Although most people get most of their nutritional needs from the food and beverages they consume, many still choose to supplement their diets with vitamins as part of their health regimen. Below, please find an FDA Consumer Update Video which includes an interview with Barbara Schneeman, Ph.D., Director of FDA's Office of Nutritional Products, and highlights reasons to consider taking vitamin supplements, along with some additional tips for doing so safely.
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