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The Truth About Dietary Supplements

An Evidence-Based Guide to a Safe Medicine Cabinet

What Experts

Are Saying...

"Dr. Jafari expertly empowers patients to be educated advocates, as they integrate dietary supplements with their medications.  Her unique experience as a pharmacist clinician, scientist and patient results in a refreshing approach toward the safe and effective use of these products."

Joseph Guglielmo, PharmD
Dean, UCSF School of Pharmacy Troy C. Daniels Distinguished Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences

“The Truth About Dietary Supplements belongs in the library of every healthcare provider, and in the kitchen of every health-conscious consumer. I highly recommend it as a science-based source to the path of smart supplement selection.

William Sears, MD
Author, The Healthy Brain Book.

“The Truth About Dietary Supplements belongs in the library of every healthcare provider, and in the kitchen of every health-conscious consumer. I highly recommend it as a science-based source to the path of smart supplement selection.

William Sears, MD
Author, The Healthy Brain Book.

“Professor Jafari provides us a timely update on the science, marketing, and safety of dietary supplements. In her balanced, evidence-based view, we come to understand the complexities of the modern dietary supplement marketplace. She explores how it is that this category of health products contains both essential components of modern medical care as well as hazardous products which have never been tested in humans. After reading her balanced, evidenced-based guide to supplements, readers will come away with a deep appreciation of the thoughtfulness required to use supplements safely."

Pieter Cohen, MD
Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School

So you’re taking all the popular supplements—great!

 But are they really helping? Is your health actually improving? Or could these supplements be harming you?

In The Truth About Dietary Supplements, you’ll learn:

  • A few basic facts about dietary supplements―Who makes them? Who sells them? Who is regulating them?

  • Why we may need to take supplements

  • The science behind supplements, both real and contrived

  • The role the media plays in our education about dietary supplements

  • How to assess what you truly need and assure the quality of the supplements you take

  • What to ask your healthcare provider to ensure you’re making the right choices

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Taking dietary supplements can be good for us―when we need them. But many are unnecessary, and some producers make outsized claims while using suspect means of production.

This book does not advocate against supplement use. It’s a call for clarity and sanity on the subject to prevent misuse.

Mahtab Jafari, Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at UC Irvine, has distilled decades of clinical experience and laboratory research in her one-of-a-kind guide. The Truth About Dietary Supplements: An Evidence-Based Guide to a Safe Medicine Cabinet provides insight into this largely unregulated industry and empowers you to avoid getting swindled in your pursuit of good health.

Maybe it started quite simply. A multivitamin to keep the reserve tanks full. Then a tincture or tablet to improve sleep, boost energy, or gain an edge. Maybe an appetite suppressant to help shed that last ten pounds.

And now you find yourself with an expensive habit and a medicine cabinet filled to the brim with magic bullets that leave you feeling no better than before you started―or maybe even worse.

It doesn’t have to be this way!

This thorough guide also contains a robust appendix about the scientific evidence on dietary supplements and COVID-19 to help you navigate this new minefield of misinformation.

Stop wasting money on pills and potions that are useless, or even dangerous!

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Dodge the hype-mongers and arm yourself with the facts and information you need to make informed decisions. Learn The Truth About Dietary Supplements today!

Mahtab Jafari

About the Author

Mahtab Jafari is a Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences and the director of the UCI Center for Healthspan Sciences at the University of California, Irvine. Her research focuses on slowing the aging process and adding healthy years to human life through a science that she introduced—Healthspan Pharmacology. Dr. Jafari is passionate about educating and inspiring her students and the community to adopt a healthy lifestyle.

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