Megan Grant

Megan Grant has a degree in communications from University of Michigan. She has been writing professionally for 15 years, with a focus on nutrition, fitness, and general health. A lifelong competitive athlete, she's fascinated by how the human body responds to food and movement.

Megan Grant

Megan Grant has a degree in communications from University of Michigan. She has been writing professionally for 15 years, with a focus on nutrition, fitness, and general health. A lifelong competitive athlete, she's fascinated by how the human body responds to food and movement.

21 Astaxanthin Foods You Need to Add to Your Diet

Astaxanthin is the champion antioxidant you didn’t know you needed. It benefits your eyes, immune system, heart and more. And if you’re a fan of seafood, you’re in luck—astaxanthin is found in abundance in different kinds of marine life. Discover which foods you might want to add to your diet!

Woman contemplates magnesium supplement forms

Magnesium Glycinate vs Citrate: Which Type is Best for You?

Did you know that there are different forms of magnesium? Two popular magnesium supplements are magnesium glycinate and magnesium citrate. Which one is best?

Is Olive Oil Good for You?

Drizzling olive oil on your vegetables, salad or bread isn’t just about flavoring your food. This kitchen staple offers impressive cardiovascular benefits, particularly for blood pressure. So how much should you have every day?

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Lithium Supplements: Powerful Mind Support

It’s time to re-introduce yourself to lithium, which in very small doses can be used as a supplement for brain health—and shows particular promise for memory support among older individuals.

How to Take Powder Supplements

Trying to meet your nutritional needs but capsules aren’t your cup of tea? It might be time to mix things up with powder supplements. Here’s how to scoop your way to good health, plus fun (and tasty) ways to incorporate powder supplements into your day.

Woman using ashwagandha and focusing while on a busy street

Ashwagandha and L-Theanine: Do They Work Together?

Feeling frazzled? Ashwagandha and L-theanine each have a well-deserved reputation for their calming potential. So what’s the difference between these nutrients, and can you take them together? Our expert Dr. Crystal Gossard explains.

Best Supplements for Men Over 40

For younger men, it’s easy to take a strong sex drive and muscle strength for granted, and those energy levels may seem unlimited—but these things usually do begin to dwindle after age 40. Can supplements help keep that vim and vigor going? Yes, they can! Here are our top 10 picks.

Maqui berries are full of antioxidants and great for your health

Maqui Berry Benefits, Uses and More

Maqui berries look a lot like blueberries and have a similar taste—but these berries offer distinctly different health benefits. (They are “berry” good for your eyes, for example.)

Alpha-GPC Benefits, Uses and More

Alpha-GPC may sound like something out of a TV show or book, but this compound does a lot for your body—especially your brain! From memory health to athletic performance, discover what this health-promoting nutrient can do for you and why you might want to add it to your supplement regimen.

Morosil extract from blood oranges can support your health

Morosil: A New Way to Hack Your Metabolism

If nudging your weight downwards is like squeezing blood from a stone, it might be time to add morosil, the extract of blood oranges, to your diet and exercise routine. Here’s what the science says about this citrus compound.

What Are the Benefits of Alpha-Lipoic Acid?

From your eyes to your bones and everything in between, alpha-lipoic acid offers a wealth of health benefits. Here’s how ALA supplements work within the body—plus, how to choose the right one for you.

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13 Benefits of Taurine Supplements: Dosages, Uses, Safety

Taurine is a popular supplement among athletes—that’s why it’s in energy drinks. But did you know that this amino acid benefits everything from your brain to gene expression?

Cistanche Benefits: Overview, Uses, and More

Blooming in only the most arid conditions, cistanche is a rare flower that’s been used traditionally in China for years. Here’s how it may help benefit your immune health—and more!

Occasional constipation can be really uncomfortable

Does Magnesium Citrate Help with Occasional Constipation?

If the occasional struggle is real when you use the restroom, magnesium citrate might be just what you need for more comfortable, regular bowel movements. Here’s everything you need to know about how this popular supplement helps with occasional constipation.

5 Ways Lactoferrin Supplements Support Immune Health

Lactoferrin is a protein in breastmilk that confers immune support—but it’s not just for babies! In supplement form, lactoferrin can support your immune system in 5 different ways.

Woman setting on a scale to weigh herself

Why Can't I Lose Weight? 12 Reasons Diet & Exercise Aren't Cutting It

Does it seem like a healthy weight is an impossible goal, even though you’re a fitness studio regular and eat salad on the daily? There could be health reasons holding you back from success on the scale—and fortunately, there are tests that can help you troubleshoot.

NAD Supplements: What Do They Do for You?

Wish you could reclaim those boundless energy levels, which seem wasted on the young? Supplementing to boost your NAD+ levels may help. Learn how a special form of vitamin B3 can give you a new lease on life!

Young couple enjoying a pineapple that contains the beneficial enzyme bromelain

Bromelain Supplements: How Should I Take Them?

How can a bromelain supplement support your health? This powerful pineapple enzyme extract benefits your breathing, digestion and more.

Winter Skin Care Tips You Need This Season

When the weather outside is frightful, your skin may look (and feel) less than delightful. These tips will help you keep it fresh, youthful and dewy….even when the air is bitter and dry.

Woman drinking a glass of milk for better sleep

Is There Melatonin in Food?

Fancy a bedtime snack? From cherry juice to oatmeal, the following 14 foods are good dietary sources of melatonin, the hormone that helps you sleep better.

What Does Echinacea Do to Your Body?

Echinacea isn’t just a pretty purple flower. It’s also an herb that's been used for generations for immune support. So how does it work, and what other benefits does echinacea have for your health?

Woman taking calcium

How to Take Calcium Supplements for the Best Absorption

Timing is everything when it comes to calcium supplements. Here’s when you should take your calcium, and also how food helps with absorption.

Grazing vs Full Meals: What is Best for Your Health?

Is it healthier to nibble all day, stick with three square meals, or somewhere in between? Here’s what the research says about how often you eat impacts your health.

Woman doing high-intensity workout

What are High-Intensity Workouts? Health Benefits, Types and Ideas

You don’t need a lot of time or special equipment to improve your fitness, have fun and torch a ton of calories in the process! Here’s everything you need to know about HIIT.

Why Supplement with Collagen?

Collagen is a buzzword these days, but what does it really do for your health? Here’s everything you need to know about this trending supplement, plus the best type of collagen to fit your health needs.

Glucosamine/chondroitin may help your joints feel more limber

Does Glucosamine and Chondroitin Work? Supplement Uses

Is your back out of whack? Displeased with your knees? Stiffness and discomfort is normal as you age, but that doesn’t mean you have to take it lying down! Here’s how glucosamine/chondroitin might help.

Bloating vs. Belly Fat: Why is Your Abdomen Getting Enlarged?

Looking a little “puffier” than usual lately? Here’s how to tell if that belly bulge is due to bloating…or if you’ve put on some weight.

Group of youthful—physically and mentally senior friends chatting on the boat

What are DHEA Supplements? A Beginner’s Guide

Getting older comes with a number of unwelcome changes, from a decline in muscle mass to less interest in intimacy. Here’s why DHEA supplements can help you stay healthy—physically and mentally—no matter what your biological age may be.

When to Take BCAA Supplements

Consider BCAAs to be your “workout buddy,” encouraging you to do just one more rep. But these essential amino acids aren’t just for muscle recovery. Let’s dive into all the benefits.

Man and friend using creatine to help achieve fitness and weightlifting goal

When to Take Creatine: A Beginner’s Guide

If you want to be a beast in the gym and build lean muscles, then you might want to consider supplementing with creatine.

10 L-Arginine Benefits: How to Supplement

Most fitness buffs are familiar with L-arginine, but did you know this amino acid can benefit everything from your blood flow to your sexual health?

Man taking a jog while drinking water for glutamine supplementation

Glutamine Supplements: An Essential Guide

Glutamine is a favorite supplement among athletes and everyday health seekers alike. Here’s everything you need to know about adding glutamine to your routine.

How to Release Endorphins: 11 Natural Ways

Does anything feel as good as an endorphins rush? Here’s how to get more of this feel-good neurotransmitter in your life—from hugging to acupuncture to daring to eat a spicy pepper.