Rely on a healthy, varied diet to glean nutrients. That said, if you are elderly, pregnant or postpartum or not taking in sufficient nutrients from your diet, speak with your doctor or a registered dietician about supplementing with sensible products, such as probiotics, magnesium, calcium and vitamin D. Just be a discerning consumer: Choose products from reputable sources, and make sure they include safe and effective doses and not ingredients that could interact with your medications or pose a threat to your individual health conditions.
Hope or hype?
It’s a “buyer beware” world out there. Although some products might not be effective, others could possibly improve our health. After all, millions have attested to positive results, thanks to their supplements of choice. As with any choice, carefully analyze the potential benefits and risks. Ideally, consult with a doctor or nutritionist. Ask questions, pay attention, and proceed with caution. Then, watch and listen to your body to see how you react to your products of choice.
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