What supplements can I take daily to promote good health?

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Joane Goodroe
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This is Dr. Oz’s list of critical vitamins that every woman should be taking. Visit his website for more information:  http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/critical-vitamins-every-woman  

A multivitamin - Multivitamins fulfill your nutritional needs for the day. Take half in the morning and half at night. Multivitamins contain:
  • Vitamin A - critical for healthy vision and skin
  • Vitamin B - a metabolism booster
  • Vitamin C - keeps your immune system strong, especially important during cold and flu season.
  • Vitamin D - promotes healthy bones (and your immune system)
  • Vitamin E - for healthy development of muscles and brain function
Additional Vitamin D - Dr. Oz recommends taking additional vitamin D

Omega 3s - To keep your brain, heart and eyes healthy, take Omega 3s every day. For women, the daily dose of Omega 3s is 1000 mg; for men, the dosage is 600 mg.

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Dietary Supplements

Whether you're visiting the drug store, grocery or natural food shop you'll likely find an aisle where there are jars and bottles of things for you to put in your body that are neither foods nor medicines. Ranging from vitamins an...

d minerals to fiber and herbal remedies, these supplements are not regulated in the same way as either food or medicine. Some of them are backed by solid research, others are folk remedies or proprietary cures. If your diet does not include enough of certain vitamins or minerals, a supplement may be a good idea. Natural treatment for conditions like constipation may be effective. But because these substances are unregulated, it is always a good idea to educate yourself about the products and to use common sense when taking them. This is even more true if you are pregnant or taking a medicine that may be affected by supplements.
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