Did You Know?

Vitamin C plays an essential role in maintaining the health of the nervous system. 6

What is a dietary supplement?

Dietary supplements include vitamins, minerals, herbs, botanicals, enzymes, amino acids, or other dietary ingredients. You take these products by mouth in pill, capsule, tablet, or liquid form to supplement your diet.

Can I take supplements on my own, without a doctor?

Supplements are available for sale over the counter at your local pharmacy or online without a prescription. Still, you should always check with your doctor before taking any product. Also, use caution if giving a supplement to a child.

Who should take folic acid?

Folic acid is a type of B vitamin that’s recommended for women planning a pregnancy.

Taking folic acid supplements before getting pregnant and in the first part of pregnancy helps prevent neural tube defects. 5

What is vitamin C?

Vitamin C is also known as ascorbic acid, L-ascorbic acid, or ascorbate. It is an essential vitamin that’s vital for several body functions including the promotion of red-blood-cells. 6

Health Hack Tip

Take a big water bottle with you everywhere you go

Carrying a water bottle is the best way to ensure hydration throughout the day. Try and avoid plastic by choosing a more durable option such as glass or steel.