VITAMINS & SUPPLEMENTS
The majority of adults in the United States take one or more dietary supplements either every day or occasionally. Today’s dietary supplements include vitamins, minerals, herbals and botanicals, amino acids, enzymes, and many other products. Dietary supplements come in a variety of forms: traditional tablets, capsules, and powders, as well as drinks and energy bars.
Popular supplements include vitamins D and E; minerals like calcium and iron; herbs such as echinacea and garlic; and specialty products like glucosamine, probiotics, and fish oils.
If you don’t eat a nutritious variety of foods, some supplements might help you get adequate amounts of essential nutrients. However, supplements can’t take the place of the variety of foods that are important to a healthy diet.
Scientific evidence shows that some dietary supplements are beneficial for overall health and for managing some health conditions. For example, calcium and vitamin D are important for keeping bones strong and reducing bone loss; folic acid decreases the risk of certain birth defects; and omega-3 fatty acids from fish oils might help some people with heart disease.
Keep in Mind
Don’t decide to take dietary supplements to treat a health condition that you have diagnosed yourself, without consulting a health care provider.
- Don’t take supplements in place of, or in combination with, prescribed medications without your health care provider’s approval.
- Check with your health care provider about the supplements you take if you are scheduled to have any type of surgical procedure.
- The term “natural” doesn’t always mean safe. A supplement’s safety depends on many things, such as its chemical makeup, how it works in the body, how it is prepared, and the dose used.
- Keep a record of the supplements you take in one place, just as you should be doing for all of your medicines. Note the specific product name, the dose you take, how often you take it, and the reason why you use each one. You can also bring the products you use when you visit us.
Talk with Your Pharmacist at Jenny’s Your Friendly Pharmacy
Let us know which dietary supplements you’re taking so that you can discuss whats best for your overall health. At Jenny’s Your Friendly Pharmacy we can help you to decide which ones and what amount is more appropriate for you.
Vitamins & Supplements that we offer:
- Anti Aging
- Body Care
- Memory Improvement
- Sexual Improvement
- Skin Care
- Vision Care
- Weight Loss
We invite you to talk with our Pharmacist and learn more about the Vitamins & Supplements from Jenny’s Your Friendly Pharmacy!