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The National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine recommends that most adults get about 600 international units of vitamin D per day through food or supplements, increasing that dose to 800 IUs per day for those 70 or older. essgee51/Flickr hide caption

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A Bit More Vitamin D Might Help Prevent Colds And Flu

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Yana Shapiro relaxes while taking an intravenous vitamin treatment at RestoreIV in Philadelphia. Emma Lee/WHYY hide caption

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Skeptics Question The Value Of Hydration Therapy For The Healthy

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In addition to heart problems triggered by some supplements, emergencies often arise when kids swallow dietary supplements meant for adults, according to the CDC analysis, or when older adults choke on the pills. Lee Woodgate/Ikon Images/Corbis hide caption

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Dietary Supplements Send Thousands To ERs Yearly

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Ideally, we'd all eat super healthful diets. But that's not the world we live in, and multivitamins may help bridge the nutritional gaps. Jasper White/Getty Images hide caption

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Multivitamins: The Case For Taking One A Day

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Even versions of Zi Xiu Tang Bee Pollen labeled "genuine" and "anti-counterfeit" have been found to contain the drug sibutramine, which was supposed to come off the U.S. market in 2010 for safety reasons. Food and Drug Administration hide caption

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Banned Drugs Still Turning Up In Weight-Loss Supplements

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Dietary supplements are generally defined as vitamins, minerals, herbs and extracts. They're regulated as a unique category of food by the Food and Drug Administration. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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