When having a need to take vitamins because you are not getting enough nutrition from food is paramount to take vitamins of high quality and to tune into your body to identify the reason why you need additional support. Avoid using supplements as an excuse to not give your body nutrient-rich foods or ignore your internal signals. Vitamins might be appropriate in some situations, but food comes first. Here are some signs and symptoms that may indicate supplements are right for you:

  • Chronic fatigue
  • Brain fog or hair loss
  • Diagnosed disease or condition that puts your system at a disadvantage
  • Long-term vegan with low energy
  • High-stress lifestyle
  • Digestive issues
  • Thyroid condition

If you are having any of these conditions, you may want to ask your doctor about carefully experimenting with one or two supplements at a time and see if there are any differences in the way you feel. Keep in mind the placebo effect as well and be honest with yourself.