March 7, 2021

Ordinary Vegan Podcast #79-Dietary Supplements – The Health Risks

Did you know the Food and Drug Administration does not require dietary supplements to be proven safe before they are marketed?

Furthermore, supplement use has reached an all-time high. So clearly, it is important to know how to purchase and wisely use dietary supplements safely.

Supplements are available without a prescription and usually come in pill, powder, or liquid form. Popular supplements include vitamins, minerals, and herbal products. People take these products to make sure they get enough essential nutrients to improve their health.

In 2019, the CRN Consumer Survey on Dietary Supplements revealed the highest overall dietary supplement usage to date. Among all the age groups, adults between the ages 35 – 54 have the highest usage.

Unfortunately, supplements can also cause problems, especially if you don’t need them.

Today’s podcast is dedicated to clearing up the confusion about dietary supplements along with:

  • Unlabeled ingredients in dietary supplements
  • Sourcing ingredients from China
  • How heavy metals affect your mitochondria
  • Taking higher-than-recommended doses of supplements
  • The un-natural fiber in high fiber supplements
  • Too much vitamin C side effects
  • Recommended doses of vitamin B12
  • Recommended doses of vitamin D

I hope today’s podcast helps you make wise choices about your supplements. For recipes and inspiration, follow me on Instagram and Facebook.

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