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Vitamin and mineral health supplements on the rise in Singapore: Too much of a good thing?
 

Vitamin and mineral health supplements on the rise in Singapore: Too much of a good thing?

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The consumption of health supplements are unmistakably on the rise in Singapore, with the prevalent view of ‘the more the better’. But is this really advisable for patients?
 
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5 Oct 2016 - General
 
Supplements are well sold in Singapore. Knowing that people are busy with work and not having sufficient nutrients in their daily meals, it is known that people in their busy schedule take extra supplements to fill in the gaps of the missing nutrient...
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The consensus among MIMS community members is to obtain vitamins and minerals through proper diet. This is true in most cases especially for vitamins. Consumption of citrus fruits will not only help in boosting vitamin C levels but also aid in bowel ...
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Yeah, A nice post indeed. I am agreed with the opinion that these supplements are not required for healthy people regularly. If I don't have any specific disease condition or nutritional deficiency, why should I take a medicine? Whatever the cont...
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I actually still believe that it is best to naturally obtain all the necessary vitamins and minerals with your diet, rather than to avoid all of it and rely on supplementation. The article did put focus on two conditions that deem it completely neces...
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True, I agree with most of the comments that supplements are not for everyone, and are not always good for you. Anything in excess may be harmful, and taking all those vitamins and minerals in at one go is just unnatural. Nothing, not even topnotch s...
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We are fortunate to live in an era wherein science is so advanced that we can readily investigate if what are prescribing is beneficial or not. In terms of vitamin and mineral supplementation, there are some evidence-based indications for nutritional...
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I think this is not only the case in Singapore, but this trend is prevalent in many other countries also. The use of Vitamin water, added minerals to fruit juices is quite increasing in the present days. Life is too busy and everyone wants everything...
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Who has the correct dosages for supplements? Who can be trusted to recommend the correct dosages? There is much information and misinformation in the market. How many doctors are trained to recommend supplements? All doctors are trained to prescrib...
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Alex Ngai Nowadays, everything from bottled water to orange juice seems to have souped-up levels of vitamins and minerals in it. That may sound like a way to help cover your nutritional bas...
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Too much of nutrition supplements can be bad for the health indeed. Humans have evolved through thousands of years, and they survived these so called 'nutritional deficiencies' without supplements. Generally, humans are supposed to fulfill th...
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Vitamins and the minerals are essentials to have in the daily diet because they are much needed in the metabolism inside the human body. Vitamin A is needed for a good vision and D is needed for calcium metabolism. Vitamin E enhances the immune syste...
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Actually, the effects of these phytochemicals are not proven to be significantly effective in improving the healthy lifespan. In fact, the effects of these supplements (or the phytochemicals from food intake) are most optimal when taken in moderation...
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Nutritional health supplements can never replace healthy diet including fruits and vegetables. It is better option to buy fresh fruit instead of supplements because fresh fruits are full of nutritional values that are required on daily basis. For exa...
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One of the most important things when it comes to health supplements is that many people themselves do not know whether they consume enough of any particular nutrient per day. For example, I know many older people take calcium pills to guard against ...
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