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Category Blog Posts For: Vitamins, minerals and herbal supplements

What you see may not be what you get!

Vitamins, minerals and herbal supplements are a big business in Canada. Many people take vitamin supplements as a bit of an “insurance policy” just in case their diet isn’t quite as good as it should be. Or sometimes just because they think it might do some good and probably won’t do any harm. Others use herbals and supplements to cure or prevent disease. But there is little science to support the routine use of supplements …

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Important Information Concerning Vitamin B Supplements

Many CKD patients and their families have questions about vitamins – should they take vitamins, which ones and how much? Often they receive different advice from different people. Over-the-counter vitamins seem like a safe “back-up” to a healthy diet and the benefits, while often vague, are touted by the media, alternative healthcare practitioners, and numerous books. This past week a study was published in the Journal of American Medical Association that all CKD patients with diabetes …

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