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Selenium Fact Sheet for Consumers What is selenium and what does it do? Selenium is a nutrient that the body needs to stay healthy. Selenium is important for reproduction, thyroid gland function, DNA production, and protecting the body from damag...
08 Jan 2020
Iron Fact Sheet for Consumers What is iron and what does it do? Iron is a mineral that the body needs for growth and development. Your body uses iron to make hemoglobin, a protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen from the lungs to all parts...
07 Jan 2020
Choline Fact Sheet for Consumers What is choline and what does it do? Choline is a nutrient that is found in many foods. Your brain and nervous system need it to regulate memory, mood, muscle control, and other functions. You also need choline to...
07 Jan 2020
Calcium Fact Sheet for Consumers What is calcium and what does it do? Calcium is a mineral found in many foods. The body needs calcium to maintain strong bones and to carry out many important functions. Almost all calcium is stored in bones and t...
07 Jan 2020
Datos sobre el calcio Qué es el calcio? Para qué sirve? El calcio es un mineral presente en muchos alimentos. El cuerpo necesita el calcio para mantener los huesos fuertes y llevar a cabo muchas funciones importantes. Casi todo el calcio se almac...
07 Jan 2020
Copper Fact Sheet for Consumers What is copper and what does it do? Copper is a mineral that you need to stay healthy. Your body uses copper to carry out many important functions, including making energy, connective tissues, and blood vessels. Co...
07 Jan 2020
Home Programs and Activities ODS Seminars, Conferences, and Workshops ODS Newsletters The Scoop - Winter 2019 The Scoop - Winter 2019 Winter 2019 What's the Scoop? Questions and Answers About Dietary Supplements Vitamin and Mineral Upper Limits––...
12 Dec 2019
Probiotics Fact Sheet for Consumers What are probiotics and what do they do? Probiotics are live microorganisms (such as bacteria and yeasts) that provide health benefits when you consume them. They are naturally present in some fermented foods, ...
11 Dec 2019
This is a fillable form you can use to record the dietary supplements, prescription drugs, and over-the-counter medicines you take.
11 Dec 2019
Nutrient Recommendations Reports and tables from the Institute of Medicine. Recommendations for more than 40 nutrients are given for different ages, sexes, and life stages. Dietary Reference Intake (DRI) Reports and Tables Web links to the full D...
03 Dec 2019
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