Found this great article about the sensible approach to taking nutrition supplements. There are a variety of ways to meet your vitamin and mineral needs. Consider the pros and cons to find out the best combination for you.
Pros: Sources of other nutrients and energy; can supply phytochemcials, antioxidants, and fiber; delicious and satisfying.
Cons: Need to shop and prepare; need to plan for in diet.
Pros: Easy to obtain a specific nutrient; can be delicious and satisfying
Cons: Often more expensive than regular variety; risk of over-consumption of nutrients; can displace more nutrient-dense foods.
Pros: Easy to obtain; no planning or preparation involved.
Cons: Can be expensive; risk of over consumption of nutrients; lack of antioxidants, phytochemicals and fiber found naturally in foods; not satisfying
BEST BET: (in my opinion): REAL FOODS; you cannot buy health in a bottle. Nutrients work together in a synergistic way; pills cannot provide that advantage.