Vitamins & Minerals…Do You Know Your ABCs?

Vegan Bikini Doc

Vitamin and mineral supplements not only fill the stores shelves…they fill the news. You may be questioning which dietary supplements you really need.

In this post, I will comment on six popular supplements:

1. B vitamins
Collectively, the B vitamins – B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9 (folic acid) and B12 – can reduce stress and improve mood. Who needs to supplement their B? Three groups of people:

Vegans need the B12 found in meat, chicken, fish, dairy and eggs to prevent anemia and ensure healthy nervous system function.
People 65 and older may need B12 because it becomes hard to absorb from food as we age.
Women who are pregnant or trying to conceive need folic acid to help guard against birth defects.

2. Vitamin C
Vitamin C supplements may shorten the duration and misery of colds but are unlikely to prevent them. Personally, I don’t think people need…

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