Managing Supplements for Your Best Health

From the Show: Wellness for Life
Summary: Learn how to choose the best supplements for you.
Air Date: 4/14/17
Duration: 26:52
Host: Susanne Bennett, DC
Guest Bio: Arielle Miller Levitan, MD
Dr. Arielle Miller LevitanArielle Miller Levitan, MD, is a board-certified internal medicine physician and cofounder of Vous Vitamin, LLC.

She is the author of The Vitamin Solution: Two Doctors Clear Confusion About Vitamins and Your Health.

She attended Stanford University and Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, and has served as chief medical resident for the Northwestern University McGraw Medical Center’s Evanston Hospital Program and as a clinical instructor for its medical school.

Dr. Levitan has a special interest in women’s health and preventive medicine and currently practices general internal medicine on the North Shore of Chicago, where she teaches medical students on-site.

She enjoys cooking, cardio tennis, running, being a soccer mom (sometimes) and spending time with her three kids and husband.
  • Book Title: The Vitamin Solution: Two Doctors Clear Confusion About Vitamins and Your Health
  • Guest Facebook Account: www.facebook.com/vouspersonalizedvitamin/
  • Guest Twitter Account: @VousVitamin
Managing Supplements for Your Best Health
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.