AtA: Supplements and additional vitamins

Posted May 3rd, 2010 in Ask the Author, Foods and tagged , , , , , , by Clint

Do you have any recommendations for other, more common dietary supplements such as daily multivitamins, or b-complex vitamins and so on?

If you’re going as-recommended in the book and getting a serving of vegetables and the occasional fruit at each meal throughout the day, it’s unlikely you’re in any danger of falling short of the vitamins and minerals you need. The main dispute with multivitamins is the dubious quality of their contents and the bio-availability (or lack thereof) of their nutrients. However, there are numerous well-reviewed and approved multis as well as greens-type supplements that can help offset possible deficiencies if you have a concern, medical or otherwise. But most people are typically fine if they’re getting their vegetables and eating from even a modest spectrum of food types.

One Response so far.

  1. Maggie says:

    Calcium and vitamin D are very important in reducing the risk of osteoporosis. Since it is difficult to get the recommended levels through diet, supplements are typically suggested by physicians, especially for women. What is your take?

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