VIDEO: Mark Hyman, MD, on “Four Supplements Everyone Should Take”

“Has your doctor told you that supplements are useless? Not true,” says functional medicine pioneer Mark Hyman, MD.* Dr. Hyman – who likes to ask “Why are you sick?” rather than “What disease do you have?” – describes the mounting scientific evidence suggesting that “spending just pennies a day on a few key nutritional supplements can dramatically reduce sickness and chronic disease.”

* Dr. Hyman is a practicing physician and founder of The UltraWellness Center in Lenox, Massachusetts. The nutrients he discusses include calcium & vitamin D, folic acid, omega-3 fatty acids, and lutein/zeazanthin, based on the Lewin Group’s critical review of the research literature. For more, see



1. The Lewin Group. (2006). “An evidence-based study of the role of dietary supplements in helping seniors maintain their independence.” Prepared for: The Dietary Supplement Education Alliance. See latest update – “Health Impact Study IV”

2. Fairfield K.M., and R.H. Fletcher. (2002). “Vitamins for chronic disease prevention in adults: Scientific review.” Journal of the American Medical Association. 287:3116-3126.

3. Willett W.C., and M.J. Stampfer. (2002). “What vitamins should I be taking, doctor?” New England Journal of Medicine. 345 (24):1914-1916.

Note: This information has not been reviewed by the FDA. It is general and is not intended to prevent, diagnose, treat or cure any illness, condition or disease. It is very important that you make no change in your healthcare plan or health support regimen without researching and discussing it in collaboration with your professional healthcare team.

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