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General Health

These supplements are commonly used for the purpose of staying healthy or have research showing multiple effects on areas of health that are common sources of concern, usually through influencing numerous body systems.

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Summary of General Health

These are supplements that are either commonly used to stay healthy or have research suggesting that they affect several different areas of health, usually through influencing numerous body systems. The primary health concerns that people use supplements to address tend to be cardiovascular health (particularly the typical risk factors), metabolic health, energy, mood, and cognitive function, with other areas being less common. Supplements may affect general health through being essential nutrients that have a wide range of roles in many parts of the body, affecting inflammatory signaling and metabolic pathways that are highly relevant to most of the main health issues people face, or being diverse sources of phytochemicals that target many different processes.

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