Nutritional Supplements Don’t Improve Heart Health, Study Finds

People who use vitamin and mineral supplements to keep their heart in tiptop shape probably aren’t getting much out of it, suggests a new review published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The study found that most popular supplements, such as vitamin C and calcium, seemed to provide no benefits in preventing cardiovascular disease or early death. Some even appeared to slightly raise the risk of death. Read More >>

A Popular Vitamin for Women is Skewing Medical Tests

As a science reporter, I’m a supplement sceptic. I know most supplements don’t work and that lax regulations mean that supplement makers sometimes put out products that are poor quality or even unsafe. Read More >>

Why are Vitamins Named Using the Alphabet?

Easily identifiable by simple terms, the vitamins we recognise today were only recently isolated, identified and named. Read More >>

Why Do Vitamins Make Urine Bright Yellow?

If you've ever taken a daily multivitamin you too might have noticed your urine turning a bright yellow-ish colour. Take your vitamins and eat some asparagus and you might just think you're dying the next time you pee! Read More >>