Which daily supplements should I take?

Rose Reisman
Nutrition & Dietetics
Although you know enough about calories and nutrients to feed yourself properly, it's hard to get every nutrient you need from food alone. Statistics show that less than 10% of North Americans get enough of the recommended nutrients in their daily diet. Research done at the University of California at Berkeley concludes that three specific vitamins should be taken regularly, even if your diet is healthy: antioxidant vitamins C and beta-carotene, and the B vitamin folacin. I also recommend a daily supplement that contains 100% of the recommended dietary allowance (RDA) for vitamins and minerals. That way, you know you're covered!
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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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