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Most reliable source for information on supplements?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 26, 2012 at 6:07 PM

After reading here on PH about the benefits of magnesium, and realizing I need more iodine, I went to the local store that sells lots of supplements. (It is a grocery store.) The woman who works in the supplement section seemed very, very knowledgeable and helpful, and I asked her how she learned all of it, to which she replied she simply has always been interested in it and it is the culmination of lots of reading.

[Note: I understand that a number of folks discourage any supplementation, and feel that ALL nutrition can be adequately attained through a varied diet - and while I can appreciate that sentiment, it does not help with my goal of finding reliable and trustworthy information sources.]

So my question is, when you want to learn more about supplements (not brands), and decide what form and dose and even what vitamins/minerals/herbs/etc., where do you turn for reliable information? Is PaleoHacks the best source? Are there specific books that you would recommend, or websites you would refer to?

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on October 26, 2012
at 07:20 PM

CONSUMERLAB.COM

It is the consumer reports of supplements. It can help you determine which brand of supplement you can choose over another.

But finding the right supplement or even if you need to is about educating yourself and getting competent advice and care.

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on October 27, 2012
at 01:27 AM

Where possible aim to obtain micronutrients from whole foods. This site is quite good on determining the nutritional value of various foods, including glycemic and inflammation data:

Self Nutrition Data

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on October 26, 2012
at 11:08 PM

Any supplement suggestion/recommendation has mostly just come from reading articles (books & web) & chats with my local naturopath.

After i've come a cross a supplement of interest, for something that may apply to me & my circumstances, i usually do a sanity check/confirmation at theses sites;
perfecthealthdiet.com
lpi.oregonstate.edu
raysahelian.com
acu-cell.com

& if i am still on the fence after that, i'll resort to google for more info. preferably from pubmed studies etc if they are available.

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on October 26, 2012
at 07:19 PM

See The Perfect Health Diet's Supplement Recommendations.

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on October 26, 2012
at 07:17 PM

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