5 common myths about supplements, debunked

March 25, 2015 11:00 AM

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As more aging adults consume supplements, an increasing number of myths have also begun to circulate online. For starters, many people who think that a specific supplement to aid an ailment coupled with a healthy diet provides adequate nourishment for the body. But depending on a few factors, that may or may not be true.

If you believe that eating a healthy diet negates the need for a multivitamin, you’re overlooking one important fact: A plant is only as nutritious as the soil in which it was grown. It doesn’t matter how many fruits and vegetables you’re eating if they’re grown in nutrient-poor soil. And the unfort...

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