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Calcium: Shopping List

Use this list to shop for calcium-rich food to help build strong bones and prevent bone loss.

Review Date: December 17, 2014

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Calcium and Your Child

During childhood and adolescence, the body uses the mineral calcium to build strong bones - a process that's all but complete by the end of the teen years.

Review Date: January 29, 2013

The Nemours Foundation

Calcium: Quick Facts

Calcium is a mineral found in many foods. The body needs calcium to maintain strong bones and to carry out many important functions. Learn how to get the right amount of calcium in your daily diet.

Review Date: October 30, 2014

NIH Office of Dietary Supplements - ODS

Clear Liquid Diet

A clear liquid diet helps maintain adequate hydration, provides some important electrolytes, such as sodium and potassium, and gives some energy at a time when a full diet isn't possible or recommended.

Review Date: November 13, 2014

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Coenzyme Q10

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is produced by the human body and is necessary for the basic functioning of cells. Learn how CoQ10 has been used, recommended, or studied for numerous conditions.

Review Date: December 17, 2014

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Dietary Reference Intake (DRI) Tool

Calculate your daily nutrient recommendations for dietary planning. Learn your Body Mass Index, daily calorie needs, and recommended vitamins, minerals, and macronutrients, such as carboyhdrates, protein, and fats.

Review Date: November 26, 2014

Food and Nutrition Information Center

Dietary Reference Intake (DRI) Tool

Calculate your daily nutrient recommendations for dietary planning. Learn your Body Mass Index, daily calorie needs, and recommended vitamins, minerals, and macronutrients, such as carboyhdrates, protein, and fats.

Review Date: November 26, 2014

Food and Nutrition Information Center

Dietary Supplement Fact Sheet: Iron

What foods provide iron? What affects iron absorption? Does pregnancy increase the need for iron? Read on to find the answers to these, and other, questions you have about iron.

Review Date: January 29, 2013

NIH Office of Dietary Supplements - ODS

Dietary Supplement Fact Sheets

Search this alphabetical list for information on dietary supplements.

Review Date: October 30, 2014

NIH Office of Dietary Supplements - ODS

Dietary Supplements

People over 50 need more of some vitamins and minerals than younger adults do. Your doctor or a dietitian can tell you whether you need to change your diet or take vitamins or minerals.

Review Date: January 29, 2013

NIH National Institute on Aging Information Center

DrugDigest

Learn about drugs, vitamins, and herbs, and how the drugs you take compare with others. Check interactions between two or more drugs and get detailed information regarding potentially harmful drug interactions.

Review Date: December 01, 2014

Commercial Entity--Follow the Resource URL for More Information

Herbs and Supplements

Browse dietary supplements and herbal remedies to learn about their effectiveness, usual dosage, and drug interactions.

Review Date: January 29, 2013

NIH National Library of Medicine - NLM

Hunger and Malnutrition

People who have plenty to eat may be malnourished if they don't eat food that provides the right nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. Read about hunger and malnutrition.

Review Date: January 29, 2013

The Nemours Foundation

Iodine Deficiency

Iodine deficiency can lead to thyroid diseases and to mental retardation in infants and children whose mothers were iodine deficient during pregnancy. Read more about this important mineral.

Review Date: December 01, 2014

American Thyroid Association

Iodine: Quick Facts

Iodine is a mineral found in some foods. The body needs iodine to make thyroid hormones, which control the body's metabolism. Getting enough iodine is especially important for pregnant women and infants.

Review Date: December 01, 2014

NIH Office of Dietary Supplements - ODS

Learn About How Iron Affects You

Too little iron or too much iron changes the way we grow, develop and function. Read more about the body's need for iron.

Review Date: January 29, 2013

Iron Disorders Institute

Magnesium: Fact Sheet for Consumers

The information about magnesium presented in this fact sheet is designed to help you make thoughtful decisions about eating a healthful diet and using vitamin and mineral supplements.

Review Date: October 14, 2014

NIH Office of Dietary Supplements - ODS

Multivitamin/Mineral Supplements

Multivitamin/mineral (MVM) supplements contain a combination of vitamins and minerals, and sometimes other ingredients as well. Find out the risks, benefits and side effects of taking multivitamin/mineral supplements.

Review Date: December 01, 2014

NIH Office of Dietary Supplements - ODS

My Dietary Supplements (MyDS) iPhone Application

Download this iPhone app to keep track of the vitamins, minerals, herbs, and other products you take.

Review Date: December 01, 2014

NIH Office of Dietary Supplements - ODS

Search Dietary Supplements on PubMed

Find research on dietary supplements, including vitamin, mineral, phytochemical, ergogenic, botanical, and herbal supplements in human nutrition and animal models. Learn about clinical trials, health and adverse effects, chinese medicine, and more.

Review Date: January 29, 2013

NIH Office of Dietary Supplements - ODS

Selenium: Fact Sheet for Consumers

Selenium is a trace mineral that is essential to good health but required only in small amounts. Find out what foods are good sources of selenium.

Review Date: October 14, 2014

NIH Office of Dietary Supplements - ODS

Sodium and Potassium- (PDF)

A diet rich in potassium helps to counterbalance some of sodium’s harmful effects on blood pressure. Learn more about it.

Review Date: January 29, 2013

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Time to Talk About Dietary Supplements: 5 Things Consumers Need to Know

If you are thinking about or are using a dietary supplement, here are five points to consider.

Review Date: January 29, 2013

NIH National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine - NCCAM

Using Dietary Supplements Wisely

How do you find out whether "what's in the bottle" is safe to take and whether science has proven that the product does what it claims? This fact sheet provides some answers.

Review Date: January 29, 2013

NIH National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Clearinghouse

What's On Your Plate? Vitamins and Minerals

Find out which vitamins and minerals older adults need more or less of.

Review Date: April 01, 2014

NIH National Institute on Aging

What's On Your Plate? Vitamins and Minerals

Find out which vitamins and minerals older adults need more or less of.

Review Date: April 01, 2014

NIH National Institute on Aging

Zinc: Fact Sheet for Consumers

How much zinc do I need? What foods provide zinc? Is it harmful to the body to have too much zinc? Find out the answers to these, and other questions about zinc.

Review Date: October 14, 2014

NIH Office of Dietary Supplements - ODS

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