Multivitamins Are a Waste of Money, Doctors Say
Not sure what to think of this article. It doesn't state how large the studies were or anything. What do you think?
I've heard this before, and it's probably right. Most of the people who take them, don't actually need them and end up having too much in their system.. I used to take a bunch of different vitamins thinking it would help as a preventative thing, until I told my doctor and he made me cut back to only taking my iron supplements. As soon as I did that, my overall health gradually improved and I went from being sick all the time to hardly ever getting sick.
That's interesting. I don't normally take multivitamins so I can't personally say if there's a difference or not.
I also seen this article a while ago and I was wondering if this was true also. I do take vitamins and I feel they do help for myself. I will pay more attention when taking them to see if there is a difference
I've heard a lot of this. I suppose if you are eating a balanced diet you probably get most of this. But you are right especially women they usually don't get enough iron or calcium...interesting read!
Whenever I or my kids took vitamins we all seemed to get sicker....I haven't had the flu in 4 years since I stopped taking them
I have always felt that they were a waste of time that is why I never bought them.
my baby's pediatrician said that when I take multivitamins that he is also getting the vitamins from my breast milk reading this article makes me wonder if what my pediatrician said was true
I give my son the Flintstone chewables. He likes taking them and they have a lot to supplement what they do not always get. I discussed it w my Ped, who encourages taking them.
This is interesting... i wonder what Dr. OZ thinks/ every time I watch his show he is pushing some new supplement!
ha ha! Yeah probably!
Honestly, I am always cooking at home. I'm pretty much sure that the food I'm cooking is nutritious and my family are used to that already. Sometimes when I/we travel out of the country I usually have my multivitamins with us. I think better that way. W e don't really drink regularly.
I tend too disagree with. There are many reasons adults and children don't get enough nutrition. A few are poor diet due to finances, picky eaters, dieting, how the individuals body processes certain nutrients etc..I think a good multivitamin is a good "insurance policy" to assure that all nutrients are received.
I always have thought the vitamins helped me, but I only take a one daily vitamin. I used to be anemic, and the daily vitamin seems to have taken care of that. I could see in some people it being a waste, but others not so much. Everyone's body is different :)
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