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Are suppliments healthy?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Few are; many aren't

There are thousands of supplements advertised to do all sorts of magical remedies.
Very few supplements have real research studies to show benefits (but manufacturers make claims, based on theories, animal tests, testimonials, chemical similarities, etc... But not on real research because real research is hard to do and is expensive to do). Ask the doctor about each supplement one wants to use.

In brief: Few are; many aren't

There are thousands of supplements advertised to do all sorts of magical remedies.
Very few supplements have real research studies to show benefits (but manufacturers make claims, based on theories, animal tests, testimonials, chemical similarities, etc... But not on real research because real research is hard to do and is expensive to do). Ask the doctor about each supplement one wants to use.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. David Wishnew
I think the better question is...Are supplements useful? Unfortunately, many products are sold for economic, not health-related purposes. For example, excess Vit C is excreted. Excess Calcium can cause problems. But the sale of these supplements is big business. Generally speaking, people who are on an "American" style of eating do not require dietary supplementation
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