Dietary Supplements Who Are They For?

January 10, 2014

VEA Australia – New Zealand Channel

People who may benefit from taking dietary supplements
• Pregnant women needing folic acid supplement
• Elderly with altered taste buds and not eating well, home bound needing Vitamin D
• Allergies i.e. lactose intolerance need additional calcium supplement
• High performance athletes

Dr. Oz on Dietary Supplements

Dr. Oz only takes daily: Multi-Vitamin, Vitamin D, and Chromium

OWN Channel

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msmith June 27, 2014 at 3:28 pm

I do not qualify in the different categories where supplements are needed; however, I am such a simply eater that my multi-vitamin helps me gets what I am missing. I don’t know how I would be daily if I did not have a supplement to help me.


faleisha January 25, 2015 at 11:42 am

i should probably take a multivitamin just because i know i dont get what i need from my food.


Bbates4 February 17, 2015 at 10:26 am

Most of us don’t. Read the labels not all multivitamins are created equal.

Mcrabb1 April 30, 2015 at 10:31 pm

I also take supplements which Dr. Oz recommend here and I am taking it because I believe that I don’t get some of them from my daily food and it works for me very well.

kwalker1209 October 7, 2015 at 10:20 pm

Yes make sure you read the labels and do a little research on a multivitamin and brand before choosing one. Since they are not FDA approved it makes it a bit more difficult to know if you are getting the correct amount of supplements.

rmartinez0751 January 20, 2016 at 11:37 am

yea same here

lefj1979 February 24, 2016 at 10:44 pm

that’s exactly what I do a mens one a day multivitamin

JPrichard March 3, 2016 at 5:49 pm

Same here I never take my vitamins.

RAPAPM September 30, 2016 at 1:42 pm

I take multivitamins because I know I don’t eat right and so I know im not getting what I need from the foods or if I do, im not getting enough.

jdurfee October 8, 2016 at 1:15 am

I try to eat healthy, but I’m sure I could use a multivitamin for women.

mclark8 October 11, 2017 at 6:48 pm

I think I need to begin a multivitamin as well. These videos have been an eye opener for my personal health goals.

SRogers February 17, 2018 at 1:02 pm

I agree, I think I should start to take a multivitamin. I never realized the importance of having all of these vitamins. I always thought that I got a lot of these vitamins from my food. However, I think many people do not take a multivitamin because they just do not know that they lack these vitamins in their diet.

lekeisha ollison March 2, 2015 at 12:52 pm

i take multivitamins daily.i know im very busy and sometimes dont eat right,so i take them


key_ash3 March 3, 2017 at 10:40 pm

That’s what I do as well that way if I don’t eat enough throughout my busy day I will still get the vitamins my body needs.

lmanning June 23, 2015 at 2:31 pm

I probably should be taking a vitamin because I do not get enough calcium and do not like juice.


autumnd October 15, 2017 at 2:45 pm

Yes, if you can’t eat the foods you need, you do need to take a multi-vitamin.

chelsea vogel Hunter January 26, 2016 at 12:23 am

when i was pregnant i took prenatal vitamins that the doctor prescribed.


knichole March 2, 2016 at 10:06 am

I use to be a picky eater, and use to take a multi-vitamin. I have gotten on a better eating scale and it has really helped me out.


tperkins October 11, 2017 at 5:56 pm

I agree with this statement it goes for me as well. I have gotten better over time and I am thankful I have expanded to start to get more of the vitamins I deserve.

Hailee Cooper October 14, 2017 at 8:05 pm

I used multivitamins during my pregnancy at well. Some times I worry I’ll get to much of a certain vitamin.

sgerhardt September 6, 2016 at 8:14 pm

I can never remember to take supplements. I buy them with the best intentions, start taking them for a few days and then kind of forget about them. I know I would feel better if I took them on a daily basis.


ssteele June 28, 2017 at 9:51 pm

Same here. I can never remember to take my vitamins or probiotic.

jpultz February 8, 2018 at 2:12 pm

It might be easier to remember if you associate it with a daily task. Such as leaving them next to your alarm clock or leaving them by your toothbrush for after brushing your teeth.

cfields2 October 11, 2017 at 9:57 pm

I’ve been considering taking a multi-vitamin again because I know I’m not getting all the nutrients I need. I don’t eat a wide variety of foods.


rself June 27, 2014 at 11:35 am

I think dietary supplements are good, especially for the elderly. As people get older, what once tasted good may not anymore. I was a CNA and worked in a long-term care facility. It was a challenge to get some of them to eat because it just didn’t taste good to them. That’s when dietary supplements need to be used.


HunterMcWhorter February 24, 2016 at 10:39 pm

Although elderly need supplements at a great amount, I think that everyone should have the correct amount of supplements to make sure their bodies function properly


Ashleigh W. July 7, 2016 at 9:46 pm

Oh yeah elderly don’t get enough from their foods, thank God for the supplements.


bbyers6771 February 3, 2017 at 7:09 am

I agree elderly people can really benefit from taking supplements, not only is their since of smell and taste declining but some simple don’t enjoy eating as their lifestyles my change by having to eat alone when they might have always eaten with a spouse, this happened to my grandma although it wasn’t her spouse it was her mother that passed and she was then left alone and what bothered her most was eating alone, she took supplements even after she moved in with my parents.


mbarrett2289 March 8, 2017 at 2:44 pm

My mom swears by vitamins and says they make her feel so much better daily! I am going to GNC today to get me a womens vitamin and I’m going to note how I feel daily and if I miss one! I hope it relieves some of this exhaustion and aching.


Lcatlett October 12, 2017 at 12:16 am

Absolutely, When people get older and are not able to eat what they once used to be able to, you have to resort to something different. In these instances, multivitamins are a life saver! You can get all of your needs in one fell swoop.


fcarter-doreau June 19, 2014 at 10:54 am

I think supplements are great! I still to this day, know a few people who believe that supplements are “expensive urine” because they don’t believe they work. They just think they are passed right through and out. I definitely believe they work, and I know lots of people who have had great results, including myself. I took a lot of extra supplements while pregnant and I believe it helped a lot. None of us get the amount of vitamins we need in our daily diet, and that makes it necessary for us to make sure that we are getting enough with the help of supplements. Just make sure not to over-do it and choose the right ones.


Agnes Turner June 19, 2015 at 1:48 pm

I agree that supplements not to be over-do because it can be as good as bad effect.


Micah Thomas October 5, 2016 at 12:47 am

I agree with ya, i also think its very easy to take advantage of supplements. A lot of people tend to think they can replace vitamins and nutrients from supplements instead of getting them from food.

sparrish February 29, 2016 at 5:19 pm

I have taken vitamins/supplements for YEARS. I wish that more medical doctors would be more informed and promote the use of vitamins. They never even ask if you are taking any nor do they suggest any… I can tell a real difference if I do not take my vitamins – my energy drops and I am less focused. Find a good health food store and ask questions.!


amandap20 October 4, 2016 at 5:09 pm

I am honestly that type of person until I see improvement.


Jadamson February 7, 2017 at 12:53 pm

Choosing the right one is very important. There are some generic brands that actually contain very little of the advertised vitamin!


mdanner4505 June 18, 2014 at 9:05 pm

multi-vitamin, vitamin d levels, fish oil, & chromium, according to Dr. Oz.


B.Willis July 1, 2015 at 12:34 am

Hmmmm, I wonder if I should start taking more than the two supplements that I already take.


mdanner4505 June 18, 2014 at 9:03 pm

Dietary supplement, at least half U.S. adults collectively sped tens of billions of dollars a year on dietary supplement.


jkehler January 29, 2015 at 11:46 pm

And just think, people are always complaining about the fact that healthy foods are more expensive! If people shopped for more healthy fresh fruits and vegetables and meats, perhaps there would not be such a market for multiple dietary supplements.


Ashleigh W. July 7, 2016 at 9:51 pm

I completely agree! The foods are available in the stores and at farmers markets. We need to start eating healthier as a country honestly!

jdurfee October 8, 2016 at 1:18 am

I agree that supplements shouldn’t be necessary. Especially in America where all types of foods are plenty available.

DGPatton October 5, 2016 at 12:24 pm

When I do my workout regiment, I take 4 mulit-vitamins a day. That adds up and gives a crazy amount of money to these companies.


pbridges9020 June 17, 2014 at 8:14 am

Video OK but not so much information.


sparks June 5, 2014 at 11:12 am

I think that multivitamins would benefit to everyone. Because most people don’t get everything that they need out of their diet. I know I don’t, which is why I take a multivitamin daily.


Ashleigh W. July 7, 2016 at 9:48 pm

For some reason I get a bad headache when I take a multivitamin. What brand do you usually take?


rrink October 4, 2016 at 2:09 pm

I get most of my vitamins from my prenatal ones, but I probably need to find another one to give me whatever I’m missing.


mdanner June 4, 2014 at 11:33 pm

we need vitamin’s.


mdanner June 4, 2014 at 11:30 pm

People’s of all ages can benefit from taking dietary supplement.


ywilson June 23, 2015 at 4:17 pm

I agree. In this day and time, we need to supplements, because our foods are not as healthy as they were when I was growing up.


tynapp July 24, 2016 at 5:28 pm

I believe diet and healthy eating are the only ways to lose weight the right way. But, maybe their is something to some of these supplements.


Sdecker May 30, 2014 at 4:21 pm

I actually learned a lot from this video. I needed to know what supplements are for who. I often have questioned if I should be taking any supplements, and obviously I should be taking vitamin supplements to help with everyday health and omega 3s.


k. williams May 5, 2014 at 5:26 pm

Supplements are good to take. Especially if you work long hours and are unable to eat as often as you need to. Most people that work, hardly every eat nutritious.


mswitzer February 23, 2015 at 11:02 pm

I work a lot of hours and with school also it is hard to get all your nutrients in so I take supplements to help me stay healthy.


Averyel85 October 30, 2016 at 11:55 pm

Very true. It’s very hard with work, school, or doing both. If you are always on the move eating healthy can be a challenge.


pharrell7786 May 2, 2014 at 8:05 pm

I loved every second of this video plenty of information and kinda funny to 🙂


pharrell7786 May 2, 2014 at 8:03 pm

I take a multivitamin every morning with my breakfast.


mdanner4505 June 18, 2014 at 10:12 pm

So do I!


LaurenRogers October 5, 2016 at 10:20 pm

I do as well! I can tell a difference if i skip a day.

pharrell7786 May 2, 2014 at 8:03 pm

I believe vitamins are a great thing as long as a healthy diet is in place to help compensate.


Mwatkins1 March 1, 2016 at 3:10 pm

I agree. We need to have a healthy diet along with proper vitamins!


MCogburn3 March 9, 2014 at 8:29 pm

I’ve always thought the dietary supplements were just for fitness buffs, pregnant women, and elderly people~!! The british accents just clarified it for me~!! 😉 ♥♥♥ Lol, the video was good, but the beat-boxing in the background was a bit distracting.


Jordan Lewis March 6, 2014 at 4:03 pm

After this I am going to start takings some vitamin pills!


Aowens March 6, 2014 at 12:45 am

I have never taken and type of vitamin or pill that is daily. I am going to try and start taking a vitamin once a day. I think it will help my weak immune system!


eramsey4317 March 8, 2017 at 1:07 pm

It very well might! I try to take a multivitamin daily. Sometimes I just have a hard time remembering!


awagner March 6, 2014 at 12:08 am

I have been working out at the gym for quite some time now, and 1 thing that I never do is use supplements. I get that it can increase muscle size and strength quickly, but I also feel like I don’t particularly need that. I think that with a well-balanced diet, I won’t need supplements for muscle gain.


sboyett February 25, 2015 at 9:07 am

I work out too and don’t take vitamin or mineral supplements but I do use protein powder. I mix it in soy milk for a shake. I don’t really do it to gain muscle necessarily, although I know it does that too… but I do it for energy and to keep me from getting so hungry. I eat breakfast and then work out then go to class. my lunch break isn’t until 1 o’clock and I just cant make it in class if I am so hungry so after my workout I drink a protein shake or at least eat a protein bar.


Ashleigh W. July 7, 2016 at 10:00 pm

I think your right. A lot of people are dependent on supplements, its better to gain muscle strength naturally.


ethacker March 5, 2014 at 3:19 pm

I have always felt uneasy about taking vitamins or supplement pills unless recommended by a doc because I am not sure if it is healthy for me to take or not. I can see however how the elderly and people that are lactose intolerant need to take vitamin supplements to get the nutrients they are lacking.


iramirez March 5, 2014 at 1:09 pm

I refuse to take any kind of supplements to get vitamins or nutrients if I can get them from vegetables and fruits and other natural sources I will do that. Now I do realize other people actually need them like pregnant women and older people and people with health issues.


ckuhn March 5, 2014 at 1:04 am

I personally don’t take any type of vitamin or any pill that is daily. But i always have had a weak immune system and i think starting to take a one day vitamin that includes everything could help me out!


wbukowski March 5, 2014 at 12:21 am

The first video had a lot of useful information, and I know everyone would benefit from taking vitamins and extra supplements especially the omega-3 fatty acid. I just didn’t realize the specifically the amount a pregnant woman, the elderly, people with food allergies, and high performance athletes needed to take. Great video!


chobbs March 4, 2014 at 8:06 pm

When I jumped on board with the latest fitness craze, I spent a large amount of money on supplements. This is something I now regret, I did not have enough knowledge on supplements to make an educated decision. This video was full of a lot of great info.- enough that I now feel more informed on supplements and who needs what type.


ywilson June 23, 2015 at 4:39 pm

I know how you feel. If you are not careful, you can spend way to much money on all of these supplements. I have a cabinet full of supplements.


Ashley July 24, 2016 at 11:28 pm

Yeah you really have to be careful of what supplements you take.

Katarina Lazic March 3, 2014 at 3:18 pm

After watching this video, I don’t think I get enough of my nutrients daily. I don’t want to take multi vitamins though because vitamins aren’t even FDA approved. I thought about that. People can basically put anything they want and you wouldn’t even know.
It’s good to know what nutrients and vitamins you need though for the health.


Ashleigh W. July 7, 2016 at 9:49 pm

That’s scary, FDA approved would be best, I agree!


cgreene March 3, 2014 at 9:10 am

Great videos. I was actually given a very nice book on eating healthy and it has tons of info on supplements and vitamin content in foods. It is titled, The Perricone Promise. It has a lot of the information we heard in the videos and even more. The only think I don’t like about the book is that a lot of the items are somewhat expensive. But, the videos give great alternatives to high priced items that are beneficial to your health.


jostie March 2, 2014 at 9:58 pm

There is no way that I get 100% of the nutrients that I need every day with the foods I eat. I am now considering taking a daily supplement.


Stephanie Herndon March 1, 2014 at 3:29 pm

I love Dr. Oz and it was interesting to know what supplements he takes. I myself take a multi-vitamin but i might look into the other three, hey if Dr. Oz says so then it must be some good advice.


CLovell March 3, 2014 at 12:53 am

I love him too!


ywilson June 23, 2015 at 4:45 pm

I enjoy watching his show. He always have information that is helpful

Ashleigh W. July 7, 2016 at 10:01 pm

Good old Dr. Oz! I absolutely love this guy!


beasterling March 1, 2014 at 1:36 pm

I take a daily multi-vitamin and fish oil. I may consider the chromium and Vitamin D as well now. It seems that most of the things that Dr. Oz suggests carry long term health benefits. I am very interested in helping out our North American diet because with the lifestyle that is so pushed in our culture we definitely do not get all of the nutrients that we need for daily body functions.


ACOOPER March 1, 2014 at 1:05 pm

Supplements can be very helpful when we’re not able to get enough of the nutrients we need out of the food we eat.


cgreene March 3, 2014 at 9:11 am

Yes, they can be but still as we all know the best vitamin contents to be consumed come from all natural foods (in most cases)!


jemerson February 27, 2014 at 4:57 pm

I think that my main problem is that I am already taking a few pills for HTN or cholesterol, a fish oil, etc. I do not want to start taking more pills on top of the ones that I already take. I can see the benefit but no one likes taking pills every single day.


aeasley February 26, 2014 at 4:26 pm

I know I need to take a multivitamin because I definitely don’t get what I need from my diet.


ACOOPER March 1, 2014 at 1:06 pm

I am the same way, I could probably use a supplement in my diet.


JALSTON February 26, 2014 at 4:13 pm

I had such limited knowledge of supplements before this. Now I see just how important supplements can be especially to certain groups of people. I might need to take a closer look into these supplements and start taking some myself.


Reginia Jennings February 25, 2014 at 7:51 pm

I wish dietary supplements were better regulated. I know with all the ads we see we are either taking or know some one who is taking something that is not food for them. I’m sure I have. If you watch TV you see all kinds of ads advertising diet drugs and supplements claiming all kinds of impossible results.


Cstrickland5947 February 25, 2014 at 5:57 pm

I think most people could benefit from supplements, even if it is only a multivitamin. When I was pregnant my doctor was very keen on me taking a pregnantly vitamin everyday, as most doctors are. I take an iron supplement everyday now. I learned a lot about supplements from these videos


wearnest February 24, 2014 at 11:19 am

A lot of this information I already knew so they just helped to remind me. My grandparents owned a Health Store and so I have a good knowledge on most all of the vitamins. I did learn about chromium vitamins though, I never knew much about them.


Emerson February 24, 2014 at 2:24 am

My problem is that I am already taking a few pills for HTN or cholesterol, a fish oil, etc. I do not want to start taking more pills on top of the ones that I already take. I can see the benefit but no one likes taking pills every single day


hyoung1 February 24, 2014 at 1:32 am

I agree with these videos. I have two children, and the first one was born with a very rare neural tube defect. There is speculation that me being Diabetic had something to do with it, but with my second pregnancy, I was taking folic acid (I did not during the first pregnancy but started after my first child was born by order of a geneticist) and my daughter was born completely healthy, whereas my son, was not. As for Chromium, it does work rather well for blood sugar stabilizing. I take cinnamon with chromium added in a pill and it helps drastically.


kbeard7948 February 23, 2014 at 11:37 pm

I am somewhat scared to take supplements since they aren’t prescribed by my doctor, but a multivitamin probably wouldn’t hurt since I don’t eat much meat.


Stephanie Herndon March 1, 2014 at 3:31 pm

I take a multi-vitamin once a day and it’s not a bad thing to do , it’s the people that start going overboard on supplements that get into harming themselves rather than helping.


ckuhn March 5, 2014 at 1:03 am

i agree with this. Some people get far into taking so many supplements and i hate when people rely on medicine so much. But I agree that the multi vitamin once a day is good!

ywilson June 23, 2015 at 4:43 pm

I think companies are getting rich on all of the different supplements on the market. I’m with you, a multivitamin is all I need.


Ldavis February 20, 2014 at 6:26 pm

I agree with this video totally. I take a womens one a day vitamin. They seem to be working fine and keep my hair and nails looking good. My son takes a flinstone vitamin aswell.


mjoyner February 20, 2014 at 12:52 am

There are a lot of different people who take supplements for a lot of different reason


preed February 17, 2014 at 12:53 pm

I never thought about the fact that our foods might not be as nutrient rich as they used to be. I hate taking pills but I have found that being about to get all of my vitamins and minerals seems impossible without a little help so I take a multivitamin to close the gaps in my diet.


bpryor February 15, 2014 at 5:04 pm

It’s kinda disappointing that foods aren’t as nutrient rich as they used to be. Pregnant women need folic acid wasn’t new info for me. Elderly people with altered taste buds and not eating need vitamin D was new. I never knew that they had anything to do with each other.


jostie March 2, 2014 at 9:56 pm

I agree it is disappointing that the foods we eat aren’t as nutrient rich as they use to be. and i also had no idea about the elderly with altered taste buds.


mboswell February 13, 2014 at 2:48 pm

I dont really believe you can get all you need from a pill. But im sure im wrong. If you need to get more of a supplement I do believe you will just have to buy it.


bkulis March 5, 2014 at 4:55 pm

I think supplements are helpful especially for people that may have some problems getting enough nutrition. Although, I do think that eating lots of vegetables, fruits, meats and many healthy foods is a excellent way to increase having good nutrition.


cosborne March 5, 2014 at 7:14 pm

I agree 100% with you on that one. There are so many advertisments out there about “the magic pill” or the “quick weight loss”. Those methods are not permanent weight loss changes. Im sure there are some supplements are there that can help you recieve some of the things you need but eating right should always be number 1 if changing your health is a priority.


mpearce June 30, 2014 at 7:43 am

Most of us realistically don’t eat a perfect diet, so I figure many of us could benefit from a carefully selected multivitamin. I do have a problem with the huge “weight loss pill” industry. I think they mainly just function to make a ton of money of people hoping for an easy fix to their weight problems.

ccantrell1 February 13, 2014 at 11:00 am

I can agree with this for sure! Elderly people is who i take care of on a normal basis and many of my clients dont have the right nutrition in their meals and have to take supplements to keep a healthy weight and to make them feel more like themselves. Prenatal vitamins for pregnant women is a hundred percent correct they are so helpful and make you feel healthier as well as having more energy for those long nights of kicking in ribcages


btubbs February 12, 2014 at 8:29 am

I think fish oils and multi vitimins are benificial. There are lots things that we dont get in our diet anymore because we are too modernized.


mboswell February 13, 2014 at 2:44 pm

i really agree with this


wbukowski March 5, 2014 at 12:24 am

I agree with you on that! Some of the vitamins and minerals our bodies need we can’t get in our diets.

aschaeffer February 10, 2014 at 4:30 pm

The only new information I encountered here. I was not familiar with chromium supplements. It helps with blood sugar and synthesizing energy from other sources. It has definite uses related to cholesterol levels, coronary heart disease, and diabetes.


mhicks February 8, 2014 at 3:41 pm

I have tried supplements before and weight loss supplements but didn’t really have the knowledge on them. Good to know what each type of people need! The 4 daily ones are good to know as well.


sladet February 5, 2014 at 9:07 pm

That was once me when I was pregnant , I needed an extra supplement of Iron which I got from iron pills, prenatal pills and folic acid.


k. williams May 5, 2014 at 5:24 pm

Also prenatal vitamins can increase constipation. Im sure this was a problem too.


wwalker3804 February 5, 2014 at 3:45 pm

I don’t take pills of any kind. So I will have to figure out a proper food diet.


btubbs February 12, 2014 at 8:32 am

There are lots of liquid vitimans that you can find at health food sores that are great multi vitamins. They make some which are all natural and blended as a multi vitamine. I took one a while back for about two months and was pleasntly surprised. They are baisically blended minerals and fruit. You can get a bottle (60 days) for about 20 bucks.


dbalding7689 February 4, 2014 at 10:37 pm

I think a multi-vitamin could be beneficial to most people. Nobody eats 100% like they should to get all of their necessary vitamins and nutrients, so a little help might be a good thing. However, I have heard of some cases where perfectly healthy people start taking vitamins and develop liver problems.


msmith June 25, 2014 at 10:56 am

I know it is very beneficial for me because of my unhealthy picky eating habits. Without multi-vitamins, I would not have a very good bill of health. They are so useful for people like me.


srussell August 25, 2016 at 9:12 am

I agree msmith…I raised picky eaters and I believe that the multi-vitamins that I made them take helped them both grow to strong health adults.

mhooker February 25, 2015 at 11:40 pm

I used to take a multivitamin every morning before school.


Ashleigh W. July 7, 2016 at 10:06 pm

Yikes! Liver problems are no joke. Of course no one is 100% on their diet, but we defiantly should try to consume what we need and try our best not to depend on multivitamins.


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