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A 19-year-old female asked:

Are dietary supplements good for me ?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Most aren't needed: An over-the-counter adult multivitamin (+/- minerals) is fine for a teenager to take once a day. If a teen doesn't eat or drink much in the way of dairy products, then an adult vitamin D and calcium tablet is also needed. Some people just take a TUMs Smoothies once a day for their calcium supplement. Vitamin D and multivitamins are even available in "gummy" chewables for adults now but have sugar.
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A 19-year-old female asked:

What is a good dietary supplement?

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Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Supplements : You don't specify why you are supplementing. Almost everyone needs to supplement omega 3s, vitamin D3, and often could also benefit from certain vitamins and minerals. It is best to work with a doctor who has training in nutrition and supplements and not just take supplements without guidance.
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