Our expert says:
I have just received a notification about the dangers of over-supplementation from the Association of Dietetics in SA and intend writing a DietDoc Topic on this controversial subject for next week (check out the DietDoc site on this Website after Monday). I reckon that your diet is reasonable and that you don't need to take additional supplements, except calcium - the RDA is 1000 mg per day and the milk you have at breakfast is not sufficient, So either take a calcium supplement like Caltrate or Calcium Sandoz or add at least 2 cups of fat-free milk or yoghurt to your daily intake. Taking Evening Primrose oil is also not necessary as most people who are eating a western diet that contains margarine and/or plant oils (which are very rich in omega-6) don't need omega-6 supplements. What we do need is omega-3 which is found in Salmon oils, so rather take Salmon oil capsules instead of the Evening Primrose ones.
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