By itself? No. When paired with a workout regime? Yes.
The purpose of Whey Protein (or indeed, any complete protein source) as a supplement is to be utilized in lean-tissue anabolism (growth). In order for muscle mass to increase, there must be three things present:
1) Significant stress on the muscles, either increased weight or increased length of ...
Is the depiction of the label accurate?
Yes, the same information is available directly from the manufacturer, PepsiCo Canada:
The "why" question is largely out of scope of the site. It seems likely to be simply a rounding or experimental error.
Since 1986, Herbalife have been under a permanent injunction from the California Courts, which restrains it from
B. Representing that defendants' products contain herbs: (1) which in
and of themselves naturally curb the appetite; (2) which burn off
calories; or, (3) which naturally cleanse the system....
C. Representing that one who uses ...
While some studies have promoted Ginkgo Biloba as possibly having these effects, the results have been mixed at best, and the claims seem to be unlikely.
WebMD says the following with regards to Ginkgo Biloba:
Ginkgo improves blood flow to the brain and acts as an antioxidant. These effects may translate into some benefits for certain medical problems, ...
I don't know if there have been any clinical trials on the particular product that Dr. Oz is promoting, but there have been several studies published in peer-reviewed journals on the effects of green tea on metabolism and weight loss.
The 2008 study Green tea extract ingestion, fat oxidation, and glucose tolerance in healthy humans found that "average fat ...
After this extremely short tl;dr: to be fair, we do not know for sure. Because it seems to be quite complex, if not complicated. And that means the claim is at least very dubious.
25 years ago Vitamin K metabolism would have only considered K1 (phylloquinone) and discuss its role in haemostasis. That has changed and the other derivates are now under ...
The only ingredient that stands out to me is Huperzine A:
Clinical trials in China have shown it to be effective in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease and enhancing memory in students.
Wikipedia cites the study Huperzine-A capsules enhance memory and learning performance in 34 pairs of matched adolescent students.:
No, it is not well supported, but also not totally unsupported. At least it is not as much supported as the claim suggests and not in this automated equation it suggests. But this is still quite intriguing.
There is a link between both vitamins. The pro position in favour of the claim simply states:
[Vitamin D] Signs and symptoms beyond deficiency, ...
A causal relationship between glutathione and autism couldn't be proven. It is a risk factor (not a determinant factor) and it may be a potential treatment for autism.
Glutathione is involved in neuro-protection against oxidative stress and neuro-inflammation in autism by improving the anti-oxidative stress system . Children with autism have ...
Flaxseeds don't inherently regulate hormones on their own, but they do provide a rich source of Omega-3 fatty acids.
Omega-3s help by:
"Enabl[ing] the fats to create healthy, flexible and responsive cell
membranes that accommodates cells in a rather more convenient and easy
way. While such is the primary health benefit of fish oil, ...
Folic Acid is extremely important in human development. It is one of the responsible for the full development of the neurological system. Low levels of it can cause underdevelopment of the neural tube in embryos, causing Cleft lips, for example.
Flour is enriched with Folic Acid in some places. I'm from Brazil and we have Folic Acid enriched Flour. Meaning ...
In short, no, Ginkgo bilboa has no particular effect on memory.
Ginkgo biloba is a
unique species of tree with no close living relatives. The tree is widely cultivated and introduced, since an early period in human history, and has various uses as a food and traditional medicine.
The U.S. based National Institute of Health conducted a vast ...
The ratio of intracellular to extracellular potassium is important in determining the cellular membrane potential. Small changes in the extracellular potassium level can have profound effects on the function of the cardiovascular and neuromuscular systems.
Low potassium (hypokalemia) refers to a lower than normal level of potassium in your bloodstream. ...
There are two forms of Fish Oil Omega-3 fatty acids which is triglycerides (TG) and ethyl esters (EE). Both are beneficial and are similar to each other in stability, efficacy and absorption.
In short, the claim that the TG form is, in any clinically significant way, more advantageous or beneficial than the EE form is not supported by credible ...
The estimation of prevalence of lactose intolerance may be too high because of:
surveys in which they included individuals with self-diagnosed and not just officially diagnozed lactose intolerance
false positive diagnostic tests (up to 20% according to American Family Physician) due to other problems, such as irritable bowel syndrome, sensitivity ...
There is insufficient evidence to say that intake of fish oil supplements (high in omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA) reduce the risk of heart or other disease.
1) Omega-3 intake for cardiovascular disease (Cochrane, 2018):
Moderate- and high-quality evidence suggests that increasing EPA and
DHA has little or no effect on mortality or cardiovascular ...
You lose most of the fibre present in the fruit, fibre is important for digestion and likely has other benefits (http://www.nhs.uk/chq/pages/1141.aspx?categoryid=51), it also helps slow the absorption of the sugar in the fruit as the gut cannot digest fibre.
The vitamin/mineral compositions also change in processing and storage, the process of ...
There were actually multiple scientific studies done on the fish ingot which led to the design being changed to maximize dietary iron. However, some of the studies were published in predatory journals and the peer review on these is dubious. Here are the more reliable publications:
Iron-deficiency anaemia in rural Cambodia: community trial of a novel iron ...
Despite popular claims in nutritional literature, there is no
definitive evidence that chromium (Cr) is an essential element for
human or animal nutrition.
2012 - Chromium - biological relevance
Chromium plays a role in insulin physiology, and severe chromium
deficiency can lead to insulin resistance. Chromium supplementation
may be ...
There is some evidence that boron intake by food or supplements (3-6 mg/day) is associated with less symptoms in osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Foods high in boron include avocado, lentils, red kidney beans, nuts, prunes and raisins (1-2 mg/serving).
It is currently not clear if boron is an essential nutrient, since there is no agreement if ...
a) Short-term exercise, including marathon running (~4 hours), does not result in low blood potassium levels and therefore does not likely cause muscle cramps.
b) Long-term exercise (hard physical work, several days in a hot environment) can result in mildly lowered blood potassium levels but probably not severe enough to cause cramps.
A randomised, placebo-controlled, double–blind, parallel groups trial in 2010 by David O. Kennedy et.al. assessing the cognitive and mood effects of a high-dose B-complex vitamin and mineral supplement (Berocca®) in 215 males aged 30 to 55 years found that supplementation led to significant improvements in ratings on the PSS, GHQ-12 and the ‘vigour’ subscale ...
I started searching, assuming there would be no evidence. I was happy to find there was actually some - perhaps not the strongest, and not enough to start recommending that you take the tablets, but at least there was some.
The two most relevant studies I found were these two:
Westerterp-Plantenga, Smeets and Lejeune, Sensory and gastrointestinal satiety ...
There is no proof that ginseng has any effect on cognitive faculties, so it's not an established fact at all:
Currently, there is a lack of convincing evidence to show a cognitive enhancing effect of Panax ginseng in healthy participants and no high quality evidence about its efficacy in patients with dementia. Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled,...
Your question asked whether the association between levels of long chain omega-3 polyunsaturaed fatty acids (LCω-3PUFA) and prostate cancer could be caused by the prostate cancer patients taking LCω-3PUFA supplements.
The study Plasma Phospholipid Fatty Acids and Prostate Cancer Risk
in the SELECT Trial  was a 427 centre trial which enrolled 35,533 ...
From the review article Natural zeolites as cation exchangers for environmental protection Mineralium Deposita vol. 31, pages 563-575.:
Clinoptilolite had a variety of roles in tackling the
dramatic detrimental effects of the Chernobyl accident
(Chelishchev 1995). About 500 000 tonnes of clinoptilolitebearing
material, from Sokirnitza (Ukraine), ...
Are fish oil capsules beneficial?
Yes, UNLESS you eat fish (duh!)
Howard LeWine, M.D., Chief Medical Editor, Harvard Health Publishing writes:
But the evidence for improving heart health is mixed. ... However,
when researchers looked at subgroups of people who don’t eat any fish,
the results suggested they may reduce their cardiovascular risk by
The mental performance effects most likely experienced from Berocca are from an ingredient you didn't list: caffeine. In the US, you cannot buy Berocca without guarana/caffeine.
Caffeine is a stimulant and has some cognitive effects due to that. It could be said that all of Berocca's mental performance claims are true due to the caffeine (e.g., alertness, ...
Based on available research, currently we really don’t know the exact amount of protein consumption for one pound of body weight. The “optimum” amount of protein for any one individual depends on several factors such as activity levels, age, muscle mass and current state of health. Most studies suggest that 0.7 – 1 grams per pound of lean mass (1.5 – 2.4 ...
Vitamin D supplementation at the level of 800 IU per day does not appear to be an effective treatment for Seasonal Affective Disorder in older women.
"Winter depression" is properly known as "Seasonal Affective Disorder" (SAD) or "major recurrent depressive disorder with seasonal pattern". As the name suggests, it's recurrent depression that occurs and ...