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Understanding drug-supplement interactions
Do you take dietary supplements and medications? Read about the risks in a new resource from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health.

Dietary Supplements News

Tools for the healthcare provider
Two new healthcare provider tools are available on HPRC’s website: a dietary supplement history questionnaire and a video of an effective way to ask about dietary supplement use.
Do you really need to take a multivitamin?
Do you really need to take a multivitamin? How can you be sure that you’re taking the right one, or if you even need to take one at all?
The lure of Jack3d
This relatively recent supplement targeting the exercise performance market has been growing in popularity, but the limited information about its “recipe” and the severe warnings on its label and website should make potential users think twice.
Zinc: Some Facts
Your body needs zinc for a number of essential functions, so make sure your diet includes foods that provide this nutrient.
Herbs at a glance
Visit the website of the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine for information on many of the herbs used as and in dietary supplements.

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