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Isolated calcium supplementation may cause hypercalcemia

June 20, 2014 // 0 Comments

A few stories have appeared over the past day or so about a new study looking at vitamin D and calcium supplementation in older women that reported a significant number of cases of hypercalcemia. For example, News Medical reported that ‘Calcium, vitamin D supplements [...]

Wojo single-use portable liquid supplements

June 13, 2014 // 0 Comments

Wojo is a line of single-use, portable liquid supplements seeking crowd funding on Indiegogo. These are designed to be squeezed into other beverages, without altering the taste too much. Are they going to change the supplement marketplace, or is it just a marketing [...]

Cue offers Vitamin D and Testosterone home testing

June 8, 2014 // 0 Comments

A new device has just been announced on the market that will enable home testing of vitamin D, testosterone, inflammation, influenza and fertility. The Cue device uses one-shot, disposable cartridges and a ‘sample wand’ to read your levels. You add a droplet of [...]

Tanning beds do NOT cause vitamin D toxicity

June 4, 2014 // 0 Comments

A couple of scare stories about tanning beds potentially causing vitamin D toxicity emerged today, with headlines like ‘A Case of Vitamin D ‘Overdose’ From Tanning Bed Use‘ and ‘Can tanning beds cause vitamin D toxicity?‘. So are we putting [...]

Vitamin E balance important to avoid lung inflammation

May 26, 2014 // 0 Comments

Today saw some scary headlines like ‘Vitamin E-rich oils linked to lung inflammation‘ and ‘Vitamin E In Canola And Other Cooking Oils Linked To Asthma, Other Lung Problems‘. The claim is that some types of vitamin E can lead to reduced lung function [...]