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    Dietary Supplement

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    Do you supplement your diet with added vitamins and/minerals? YES

    Which vitamins (minerals) do you take? OneSource Advanced multivitamin & mineral dietary Supplement

    Why?

    What do you think these supplements do for your health?

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    People take supplements for many reasons. A scientific study on this topic was published in 2002.3 In it, over 2,500 Americans reported on supplements they used (given the categories of vitamins/minerals and herbal products/natural supplements) and for what reasons. Their responses are summarized below:

    Vitamins/Minerals

    * Health/good for you - 35%
    * Dietary supplement - 11%
    * Vitamin/mineral supplement - 8%
    * Prevent osteoporosis - 6%
    * Physician recommended - 6%
    * Prevent colds/influenza - 3%
    * Don't know/no reason specified - 3%
    * Immune booster - 2%
    * Recommended by friend/family/media - 2%
    * Energy - 2%
    * All others - 22%

    Herbals/Supplements

    * Health/good for you - 16%
    * Arthritis - 7%
    * Memory improvement - 6%
    * Energy - 5%
    * Immune booster - 5%
    * Joint - 4%
    * Supplement diet - 4%
    * Sleep aid - 3%
    * Prostate - 3%
    * Don't know/no reason specified - 2%
    * All others - 45%

    Kaufman DW, Kelly JP, Rosenberg L, et al. Recent patterns of medication use in the ambulatory adult population of the United States: the ...

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