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I'm A Doctor And Warn You Never Take This Supplement

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Kathryn Boling, MD , a family medicine doctor with Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, doesn't automatically tell her patients to avoid nutritional supplements. "I'm a supplement taker myself," she says—specifically stinging nettle for allergies and vitamin D as an immunity booster. "But I am careful about what I'm recommending, depending on the person and what's going on with them." Boling adds that there are a few vitamins and supplements that you should never take, or should only take with caution, because of serious health risks or potential drug interactions. Read on to hear about 5 of them— and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You May Have Already Had COVID . 1 Vitamin E This once-popular antioxidant shouldn't be taken just for the heck of it. "Unless you have a reason to take vitamin E, you shouldn't be taking it as a random supplement," says Boling. "We used to th

I'm A Doctor And Warn You Never Take This Supplement

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Kathryn Boling, MD , a family medicine doctor with Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, doesn't automatically tell her patients to avoid nutritional supplements. "I'm a supplement taker myself," she says—specifically stinging nettle for allergies and vitamin D as an immunity booster. "But I am careful about what I'm recommending, depending on the person and what's going on with them." Boling adds that there are a few vitamins and supplements that you should never take, or should only take with caution, because of serious health risks or potential drug interactions. Read on to hear about 5 of them—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You Have "Long" COVID and May Not Even Know It . 1 Vitamin E This once-popular antioxidant shouldn't be taken just for the heck of it. "Unless you have a reason to take vitamin E, you shouldn't be taking it as a random supplement," says Bol