Ribose can be used as a medication and supplement (as D-ribose). Clinically, it is used by people with the genetic muscle condition myoadenylate deaminase deficiency (MAD) to improve their symptoms.

Calcium Supplements: What You Need to Know

The following table shows the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for calcium by age group and gender. Vitamin D promotes calcium absorption and is needed along with calcium to maintain bone density. Many calcium supplements also contain vitamin D.

Fish Oil Supplements: Which Ones to Buy

Many patients are aware of the health benefits that fish oil supplements offer. But are you aware of all the recent research surrounding the supplements? Read this to ensure you are making informed recommendations. 

Prenatal Vitamin Use May Prevent Mental Illness in Children

Prenatal interventions to decrease the risk of mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and autism have yet to be established for clinical use. In this new review, researchers investigated whether supplements could affect fetal brain development. 

The Muscle Trap: Supplement Use by Men

Faculty: Julie Schwartz, MS, RDN, CSSD, LD Cost: $39.00 or $19.50 for CE Pro Members CPEU/CEU: 2 credits Expiration: October 26, 2018 Learning Objectives

Oral Protein Supplements: Which One Fits Your Needs?

While the average, healthy American gets adequate protein through their diet, there are some individuals who may benefit from a protein supplement to meet their needs. These include older adults with a poor appetite, pre and post-surgical patients, those with wounds,...

L-Carnitine For Fat Oxidation: Does It Really Work?

L-carnitine is synthesized in the kidneys and liver from the essential amino acids lysine and methionine. L-carnitine functions as a transporter of long-chain fatty acids by moving these compounds inside the cells and into the mitochondria so that fatty acids may be...

Muscle Building: Does Protein Play a Role?

Confusion regarding the role of protein in muscle building has existed for a long time, despite evidence that shows consuming large amounts of protein alone, will not build muscle. Muscle tissue is constantly being broken down and then rebuilt when stimulated by both...