Experts agree it’s best to get your nutrients from your diet -- especially foods rich in antioxidants -- not supplements. But some people could benefit from a multivitamin, and many are deficient in vitamin D, omega-3 fatty acids, and certain minerals.
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Stress ReliefWhy this mineral is a
30 - 40%
The percentage of American adults
deficient in vitamin D
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Vitamins & Supplements Q&As
Manuel B. Torres, MD
Baptist Health South Florida
Can I rely on vitamins in pill form to provide the nutrients my body needs?
People shouldn’t be relying on vitamins and minerals in pill form to provide the healthy nutrients their bodies need to work properly. Instead . . .
- Q Should all vitamins and supplements I take be USP approved?
- Q What dosage of vitamin O is typically used for children?
- Q Can vitamins boost the immune system?
- Q What vitamins can help protect my skin from sun damage?
- Q Which vitamins and supplements are good for my hair?
- Q What are the health benefits of beta-cryptoxanthin?
- Q What is the best combination vitamin for hair, skin, and nails?
- Q How are fat-soluble vitamins stored in the body?
- Q Can my family doctor tell me what vitamins to take?
- Q Will taking vitamin K with vitamin D prevent hard arteries?