Even traditionally trained M.D.’s have come to acknowledge that everyone needs to take a vitamin supplement. Eating a perfect diet that consists of organic, wholesome food is not the way the average American eats.
And even if your diet consists primarily of fruits and vegetables, our soil has become so depleted of minerals and nutrients that much of their nutritional value is lost. While we do indeed need to supplement, walking into a health food store can be both overwhelming and expensive.
Often we add a new supplement because of something we read in a magazine or heard on the news, and with the best of intentions, we rush out to purchase a bottle of this vitamin or that herb. Since (as of right now) the FDA does not regulate vitamins or herbs, we are free to purchase and use supplements as much as we want.
While I am not suggesting that the FDA step in and regulate the use of supplements, I believe that we would do well to learn more about proper supple