There is little evidence to suggest that multivitamins benefit health in a measurable way for the average healthy person, according to NPR. Nutritious food is the best source for vitamins and minerals, says the American Heart Association.Continue Reading
A multivitamin or other supplement can prove useful for women of child-bearing age, as reported in the Huffington Post. The same is true for women who are going through or have gone through menopause.
There are certain populations that have vitamin deficiencies that require supplementation, as reported by NPR; however, a well-nourished adult does not need vitamin supplements. The best source of vitamins and minerals is fresh fruits and vegetables, according to Women's Health.Learn more about Medications & Vitamins
Also known as a pneumococcal vaccination, a pneumonia shot is given to children under the age of 5, adults who are 65 years and above and any person between the age of 6 and 64 years old with certain health conditions, as stated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This vaccine is intended to protect people from conditions caused by the Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria, such as lung, brain and blood infections.Full Answer >
According to the National Eating Disorders Association, using laxatives to drop pounds is not an effective form of weight loss and can be extremely damaging to a person's health if used excessively. Laxatives force the intestines to purge and should only be used occasionally to treat constipation.Full Answer >
The immunizations that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends before traveling depend on the country the person is traveling to as well as the traveler's overall health, age and travel plans, explains WebMD. Commonly recommended vaccinations include typhoid and yellow fever, notes the CDC.Full Answer >
Biofreeze, once available in drugstores such as CVS and Walgreens, is only available in person through health care practitioners and online at health care retailers as of August 2014. The company created another product called Perform for retailers to carry in store. Perform is labeled "From the makers of Biofreeze."Full Answer >