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Dietary supplements and FDA guidelines: A Healthier Journey ~ Domenico Pratico, MD, FCPP

Good health is a blend of several elements, from our genetics and lifestyle choices to exercise and the environment we live in. Striving for better health often involves exploring different avenues, but it's essential to exercise caution and make informed decisions along the way.

Considering the addition of vitamins or supplements to your routine? Before you take that step, have a chat with your personal physician. Some supplements, when combined with prescription medication, can lead to unwanted and even dangerous effects. The key is to balance making positive health choices and exercising good judgment.

The dietary supplement industry markets its products with bold claims, but are these claims scientifically proven? More often than not, many lack substantial evidence, and the fine print containing disclaimers can be easily overlooked. Proceeding with prudence is crucial; consulting with your physician before introducing supplements to your diet is a wise step.

In the United States, the FDA (Federal Drug Administration) has issued guidelines and rules to regulate dietary supplements. For more information on this subject, you can visit the FDA website here

Nurturing Well-being Through Informed Choices:

As we navigate the path to good health, let's embrace a holistic approach. It's not just about what we add to our routines but also about making sound choices. Remember, good health is a journey that involves combining professional guidance with personal understanding. Here's to your well-being – may your choices be informed, your vitality lasting, and your path to good health fulfilling.

Domenico Praticò, MD, holds the position of the Scott Richards North Star Charitable Foundation Chair for Alzheimer’s Research and serves as a Professor and the Director at the Alzheimer’s Center at Temple, as well as a Professor of Pharmacology at Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University.

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