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  • Nutritional Status

An Update: Supplementing with the Right Dietary Nutrients

December 16, 2020


The popularity of dietary supplementation continues to grow. It is the foundation of the health-promoting strategies of thousands of healthcare professionals and millions of Americans. Yet, clinicians and patients are routinely faced with an onslaught of confusing, contradictory, over-hyped, and often misleading information about nutrition - especially dietary supplementation.

Are "natural" supplement ingredients always better, or even different, than "synthetics?" Are mineral chelates always a better choice than ionic salts? Are there real differences between various types of fish oils? What are "whole food" supplements and are they really what they claim to be? Are "activated" B-vitamins necessary and superior to other forms of B-vitamins? This webinar will cut through these issues and help answer real-world questions regarding supplementing dietary nutrients within the context of clinical practice.

Learning Objectives
  • Help clinicians understand practical differences between "natural" and "synthetic" vitamin compounds and distinguish when those differences matter clinically
  • Clear up confusion about many marketing terms used to promote vitamins that are often false or misleading
  • Discuss why some bioavailability changes of nutrients (including phytonutrients) alter their efficacy, while others do not