Supplements

Beware of Fake Shark Tank Trial Supplements

10/17/2020, Denver // KISSPR //

According to a host of recent statistical data, the relationship between ABC’s famous reality TV show Shark Tank and Keto diet pills seems to be at an all-time high. For those of our readers who may not be aware, Shark Tank is a television-based investment platform designed for entrepreneurs to pitch their ideas to several seasoned venture capitalists (like Mark Cuban, Kevin O’Leary) and take their business ideas to the next level.

In this regard, while there have been quite a few health and fitness-related products that have been introduced in front of the judges’ panel as part of Shark Tank, there has only ever been one keto diet supplement brand to grace the program. However, if one were to do a quick search online, it would appear as though there have been numerous such supplements that made their way onto the show. So in

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Brain Booster Supplements May Have Unapproved Drugs

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Dietary supplements marketed as brain boosters may contain high doses of pharmaceutical drugs that aren’t approved for use in the U.S., according to a study published Sept. 23 in the journal Neurology Clinical Practice.

The team of researchers behind the study analyzed 10 supplements with claims of memory enhancement, sharpened mental focus, and more. All the supplements were purchased online in the U.S. and were openly labeled as containing ingredients that are considered prescription drugs in countries including Russia, China, and Germany.

In three-quarters of the products, labels listed inaccurate quantities of these ingredients. Plus, in some of the supplements, the researchers found other unapproved drugs that were not listed on the product labels, the study found. 

“I have gotten used to the fact that foreign drugs are being sold directly to consumers as supplements,” says Pieter Cohen, an

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Can Personalized Vitamins or Supplements Improve Health and Performance?

Photo credit: FotografiaBasica - Getty Images
Photo credit: FotografiaBasica – Getty Images

From Bicycling

As cyclists, we tend to be healthier than the average person, thanks to logging miles on the road, trainer sessions, and focusing on fueling workouts with smart nutrition choices. (That’s not to say we don’t indulge after a hard effort or once we cross the finish line of a goal race.) But because of this focus on nutrition, dietitians often tell cyclists to aim for whole foods—if we “eat the rainbow,” there’s really no need to supplement with vitamins.

And while that’s generally true, for some, there is a time and place when it might be beneficial to explore adding a vitamin or mineral supplement. When it comes time to choose one, it can be downright confusing, especially now that companies are rolling out “personalized” vitamins or pill packs that are catered to a specific person.

We spoke with two dietitians on

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