Vitamins For Dummies
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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, the following list of daily supplements is beneficial for almost everyone:

  • Complete multivitamin and mineral supplement with whole foods and herbs to make sure all your health bases are covered

  • Vitamin C to help protect cell membranes from toxic wastes

  • Vitamin E and Selenium to protect cells and tissues from damage

  • Calcium to keep your bones and teeth strong

  • Magnesium to calm you and help you de-stress

  • Ginkgo (if you’re over 45) to protect your eyes, ears, and memory

  • Milk thistle (if you regularly consume alcohol or pharmaceutical drugs like aspirin) to benefit the health of your liver

  • Siberian ginseng if you are under stress or are active and want to increase endurance

  • Hawthorn to protect your heart and cardiovascular system

  • Saw Palmetto (if you’re a man and over 50) to protect the health of your prostate gland

  • Phytoestrogens (for women) from red clover, soy, or kudzu root to protect your bones and heart and ensure an easy menopause

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Christopher Hobbs, L.Ac., is an holistic health expert whose many books include Herbal Remedies For Dummies??. Elson Haas, M.D., is the author of Staying Healthy with the Seasons and The Detox Diet.

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