Vitamins and Minerals

Vitamins and Minerals

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An endless array of vitamin and mineral supplements are available to health-conscious consumers today, and an increasing number of individuals have incorporated these supplements into their daily routines. Unfortunately, their use is often inspired by rumor rather than sound medical advice. The results of clinical research on these supplements' effectiveness are often inconclusive while some studies have even shown negative health effects from overuse. Instead of relying on media hype and often-conflicting qword-of-mouthq information, people who take nutritional supplements need an authoritative, evidence-based reference text about self-medication with vitamins and minerals. Dr. Zina Kroner has provided exactly that. Vitamins and Minerals is an eye-opening guide that separates truth from myth about dozens of today's common and popular supplements. It covers the effects of the deficiency of each nutrient, its primary uses, dosages, food sources, potential side effects, and mechanism of action, helping readers make informed decisions about use of these under-regulated, over-the-counter qnutraceuticals.qQuickly released crystalline niacin causes flushing essentially 100 percent of the time. Sustained-release niacin used in the past did cause less flushing but also caused liver toxicity and worked less well to improve lipid profiles. Neweranbsp;...

Title:Vitamins and Minerals
Author:Zina Kroner
Publisher:ABC-CLIO - 2011-04-08


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