However, there are a few situations where supplements can be beneficial, such as depending on where you live and your personal diet.
Belardo's stance is that most supplements aren't needed unless you have a deficiency.
While most people obtain enough folate through their diet, the CDC suggests that anyone capable of becoming pregnant take folic acid.
While fortified foods can provide some B12, Belardo suggests that "anyone exclusively following a plant-based diet, whether vegan or vegetarian, should consider B12 supplementation to be on the safe side."
Vitamin D aids in calcium absorption and may help prevent muscle cramps, reduce inflammation, and boost immune function.
Supplements are generally not recommended unless there's a specific deficiency. If a deficiency is detected, it should be thoroughly investigated.
Before starting any supplement regimen, Belardo underscores the importance of consulting a healthcare professional to determine the appropriate dosage and frequency tailored to your individual health needs.