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Ask the Expert: Can Supplements Replace Real Food?

Question: I do not usually eat enough veggies, fruits, or nutrients daily to meet my recommended nutrient intake (RNI). Do you think it’s wise for me to take multi-vitamins then? I’m not sure if I should take multivitamins as they have been quite controversial, but my diet is definitely not hitting my RNI. Answer: Boosts your …

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Does Tongkat Ali Really Work? Read What Science Says

Malaysian men love tongkat ali, claiming the herb gives them more energy and helps them perform better in the bedroom. It’s so popular that you’ll find tongkat ali drinks and supplements in almost every supermarket and can choose to get your dose of the “Malaysian ginseng” in the form of cappuccinos, tea, energy drinks, pills, and even …

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Ask the Expert: What Can I Do About Common Prostate Problems?

Question: Hi there! Can you post more information about prostate symptoms and recommended remedies? A friend recommended GNC Saw Palmetto, should I give it a try? Answer: These days, the awareness about prostate health has increased. However, a lot of people still do not know the function of the prostate and how to maintain a healthy …

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Ask the Expert: Do Energy Boosters like Essence of Chicken Work?

Question: Do all these daily energy boosters (supplements like Berocca, traditional stuff like Essence of Chicken) really work? Answer: A few studies by Schlebusch, Carroll, and Kennedy have shown that administration of vitamin B complex with vitamin C and minerals (Berocca®) improved stress,  anxiety, psychological well-being and overall improvement in mood after 4 weeks of …

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Ask the Expert: What are the Benefits of Chlorophyll?

Ask the Expert: What are the Benefits of Chlorophyll?

Question: A friend has recommended that I drink liquid chlorophyll for a health boost. What are its benefits and how can it help me? Answer: The interesting fact about chlorophyll is its ability to regenerate blood and mimic the oxygen-carrying activity of haemoglobin (protein molecule found in red blood cells) in our bodies. We all know that haemoglobin is important for transporting oxygen to the …

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Calcium Supplements: Are They Useful and How Do You Know if You Need Them?

During one of the Chinese New Year nights, while everyone was busy preparing for the next night’s “bai ti gong”, my four-year-old niece, Stephanie fell off her bed mid somersault and broke her arm. This unexpected incident left everyone’s nerves wrecked, especially her parents. They were obviously worried and were full of queries.  “How can …

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