There are thousands of dietary supplements on the market, and it can be daunting to find the right ones for your particular health concerns. WellWise.org endeavors to share the latest information science is discovering about the effects of dietary supplements on various health conditions.
There are those who believe that the only nutrients we need are provided by food ... provided we eat well. That is likely true, but here's the rub: eating well is becoming more difficult in our society. The easy availability of processed and fast foods, our hectic schedules, the decreasing nutritional value of our fresh foods due to modern agricultural processes, our ignorance of basic nutritional information – these factors all contribute to the need to supplement our meals.
For instance, researchers are quite sure that the vast majority of us are deficient in at least two major important nutrients: vitamin D and omega-3s. Our diets simply don't contain enough of these vital nutrients. The lack of these in our diets have profound health effects, from heart and bone disease to cancer and blindness. At WellWise, we believe disease prevention is the major part of health, not healing disease once it takes hold. Therefore, we want to provide you with authoritative, science-based information about these dietary supplements.
Click on any of the categories below to see what we've discovered, and check back often for updates.