A Guide to Vitamin Selection
Our bodies need vitamins to keep us healthy and in tip-top shape. Our main source of vitamins is from the food we eat. Most of us, however, do not get enough of these vitamins just from food.
Multivitamins are dietary supplements that help us meet our daily vitamin requirements. To determine how much and what kind of vitamins we need to best suit our physical conditions and lifestyles, it is important to consult doctors and dietitians. The following, however, are general guidelines when it comes to vitamin selection according to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health:
- Multivitamins supplement an already healthy and balanced diet; it is meant to make up for some vitamins that we are unable to get just from our diet and does not make up for unhealthy eating habits.
- For pregnant women, excessive amounts of Vitamin A intake has been linked to heightened risks of some birth defects.
- Adult men and postmenopausal women should also avoid excessive amounts of iron supplements.
- Always check the “supplement facts” label on multivitamins.
Medical Arts Pharmacy is a retail pharmacy in California that does not only sell a variety of multivitamins but is also staffed with excellent and courteous pharmacists who can guide you with vitamin selection, according to the recommendations of doctors and licensed dietitians.
The pharmacy is also a medical supply store that can help you stock up on your home’s first aid kit. It sells such necessities as Arnica gel, Lidocaine roll-ons, gauze, and bandage rolls.
To purchase, inquire, or to consult a pharmacist, you can find the pharmacy in San Leandro, California, or visit their website at http://www.medicalartspharmrx.com.