Nutritional Supplements Should Be Used With Care

Nutritional Supplements Should Be Used With Care
Nutritional Supplements Should Be Used With Care

Üsküdar University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, NPİSTANBUL Brain Hospital Internal Medicine Specialist Assist. Assoc. Dr. Ayhan Levent evaluated nutritional supplements and the points to be considered in their use.

Stating that nutritional supplements, including vitamins and minerals, must be used under the control of a physician, experts warn that unconscious consumption will damage vital organs such as the heart, liver and kidney. Stating that all the nutrients needed by the body can be met by adequate and balanced nutrition, experts said, “Nutritional supplements should be taken under the control of a physician and by measuring beforehand.” warned.

Üsküdar University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, NPİSTANBUL Brain Hospital Internal Medicine Specialist Assist. Assoc. Dr. Ayhan Levent evaluated nutritional supplements and the points to be considered in their use.

Stating that nutritional supplements such as vitamins and minerals have an important role in maintaining vital functions, Assist. Assoc. Dr. Ayhan Levent pointed out that nutritional supplements take part in many stages of metabolism.

A physician should be consulted before use.

Stating that the use of nutritional supplements without the advice of a physician can cause health problems, Assist. Assoc. Dr. Ayhan Levent said, “Our metabolism obtains the vitamins and minerals it needs from the foods we take. Excess vitamins are either excreted through the urinary tract or cleared by the liver. People who have a balanced diet and do not have any disease do not need nutritional supplements to strengthen their immune system.

Unconscious consumption can lead to serious problems

Stating that unconsciously consumed nutritional supplements may accumulate in the body and damage vital organs such as the heart, kidney and liver, Assist. Assoc. Dr. Ayhan Levent, “It is recommended to take vitamins especially naturally. However, those who suffer from severe vitamin deficiency or who are in the process of illness are advised to take vitamin supplements in the form of drugs with the advice of a physician. Consuming vitamins without the advice of a physician can cause health problems. Nutritional supplements should be taken under the control of a physician and by measuring beforehand. he said.

Assist. Assoc. Dr. Ayhan Levent, individuals who can take nutritional supplements; Those with medically determined vitamin and mineral deficiency, those who follow a strict diet, those who cannot provide adequate and balanced nutrition due to psychological or economic reasons, vegetarians, those who have recently been infected, those with immune deficiency, those who have chronic diseases, those who use long-term immunosuppressive drugs, those who have digestive disorders He said that there are those with intestinal diseases, growing babies, children and young people, the elderly, dialysis patients, pregnant and lactating women (Iron, folate, vitamin B12, etc.), women in the menopausal period.

Conscious food choice protects health

Assist. Assoc. Dr. Ayhan Levent stated that with adequate and balanced nutrition, all the nutritional elements that the body needs can be met, “Because, when foods are consciously chosen, they can provide all vitamins and minerals that protect and improve health in the required proportions.” said.

To support immunity…

Assist. Assoc. Dr. Ayhan Levent also underlined that regular exercise, adequate sleep, stress, smoking and alcohol should be avoided to support immunity.

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