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When choosing a supplement, it is important to consider your age, individual lifestyle and
dietary habits. With some basic knowledge about vitamins and minerals, you can develop
your own nutritional profile which will help you assess your needs. In developing your
profile, ask yourself these questions: How well do I eat? Do l select foods high in
vitamins and minerals? Do I eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables each day?
Am I dieting or watching my calorie and fat intake? Do I smoke? Am I over 50 years old? Am
I taking medication(s) on a regular basis? Am I pregnant or trying to become pregnant? Are
there other health circumstances that may affect my nutrient needs?


To start, you may want to select a multivitamin and mineral supplement. If you're a woman
of childbearing age, be sure your multivitamin includes folic acid to reduce the risk of
having a baby with a neural tube birth defect. Women also need extra calcium and iron
since these nutrients often fall short in the diet.


You may also want to include a daily antioxidant supplement containing vitamins C and E
and beta carotene, which are marketed individually as well as in combined formulas

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