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Learning about dietary supplements important for proper usage



The Food and Drug Administration wants consumers, educators and healthcare professionals to be educated on the proper use of dietary supplements, such as vitamins and minerals.

Called “Supplement Your Knowledge,” the new initiative wants to make clear the benefits, and possible dangers, of using...

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  1. How about physicians be more in depth about prescription medications and ALL the side effects of them and ingredients? I can see the ingredients of a supplement on the bottle, for example, Calcium would be a form of calcium. Prednisone is a glucocorticoid (no ingredients on the bottle) that can deplete calcium (among other issues) and cause MANY side effects: depression, muscle cramps, irregular heartbeat, bone pain, spinal problems, numbness, tingling and seizures just to name a few. So if you want ppl to be more informed about supplements, keep the same energy and inform patients in depth about the prescription meds being prescribed.

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