Optimize Your Microbiome with the New InsideTracker Gut Health Goal

Research surrounding the gut microbiome and its impact on the body’s systems has taken off in recent years. And all this time, we've been stealthily collecting the evidence and preparing it for InsideTracker's algorithms, waiting for the day that the evidence base got strong enough to meet the high scientific requirement for the InsideTracker system. Finally, the day is here! Gut health research now meets InsideTracker's rigorous scientific criteria, and we can now give action-backed ...

Should I Take a Multivitamin?

Dietary supplements are extremely popular, and multivitamins can seem particularly appealing for their potential to cover multiple possible nutritional issues. But do you really need supplements? Do multivitamins actually help? Should you take a multivitamin every day? Contrary to common marketing practices, we do not believe that multivitamins are a worthwhile expense, as they can be (at best) a waste of money or (at worst) cause dangerous nutrient toxicities.

Is Melatonin Safe? All About the Popular Sleep Supplement

Melatonin is naturally produced in the brain as a part of our sleep/wake cycle. And in recent years, researchers have realized that melatonin in supplement form has similar effects. But are melatonin supplements safe? What is the most effective and safe form to take? In general, melatonin is quite safe, though experts recommend being conservative with the dosage and the number of nights in a row that you use it. Here's a breakdown of common questions about melatonin supplements.

Do Digestive Enzyme Supplements Work for Gas and Bloating?

Digestive enzymes are critical for breaking food down into its nutritional components in our gastrointestinal (GI) tract. And if this process is disrupted, common GI symptoms like bloating, diarrhea, and stomach pain can ensue. It's for this reason that digestive enzyme supplements have been getting attention lately—there is speculation that they boost those processes and help relieve symptoms of indigestion. But the clinical evidence shows that digestive enzymes are not effective at ...

Factors that Affect Male Fertility—and that Standard Tests Might Miss

Male fertility is declining worldwide. Over the past 40 years, sperm count among men in the western hemisphere has decreased by 50%—and it continues to fall by an estimated 1.4% each year. [1] Unfortunately, male fertility is often overlooked—some men prefer not to discuss it, and when they do, some standard male fertility tests fail to capture contributing factors (more on this later). Stats show that one-third of all infertility cases are due to male infertility factors.[2] In this article, ...

NR and NMN: Do These Longevity Supplements Work in Humans?

Could a simple pill be the solution to our aging problems? NAD+ boosters have risen in popularity as laboratory research continues to shed light on their promising effects on longevity and aging. But have we really discovered the fountain of youth? While cell culture and animal research is encouraging, the results of human studies will always trump these laboratory outcomes. And with multiple clinical studies already published or underway, let’s dive into the current research in humans.  

Everything You Should Know About Taking Supplements

Did you know that some supplements are better taken with meals while others should be taken on an empty stomach? And that some vitamins and minerals interact with each other and should be taken separately? Or how to find a reputable, safe supplement brand? In this blog, we reveal everything you should know about taking supplements, including which ones to take, when and how to take them, how to pick safe types, and much more.
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