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What are dietary supplements?

Dietary supplements include such ingredients as vitamins, minerals, herbs, amino acids, and enzymes. Dietary supplements are marketed in forms such as tablets, capsules, softgels, gelcaps, powders, and liquids.

What are the benefits of dietary supplements?

Some supplements can help assure that you get enough of the vital substances the body needs to function; others may help reduce the risk of disease. But supplements should not replace complete meals which are necessary for a healthful diet – so, be sure you eat a variety of foods as well.

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What is a multivitamin?

There are thirteen vitamins and about 15 minerals that are essential to your health. Many produce enzymes and hormones, boost your immunity, and keep your nerves and organs functioning properly. Your body also needs these nutrients for reproduction, maintenance, growth, and the regulation of bodily processes. Multivitamins may offer many of these vitamins and minerals — but in varying amounts. They may also contain other ingredients like herbs, amino acids, and fatty acids.

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What's the one supplement you would recommend to most of your patients?

You should take a multivitamin and one terrific product is Catalyn by Standard Process.

Catalyn, Standard Process's first product, contains vital nutrients from whole food and other sources:

  • Supplies multiple vitamins for complete, complex nutritional supplementation
  • Designed to bridge nutritional gaps in the diet
  • Encourages healthy cell function
  • Supports overall well-being
  • Excellent source of vitamin D, vitamin B6, and antioxidant vitamin A
  • Good source of thiamin and riboflavin