3 Reasons You Might Need to Take a Vitamin Supplement

We break down why you might need to add a boost to your nutrition.

3 Reasons You Might Need to Take a Vitamin Supplement

Most people get the right amount of vitamins and nutrients by eating a healthy diet that contains a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean protein sources. However, because of either lifestyle or health issues, some people might struggle to get their daily dose of some essential vitamins or minerals. Figure out if you might be one of them and what you can do to make sure you’re getting the right amount.

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Next Steps

You know why vitamins are important to your whole-body health and instances where a vitamin supplement can help you get your recommended daily dose – now what?

Arm yourself with the knowledge of the roles different vitamins play in the body, recommended doses, and more with the help of a source book, like the Nutrisearch Comparative Guide to Nutritional Supplements. In addition, fill your diet with a variety of fruits, vegetables and whole grains to acquire essential nutrients and help get your body functioning at its best. If you’re thinking of taking a supplement, always consult with your doctor before-hand and ask if one would be right for you based on your health conditions, vitamin deficiencies and other medications.

Drowning: How to Respond

It's critical to get the person breathing again as soon as possible.

Drowning can happen quickly. Three children die every day from drowning, and most fatal incidents happen from lack of appropriate supervision. Every minute that passes is critical in saving them or preventing serious injury. Here's what to do if you see someone drowning and you need to help rescue them.

Call 911

You should alert emergency responders as soon as possible. If there are other people around, instruct someone to make the call. If you are alone, help the drowning person until you can give CPR for one minute and then call 911 yourself (then continue life-saving measures).

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