Vitamins & Supplements

Vitamins & Supplements Articles

Should I take vitamin D?

A large randomized study is under way to find out the effects of taking vitamin D pills. Preliminary results are expected by 2019. More »

Sleep and magnesium supplements

Some initial studies have shown that an increase in magnesium may help with insomnia. However, the evidence is limited. Still, magnesium supports many nerve and bone functions, and older men should ensure they get enough by eating more green leafy vegetables, nuts, and seeds. (Locked) More »

Dietary supplements can be hard to swallow

A study found that 23,000 Americans visit the emergency room every year with bad reactions to dietary supplements, and that older people frequently report choking or difficulty swallowing vitamin and mineral supplements, especially those with calcium. More »

Melatonin for jet lag

Some research suggests that taking a melatonin supplement can help to restore a normal sleep rhythm after traveling across multiple time zones. It may be more helpful for eastward travel. More »