Ep. 78 5 Supplements You Should Stop Taking. Right Now.

5 Supplements You Should Stop Taking. Now.

In This Episode

Neal and Daena brave a tornado to discuss five supplements that are simply doing you no good. Modern-day snake oils.

The antithesis of Neal’s Vital Five, the data on these supplements shows little to no efficacy, and that in some cases, taking these supplements can actually be detrimental to your health.

Other topics discussed include new stats about COVID and a follow-up question submitted by a listener of last week’s episode.

Topics Discussed

  • New COVID stats
  • A follow-up question to last week’s episode
  • Bacillus probiotics
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Grapefruit seed oil
  • Krill oil
  • Lithium
  • Melatonin


Dr. Neal Smoller, Holistic Pharmacist

About Neal Smoller

Dr. Neal Smoller, PharmD, is a licensed pharmacist: and owner of Village Apothecary, an independent pharmacy in the most famous small town in America—Woodstock, NY. He’s also the host of the popular wellness podcast, The Big Mouth Pharmacist.”


The Vital 5

Nutrients you shouldn’t live without
The Vital 5 Nutrients You Shouldn't Live Without