6 Things You Should Know Before Taking Supplements

Dovie Salais

Whether it’s giving in to your sweet tooth or having another glass of red wine, moderation is key in much of our diet choices, and supplements are no different. While there is no magical number of daily supplements that apply to every person, if you worry you’re taking too many […]

Whether it’s giving in to your sweet tooth or having another glass of red wine, moderation is key in much of our diet choices, and supplements are no different. While there is no magical number of daily supplements that apply to every person, if you worry you’re taking too many you should book an appointment as soon as possible, according to Neerav Dilip Padliya, PhD, PMP, and vice president of research for MYOS RENS Technology.

“You should keep an inventory of all supplements you take, so when you go for your regular physical, you can share the information with your doctor,” says Padliya. “Your doctor should be up to date on all the latest studies and can confirm the safety of the products as it relates to your health, specifically including any medications you may be taking.”

One “supplement” that you should limit (if you have any at all) are energy drinks, which Padliya says are technically part of the same family as the multivitamin you’d pick up at the store.

“They typically have very high levels of caffeine and taurine which aren’t naturally present in food at those levels,” he says. “If you abuse these supplements and drink too many energy drinks, you can end up in the emergency room with cardiac issues.”

If you decide to have an energy drink, here are The Best Energy Drinks For 2020 (And Which to Avoid).

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