Five Articles to Help You Decide if Dietary Supplements Are Safe

What You Need to Know about Dietary Supplements

FDA

Dietary supplements can be beneficial for your health, but taking supplements can also cause health risks. Supplements are not licensed or permitted to be marketed to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure diseases. Some supplements may help ensure you're getting enough of the essential substances the body requires to function. However, supplements are not expected to replace complete meals needed for a balanced diet. To find out more, read the article below.

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Dietary Supplements: What You Need to Know

National Institute of Health

Nutritional dietary supplements come in various forms, including; capsules, tablets, gummies, and powders. The most widely used supplements include vitamins B12 and D; minerals like calcium and iron, herbs such as echinacea and garlic. The most advisable thing to do is to consult a health care provider before taking any dietary supplement to treat your health because each person's body varies from each other. Given in the article below are tips, advice, and resources to help you understand whether dietary…

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Dietary supplements: Do they help or hurt?

Harvard Health Publishing

More than half of the world's population take supplements to make up for what they are missing in their diets. Studies have hailed vitamin D as a possible defense against a long list of diseases. However, more rigorous studies have shown that some supplements are ineffective or risky. Some can even be dangerous, especially when taken in larger-than recommended amounts. "Often, the enthusiasm for supplements outpaces the evidence. According to rigorous evidence available from randomized trials, the results are at…

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Dietary Supplements

FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION

The Food and Drug Association does not test or study dietary supplements for effectiveness or safety. Even "natural organic" supplements can be risky for people on certain medicines or with certain medical conditions. Hundreds of supplements have been reported as being tainted with drugs and other chemicals. Always consult your doctor before you start taking some new supplements. Read the article below to find out what supplements are safe and what dosage is recommended.

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Are supplements safe and do they work?

BBC News

In the United Kingdom, supplements are subjected to EU regulations over their safety, and their health claims advertised by manufacturers. As a result, supplements in the U.K are relatively safe as long as proper instructions and guidelines are followed during the consumption of these products. Assuming that food supplements do not often have the potential to be harmful is wrong, says Dr. Wayne Carter from Nottingham University. There is the potential for excess levels of a supplement to be toxic,…

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