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Food supplements: Watch out for drug interactions!

2021-05-18T23:18:57.996Z

ANSES recommends in particular avoiding prolonged, repeated or multiple intakes of food supplements during the year without seeking the advice of a health professional.



The first question to ask yourself is whether you really need food supplements.

Eating a balanced diet and exercising will always be more effective and less expensive than swallowing tablets and other capsules.

Then, it is a question of remaining vigilant and following some advice to avoid possible side effects.

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The National Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health Safety (ANSES) recommends in particular to avoid prolonged, repeated or multiple intakes during the year, of food supplements without surrounding oneself with advice. from a healthcare professional.

Doctors, dieticians or pharmacists will be the best placed to assess a possible micronutrient deficit.

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But above all, explains Professor Pierre Champy: “

You have to talk about your consumption of food supplements to your doctor and pharmacist when you are taking medication in order to avoid interactions.

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Source: lefigaro

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