Excessive Consumption Of Dietary Supplements May Be Harmful

A recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition "shows that people who use dietary supplements also tend to have a generally healthy lifestyle, including eating habits when they are taken too mineral that is potentially harmful. supplement users taking high doses of minerals such as iron, magnesium, zinc and calcium (the latter is linked to kidney stone) can have serious health problems.

People need to choose supplements to help meet but not exceed the recommended daily intake, "says principal investigator Regan Bailey, nutrition research at the National Institute of Health. The researchers used the responses of 8860 persons who participated in a nutrition program of the government study between 2003 and 2006. Those who took supplements had a healthy diet that provided them with the right amount of minerals. The use of dietary supplements also seem more common in women.

Another related factor is that the takers even had a low intake of calcium - about 25% of them do not have the recommended daily amount, much less than non-users, of which only 29% received the correct amount. We always hope that people who take supplements are those that need it most, but it does not seem to be true, "said Cheryl Rock, a nutritionist at the University of California at San Diego.

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