Most vitamins and supplements are being taken in on a daily basis. With a healthy diet, the likely hood of a shortage of vitamins and supplements are slim to none. However, in our current lifestyle, time is sparse and "fast-food" is a quick and easy way out. Yup, that last goes for the so needed vitamins as well, haha.
In case you do need to supplement, keep this in mind:
"What are dietary supplements?
Dietary supplements, including plant- and animal-derived products, are not classified as or considered to be drugs, but that doesn't mean they can'’t act like them. To be classified as a dietary supplement, a product must be taken by mouth and contain a "dietary ingredient"-that is, a substance intended to be taken in addition to, not instead of, consuming healthy foods. Overall, dietary supplements include vitamins, minerals, botanicals, amino acids and any part of those substances, such as extracts or concentrates.
Why do I need to talk to my doctor about the supplements I take or want to take?
Plants produce chemicals just as people and animals do. Those chemicals, although from a source found in nature, can have effects in the body that range from mild to potent, just like chemicals produced in a laboratory. Because supplements are, in fact, chemicals, they have the potential to interact with the chemicals in man made medications. That's why you need to get the go-ahead from your doctor about supplements - not just once, but each and every time you consider trying one.
How are dietary supplements different from medication?
When you go to the pharmacy to pick up a prescription, you have three layers of protection between you and the product. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reviewed and approved it, your doctor has considered your history and prescribed it, and your pharmacist alerts you to possible interactions with other medications you're taking. Even with an over-the-counter medication, there's the FDA layer of protection, and your pharmacist is accessible to answer questions. But with a dietary supplement, there are no protective layers between your hand and the product on the shelf.
Having to add what you lost, should tell you that something is wrong. Instead of constantly dealing with the consequences and supplementing to make up for it, it is better to attack the problem. Diet and exercise can improve both your health and your overall life.
The same goes for the inner-man. The Bible is a healthy diet (food for thought you can never get enough of and munch on all day) and exercising God's Word will improve your spiritual health and save your life. No supplements needed, ever. :-)
This is my comfort in my affliction, For Your word has given me life.