Dietary Supplements

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The Ongoing Vitamin C Controversy: Megadose Cure-All?

Chemist Linus Pauling made megadosing vitamin C popular among many people who keep a close eye on nutrition and their diet. In 1970, he published Vitamin C and the Common Cold [more…]

Who Benefits from Fat and Oil Supplements?

All fats in foods have their place in your diet when you eat them in their whole natural state in flax seeds, fresh fish, and whole corn. If you have a perfect diet without foods cooked with fats, you [more…]

Recommended Dietary Allowances Spread Vitamin Needs over Several Days

Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs) were designed to make planning meals easy. The D in RDA stands for dietary, not daily, because the RDAs are an average. You may get more of a nutrient one day and [more…]

Dietary Supplement Safety: Important Consideration for Your Health

You can stir up a good food fight in any group of nutrition experts simply by asking whether dietary supplements are necessary, economical, or safe. The Food and Drug Administration [more…]

Taking Extra Vitamins When You Need Dietary Supplements

The Recommended Daily Allowances (RDAs) protect people with a healthy diet from deficiencies, but sometimes your lifestyle or circumstances mean you need extra vitamins and nutrients in your diet. See [more…]

Glycine for Helping Wounds Heal and Detoxifying

Glycine is a nonessential amino acid. Dietary sources of this nutrient include fish, meats, beans, and dairy products. It also comes from choline in the liver and the amino acids threonine or serine. Glycine [more…]

Dietary Recommendations Reviewed and Revised with New Nutrition Information

New research and nutrition information prompted the Food and Nutrition Board’s Dietary Reference Intakes committee to establish several panels of experts to review RDAs several years ago. Experts' evaluations [more…]

Histidine: The Amino Acid for Allergies

Histidine is a semi-essential amino acid that your body needs during periods of growth, stress, and recovery from illness and injury. This nutrient is an essential amino acid for children. Dietary sources [more…]

Threonine: An Amino Acid Muscle Relaxer

Threonine is an essential amino acid. To obtain this nutrient in your diet, eat flesh foods, dairy foods, and eggs. You can also find moderate levels in wheat germ and many nuts, beans, and seeds, as well [more…]

When to Use Dietary Supplements for Optimum Health

Many people consider vitamin and mineral supplements an easy way to get nutrients. Others take supplements as nutritional insurance. And some even use supplements as substitutes for medical drugs. [more…]

Key Points You Need to Know about Vitamin D

Even as researchers continue to discover how vitamin D can protect your health, a lot of misinformation still surrounds this amazing vitamin. Here are some of the key points you need to know to understand [more…]

What Are the Benefits of Vitamin D?

New information about vitamin D's role in health is being published almost daily. Here are the key functions of vitamin D, divided into those that are firmly established, those for which there is growing [more…]

Recommended Daily Supplement Program for Good Health

Because your body needs a healthy daily dose of vitamins and minerals get into a supplement-taking routine, consistency is the key to success with supplements. Even though each person’s needs are different [more…]

Whole Food Sources of Common Supplements

The best way to get most of the vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients you need is through your diet. As you choose to eat healthy foods, you'll soon see and feel the benefits — like increased energy, [more…]

Easing Common Ailments with Nutritional Supplements

Supplements play a vital role in supporting many body functions and offer tremendous benefits for increasing energy, easing common symptoms, , and reducing the effects of stress. Take a look at the following [more…]

Natural Substitutes for Medication

Although no herbal medicine is safe under every condition for every person, herbal remedies are becoming increasingly popular because they’re considered safer than pharmaceutical drugs. Take a look at [more…]

Vitamins For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Following a daily program of taking supplements and eating nutrient-dense foods is vital for maintaining your health and getting the vitamins and minerals your body needs to stay healthy. Some nutrients [more…]


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