Clearing the Confusion about Vitamins & Your Health
November 18, 2015•9 min
Confused about vitamins? Overwhelmed when you walk down the aisles at your drugstore?Confused about vitamins? Overwhelmed when you walk down the aisles at your drugstore?You are not alone. Many individuals face questions and concerns when trying to determine the right vitamins, minerals, and supplements to take.The tricky part is, everyone is different.In fact, people who eat extremely healthy diets and live clean lifestyles still might suffer from vitamin deficiency. Why? For one, the soil is not as rich in nutrients as it used to be. Many people are eating less red meat, which can result in an iron deficiency. Cutting back on your iodized salt intake may cause a lack of essential iodine. And, the focus on skin cancer and staying out of the sun has resulted in quite a few individuals suffering from not enough vitamin D.The goal is to achieve a balance for all vitamins and minerals. It's one of the reasons guests Romy Block, MD, and Arielle Miller Levitan, MD, created their company, Vous Vitamin, which works to personalize vitamins and supplements for each individual. The website even offers an online assessment to help determine where you might be deficient. Listen in as Dr. Block and Dr. Levitan join Naturally Savvy host, Lisa Davis, to explain more about the specificity of vitamins, minerals and supplements, as well as why supplementation is so essential, even if you live a clean, healthy life.