Buying Vitamin and Mineral Supplements

Some facts to know before buying a supplement are

  • Amount of Nutrients - Take a multi-vitamin and mineral supplement that supplies nutrients in amounts close to the RDA/DRIs (Chapter 2). Excessive amounts of a single nutrient can cause a deficiency of other nutrients. Avoid "high potency" supplements.
  • Natural Versus Synthetic Vitamins - Both forms can be used by your body, but if a supplement is labelled "natural" it costs mor
  • Expiration Date - Avoid supplements that expire in 6 months.
  • Stress tablets are a marketing ploy.
  • Men should not take iron supplements, unless directed by their doctor.

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