Study recommends certain supplements to cut healthcare costs.

An exciting new study suggests the massive cost savings and health benefits of using nutritional supplements, including calcium, folic acid, omega-3 fatty acids, and saw palmetto.

The study suggested that a daily intake of 1200 mg of calcium by men and women over 65 years of age could potentially save a staggering $13 billion over a five-year period.

It also stated, “Daily use of folic acid by women would prevent 600 cases of neural tube birth defects yearly, saving $1.3 billion in lifetime medical costs over five years.”

The data on supplementing with omega-3 fatty acids and saw palmetto were also extremely encouraging, since their use can decrease the cost of healthcare associated with chronic conditions.

GNLD is excited that this study underscores what we have known for over 46 years: Optimum nutrition helps prevent disease. Our comprehensive line of nutritional supplements includes Neo-Cal and Chelated Cal-Mag®; Formula IV®/Formula IV Plus and our Daily Vitality Packs; Omega III Salmon Oil and Omega III Concentrate; and Masculine Herbal Complex—your best sources for calcium, folic acid, omega-3 fatty acids, and saw palmetto, respectively.

Source: DaVanzo, J. et al, “Improving Public Health, Reducing Health Care Costs: An Evidence-Based Study of Five Dietary Supplements,” September 22, 2004.