Vitamins and Minerals

  1. Among the Missing: Vitamin D

    Just when you thought you had your summertime outdoors routine down -- plenty of sunscreen, a large hat, limited exposure between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. -- comes the news that Americans aren't getting enough of the "sunshine vitamin" -- vitamin D.

  2. As You Age, Be Aware of B12 Deficiency

    Getting too little vitamin B12 may leave you feeling fuzzy in your thinking and lead to numbness or tingling in your hands and feet.

  3. Dietary Supplements

    Adding anything to your regular diet to improve your health or healing is considered a dietary supplement.

  4. Do You Need a Daily Vitamin Supplement?

    Daily vitamin and mineral supplements are an option for people who don’t get enough essential nutrients through the foods they eat.

  5. Five Minerals We All Need

    Chances are you know you need minerals such as calcium and iron. But five lesser-known minerals also deserve your attention.

  6. Folic Acid for a Healthy Baby

    Getting enough folic acid can reduce the risk for neural tube defects (NTDs) and may also reduce the risk for other serious birth defects of the brain and spinal cord.

  7. Vitamins: Too Much of a Good Thing?

    Remember being warned as a kid that if you didn't take enough vitamin D, you'd come down with a scary disease called rickets? Or that if you didn't get your calcium, your bones wouldn't grow right? Chances are you heard the message about getting enough vitamins and minerals. But have you heard about the risks of an overdose?

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