Five Supplements You May Need
While a lot of supplements are falsely advertised or, more likely, simply not needed, there are some that medical professionals agree are worth asking your doctor about. Here are five supplements that may be needed to meet the increased nutrient needs of older adults.
Alcohol and Supplements Don’t Mix
Beware of taking supplements and drinking alcohol. Just like combining supplements with prescription drugs, there may be unintended consequences that can be dangerous or even fatal.
For instance, alcohol combined with aspirin can increase the risk of intestinal bleeding. Cold and allergy medicines containing antihistamines mixed with alcohol can make you exceptionally sleepy. Alcohol and acetaminophen may cause irreversible liver damage. Sleeping pills, pain pills or anxiety or anti-depression medication can be deadly when combined with alcohol.