Items Tagged ‘essential vitamins’

Dietary supplements: weighing the risks and benefits

August 21, 2018

Dietary supplements: weighing the risks and benefits

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From daily vitamins to bodybuilding products, it is important to realize that supplements are not regulated the same way as medicines by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). So consider the health benefits — and risks — before taking a dietary supplement. What are dietary supplements? Dietary supplements are manufactured to provide the body with […]

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Do you need vitamin or mineral supplements?

October 6, 2017

Do you need vitamin or mineral supplements?

By uclahealth uclahealth

Consistently eating a well-balanced diet – with fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy products and lean meats – can ensure you’re meeting all of your nutritional needs. But many Americans fall short of consuming enough of the foods they need to maintain healthy levels of some important vitamins and minerals. What supplements should I consider? […]

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