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What Are Dietary Supplements & When Should You Take Them?

Most people turn to vitamins and minerals to fill nutrient gaps. Let’s explore what dietary supplements are to help you achieve a healthier lifestyle.

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In This Article:

  • Dietary supplements are a diverse category of nutrient-rich products consumed to improve overall health. They should support — but not replace — a healthy diet and lifestyle.
  • The FDA is not authorized to review dietary supplements for effectiveness before being marketed. Manufacturers must ensure their products are safe before hitting store shelves.
  • The best time to take vitamins and supplements depends on the type you are taking. Some are best taken after a meal, while others are recommended for an empty stomach.

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