Editor’s note: this is a frozen/non-flash image. To see the interactive one, click the image or click here. Decided to post this as followup to my DMSO post. No, unfortunately, DMSO is not included in the study. Higher bubble on the chart means more scientific proof of effectiveness. Larger bubbles indicate popularity/web hits. I’m not big on supplements. One thing I have tried on the chart is glucosamine for my arthritic knees. No change after a couple of years of trying. Whey protein powder(not listed on the study) is something I use in my daily fruit shakes because the vanilla flavor tastes great!
This image is a “balloon race”. The higher a bubble, the greater the evidence for its effectiveness. But the supplements are only effective for the conditions listed inside the bubble.
You might also see multiple bubbles for certain supps. These is because some supps affect a range of conditions, but the evidence quality varies from condition to condition. For example, there’s strong evidence that Green Tea is good for cholesterol levels. But evidence for its anti-cancer effects is conflicting. In these cases, we give a supp another bubble.
This visualisation generates itself from this Google Doc. So when new research comes out, we can quickly update the data and regenerate the image. (How cool is that??)