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Not all supplements are a scam

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Posted 17 January 2017

Experts just released another report urging all young women to take this daily supplement

Whether it’s antioxidants, multivitamins, probiotics, or good old Vitamin C, the sad truth is that most supplements and vitamins you see on your supermarket shelves are useless – and could even be dangerous for your health.

But there’s one big exception when it comes to women who are thinking about getting pregnant at some stage in their lives – folic acid, which is one of the rare supplements that actually has some really strong scientific backing.

According to a new report from the US Preventive Services Task Force – an independent, volunteer-driven panel of health experts – anyone who is capable of getting pregnant should be taking folic acid supplements daily, even if you’re not planning on getting pregnant in the near future.

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