A Texas man needed a liver transplant after taking green tea extract, and his case isn't the first of its kind. Green tea supplements (but not actual green tea) have been linked to liver damage in the past, too.
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Pharmacies are full of things that won’t necessarily heal us — vitamin C, homeopathic drops, probiotics — but we shrug and buy them anyway because, hey, they can’t hurt. But now we have some concrete evidence that probiotics can hurt, if they aren’t exactly the right ones for the health condition you’re trying to treat.
We all need vitamins, but that doesn't mean you need to take a vitamin. This week, science gave us another brick for the giant "vitamin pills are useless for most of us" sign that's been under construction for a while. (It's a metaphor, but I imagine it as something like the Hollywood sign, except nobody looks at it because they're all busy shopping for vitamins in the valley below.)
You'd think that by now we'd all stop falling for supplements which promise to "blast belly fat" or "drop pounds while still eating cupcakes," but you'd be wrong. Powerful marketing continues to dupe vulnerable people into wasting their money. Here are the common selling points (ahem, lies) that you'll find on the label.
Whey and casein are both complete proteins that are beneficial for those looking to bulk up. But they differ greatly when it comes to digestion rate, muscle growth, and use.
Put simply, cryotherapy is the process of using cold temperatures for medicinal purposes, usually to treat pain. In recent years, it's become a popular in spas and sports centres to soothe aching muscles, improve arthritic symptoms, "slow ageing" and even help you lose weight. Your bullshit meter might be going off by now, and rightfully so. Here's the bottom line.
We all swear by something that we know probably doesn't work. Maybe it's vitamin C when everyone at work has a cold, or #bootea while we diet, or compression socks while we run. "Even if it doesn't work, what's the harm?" we tell ourselves. The truth is, it's not harmless, and we're only fooling ourselves.
Dear Lifehacker, I have a coworker who swears by meal replacement shakes. I was shocked to see that her brand of choice cost over $150 per container! Is there any reason to believe these shakes are actually helping her? Better yet, are there other options I could convince her to use instead? I'm worried she's drinking the Kool-Aid of a very expensive fad.