Welcome, Examine+ Member! You’ve gained access to everything Examine has to offer, including thousands of study summaries and over a thousand pages on health topics (e.g., anxiety) and supplements (e.g., lavender).
Quick Overview of Examine+
Here's a video by one of our research leads to help you get started with Examine+:
What works and what doesn’t?
Step-by-step guides with all the practical information you need (dosage, safety, synergies, and more).
What does the body of evidence say?
We grade hundreds of supplements and other health interventions for thousands of health outcomes, based on randomized-trial data.
Read on for a more in-depth overview of Examine+.
Table of Contents:
- The Supplement Guides
- The Examine Database
- Your Research Feed
- Continuing Education Credits
- Prioritized email support
- Keeping Examine 100% independent
The Supplement Guides
Our Supplement Guides clearly break down what you need to take, what you may want to take, and what you need to avoid for 17 different health conditions and goals.
The Examine Database
You will find the Examine Database on most pages. The Examine Database takes existing human studies and helps break down the relationship between any condition and outcome with an intervention.
We’re constantly updating the database with information from new human studies to ensure that you can always base your health decisions on the latest scientific evidence.
The Research Feed
Over the course of each month, we summarize 150+ recent studies across 25 health categories — so you can easily keep up to date on the health topics you care about.
For this purpose, we provide you with the study’s key details, such as dosage, duration, and the characteristics of the participants. We discuss practical implications and major caveats, such as design limitations, flawed conclusions, or conflicts of interest. And we contextualize each study and its findings within the broader literature.
Furthermore, the most important of the studies, our Editor’s Picks, get special treatment: we dig deeper into the study itself, compare its findings to those of previous studies, and create infographics that make it easy for you to process the extra information. You can see the latest Editor’s Picks here.
You can select the health categories you care about, favorite the studies that interest you most, and search through the summaries by category (e.g., Fat loss), tag (e.g., #Dietitians), PubMed ID, month of publication, and any keyword.
Earn Continuing Education Credits (CEC, CEU, CPEU) at no extra charge.
Are you a professional who needs education credits to maintain your certifications?
Each month, a selection from our Study Summaries are approved for CECs through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).
There are no extra costs on top of your subscription, regardless of which organization you opt to earn CECs for. Just read the relevant summaries and answer the quiz pertaining to a given organization for a given month.
Prioritized email support
We’ve set up an inbox just for you: firstname.lastname@example.org. We give priority to emails sent to this address, so any time you need support from Examine (or want to give us feedback or suggestions), you can expect an even faster response!
Keeping Examine 100% independent
We strive to eliminate any source of bias, whether internal or external.
Internal: Our research staff has no ties to any company that sells supplements or diet plans. Furthermore, we extensively discuss every facet of the topics we write about, despite the added cost in work hours, because we don’t want the bias of any one researcher to make its way to you.
External: Many supplement companies have offered to sponsor us. Some have offered to pay us just to “be more positive” about a type of supplement. We’ve always turned them down. We do not recommend specific products or supplement companies. We do not sell ad space on our website. And we do not accept donations — not from companies, not from organizations, not even from individuals.
You are our sole source of income, so there’s no conflict of interests: the only interests we serve are yours. Your support ensures that we can focus entirely on analyzing the research — and that we can share our findings with you, whatever they are.