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Dietary supplements: weighing the risks and benefits

August 21, 2018

Dietary supplements: weighing the risks and benefits

By uclahealth uclahealth

From daily vitamins to bodybuilding products, it is important to realize that supplements are not regulated the same way as medicines by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). So consider the health benefits — and risks — before taking a dietary supplement. What are dietary supplements? Dietary supplements are manufactured to provide the body with […]

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Ask the Doctors - What do glutathione supplements do?

July 10, 2018

Ask the Doctors – What do glutathione supplements do?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: I’ve been seeing advertisements for glutathione, saying the supplement enhances the body’s cells. The ads also say the claims haven’t been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Any comments would be appreciated. Glutathione is an antioxidant produced in the body through enzymatic reactions, using the amino acids cysteine, L-glutamic acid and glycine. […]

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