Monthly Archives: April 2021

Fish oil for joint pain

Arthritis is a chronic disease characterized by joint pain, swelling, reduced joint movement and stiffness. It is considered the leading cause of disability in the United States, affecting more than 50 million adults.1 Treatment for rheumatoid arthritis aims for reducing symptoms during the early stages of the disease as well as preventing further progression of…

Do Energy Drinks Improve Running Performance?

Energy drinks are just one of the many products on the market claiming to improve running performance, but little research has been conducted to prove this claim. Researchers tested the effects of Red Bull on the performance of recreational runners and found that consuming Red Bull an hour before running reduces the time it takes…

Amlodipine for hypertension – how does it work?

Amlodipine, sold under the brand name Norvasc among others, belongs to a class of medications called calcium channel blockers.1 Amlodipine is commonly prescribed to treat hypertension and a variety of conditions related to the cardiovascular system. How does amlodipine work, what is it used for, and what are the common side effects? Amlodipine, which is available…