pain and even ‘healing your gut’ – is there anything this super supplement can’t do? I explore what science says about those claims.
Iron deficiency is the world’s most common nutritional disorder. In this post, I explore the functions of iron, its sources and how deficiency is diagnosed and treated.
In this very first proof-of-concept study, a simple intervention such as taking a daily probiotic appears to offer promise in slowing down bone loss in older women.
The protein and amino acid supplement market is big business. Bars, shakes, giant tubs of powder and specialist amino acid supplements dominate supplement shelves. But the decision to use protein supplements is based more on slick marketing claims than anything else; protein supplements offer few real performance benefits that an athlete’s normal diet isn’t already delivering. […]