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food supplements, nonfood substances that are used to augment the dietary intake of minerals, vitamins, amino acids, and/or herbs.

Patient discussion about food supplements

Q. Have food supplements like Ginkgo Biloba been proven to delay memory disorders?

A. Many people are interested in the health benefits of food supplements, hoping that natural substances can have the same efficacy as drugs. The answer to this specific question is NO. A recent study that was published after testing 3,000 people has shown no difference between those who took Ginkgo and those who didn’t. There is no food supplement, including Ginkgo Biloba that was scientifically proved to have the capacity to prevent or delay Dementia. Eating Romaine lattice, broccoli, cauliflower, and spinach have shown good results. Fish with Omega 3 have shown good results too.

Q. What is vitamins? And which one should I take? I’m 35 years old and I want to take food supplements and I wonder what could be best for me.

A. The definition of vitamins is a material that your body needs in order to function well, but the body cannot create them. There is an overwhelming list of vitamins. And you need them. Luckily, most of our vitamins we need come from our food. Here is a link to wikipedia talking abot it:

Q. Is Omega 3 fatty acids helps brain development of babies? There are all sorts of food supplements that add omega 3 to their baby formula. Is it helpful? Can it harm?


I found a nice video with a pediatrician that explain that exactly!!

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