New Article by Dr. Mitchell G. Cohen on Vitamins and Supplements and their proper use
Everybody wants to look and feel good. Many seem to believe that vitamins and other supplements can make a noticeable difference. But do they really work? Dr. Mitchell G. Cohen provides his thoughts.
By: Dr. Mitchell G. Cohen
The short answer is: It depends on the particular condition of a person. If a person takes a healthy balanced diet by strictly following a diet plan, they would not need to take vitamins and supplements. On the other hand, if a person's diet consists of beef burgers, greasy fries, and cheesy pizzas, their body will only receive a huge amount of simple carbs and fats which are not good for the body. Their body will lack essential vitamins and nutrients required for healthy growth. Overtime, they will develop problems for which their doctor will prescribe vitamins and supplements.
In older people, the need for vitamins and minerals increases. They develop bone-related diseases such as osteoporosis. Their doctor will recommend them to take calcium supplements along with vitamin D which helps in the absorption of calcium into the bones. Care must be taken not to overdose. Taking more than the required amount will not quicken the recovery process. They must stick to the number of pills that the doctor has prescribed.
For example, we all know the fact that the sun is a major source of vitamin D. When exposed to sunlight, our bodies convert the ultraviolet radiations into vitamin D. So, most people do not require vitamin D supplements because their bodies make enough of it from the sun. This doesn't mean that you damage your skin and get tanned by exposing your body in the sun. You only need to expose your skin for a small amount of time for your body to generate vitamin D. Moreover, the amount of skin exposed and the time of the day significantly affect the production of vitamin D. So, who needs vitamin D supplements?
Dr. Mitchell G. Cohen is a surgeon in California who focuses on Cosmetic Surgery as well as Laser Liposculpture and SmartLipo.
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Dr. Mitchell G. Cohen
Newport Beach, California