Latest Updates at Examine

The Examine change log compiles all of our latest updates so that you can see what we’re working on and never miss important information.
5 days ago

Beta-glucans - 

Full page update

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We created brand new FAQs on beta-glucans, including what they are, how they work, potential drawbacks, and their effects on metabolic health and immunity. We also added the most up-to-date meta-analyses to the Examine database.

5 days ago

Choline - 

Full page update

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We modified the following sections:

  • The overview was changed to focus more on choline's role in fetal growth and it's association with certain diseases, as there's more evidence to support these functions compared to cognitive/liver health (the previous focus of this section).

  • The dosage section was changed to reflect current adequate inakes for men, women, and during pregnancy. Information about choline's upper limit was also added.

We also added 9 new FAQs to this page (there were previouosly none).

6 days ago

Panax notoginseng - 

New page created

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We created a brand new page!

Overall, Panax notoginseng may have cardioprotective properties, but we don't have a great understanding of how it might work and it's potential side-effects.

7 days ago

Creatine - 

Big page update

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We modified the following FAQs:

  1. Creatine & cancer: we added more studies to elaborate on our answer. The conclusions have changed from “no link” to “potential protective effects from studies in humans” and “potential cancer-promoting and cancer-suppressive effects based on in vitro and animal studies”.
  2. Creatine & testosterone: we expanded on this relationship a bit, but there are no changes to the conclusions of the FAQ.
  3. Creatine & kidney health: We added an additional small paragraph, but the conclusions of the FAQ have not changed.
  4. Creatine & hair loss: we reworded some of the paragraph for clarity, but the conclusions of the FAQ have not changed.
  5. Creatine non-responders: we reworded for clarity, but the conclusions of the FAQ have not changed.

Additionally, we changed the following outcomes in the database:

  1. "Weight" has been changed to from "large increase" to "small increase".
  2. "Total body water" has been changed from "moderate increase" to "small increase"
  3. "Testosterone" has been changed from "small increase" to "no effect".
  4. "Metabolic rate" has changed from "moderate increase" to "small increase".

Finally, we added three new meta-analyses to the database related to creatine's effect on exercise-induced muscle damage.