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Vitamins & Supplements

The best way to get the nutrients your body needs is by eating a balanced diet. But it's not always easy to meet your daily requirements of certain nutrients from food alone. Tufts experts separate the facts from the hype on supplements. You'll find unbiased information on vitamins like B-complex, C, D and E, supplements like omega-3 and lutein and essential minerals like magnesium and potassium and how they can protect or, in high doses, even harm your health.

Are You Getting Enough Vitamin E from Your Diet?

The best way to meet your needs is by eating a variety of nutritious foods, including nuts, seeds and oils rich in this fat-soluble vitamin.

Subscribers Only  August 2017 — The vast majority of us fall short of meeting vitamin E recommendations. But, that doesn't mean we have a vitamin E deficiency. Outright vitamin E deficiency is uncommon. And despite shortfalls, the 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans did not identify vitamin E as a nutrient of public health concern.

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