7 Vitamins & Supplements Infographic

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JoAnne Moreau
Apr 9th, 2017
Thanks for the information. Question: Is there one supplement that contains the appropriate combination of all of the items identified?
Jill
Apr 6th, 2017
Hi! The graphic is very informative and easy to understand. Thank you for sharing this one. While I was searching for vitamins and supplements on the internet, I came across your blog and this site http://takeyoursupplements.com which offers free health coaching. I think it's very helpful to those who wants to know what supplements fit their needs. Good job!!!
sally
Jun 28th, 2016
Have asked...HOW does one decide if probiotics really help or do anything for your body!

Does anybody really know, or is a potential benefit based on needs someone discovered.
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MDVIP
Jun 28th, 2016
Greetings Sally,

Studies support the use of probiotics for certain conditions, for example, some GI disorders. However, probiotics are not safe for everyone. Please discuss with your doctor if probiotics are right for you. If they are, your doctor can guide you as to which probiotics to take, as well as how much and how often.

In Good Health,
MDVIP

ally
Jun 28th, 2016
Amausing to think of all the bandwagons I have jumped on to improve health,when I was actually a healthy person, maybe needed better social habits, or attitudes or something!

Junk yard of bandagons
sally larhette
Jun 23rd, 2016
Which Co 10Q10 and how much turmeric, fresh or powdered and is the super market variety good enough,even if it has some shelf life.

I like to know the quality and usefulness of what I eat or swallow for better health.
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MDVIP
Jun 27th, 2016
Greetings Sally,

You should always consult your physician before taking supplements. Some supplements can exacerbate conditions and interact with medications. If your doctor feels it’s appropriate for you to take coenzyme Q10 and/or turmeric, they can help guide as to the amount and type.

In Good Health,
MDVIP



sally larhette
Jun 23rd, 2016
Frustrating that with all the good advice, so little is known about the effectiveness for each person, if the supplements are having any good results, like probioticcs, how do you know if they are effective in your body and what you need, how much and when.

Thank you
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MDVIP
Jun 27th, 2016
Greetings Sally,

People are often unaware that supplements lack many of the safeguards required of prescription and over-the-counter medications. Although many supplements have health benefits, some can exacerbate conditions, interfere with medications, and pose health risks if the wrong dosage is taken. The reason it is so difficult to find information on specific types and dosages is because most healthcare professionals take the stance that people need to consult with their doctor before taking supplements. And, if a doctor agrees that a supplement may help a patient, they will work with the patient to determine a dosage amount, frequency and type.

In Good Health,
MDVIP

Jim Hughes
Jun 22nd, 2016
The article and infographic are excellent summations of what, I have found to be the most worthwhile nutrapharmaceuticals to take. This is based on a longtime interest in nutrition as a physician. Thanks.
rose gold
Apr 23rd, 2016
Please use larger print! Especially when using the color yellow.
Bud Bohrer
Apr 21st, 2016
The above reply _877 doesn't really address my question. The versions or types of creatine I've seen include monohydrate, citrate, malate, orotate, ethyl ester and others. Amounts from a fraction of a gram to several grams, perhaps multiple times a day. More guidance needed. Where do I start?
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MDVIP
Apr 22nd, 2016
Greetings Bud,

You should discuss the reasons why you want to take creatine with your physician and let him/her guide you as to the amount, frequency and type. There are studies supporting the efficacy of all of the types of creatine; therefore, athletes and physicians usually base their type and brand decisions on preference. For instance, creatine monohydrate is the most widely known and least expensive. Creatine ethyl ester is another popular form that some users like as studies suggest that it’s able to pass through cell membranes easier than other forms. Creatine anhydrous lacks a water molecule, so; some users consider it to be more pure. And lastly, some athletes use creatine citrate and creatine malate because it seems to provide them with more energy.

In Good Health,
MDVIP

Bud Bohrer
Apr 20th, 2016
I understand there are several versions of Creatine. Which do you recommend and in what amount?
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MDVIP
Apr 21st, 2016
Greetings Bud,

Creatine is available in many forms, e.g., bars, powders, gum, liquid, etc. And while marketing materials may suggest that one form is more effective than another, there is no data to support these claims. Choosing a form of creatine can be based on convenience. However, before you go shopping, please discuss taking creatine, as well as any other type of supplement, with your doctor.

In Good Health,
MDVIP



rhetta mcalister
Apr 20th, 2016
Good information; thanks!
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