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Time for vitamin D

Starting in November, the sun doesn’t get high enough in the sky in Missouri to provide us with the rays we need to absorb vitamin D in our skin. It may be necessary to take a vitamin D supplement in the winter months...more


Nutritional supplements – Only to help fill the gaps

Wouldn’t it be great if we could eat anything we wanted and then take a pill (also known as a supplement) and be as healthy as can be? But in the real world, that is not how it works. A nutritional supplement is only meant to fill the gaps when eating foods does not meet nutritional requirements...more


What you should know before buying dietary supplements

The Food and Drug Administration has warned consumers to stop using Hydroxycut, a popular dietary supplement that has been used for weight loss...more


Monosodium Glutamate

Here's everything you wanted to know about monosodium glutamate, commonly known as MSG...more

Dietary Supplement Fact Sheet

What is a dietary supplement? Do I need a dietary supplement?...more








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