As a young woman, do I need to take vitamin supplements?

As a young woman, taking a vitamin supplement may be a good idea. Research has shown that for women of childbearing age (if you are able to have a period) then a prenatal vitamin is beneficial for you and your future children. Otherwise, consuming a well-balanced diet would be best.
Howard E. Lewine, MD

Taking a vitamin supplement is probably a good idea, but the choices are endless. Find out which supplements are most important for young women in this video from Harvard Medical School's Dr. Howard LeWine.

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In the United States, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates vitamin supplements and provides recommended daily amount information. The FDA says that we should pay attention when considering vitamin supplements, because ...

frequently many different vitamins and minerals are combined into one product.

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