Friday, July 16, 2010

Should you take a vitamin supplement?

Many people, including health care personnel, are divided when it comes to the issue of nutrition. Some insist that it's best to take in a well-balanced diet and not take in any supplements, while others would swear by certain vitamins and other supplements for their well-being.

It actually depends on you. Unless you have an obvious deficiency, a well-balanced diet should be okay. But it's not that easy to balance out a diet, so many people take in a supplement as a nutritional insurance. That's especially true for children, and there's nothing wrong there too.

Just remember to take in the right amounts. Too little is not good, but neither is too much, especially for the fat soluble vitamins (ADEK).

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