Supplements, Why You Should NOT Self Medicate.

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As a Naturopath one of the most worrying things I see all the time is people self medicating supplements.

Supplements come in many forms, both natural and synthetic. Companies advertise all the time and don't always tell the whole story and they often use scare tactics to sell their products.

One thing that I see often is the self medication of calcium and without knowing what your blood chemistry status is you could be doing more damage than good.

For instance, you may go off and have a bone density scan which reveals that you are on your way to developing osteoporosis, so you rush off and purchase calcium supplements. However, if you don't know if you have excess free calcium you run the risk of this free calcium depositing into your arteries and tissues and causing calcification.