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A Supplements Guide: What You Need to Stay Healthy

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Beauty Supplements

The Claim: Taking certain supplements can improve the appearance of your hair and skin.

The Big Picture: If only! Save the money you'd spend on vitamins for a pretty ponytail holder instead. "How you treat your hair -- the shampoos you use and limiting blow-drying and coloring -- is what affects how it looks," says Karen Burke, MD, a dermatologist in New York City.

However, some data does show that antioxidants such as C, E, and A (topically and internally) can protect the skin from sun damage, says Shao.

Bottom Line: Get the nutrients you need for healthy skin and hair from a diet high in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Certain deficiencies can cause brittle nails or pale skin, but talk to your doctor before taking specific supplements to treat these conditions.

Originally published in Fitness magazine, April 2006.


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startinvesting wrote:

Drugs that deplete vitamins When taken regularly, some frequently prescribed medications can diminish or deplete your body's stores of important vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients. If you take any medications, talk with a nutrition-oriented medical professional about whether you should add certain supplements to your daily regimen.

3/21/2011 02:32:26 PM Report Abuse
startinvesting wrote:

This may be a valuable tool. The Nutri-Physical┐ is an free Internet-based analysis tool that recommends a customized nutritional supplementation program to improve an individual's quality of life. Located using the "More" tab. Adjust your desired supplements to custom blend your way and check your results with your nutrition-oriented medical professional.

3/21/2011 02:27:05 PM Report Abuse
ali23sha wrote:

To stay healthy proper tips are important..You want to stay healthy some precautions are important..thanks for share the information..

11/27/2010 03:40:46 AM Report Abuse

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