Which vitamins should all American adults be taking? Dr. Andrew Rubman, naturopathic physician and author of Bottom Line’s “Nature Doc’s Patient Diary” blog, gives an overview of the vitamins and minerals that everyone needs to supplement the insufficiencies in today’s food supply. In addition to a broad-spectrum vitamin and mineral supplement, people should also take multi B vitamins, calcium and magnesium supplements to bolster cognitive abilities. Dr. Rubman also suggests that people should get a common blood test to check their vitamin D levels—the optimum level is between 40 and 55. Most people can benefit from 3,000 to 5,000 International Units (IU) of vitamin D each day.
Andrew Rubman, ND, is a teacher as well as a physician, helping his patients make better-informed choices about their healthcare and become better consumers of both traditional and conventional medical options. He is also a member of the Bottom Line Personal Panel of Experts. For more great tips from Dr. Rubman, check out his other videos and Bottom Line blog “Nature Doc’s Patient Diary.”