VITAMIN & SUPPLEMENT FACTS

Vitamin and supplement facts can help you determine whether you need to complement your diet. Read up on the facts before you head to the store.

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10 Most Absurd Fad Diets

People will go to crazy extremes to try to get slim. Would you ingest a parasite to fit into your skinny jeans?

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How Vitamin B5 Works

Vitamin B5, or pantothenic acid, is part of coenzyme A, which helps release energy from carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. It also helps in production of red blood cells. Learn more about this essential nutrient.

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  • 10 Supplements That Do Not Work as Advertised
    10 Supplements That Do Not Work as Advertised

    Is fish oil just snake oil in disguise? Will echinacea really help you combat a cold? Many of the claims around supplements are actually just marketing hype. See more »

  • 5 Supplements for Heat Intolerance
    5 Supplements for Heat Intolerance

    If you're feeling overheated, there are a few methods that can help increase your comfort. You may ever consider one of the five supplements on our list. See more »

  • Are multivitamins really good for me?
    Are multivitamins really good for me?

    Most of us think we can subsist on Chick-fil-A sandwiches and Krispy Kreme doughnuts as long as we pop a multivitamin each day. But vitamins can be more sinister than you think. See more »

  • Benefits of Vitamin A
    Benefits of Vitamin A

    The benefits of vitamin A are numerous. Click here to learn about the benefits of vitamin A. See more »

  • Benefits of Vitamin E
    Benefits of Vitamin E

    The benefits of vitamin E are numerous. Click here to learn the benefits of vitamin E. See more »

  • Can I take omega-3 if I'm allergic to seafood?
    Can I take omega-3 if I'm allergic to seafood?

    Eating a good balance of the right nutrients is a good way to help keep your body healthy. One of those nutrients is omega-3 fatty acids, which you can find in seafood. But what if you have a seafood allergy? See more »

  • Can taking certain supplements lead to heat sensitivity?
    Can taking certain supplements lead to heat sensitivity?

    Feeling flush, sweating, experiencing a temperature or even burning easily in the sun doesn't fit into anyone's definition of a good quality of life. Is it possible that a supplement is playing a role in your discomfort? See more »

  • Electrolyte Supplements Explained
    Electrolyte Supplements Explained

    From sports drinks to high-tech powder mixes, electrolyte supplements on the market are targeted to athletes needing to rejuvenate. Why are electrolytes so important? See more »

  • Fact or Fiction: Medical Old Wives' Tales
    Fact or Fiction: Medical Old Wives' Tales

    In spite of highly developed medical technology and scientific research, old wives' tales continue to live on. We hear everything from the plausible "an apple a day keeps the doctor away" to the ridiculous "a cat can steal the breath from a baby's mouth." Think you can distinguish between the facts and the folklore? See more »

  • Foods that Contain Vitamin A
    Foods that Contain Vitamin A

    What are some foods that contain vitamin A? Click here to to see a list of foods high in vitamin A. See more »

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