people use dietary supplements to enhance their overall health,
fitness and wellness. Some have more specific goals -- such as
improving athletic performance or living longer.
nutrition experts have answered a variety of questions about vitamins,
minerals, herbal remedies, amino acids, antioxidants, or other
about quality and supplements
Q: Who is the
How do I find information on the quality
of specific supplements? And how do I judge their quality
Do we get enough vitamins
from the food we eat? Or do we need to take supplements to optimize
How do I select a really good,
high quality multivitamin?
Are natural vitamins
better than synthetic ones?
Should dietary supplements be kept in the dark or in the refrigerator
to lengthen their shelf life?
Do my vitamins and other dietary supplement pills
dissolve quickly enough?
I think my supplements are being tampered
with. What should I do?
"Talc" is in
the list of ingredients on my supplement label. Isn't this dangerous?
supplements & ingredients
Calcium: What are the differences
among the various types? Which kind is best for post-menopausal
women? When should it be taken?
"Chelated": What does
this term mean? Is a chelated mineral of better quality than other
Folic acid, B6, B12, and L-arginine:
How much is beneficial for an older person to take?
Can taking ephedra (ma huang) cause a false
positive result on a drug test, such as for sports or an
Are there any nutritional supplements that can help me gain
muscle weight? Do they have side effects? Do weight-gain
supplements contain any steroids?
What about muscle building-and-recovery
supplements for women? I've heard that research shows that
supplements designed for men are of little value to women. Are there
any supplements or vitamins/minerals that will aid women in boosting
strength, losing weight, and increasing recovery time?
How does ZMA work? Are there any side
effects? What is the important information for me to know?
Does GABA really work to help