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Which Vitamins and Minerals Are Worth Taking? 

Lisa Torelli-Sauer, a 39-year-old vegetarian, used to be one tired woman. She put her two young sons to bed at 7:30pm, and says, “I could barely stay awake long enough to say goodnight to them.” Her most recent blood tests from her annual checkup had been normal, so her doctor…

The Vitamins and Minerals to Boost Your Immune System

As we re-enter the world after months of self-isolating, is there going to be another spike in COVID-19 infections? Perhaps. However, as you increase your contact with more people, having a strong immune system is a key part of keeping healthy. To boost your immune system, make sure you are getting…

Don’t Look to Multivitamins for Heart, Stroke Benefits

Multivitamins and mineral supplements (MVMs) don’t help to prevent heart attack or stroke, or have any cardiovascular benefits, according to a meta-analysis. Researchers examined the results from 18 individual published studies with more than 2 million participants. Results showed that MVMs had no effect in reducing the risk of heart…

Should You Take Vitamins?

By Diane Archer JustCareUSA.org Liz Szabo reports in The New York Times that older Americans are popping supplements like candy. Doctors may recommend certain vitamins like vitamin D and folic acid, and dozens of others are marketed widely. But, the evidence suggests that most of these supplements offer no health…

5 Vitamins That Can Harm You

Take vitamins and think they are all healthy for you? Think again – many are dangerously overused. Find out which ones may actually do you more harm than good. By almost any measure, the use of vitamin supplements among Americans is staggeringly high. More than half of all US adults…