Infographic: Which Supplements Are Backed By Science And Which Are Snake Oil

in health •  8 months ago

Every week, it seems, there is a new “miracle supplement” touted by health professionals and alternative healing “gurus.” While many holistic therapies do offer positive benefits, others are marketed merely to make a profit.

If you’re confused about which supplements are backed by science and which ones are snake oil, don’t despair. A new infographic produced by and offers insight on which vitamins, herbs, and supplements are proven to benefit one’s health.

Hint: The larger the circle, the more the supplement is researched via search engines. The blue bubbles are generally recognized as useful whereas the most useless supplements appear at the bottom of the infographic in yellow/lime green.

Via IFLScience

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Hi Mandy, :) I am not a bot and I like to think I "think" about what I write and reply to folks. Some of the information on your bubble chart I kind of agree with but much I disagree with. Of course it comes down to the old argument about trusting your doctor. For instance, before there was penicillin there was "Echinacea" and Vitamin C in the form of citrus fruits. Ever wonder why the British sailors were called "Limies"? They ate Limes to combat Scurvy. I did check out the site and found some good stuff there, but I gotta confess, I will still check it out... Thank You for sharing this with us, it will prove to be handy!!


Great points! I love when people share their opinions. It helps me grow and more accuratley represent the truth. Have a great day!