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Product Details

  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Avery Trade; 4 edition (May 3, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 158333274X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1583332740
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6.3 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #182,200 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Nancy Bruning is the author or coauthor of more than twenty books, including The Real Vitamin & Mineral Book and The Natural Health Guide to Antioxidants.
Shari Lieberman, Ph.D., CNS, FACN, a certified nutrition specialist (CNS), is a faculty member at the University of Bridgeport, School of Human Nutrition. She runs a private practice as a clinical nutritionist in New York City, where she frequently counsels women on weight loss. She is also well known to viewers of QVC, where she sells her own line of weight-loss supplements for women on an exclusive basis.

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Great book very informative and organized nicely!
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This is the best book I've found for vitamin and mineral supplementation.
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The book is a good, current addition for our library.
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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful By number1mobyfan on May 31, 2008
Format: Paperback
I bought this book based on the stellar reviews on Amazon. I'm very happy with it and refer to it constantly. I particularly like that the doses recommended are above and beyond the RDA, which is the MINIMUM needed for optimal health (the book cover says: RDAs "are designed only to prevent the most obvious deficiency diseases -- they are the 'minimum wages' of nutrition. RDIs are not adequate for anyone looking for optimal health." The book has handy tables for each vitamin and mineral and breaks down the maximum doses for optimal health. It also lists side effects. Turns out most vitamins are not toxic unless taken at levels that most humans really have to try hard to attain. Most side effects are completely reversible by simply not taking the vitamin any longer.

I trust this book over other sources because it has data backed by clinical studies from reputable organizations such as the American Medical Association and New England Journal of Medicine. Fro example, the book says it's okay to take 400-800 IU of vitamin E daily for heart health. I've seen other sources say it's too much -- presumably based on a study that the media jumped all over that said high doses were unsafe, but the study was flawed by several variables as they were not comparing apples to apples. I think when others recommend daily doses, they are referring to the RDA, the "minimum wage" needed, and not the dose needed for optimal health.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Robert Crayhon on November 15, 2008
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This is the best book there is on nutritional supplements, and well-documented to boot. Buy one for yourself and give one to your doctor and any other health professionals you work with who have not caught on to the real power of nutritional medicine. This healing modality can no longer be tossed aside, as the 100 pages of research summaries in the back of the book show. I teach nutrition to physicians, and if there is one popular press book I insist they all read, this is it. Superb.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Edward Spidell on February 23, 2008
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Great book with lot's of great info on Vitamins. This book really helped me figure out how much to take and which ones to focus on.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Jodi-Hummingbird TOP 1000 REVIEWER on July 17, 2011
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The supplementation recommendations in this book are excellent and not based on outdated information as they are in some other books. The amounts of each vitamin and mineral recommended in this book are not needlessly low and they tally reasonably well with what the best authors of health books recommend.

The author recommends for the average reader:

Vitamin A: 5000 - 25 000 IU
B1: 100 - 500 mg
B2: 100 - 300mg (500 mg for some)
B3/niacin: 500 - 1000 mg
B5: 100 - 500 mg (900 mg pantethine in cardiovascular diseases, and even larger doses for Lupus upwards of 2 g)
B6: 25 - 300 mg (500 mg for some)
C: 5 - 10 g (for healthy people)
Folate: 1 - 5 mg (the higher amounts in cardiovascular disease)
Manganese: 15 - 30 mg
Chromium: 200 - 600 mcg
Selenium: 200 - 600 mcg
Zinc: 50 mg
Boron: 3 - 6 mg

(These figures are from my own messy handwritten notes and so some errors may possibly exist. Please do not take these figures for fact, do your own reading first! This is also not a complete list.)

I would disagree with the claim that this book is the definitive guide to supplements as I found the information in the books Dr. Atkins' Vita-Nutrient Solution: Nature's Answer to Drugs and also books by Abram Hoffer such as
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Donna J. Woods on January 29, 2008
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I have extensively used a past edition of this book. Am now happy to have updated version. I find this info very helpful when planning my approach to wellness needs. The book arrived in good shape and in a timely manner.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Cynthia H. on January 14, 2008
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This is one of the better reference books on Vitamins and Minerals. I highly reccommend it. I have several books on Vitamins and Minerals and this really is right up there as a #1.
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30 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Larry J on September 24, 2008
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I purchased this book based on the high reviews that it received. Although it contains a lot of useful information on supplements, there is no mention of food allergies, which is curious, as they can cause malnutrition and discomfort, causing people to purchase books like this in the first place. There is a lot of valuable information in this book, but it does not stand by itself. I'd recommend a book like Dangerous Grains: Why Gluten Cereal Grains May Be Hazardous To Your Health or a recent food allergy book in combination with this book.
As a mis-diagnosed celiac, with autoimmune disease, I found out the hard way that wheat has no place in vitamins or medications.
I have gone on the advice of books like this in the past and if you go to the vitamin store and look at the fancy mega or ultra packs, you'll see that some of the most expensive ones contain wheat, and if you didn't know you were allergic to it, you'd think that you were helping yourself out by buying them. You might even feel better for a week or two, but unless you address the food allergies, you won't sustain it.
So arm yourself with the information in this book, but it is not complete information, and if it is your only source of information, you might not feel as good as you can.
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