14 Health Products You Probably Don't Need
You’re already taking a daily multivitamin, vitamin D, and maybe even some calcium. But should you buy into the antioxidant hype?
Not so fast. For the most part, antioxidant supplementsincluding vitamins C and E, minerals like selenium, and supplements like fish oil and beta-caroteneare a waste of money, says Frances Largeman-Roth, RD, Health’s senior food and nutrition editor.
Antioxidants may be helpful in preventing heart disease and some cancers, but you can easily get enough through a healthy diet, she says.