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A 31-year-old member asked:

Is it important to take dietary supplements?

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Dr. Mary Ann Block
A Verified Doctoranswered
34 years experience
Yes: Unless they are eating all organic foods, most people need nutritional supplements. Our regular grocery store foods no longer contain the nutrients they once did. Physical and emotional stress can deplete nutrients and our biochemical reactions depend on nutrients to work properly.
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Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Supplements: Dietary supplements can be safe and helpful, but check for potential interactions with your meds, foods, and other vitamins and supplements.
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Can someone with a chemical imbalance take dietary supplements?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 42 years experience
Yes: Most of us have some type of chemical imbalance or we'd all enjoy perfect health. Ideally see a holistic doc. For panic i advise magnesium-see http://bit.Ly/1dpai09 b vits. Often help, esp. B6 ; niacinamide. Many with anxiety need the l-5-mthf form of folate (folic acid).All adults need 5-8000 iu of d3/day in fall ; winter.Consider fish oil, l-theanine, 5-htp, tulsi tea, ashwagandha, rhodiola, valerian ; skullcap.
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