Nutraceuticals: New Opportunities for Pharmacists
Nutraceuticals: New Opportunities for PharmacistsLearning more about popular dietary supplements could further cement pharmacists’ position in the healthcare industry, helping them gain recognition as healthcare providers.
Top 5 Problem Dietary Supplements
Top 5 Problem Dietary SupplementsWhen natural doesn't always mean safe, and reading labels doesn't necessarily protect consumers.
Supplement Recalled, Contained Dangerous Additives
Supplement Recalled, Contained Dangerous AdditivesKiriko is recalling all lots of its weight-loss supplement.
Increased Poison Center Calls Due to Supplements
Increased Poison Center Calls Due to SupplementsA new study shows that supplement exposure rates have been increasing—pharmacists have a responsibility to slow those rates.
Dietary Supplements or Unapproved Drugs?
Dietary Supplements or Unapproved Drugs?Why some red yeast rice supplements could be considered prescription drugs.
Multimodal Imaging of Geographic AtrophyProceedings from a symposium held during the Euretina meeting of the European Society of Retina Specialists, Copenhagen, Denmark, September 9, 2016
Two Dietary Supplement Makers Close DoorsAuthorities putting more pressure on supplement manufacturers.
Continuing the conversation on mesozeaxanthinI want to thank the Macular Pigment Research Group (MPRG), Waterford, Ireland for responding to my assertion that mesozeaxanthin (MZ) in supplement form, even if it was scientifically possible to study alone as a supplement, has not proven as of yet to be necessary to build central foveal macular pigment, improve cone visual function, or uniquely protect the retina from age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
Rebutting mesozeaxanthin findingsWe read with interest, and some surprise, Dr. Stuart Richer’s article in Optometry Times entitled “The third carotenoid-mesozeaxanthin (Z-RS) and who needs to consume it.” In this article, Dr. Richer concludes that “simple proclamations...are misleading,” and we concur with his conclusion in this regard
The third carotenoid—mesozeaxanthin (Z -RS) and who needs to consume itWe all need it. Beyond this simple statement is a mile of commercial controversy with some prominent optometrists declaring that we must choose eye supplements containing all three carotenoids, including the two isomers of zeaxanthin—namely zeaxanthin (Z) and mesozeaxanthin (MZ). On face value, this seems reasonable. But has it been scientifically proven? No.