12 Ingredients to Avoid when taking Vitamins and Supplements

According to new research from Consumer Reports, some of the ingredients in these supplements might actually be more harmful than helpful. For starters, there is a specific list of 12 vitamins to avoid as they've been linked to kidney failure, liver disease and cardiovascular issues, among other problems. Next time you go supplement shopping, stay away from anything containing the following ingredients.

The Role of Vitamins in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Although there are some miracle prescription drugs on the market which can help curtail the crippling effects of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), there is still no cure for this chronic disease. No one knows exactly why some people end up permanently crippled while others can live somewhat normal lives with few minor adjustments. No matter the severity of the RA, we must continue balancing our lives to the best of our abilities. This means we must work, raise our kids, nurture romantic relationships, maintain friendships, deal with finances and go to school… Yes, all of the easy "normal people things" must still be managed while undergoing those ever annoying surprise RA flare-ups and constant pain.