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If you take vitamins, you're in the company of more than half of Americans who report taking a multivitamin or other dietary supplement. Well, those tiny little capsules we're taking have garnered a lot of attention in the news lately.
That's because several recent studies have come out identifying new information and new questions about vitamins. All these studies can be a little confusing though. Some recent headlines include: Vitamin E doesn't prevent cancer but may slightly increase your risk of prostate cancer, vitamin D can help fight tuberculosis, and calcium may not improve outcomes for pregnant women. If you're your head's spinning, you're not alone. A lot of people are wondering which supplements they should start, stop, or continue taking.
The varying results from these studies remind us of the complexity of nutrition and vitamins. While many supplements can be beneficial for your health, other supplements still need further research to understand their full impact. There are some guidelines though that can help you determine which supplements you should include in your diet.
Guidelines for Which Vitamins are Right for Your
1. Not all supplements are created equally. Low-grade supplements are often not as soluble so the body has difficulty accessing the nutrients. If you're going through trouble of taking vitamins, you want to make sure they're high-quality so your body can experience the full benefits. Many chiropractors have quality supplements on hand in their office or can recommend you to a good source.
2. There seems to be a consensus among doctors that the most optimal way to receive vitamins is through eating healthy food. A lot of people have grown accustomed to eating primarily processed foods which often lack the nutritional benefits of unprocessed foods. And taking a vitamin isn't a simple answer to that lack of nutrition either. Nutrients inside of food interact in complex ways that can't always be replicated in supplements. Taking supplements can be a good way to enhance your healthy diet or fill-in if you have vitamin deficiency. You can be tested for a vitamin deficiency, ask your doctor for more information.
3. Each person has a unique set of vitamin needs. What supplements you should take depends on several factors like your diet, age, and sex, whether your have a deficiency. Your chiropractic has received nutritional training and can counsel you on which supplements right for you.
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