July 11, 2016
— technical article. The main conclusion of this article is that most of us don't need multivitamin and mineral supplements. And that they are not beneficial in reducing the risk of chronic diseases such as ischemic heart disease, cancer, and stroke. Healthy individuals do not need supplements they say. From WebMD - Do Older Adults Need Vitamins, Supplements? This article says that about half of older adults take vitamins and other supplements. But most of those can improve their diet instead to get what they need. Some research suggests that older people may need more vitamins B, B, and Folate. The article also suggests that vitamin .
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D is sometimes needed as a supplement for older adults. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics says older adults should pay special attention to their intake of calcium, vitamin D, vitamin B-, potassium, and fiber. Supplements for a Healthy Heart. Do Supplements Really Help Your Heart? This is an article by a dietitian. It discusses many of the common supplements that people use for heart health including baby aspirin, vitamin B, vitamin C, vitamin E, fish oil supplements, Coenzyme Q-, Niacin, Green Tea Extract, Plant Sterols and Stanols, Red Yeast Rice, and a few more. She is not strongly recommending any of these as supplements but seems to also be suggesting that many of them have been shown to be beneficial. Some good information but not strong recommendations in this article. And of course there are thousands more articles and studies on supplements. A lot of conflicting information and recommendations which leave us uncertain of what's best. Should I take vitamin .