No health benefit from taking vitamin pills
A Canadian study indicated that there's no health gain in taking vitamin pills, and sadly some could even increase the risk of early death. It said people should derive their nutirion from fruits, nuts, vegetables and healthy diet. The study reviewed popular vitamins supplements, A, B1, B2 , B3 (NIACIN), B6, B9(FOLIC ACID), C, D & E. Minerals like carotene, calcium, iron, zinc, magnessium & selenium are also studied.
It found multivitamins, vitamin D, calcium and vitamin C showed no health advantage. But niacin and antioxidants could actually be harmful, as they showed a very small raised risk of death from any cause. Folic acid is the only supplement proven to reduce the risk of heart diseases or stroke.
Mutivitamins supplements - greed of commerciliasation
Latest figures put sales of vitamins and supplements in the UK at more than 420 million pounds per annum, and is expected to hit 457 million pounds by 2021. The lead researcher, Dr Jenkins said, ' WE WERE SURPRISED TO FIND SO FEW POSITIVE EFFECTS OF THE MOST COMMON SUPPLEMENTS PEOPLE CONSUME'. The study found that no apparent harm with use of multivitamins, but no advantage either.
It is sensible therefore to rely on healthy diet to get your fill of vitamins and minerals. Eat as fresh, and as organic as possible.
This is probably a blow to those on health niche selling all sorts of mutivitamins and supplements. Whatever the study indicates, most people will still not cease 'wasting' their money on supplements. It's a choice at the end of the day.
All the best always,