Pharmavite spokeswoman offers consumers advice about supplements shopping

MISSION, Kan. — Pharmavite spokeswoman Suzy Cohen, a noted pharmacist, author and frequent talk show guest, on Monday offered fresh advice for consumers perusing the dietary supplement aisle.

"A recent study by the National Institutes of Health found that about 50% of the U.S. population use dietary supplements, a slight increase from previous studies," Cohen stated. "However, most users aren't aware that all vitamins are not created equal, and you can't always believe everything printed on a label."

Cohen advised consumers to consult a physician or pharmacist on any new supplement regimen and to look for a “USP-Verified” seal on any supplement. Cohen also suggested consumers to do their research at such websites as the American Academy of Family Physicians' FamilyDoctor.org for credible, physician-reviewed information on health-and-wellness topics.

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