What vitamins and minerals do you really need?

What vitamins and minerals do you really need?

If you’re among the more than half of Americans who take supplements, you’ve probably wondered which ones you should buy, which ones are effective, or even if you should be taking them at all.

“It may come as a surprise, but not everybody needs to take supplements,” says Michelle Petersen, an internal medicine nurse practitioner at Aurora Health Center in Two Rivers, WI. “Unless you have a condition that requires supplements, with a well-balanced diet, you may be able to get all you need.”

Though you’ll want to talk to a health professional about taking supplements, Petersen says there are some minerals you should make sure are included in your diet.

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  1. I’m surprised Omega 3 was not mentioned.

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Brianna Wunsch
Brianna Wunsch

Brianna Wunsch, health enews contributor, is a public affairs specialist for Advocate Aurora Health with a BA in public affairs from University of Wisconsin - Green Bay. In her free time, Brianna enjoys living an active lifestyle through biking, hiking and working out at the gym, but even more than that, she especially loves spending quality time with her two cats (Arthur and Loki), son and husband.