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Should I be taking a dietary supplement?

August 22, 2022

Host: Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky 

Guest: Dr. Heather Norman-Burgdolf, Extension Specialist for Nutrition and Health

Season 5, Episode 6

Dietary supplement use is growing in the United States.  On this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Heather Norman-Burgdolf shares what dietary supplements are, how they impact our nutritional needs and overall health, and who might benefit from supplement use.  She also provides research-based information about when supplement use might be unnecessary and who to consult if you are considering supplementing your diet with these products.

For more information:

NIH Article - Dietary supplements and nutracueticals market growth during the coronavirus pandemic - Implications for consumers and regulatory oversight

Information for Consumers Using Dietary Supplements

Understanding Dietary Supplements - FDA.gov

Comprender los suplementos dietéticos - FDA.gov