How does a bowl of cereal compare to a bowl of ice cream?

Jacked Check – An occasional series fact checking the world of bro science Claim: A bowl of cereal is the nutritional equivalent of a bowl of ice cream. Rating: True. Conclusion: Carbohydrates from grains have limited nutrient value, and like all carbohydrates (except fiber), they are eventually broken down into glucose. In addition, the lactose…

Is vitamin D effective in supplement form, or is the sulfating effect of sunlight required?

Jacked Check – An occasional series fact checking the world of bro science Claim: Vitamin D in a pill form provides the body with the full benefits of vitamin D. The sulfating effect of the sunlight is not necessary for the body to make effective use of ingested vitamin D. Rating: True, unless you have…

Do collagen supplements work differently to heal joints and reduce wrinkles compared to regular protein?

Jacked Check – An occasional series fact checking the world of bro science Claim: Supplementing with powdered collagen provides special benefits compared to consuming protein from typical sources, like steak. Rating: Technically false, but with qualifications. Conclusion: Collagen powder does not provide the body with a richer source of collagen than a steak. However, collagen…

Are the benefits from grounding or earthing real?

Jacked Check – An occasional series fact checking the world of bro science Claim: Grounding or earthing—making skin-to-ground contact with the earth (like going to beach or walking barefoot through the grass)—has unique and special health benefits and anti-inflammatory advantages.   Rating: Mostly false Conclusion: Does grounding lower inflammation? Yes. Can it lower inflammation more than…