Buying & Taking Supplements Series #9-12. Be mindful and educated about vitamins.

9. Be mindful to follow recommended doses. Especially when the product has iron, or vitamin A. Vitamin A in the form of anything besides beta carotene, the form of vitamin A found in food, can be toxic at high doses.

10. Choose a B Complex over a single B. If you read or hear something great about one of the B vitamins and are compelled to go out and purchase it, buy a B Complex instead. This will give you a daily balance of all of the B vitamins, which work together synergistically in your body. This will help prevent any imbalances from occurring in the long run.

11. Go for Vitamin D3. D in the vitamin world is a superstar that may prevent depression, heart disease, and a multitude of cancers. Every cell in your body has a receptor for Vitamin D. Most vitamin D science, research, safety and efficacy, is reported on vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol), the form your body naturally produces during exposure to sun.

12. Know what kind of vitamin you are buying – There are many sources including USP, food based or food grown. Don’t be fooled by marketing or packaging that makes it look like you are getting a lot of food, fruits, and veggies. Read the actual label to ensure what ingredients are actually present.

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