These are the best supplements you should be taking according to your lifestyle

2019-02-12 15:02

How about a supplement as a nutritional wingman?

How to protect your immune system – straight from a dietitian

2018-06-08 08:49

Looking to boost your immune system? Here are some tips from a dietitian.

Most vitamins are useless, but here are the ones you should take

2018-03-14 08:51

Decades of research has failed to find any substantial evidence that the majority of vitamins and supplements do any significant good.

Are vitamins a waste of money?

2017-03-26 11:54

Every year, billions of rands are spent on vitamins as many South Africans desperately consume them, hoping that their purported benefits lead them to better health and vitality.

Vitamin drips are not 'magic bullets' Part I

2015-11-30 12:29

The reasoning that 'if small amounts of a substance are good for me, then having vast amounts of that same substance, must be even better', is naive and can be highly dangerous.

Could vitamin D supplements help with weight loss?

2015-05-13 15:22

An Italian study suggests that a daily vitamin D pill may boost dieting efforts of obese people who are low in the nutrient.

Are you overdosing on vitamins and minerals?

2015-03-09 12:08

DietDoc warns the public against overdosing on micronutrient supplements found in fortified foods and drinks.

Vitamin K2 more important than you think

2014-11-20 12:47

Never heard of vitamin K2? Now’s the time to take notice – this lesser-known nutrient may hold the key to a healthier you.

History of the vitamin industry: part 3

2014-10-17 09:57

In part 3 of our series on the vitamin industry, we explore the shift to naturally-derived vitamins and their significance to the body.

Nestle aims for made-to-measure vitamins

2014-07-31 14:58

Nestle is working to develop tests that would efficiently measure the amount of vitamins in body fluids such as blood or urine in order to develop tailored needs.


Omega-3 supplements are essentially useless for preventing diseases, according to a new study

2018-07-19 11:37

Omega-3 has been seen as a magical pill for health and intelligence for a long time, but it's becoming increasingly clear this is not really the case

There's even more evidence to suggest most popular vitamin supplements are essentially useless

2018-05-29 12:00

According to a new systematic review of five years of studies, the most popular vitamin and mineral supplements like vitamin D, calcium, and vitamin C provide no real health benefits.

IV drips: nutrients delivered directly into your bloodstream

2017-08-01 12:52

We all want optimum nutrition – and now it is being offered in the form of an IV drip. But does it work?

What you eat influences your unborn baby's development

2016-02-22 14:12

You know that what you eat influences the development of your unborn baby, but you may have not known what impact these nutrients have.

Parents shunning newborns' vitamin shot

2015-07-06 16:18

Doctors have warned that ant-vaccine parents who refuse the vitamin K shot routinely given to newborns can lead to babies suffering from dangerous internal bleeding.

Folic acid may ward off stroke in high blood pressure patients

2015-03-17 15:47

Supplementing with folic acid, a type of B vitamin, may be the key to preventing stroke in high blood pressure patients, according to a Chinese study.

Seeds: small in size, big in benefits!

2015-02-04 14:29

Dynamite comes in small packages and so do nutrients – yes, seeds are incredibly nutritious.

Smoking and diet

2014-11-14 12:51

Which kind of diet should smokers follow to minimise the damage?

History of the vitamin industry: part 2

2014-10-16 14:46

In the second part of our series on the history of the vitamin industry, we explore the synthesis and mass production of vitamins.

5 immune boosters in your kitchen

2014-04-14 12:44

You don’t need a handful of vitamins and supplements to keep your body healthy, check out these five immune boosting foods you probably already have in your kitchen.

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