At HealthTexas I’m often asked by my patients, “Should I be taking vitamins or a supplement to keep me healthy?”
Well the answer is not that simple. Navigating or choosing the right vitamins or supplements can be confusing and even dangerous if done improperly.
First, begin by having a discussion with your primary care doctor about any supplements they recommend for you. Depending on your medical conditions and prescription medications some dietary supplements and vitamins can even be harmful.
Second, when it comes to vitamins and supplements quantity and quality are very important. Choosing physician grade supplements that are more closely regulated are preferred as they can provide better and more reliable results.
If you have questions about vitamins or supplements talk to your primary care doctor to see which are right for you. At HealthTexas we believe in treating the whole you!Dr. Steven Ramos