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What you need to know about 10 popular dietary supplements


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Carol Haggans, Registered Dietitian, National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements.

National Institutes of Health: “Calcium”, “Calcium and Vitamin D: Important at Any Age”, “Folate”, “Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)”, “Magnesium”, “Omega-3 Fatty Acids”, “Probiotics”, “Vitamin B12”, “Vitamin D”.

FDA: “FDA 101: Dietary Supplements”, “Consumer Information on the Use of Dietary Supplements”.

Monique Richard, Registered Nutritionist and Spokesperson, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Harvard Medical School: “Are You Getting Enough B12?” “The benefits of probiotic bacteria”, “Why do you take a multivitamin?” »

Kaiser Permanente: “Do you need a multivitamin?”

UT Southwestern Medical Center: “5 Signs You’ve Chose the Right Multivitamin.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Collagen”, “Vitamin D deficiency”.

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center: “Should I take a collagen supplement?”

Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: “Oral collagen supplementation: a systematic review of dermatological applications.”

Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology: “Collagen supplementation for skin health: a mechanistic systematic review.”

Practical and Conceptual Dermatology: “Collagen supplements for aging and wrinkles: a paradigm shift in the fields of dermatology and cosmetics.”

Amino acids: “The effects of collagen peptide supplementation on body composition, collagen synthesis, and recovery after joint injury and exercise: a systematic review.”

Nutrients: “Substantial amounts of functional collagen peptides can be incorporated into the diet while maintaining the much needed amino acid balance.”

Mayo Clinic: “Dietary Fiber: Essential for Healthy Eating”, “Fish Oil”, “Folate”, “I have heard that magnesium supplements have health benefits. Should I take one?” “Vitamin D.”

Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health: “Fiber”, “Magnesium”.

United States Department of Agriculture: “Dietary Guidelines for Americans: 2020-2025”.

Plantz, M., et al. dietary calciumStatPearls Publishing, 2022.

UpToDate: “Vitamin D overview.”

Mount Sinai: “Fiber”.

Sharon Palmer, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.

Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: “Quality Certification Programs for Dietary Supplements.”


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