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
Dariush Mozaffarian, MD
Cardiology and Epidemiology
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Does taking antioxidant supplements improve health?
A study that pooled results from 68 randomized trials with over 230,000 participants offered evidence that taking antioxidant supplements is unlikely to help you live longer -- and in fact, some supplements may even be harmful.
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- Q Who should consider taking a vitamin B12 supplement?
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- Q Can high doses of vitamin supplements be dangerous?
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- Q Should I take my vitamin supplements in liquid, powder or tablet form?
If your health could use a boost, follow our Action Plans to learn which supplements to consider.
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