1. Health
Send to a Friend via Email

Information About Nutrition and Supplements

Information on various supplements, nutrients, herbs, and alternative treatments for conditions from arthritis to fatigue.

Should I Take Glucosamine and Chondroitin?
Glucosamine and chondroitin are common supplements used to treat problems with joint cartilage. Glucosamine and chondroitin are two components of normal cartilage, and advocates of these supplements believe that taking them will help with cartilage problems, such as arthritis.

Glucosamine and Chondroitin
Many patients are using these supplements, but where is the medical community on this issue? How much is known about glucosamine and chondroitin?

Which Dietary Supplements Do You Need?
A screening quiz to help adults determine which dietary supplements will maintain good health and help to prevent disease.

How to Choose Dietary Supplements
Dietary supplements are not regulated so you may not know what you are getting when you buy them in a store or order them online. Here are a few tips for choosing dietary supplements that will make the process a bit easier.

Do you need to take vitamins?
A healthy diet should supply all the vitamins and minerals you need, right? Maybe not. Here are some examples of situations when you might want to add vitamin and mineral supplements to your daily health care routine.

Healthy Diet Quiz - See if You Have a Healthy Diet
This healthy diet screening quiz is designed to help you grade your diet on a daily basis. The healthy diet quiz works best if you answer the questions based on what you ate during one day.

BMI Calculator: Are You Overweight?
Weight plays a significant role in many orthopedic conditions. Use this tool to determine your BMI, or body mass index. Knowing your BMI is the first step in determining how to optimize your diet.

Find Joint Supplements
When it comes to choosing joint supplements there are many options. Use caution when choosing both the supplement and brand. Recent studies have shown that some brands come far short of the label claims.

You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.

We comply with the HONcode standard
for trustworthy health
information: verify here.