Omega-3 Fish Oil Supplements: Beneficial, Harmful or Waste of Money?

Although research supports various health benefits from eating fish several times each week, the latest findings on omega-3 fish oil supplements are mixed. Should RDs be recommending fish oil supplements? And if so, who might benefit and how should they be used?

Dietary Recommendations and Supplements for Women With PCOS

Polycystic ovary syndrome is a common endocrine disorder, which affects between 6% to 20% of reproductive-age women worldwide. Women with PCOS are at increased risk for diabetes and cardiovascular disease as they age.

D-Ribose

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. 

Are Spore-Forming Probiotics a Better Probiotic Option?

​It is no secret that the probiotics market has exploded in the past few years. 

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

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