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Dietary Supplements: What Vitamins Should I Take?

What Supplements Do You Need?

Fitness expert and P90X creator Tony Horton knows what vitamins and minerals keep you strong, healthy and energized. Here, he shares his supplemental knowledge

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Everyone is different. Age, weight, stress, gender, exercise intensity—all these things factor in to which supplements are important. At certain life stages many people require more of particular nutrient than their diet can provide, such as folic acid for women of childbearing age or calcium for pregnant and nursing women. And I’m sure you know that boning up on calcium may help some women stave off the brittle bone disease, osteoporosis. Calcium, combined with other nutrients, may also protect us against colon cancer.

Just as your health needs change over time as you enter new stages of life, so do your supplement needs. It’s a good idea to periodically review your supplement regimen to see if there are supplements you no longer need, or others you should add to your overall plan. Certain life-changing events, such as having surgery, being injured, losing a job or changing jobs, getting married or divorced, losing a loved one, and many other situations, can change your nutritional needs.

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What I will do is give you a rundown of what I take and why you might need them. That way, you can judge for yourself whether certain supplements should be a part of your overall supplement plan. Here goes.

This article has been excerpted from Bring It!: The Revolutionary Fitness Plan for All Levels That Burns Fat, Builds Muscle, and Shreds Inches, by Tony Horton.

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