Nutritional supplements can improve your energy and brain clarity, as well as prevent or minimize chronic illnesses.
But, the variety of products on the market can be overwhelming.
How do you know what’s best for you? Is the label telling the truth?
First, you should purchase a reputable brand. The FDA does not regulate supplements, but many brands are self-regulating. Look for USP and GMP regulation as an indicator of high quality. You’re better off getting vitamins made in the United States.
Second, not all multivitamins are created equal. Of course, not all people have the same supplement needs. Keep this in mind when selecting a multivitamin. Pay attention to your biological needs and lifestyle, so you don’t take too much of something. Watch out for inundation of vitamin D, E, A and K. Any excessive consumption of a supplement can be harmful. Blood testing may help determine certain deficiencies.
Finally, unresolved health conditions may result from vitamin deficiencies. Speak with your doctor.
Listen as Dr. Arielle Levitan Miller joins Dr. Susanne Bennett to share some tips to help you manage supplements.