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American Healthcare System Can Help Save BILLIONS Each Year

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I typically do not focus my recommendations on supplements for the simple fact that the vast majority of supplements on the market are synthetic versions that might do more harm than good in the long term.

It's important to keep in mind that there is a major difference between natural whole-food supplements and pharmaceutical grade, synthetic vitamins and minerals. Additionally, supplements are just that, something taken in addition to, NOT in place of, a healthy diet.

That said, dietary supplements in general have a tremendously strong safety profile. And according to a recent report, making better use of supplements could save the American healthcare system BILLIONS of dollars each year.

The report, titled: "Smart Prevention-Health Care Cost Savings Resulting from the Targeted Use of Dietary Supplements" was produced through a grant from the Council for Responsible Nutrition Foundation. As reported by Drug Store News:

"[The report] examined four different chronic diseases and the potential for healthcare cost savings when US adults 55 years and older, diagnosed with these chronic diseases, used one of eight different dietary supplement regimens.

It demonstrated that supplementation at preventive intake levels in high-risk populations can reduce the number of disease-associated medical events, representing the potential for hundreds of millions - and in some cases, billions - of dollars in savings."