In Balsam Clinic, we provide guidance for choosing a healthy diet and supplements as we focus on preventing the diet-related chronic diseases that continue to affect our clients and we help them to improve and maintain overall health and reduce the risk of chronic disease. According to the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans “eating pattern may be more predictive of overall health status and disease risk than individual foods or nutrients.”
What are vitamins and minerals?
Vitamins and minerals are essential substances that our bodies need to develop and function normally. The known vitamins include A, C, D, E, and K, and the B vitamins. A number of minerals are essential for health: calcium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, chloride, magnesium, iron, zinc, iodine, sulfur, cobalt, copper, fluoride, manganese, and selenium.
How to take a vitamins and minerals safely?
To take these supplements as safely as possible: Tell your health care provider about any dietary supplements you use Do not take a bigger dose than the label recommends Check with your health care provider about the supplements you take if you are going to have any type of surgery Read trustworthy information about the supplement.