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Vitamin Labels Are Wrong – Know Your Nutritional Requirements


The “Daily Values” (DVs) on vitamin labels are currently wrong on many supplements and the FDA has delayed updates until 2020. Until then, learn your requirements for vitamins and minerals using the free tables at . In this video, ConsumerLab’s Tod Cooperman, M.D. explains the problem and how you can figure out the proper dose you may need for nutrients such as vitamins B6 and B12, folate, vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin E, vitamin K and minerals like calcium, magnesium, potassium, and iron.

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Vitamins: do you need supplements?


Should we be taking vitamin and mineral supplements? There is, unfortunately, no simple answer. Registered dietitian Daphna Steinberg says that for most adults under 50, a balanced diet is the best place to start, rather than the vitamin aisle. Rather than trying to guess what’s best for you, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or registered dietitian to know for sure!

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