Editorial Guidelines

Our goal is to be the leader in online resources for research-based health information.
 
Unbiased, Always
The information presented in our blog is solely intended to provide readers with a scientifically backed knowledge base about different health supplements. This allows our subject matter to remain unbiased and focused on facts.
 
Sources From Medical Research
Wherever possible, we cite clinical trials and medical reviews published in recognized scientific journals throughout our articles to back up our stance. Especially when evaluating health claims or formulation safety, our goal is to only provide definitive recommendations one way or another when there is medical data to back it up.
 
Preferential Linking To Free Versions Of Citations
We believe that published medical research should be free to access, and we recognize that most consumers don't have the disposable income or interest to purchase access to a medical journal.
 
That's why, whenever possible, we link to the free version of a medical source that we cite in our articles. If the same research exists in a free article in one journal and a paid article in another journal, we will always preferentially link to the free version.
 
Content Continually Refreshed
We seek to revise all previously published content to confirm it is continually up-to-date and medically accurate. If any new information or research emerges about a topic we reviewed, we will update the article with the relevant new information and research.
 
Our editorial process involves reviewing all articles which were published a year or more in the past, and updating them to reflect any new information.
 
We Choose Qualified, Trusted Sources 
Trusted Sources are visually represented with a hyperlink. We break down Trusted Sources into four categories:
 
1) Medical Journal - Scientific research published in a medical journal is the gold standard for research on health topics. We typically quote from medical journals with a peer-review process which reduces the bias of the data.
 
2) Educational Institution - Many educational institutions like Harvard Medical School directly publish their own medical research, and this category of research is typically non-sponsored and thorough.
 
3) Government Research - Governments often fund and publish independent research to advance basic science. This type of research is typically more general than that published by medical journals or educational institutions.
 
4) Independent Research Organization - Organizations that conduct research on health topics, which are typically non-profit.