Do you take vitamins daily or are you thinking of taking some? Check out the questions you need to ask before deciding on a vitamin supplement.
Many Americans take some form of a vitamin supplement, as usage has been at a high for decades, according to the National Institutes of Health. However, it’s important to keep in mind that specific vitamins become more popular as new information comes out, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you need all those vitamins.
Vitamin D has been shown to not only help build strong bones but also to help prevent diabetes, hypertension, depression, fibromyalgia, and more, as one example. Because of this information, many have started to add it to their daily routine. On the other hand, the use of multivitamins has decreased in recent years, as new information can mean that people with a healthy diet don’t need them.
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“Fortify Your Knowledge About Vitamins,” U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Accessed September 6, 2017.
“Trends in Dietary Supplement Use Among US Adults,” The Jama Network. October 11, 2016.
“Vitamin D: The Sunshine Vitamin,” National Institutes of Health. April–June 2012.
“Vitamin D Deficiency,” National Institutes of Health. January 2010.