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Get the Facts
A Guide to Common Dietary Supplements for Older Adults
A practical guide to non-nutrient and nutrient supplements, what they do, and what cautions to be aware of when taking them. Also, learn what supplements are dangerous to take.
Tips for Older Dietary Supplement Users
FDA website that provides special recommendations for older adults.
Tips For The Savvy Supplement User: Making Informed Decisions And Evaluating Information
Tips and information, provided by the FDA, to help you make an informed decision about taking supplements.
Practical Tips and Tools
Do You Need a Supplement for Healthy Aging?
Ask yourself these questions to see if you may need a nutrient supplement. Then follow the instructions to choose healthy supplements.
Online Resources
Foods and Dietary Supplements for Healthy Aging
Practical advice for deciding what foods to eat, and what dietary supplements to take, to live a healthy and long life.
Dietary Supplement Misuse Among Older Adults
Because supplements are easy to buy and are "natural," it is easy to think they are safe in any dose for anyone at anytime. But, dietary supplements can be dangerous when not used properly. Learn how to use supplements wisely.
Common Food-Drug Interactions
This site from University of Florida provides valuable information about medication interactions with grapefruit juice, garlic, and St. John's Wort.
Grapefruit Juice and Medications
As you may have heard, many medications are affected by grapefruit juice. This site from the FDA provides useful information to help you decide if it's o.k. to eat grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice with your medications. If you have any questions, please talk to your doctor about the medications you are taking and the foods you consume.
Facts about Dietary Supplements
Office of Dietary Supplements
Provides health information on dietary supplement use and safety.



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