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Dietary Supplements

Adding dietary supplements to your daily diet is one way to ensure that you're getting enough of the essential vitamins and minerals you need. Here you'll find articles that will help you decide which dietary supplements are right for you.
  1. Dietary Supplements: Regulation and Safety (7)
  2. Dietary Supplements FAQ (10)

Product Review: Greens First
There are many "green" drinks on the market and Greens First is my favorite. Learn more about this drink and how to used it to get more antioxidants.

Why You Need Probiotics and the Prebiotics that Feed Them
Probiotics are friendly bacteria that can improve the health of your digestive system. Prebiotics are basically the food that feeds them.

What You Need to Know About Carnitine
You don't need to eat foods that contain carnitine or take carnitine supplements because your body makes enough for normal energy production. Learn more about carnitine.

Calcium and Vitamin D May Not Prevent Fractures
Calcium and vitamin D supplements are often prescribed for keeping bones strong, but it takes more than that. Find out what else you need to do to prevent fractures.

Calcium and Vitamin D Recommendations
In 2011, the Institute of Medicine's updated their recommendations for calcium and vitamin D. Here's the latest information.

What are Botanical Dietary Supplements?
Botanical supplements, like herbs, may have medicinal properties, but they're sold and regulated as dietary supplements.

What is Raspberry Ketone?
Raspberry ketone is supposed to help you lose weight. Real raspberry ketone is difficult to find and most of the products you buy contain artificial raspberry ketone.

Which Form of Vitamin D is Better, D2 or D3?
Cholecalciferol (D3) and ergocalciferol (D2) are two natural forms of vitamin D and both can be used in dietary supplements. Learn more about the two forms and find out if it matters which one you take.

Tolerable Upper Intake Levels for Major Minerals
Minerals can cause problems if taken in excess for prolonged periods of time. Here are the safe upper limits for major mineral intake.

Tolerable Upper Intake Levels for Fat-Soluble Vitamins
Vitamin supplements can cause problems if taken in excess. Here's a list of the fat-soluble vitamins and dosages that are known to be safe.

Will Taking Hoodia Help Me Lose Weight?
Hoodia is a dietary supplement that may aid in weight loss. Find out how much it helps and if it's worth the expense.

10 Facts You Should Know About Calcium
Calcium is a dietary mineral and the most popular dietary suppelments. Here are ten things you should know about calcium

5 Tips for Buying Dietary Supplements
Be smart when you buy dietary supplements -- here are my 5 top tips.

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