Zinc for Protection Against Pneumonia in Old Age
Zinc is crucial for immune cell function, and getting adequate zinc may help to prevent pneumonia, a major cause of death in the elderly.
Optimizing Zinc Status on a Plant-centered Diet
Are Multivitamins a Waste of Money?
Zinc-rich plant foods also contain substances that reduce zinc absorption, so supplementing may be appropriate.
What is Vitamin K2? Do I Need Both K1 and K2?
Vitamin K is important for blood clotting, bone health, and heart health; know the difference between K1 and K2.
Choose Wisely When Considering What Supplements to Use
A letter from Dr. Fuhrman explaining why he developed his own line of multivitamins.
Probiotics: How Can They Help and When Are They Necessary
Research supports the role of our intestinal microflora in disease protection and prevention. Probiotics help to restore the natural balance of good bacteria in the intestinal tract.
Most studies have not found any benefits of multivitamins for preventing chronic disease, and some have found harms. However, it is important to prevent micronutrient deficiencies. Should we take multivitamins?
Should Premenopausal Women Take Iron?
Too much iron is a concern especially in older adults, but women of childbearing age must take care to consume an adequate amount of iron.
Do Multivitamins Do Women More Harm Than Good?
Could women really be endangering their health by taking multivitamins? Supplement wisely!
If I eat a healthy diet, do I really need a multivitamin?
Maintaining adequate levels of essential vitamins and minerals is crucial for good health. Suboptimal intake of some vitamins is a risk factor for chronic diseases and common in the general population, especially the elderly.
Think all Multivitamins are created equal? Think again!
Certain vitamins, in general, are simply harmful! Dr. Fuhrman's goal in creating his multivitamin and mineral supplement is to first "do no harm" and second provide a "best in class" multi that will top off a good diet.
What makes Dr. Fuhrman's Gentle Care Formula Unique
Learn why many multivitamins are potentially harmful.