In addition to offering holistic chiropractic here in Reno, Dr. McSweeney offers recommendations relating to supplements as appropriate. Now, new research from a 30-year study underscores the benefits of long-term daily supplement use.
FROM THE STUDY
The study at Tufts University in Boston was small, with data from just 156 people, but it spanned an impressive thirty years. Participants were identified as long term, multiple, daily supplement users, defined as those who took at least two supplements a day. Most commonly, these supplements included a multivitamin/mineral, calcium, vitamin C, Omega 3 and a mix of herbal products.
“Our findings suggest that dietary supplement use, particularly use of multiple daily supplements, may provide cardiometabolic benefit, consistent with the earlier observations in the LTMDS cohort,” wrote the researchers. This is a reference to the 2007-2010 National Health and Examination Survey, which found participants taking multiple dietary supplements had improved cardiometabolic health profiles than the general population.
It’s important to note that this is an observational study, not a randomized controlled trial, but it’s still a good source of data, especially when paired with additional and substantial evidence regarding the benefits of supplementation.
READY TO LEARN MORE?
If you’re interested in benefiting from supplements but you have questions about what’s best suited to your needs, Dr. McSweeney can help. At your next visit, tell her you’re considering supplementing and ask for recommendations. It’s an easy way to fill in any nutritional gaps in your diet!