CRN: Dietary Supplement Tips for April

For April, the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) has shared the following tips on “Supplements & Avoiding Shortfalls”

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Excerpts from the tip sheet:

Tip #1

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)

Tip #2

If you experience mild muscle cramps, consider supplementing with magnesium if you’re not getting enough from your diet.

Tip #3

Digestive enzymes, key proteins needed for a healthy digestive system, may help older people who are experiencing indigestion.

Tip #4

Keep a food diary and discuss your eating habits with a doctor or registered dietitian to determine whether dietary supplements may be helpful.

Tip #5

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. 

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