Excerpts from the tip sheet:
A new scientific report flagged these nutrients as ones Americans may not be getting enough of: vitamins A, C, D, E, folate, magnesium, calcium, fiber, and potassium. Supplement accordingly depending on your diet. (Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee)
If you experience mild muscle cramps, consider supplementing with magnesium if you’re not getting enough from your diet.
Digestive enzymes, key proteins needed for a healthy digestive system, may help older people who are experiencing indigestion.
Keep a food diary and discuss your eating habits with a doctor or registered dietitian to determine whether dietary supplements may be helpful.
Talk with your doctor about whether you’d benefit from a blood test to detect possible nutrient shortfalls.
Talk with your doctor or other health care practitioner about what supplements are right for you.