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# The use of vitamin supplements and herbs are becoming increasingly popular among Americans.
# While many studies claim that vitamins and herbs can improve health, there is a lot of controversy about their safety.
# The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not regulate vitamins and herbs.
# Most experts believe that herbal supplements are mild and somewhat harmless.
# Still, anyone who takes too much of a vitamin or herb could suffer negative side effects.
# For example, some medical problems had been linked to overuse of ephedra, an herb taken by people to lose weight.
# Some research suggested that Vitamin C may help prevent cancer.
# People who take more than 1,000 milligrams of vitamin C daily may experience diarrhea or kidney stones.
# Advertisers say that the herb "kava kava" reduced anxiety and insomnia.
# Using large amounts of kava kava are not wise as muscle, eye or skin problems could result.
# The danger of long-term use of vitamins and herbs are still unknown.
# There is a lot of evidence that vitamin-rich foods are beneficial.
# However, whether the use of supplements are helpful or not is still being debated.
# Most people are able to get all the vitamins they need in the foods they eat.
# A daily diet that contains foods from the 4 groups should supply all the nutrients a person needs.
# Eating 5 servings of fruits and vegetables daily is said to provide all the essential vitamins we require.
# The best way to get the necessary vitamins and minerals are naturally, through a healthy diet.
# Talking to your doctor before taking supplements are advisable.