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Do supplements are good for health???

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Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Multivitamins: are like an insurance policy for when we don't eat right, don't sleep well, or are especially stressed. Go to a good store or get some guidance because the popular brands are typically very week and not helpful. The dose (read label and check that half or more of the ingredients are several 100 per cent above RDA. Dose more important than a long list. See doc for specific conditions.
Dr. Sylvie Stacy
Preventive Medicine 10 years experience
Sometimes: Most people do not need supplements for good health. If you are relatively healthy and your diet is nutritious and contains a good variety of food, supplements are probably not necessary. That said, though, many supplements are relatively safe and can help to consume enough of certain diet components, such as protein, healthy fats, or certain minerals.
Dr. Nisha Chellam
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Vital Amines: There are several vitamins required for proper functions of our hormones and enzymes. No one's diet is perfect and the stress we have keeps us using all the vitamins regularly. So I do recommend good quality vitamins : example from pure encapsulations and Thorne research or vital nutrients.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
It depends: This depends on how your health is to begin with, and what issues you're experiencing. At a minimum, most people at least need a daily multivitamin. That is, unless your diet is absolutely perfect and you get 5-9 servings of organic fruits and vegetables every single day, grown in soil that guarantees all the minerals that you also need. Right - - that means i take a multivitamin too! :-).

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