I consider supplements to be like any other kind of medication with potential side effects, contraindications and reactions that should be carefully monitored by a medical professional. I highly suggest that you get your bloodwork tested by an integrative doctor. He or she will help you determine what supplements you actually need. You can search on the Institute for Functional Medicine website to find someone in your area. In the meantime, check out this Chat & Chew episode all about supplements featuring my very own integrative doctor, Dr. Kenneth Bock. During the interview, Dr. Bock shares which supplements he thinks are most important and which brands he recommends most.