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Express: Express.co.uk spoke to Dr Verity Biggs from H3Health about the health risks of taking fizzy supplements.

Our Women’s Health Lead and menopause doctor, Dr Verity Biggs, discusses how certain types of supplements that have become a morning health ritual for many people, may be more harmful than beneficial.

Dr Verity Biggs
Dr Verity BiggsWomen's Health and Menopause Lead

Dr Verity Biggs is a Women’s health specialist and our female health lead.

You can find out more about Dr Biggs by viewing her latest articles and biography .

Expert warning over supplement that could ‘increase risk of heart disease’

Starting the day with a supplement has become a religious ritual for many. From vitamin C to D, the little immunity boosters are seeing increasing popularity.

When it comes to the specific nutrients, vitamin C and zinc are “commonly” available in a fizzy form. However, some fizzy supplements can raise your blood pressure. Dr Biggs warned: “Taking fizzy supplements could mean that you exceed your daily salt intake. Some well-known vitamin supplements that fizz contain 0.7grams of salt per tablet.”

If you’re not aware, the daily limit of salt you shouldn’t exceed is set at six grams, according to the NHS.

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