What do you need to know about Vitamins?
By Dr. Mark R. Rubin Phd
“The simple answer is, not much,” says Doctor Rubin, an expert in
dietary supplements. Almost everyone can benefit from taking a
supplement with calcium because most people don’t get as much as they
need through their diets. Certain supplements become especially
important at certain times in a person’s life. Pregnant women or women
should be certain to get enough folic acid, a B-complex vitamin. And as
you age, you should probably be taking a daily supplement of B12, can’t
hurt. Because, few of us consistently eat a well-balanced diet, taking a
good food based Multi Vitamin such as Nature’s Way Alive®, is a good idea. “It’s an insurance policy that covers all your bases.
Maintaining a proper balance of the vitamins we need is important. While
vitamins work together in the body to ensure our health — the most
obvious being the way vitamin D aids in absorbing calcium — the
interaction between vitamin supplements and prescribed medications can
cause health problems. So be sure to discuss all of the vitamin and
mineral supplements you’re taking with your health care provider to
avoid any potential problems. For people who eat a healthy diet, taking
needed supplements is excellent, however follow dosage directions and
always check with your dietitian or health care provider.