How to use the Deep Dives Archive

Never say "I don't know" again. Get the gritty details of scientific studies. Here are some tips on how to get the most out of the Deep Dives Archive, included as part of your Examine Membership.

Table of Contents:

  1. Quick Takes
  2. Learn more with sidebars
  3. Drink in the graphics!
  4. How to dig deep
  5. Use tags and the search box
  6. Download for offline reading

1. Quick Takes

Low on time? Check out the Quick Takes at the top! This is a great way to get a summary of what a Deep Dive covers. You can always come back later and read through the rest of the Study Deep Dive.

2. Learn more with sidebars

For clarification on a technical term or additional details about a particular topic, follow the links to past issues and look for a sidebar nearby. Technical concepts, like breakdowns of statistical methods, are covered in sidebars.

3. Drink in the graphics!

Deep Dives use graphics to illustrate and highlight concepts. Even if you don’t have time to read the full article, checking out the graphics is a great and memorable way to understand the results and main takeaways.

4. How to dig deep

We encourage you to form your own opinion on the research we review! We do our best to separate the data from our interpretation in each Study Deep Dive. Sometimes, there’s room for reasonable disagreement. To get the most out of each Study Deep Dive, come with your thinking cap on!

5. Use tags and the search box

Not every study will interest everyone, and sometimes older studies may be exactly what you’re looking for. Make sure to use the tags and search functions on Examine to find what you need!

6. Download for offline reading

Want to geek out offline? Download a few PDFs of past issues from your Member’s Purchases area, or from the web page of a specific issue, which can be found in the index.

Finally, don’t forget to check out the private Examine Members Facebook Forum! It’s a great place to discuss and learn more with your fellow Examine Members.


Thank you for choosing the Examine Membership! Our team works tirelessly to sift through all the latest research related to supplements and nutrition, and to summarize it in a way that is clear and useful to you.

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