5 Dietary Supplement Myths Busted (Page 4)

Myth 3: Calcium is Calcium

Truth is: Vitamins and minerals occur in different forms—all of which may not function equally. A 2005 study in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association showed that an orange juice fortified with calcium citrate malate was absorbed 48 percent better than one fortified with the same amount of calcium in a different form. Manufacturers don’t have to prove that nutrients they add to foods are actually absorbed.

Bottom line: A dietitian can help you pick products likely to be well absorbed.

Myth 4: Structure/Function Claims are Backed By Solid Science »
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