high quality vitamins and other dietary supplements
proliferation of different formulas and brands of dietary supplements
makes it confusing to decide which to buy -- whether you are looking
for vitamins, minerals, other nutritional supplements or herbal
products. The following question is typical of many that we receive
do I select a really good, high quality multivitamin?
good products contain the RDA (or its % Daily Value) of all
the essential or required vitamins and minerals. The RDA or
Recommended Dietary Allowances represent the amounts of nutrients
necessary to meet the daily needs of most healthy people.
These products allow you to feel confident that you are getting
the essential or required vitamins and minerals you need to
maintain good health and prevent disease.
if you are attempting to gain an added benefit from nutrition,
you may want to look for a product with higher dosages of several
nutrients that have been shown to be beneficial. In addition,
there are many commercially available multivitamin and multimineral
formulations tailored to an individual's age, sex, and state of
health. Since people and their dietary intakes are highly individualized,
it is not possible to create a single formulation that is optimal
does not recommend specific brands of multivitamins or other supplement
products -- but see also how to judge
the quality of brands you buy.
Paul Wakfer (was Tom Matthews)