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Life Lessons: Supplement safety

Life Lessons: Supplement safety

Every day we are exposed to a wealth of health tips, eat this not that, exercise in the morning not in the evening, take this vitamin and that vitamin, but how do you know what you should or shouldn't do?

What about when it comes to supplements?

If you have ever been to a vitamin store, you know how overwhelming it can be. There are rows and rows of vitamins to choose from.

Dr. Oz says you should avoid taking more than five different supplements per day, but how do you choose?

Start by choosing a multi-vitamin.

It ensures you get all the essential vitamins and minerals recommended for each day. A typical multivitamin includes 10 vitamins and 10 minerals.

You can also pick up Omega-3 fatty acids.

They boost your brain, protect your heart, and your arteries.

Finally, try calcium with magnesium.

Calcium combined with magnesium not only supports your bones, but also keeps your teeth and muscles healthy. Choose ones that contain 600 milligrams of calcium and 400 milligrams of magnesium.

By taking more than five supplements a day, you could risk potential negative pill interactions, so always discuss it with your doctor or pharmacist first.

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