Evidence-based supplement chart

Discussion in 'Supplements' started by staytuned, Jan 7, 2014.

  1. staytuned

    staytuned Member

    Jan 2, 2014
    This is just f'n awesome.

    Scientific evidence for popular health supplements showing tangible human health benefits when taken orally by an adult with a healthy diet:
    :arrow: http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/p ... pplements/

    The data behind the visualization is located here (links to the pubmed results)
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc ... GT3c#gid=2

    Omega 3's are on there, which is interesting... you can also change the filter to show the results based on google search popularity. Very cool and validates vit d, calcium (eggshells too), etc.

    I've seen lots of pubmed posts on these forums as proof for certain things and am reminded that if omega 3's can be wrong then any of the other studies could also be wrong. Reminds me of this TED talk which to me is one of the strongest arguments against PUFA and Peat's hated "industry sponsored" research articles.

    What doctors don't know about the drugs they prescribe:
    :arrow: http://www.ted.com/talks/ben_goldacre_w ... cribe.html