Christopher Hobbs and Elson Haas...take a complicated field and...make sense of it.Ron Lawrence, MD, PhD, Director, Council on Natural NutritionDont forget to take your vitamins! Its good advice. But everybodys needs are different. Age, lifestyle, gender, ethnicity, diet, and habits all play a role in determining which vitamins and minerals you need more or less of in your diet. Like traffic lights, vitamins help regulate your body most basic functions at the cellular level. And just like those red, green and amber beacons, they must be synchronizednot too many or too fewto get you through your lifes journey in good shape. Now Vitamins For Dummies shows you how to have green lights all the way.Confused by vitamins? Mystified by minerals? Cant tell the difference between gingko and ginseng? In this straight-talking guide, two experts cut through the confusion and help you:Get a handle on what each vitamin mineral and supplement doesCreate a personalized supplement programUnderstand the fine print on the labelsCombat or prevent specific ailmentsEnhance memory, mood, and energySlow the aging progressDrawing upon their years of experience in clinical practice as well as the latest scientific research into nutritional supplements, Chris Hobbs and Elson Haas, MD, tell you, in plain English, what you need to know to make informed decisions about which supplements you take. They cover:The ABCs of vitaminsAll about mineralsAmino acids and proteinsthe bodys building blocksThe importance of fats and oilsCommon supplements for digestionSuper-foods and other great supplementsThe top 40 herbal supplementsAs an added bonus, Vitamins For Dummies features a quick-reference, A-to-Z guide to treatments for 90 common complaints. From acne to motion sickness to varicose veins, the authors describe complete healing programs that include vitamin, mineral and herbal supplements and lifestyle changes.Your complete A-to-Zinc guide to vitamins, minerals, herbs and other nutritional supplements, Vitamins For Dummies is your ticket to good health and long life.