A Nutritionist's Guide to Dietary Supplements

 

Confused about vitamins? You're not alone! The regulations on dietary supplements aren't as strict as they are for medications, so it can be challenging to be sure you're buying high-quality products that work. As a dietitian, I like to focus on food first. With the right balance of nutrients on your plate, pills and powders are sometimes completely unnecessary! But other times, they really are needed. For instance, I take omega-3 supplements made from algae because I don't get those omega-3s from seafood as a vegetarian. Learn which supplements to pick (and which to skip!) if you want to feel your best.

 

This registered dietitian nutritionist's guide to dietary supplements will tell you which vitamins do what and what brands are the best quality. Keep this guide handy for when you hit the vitamin aisle! #shopping #rdeats #vitaminsandminerals #supplement

 

18 Vitamin Brands Dietitians Trust the Most

 

Not sure which supplements to buy? I asked fellow RDs to clear up the confusion and share the vitamins they feel confident about purchasing and recommending to clients. Their expert picks are on the blog now!

 

This registered dietitian nutritionist's guide to dietary supplements will tell you which vitamins do what and what brands are the best quality. Keep this guide handy for when you hit the vitamin aisle! #shopping #rdeats #vitaminsandminerals #supplement

 

Pairing Apple Cider Vinegar with Garcinia Cambogia to Lose Weight

 

Here's an example of which supplements you shouldn't take. The latest weight-loss supplement fad is a bad idea and (surprise!) doesn't lead to sustained weight loss. I explain why in this WomensHealthMag.com article

 

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Amy's Recipe of the Week: Wild Blueberry Lavender Smoothie

 

I don't usually suggest protein powders, but egg powder is a one-ingredient, food-based product I can actually get behind. I combined it with antioxidant-rich wild blueberries and lavender to make a delicious post-workout smoothie for summer. (Add purple cauliflower for extra veggies!)

 

This registered dietitian nutritionist's guide to dietary supplements will tell you which vitamins do what and what brands are the best quality. Keep this guide handy for when you hit the vitamin aisle! #shopping #rdeats #vitaminsandminerals #supplement

 

What are your thoughts on this topic? What, if any, supplements do you take?

 

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Amy Gorin

is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist,  media personality, and writer in the NYC area.