Health Supplements – snake oil or panacea?
Perplexed by the range of health supplements available to you in the supermarket and local chemist these days? Want to know more about the ‘magic cures’ people suggest you take for this and that? Not sure which one to take or if at all? Well look no further. The crew over at Information Is Beautiful have done and continue to do the research for you and present the results in the best way possible … graphically!The latest update of Snake Oil is up for reading and is well work checking out. It is presented pictorially so you don’t have to wade through truck loads of data, nor have the brain of Einstein to understand what is going on.
You’ll be surprised, there are many health supplements that don’t necessary live up to their fabled cures. They have a google document, which the graph is based on, with all the research papers and reviews on various over the counter supplements and their effectiveness.
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So, the next time some one tells you about the a wonder supplement that will help improve your running performance or health, check it against the Snake Oil graph and see how it rates. You could save yourself some serious $$$ and your liver and kidneys some filtering work.