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Are Vitamin Supplements Right for You?

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Vitamin supplements are most beneficial for those individuals who have medical conditions that can lead to deficiencies in the body or those who have a poorly balanced diet.

Who Should Be Taking Vitamin Supplements?

 

Some common reasons you may consider taking vitamin supplements are:

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • If you consume excessive amounts of alcohol (over one standard drink a day for women and two for men)
  • If you smoke cigarettes
  • If you do drugs
  • If you are on a crash or low-calorie diet
  • If you are elderly
  • If you are vegetarian or vegan
  • If you have a food allergy to a particular food that would prevent you from obtaining a natural source of that vitamin
  • If you excessively bleed during menstruation
  • If you have malabsorption problems (i.e. diarrhea, coeliac disease, pancreatitis, etc.)

 

It is a common misconception that taking large amounts of vitamin supplements on a daily basis can help prevent future diseases or illnesses. There are more studies that show taking high doses of certain vitamin supplements when you don’t need them can be potentially damaging to your health. That’s why it’s always important to understand what you’re putting into your body and consult your doctor before doing so.

New Leaf Market Co-op carries many well-known brands of high-quality natural vitamins, minerals, herbal supplements, and diet & exercise products. If you’d like to learn more about what vitamin supplements you should use to match your health needs, or what the benefits of each are, visit our HealthNotes page to scroll through our Health Guides and Vitamins & Herbs Index. It is always smart to consult your doctor or primary care physician to see if these supplements are right for you.

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