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Digital Subscriptions > Healthy Magazine > March/April 2017 > THE 10 GOLDEN RULES FOR TAKING VITAMINS


Most of us have some supplements lurking in the cupboard, but how much do you really know about why you may need them? Dietician Dr Carrie Ruxton has these simple tips to help you and your family

DR CARRIE RUXTON is a registered dietician and spokesperson for the Health Supplements Information Service (


Don’t worry about whether a vitamin comes in a hard tablet, gummy chew, or a spray – there’s very little evidence to show any one format is ‘better’ than another. One study did find that vitamin D in oil capsules was more easily absorbed than pressed powder tablets or liquids, but another comparing swallowing vitamin B12 tablets with a pill under the tongue found no difference at all. So just choose the type you feel most comfortable with.

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Brush up on your #superfoodgoals with our March/April issue of healthy, which explores the truth behind the nutrition buzzword. Get cooking with our round-up of 25 delicious recipes, including chia, matcha and chocolate (yes, really!) based meals. Get to know Darcey Bussell and Lorraine Kelly in our exclusive interviews. Plus, be inspired by our 101 simple ideas on how to change your life now, including how a daily ritual can help you beat stress. Stay grounded with the new digital edition of healthy.