Ep. 82 Supplement Quality Round Up

In This Episode

Nootropics are in the hot seat today after a Harvard study found unapproved drugs in the mix.

As it’s Neal’s mission to expose poor quality in supplements, he’s breaking down the details of this study, and how these drugs found their way into American supplements.

He and Daena also take a look at the goings-on with elderberry since the demand has increased, as well as the dangerous effects of long term turmeric supplementation.

Topics Discussed

  • COVID news
  • Weight loss update
  • What nootropics are
  • The details of the Harvard study
  • The rise in demand for elderberry
  • Dilution of elderberry to meet demand
  • Liver toxicity from prolonged use of turmeric
  • The cycle of inflammation


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.”


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