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 Can vitamins boost the immune system?
- Q What medical conditions can affect my body's ability to absorb vitamins?
- Q Does cooking vegetables destroy their vitamins?
- Q How can vitamins help prevent a cold?
- Q Are there tests to determine if I need to take vitamins?
- Q Can taking particular vitamins slow aging?
- Q Why should teens invest in vitamin supplements?
- Q When is the best time to take vitamins to avoid stomach upset?
- Q Can I take too many vitamins?