Supplements

  • Focus On: Vitamin C

  • Focus On: Iron

    WHAT is it? An abundant metal found nearly everywhere on earth, iron is necessary for human life. Without iron, our bodies wouldn’t be able to deliver oxygen to our muscles, brain, and other vital organs.

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  • Taming Candida

    Not feeling up to par lately? Can’t kick that sinus infection? Craving sugar multiple times during the day? Blurred vision? Abdominal discomfort accompanied by gas or bloating?

    Sugar-driven yeast overgrowth can cause a variety of symptoms. Douse the fire with diet and supplements.
    By Cara Lucas
  • A Supplement a Day Keeps the Doctor Away!

    If you are a senior and want to reduce your risk for doctor visits, hospitalization, and long-term care, try adding certain dietary supplements to your daily routine. Not only can it potentially save you a significant amount of money, but it could actually add years to your life.

  • Get Tested for Vitamin D Deficiency

    A blood test is the only way to find out what your vitamin D level is. Following the results of this simple test, even people who take a multivitamin may find out that the vitamin D in their system is below optimum levels.
        

    By Craig Gustafson
  • No-Supp Zones

    You may want to stop storing your supplements on the shelf next to the bathtub. A new study from Purdue University found that keeping water-soluble pills and powders, such as vitamin C and B complex, in places where air is moist and warm can leave them vulnerable to deliquescence, a process in which crystalline substances dissolve due to excess humidity.

    By Sarah Toland
  • Hormone Control

    When the dark hairs began sprouting on her chin and her libido plummeted, Sherrill Sellman of Tulsa, Oklahoma, suspected changes inside her body. When she started kicking off sweat-drenched sheets every night and rocketing out of bed because of predawn anxiety attacks, she resigned herself to the inevitable: Perimenopause had set in.

    Drug-free remedies to help you ease into menopause.
    By Vicky Uhland
  • Weight Loss in a Bottle

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 68 percent of Americans are overweight and more than one-third are considered obese. Millions of people are trying to lose weight—and most wish it were as simple as popping a pill.

    Our guide to the best and worse diet supplements on the market today.
    By Gina Demillo Wagner
  • Hungry Eyes

    Most of us expect—and accept—the slow deterioration of our eyesight as an inevitable part of aging. But is it? A wealth of research indicates that protecting our baby blues (or browns or greens) could be as simple as eating the right foods or choosing targeted supplements.

    Get these nutrients now for better vision as you age.
    By Erinn Morgan
  • Supps for the Ages

    Our nutritional needs change as we pass through different hormonal stages. Although every woman should take a daily multivitamin, along with 1,500 mg of calcium and 750 mg of magnesium for healthy bones, also consider these age-specific hormone-balancing supplements.

    Childbearing years
    Omega-3 fatty acids

    By susan Lark, MD