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Unread 09-16-2014, 12:27 PM   #1
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Multivitamins are Worthless

A little overdue but worth posting:

http://www.scientificamerican.com/ar...y-doctors-say/

http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013...grows-stronger

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Unread 09-18-2014, 08:28 AM   #2
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eigene, article is based on everyone having a sound diet. most don't. processing and packaging of food has decreased the nutrition. imho, a multi vit is not going to hurt anyone and may do some good.
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Or could do harm.

I will save my money and use it elsewhere.

That is my opinion, though. Just wanted to share the articles.
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i have read the articles, not to belabor the point, but do to sun screen and working in doors, my vita D levels were way to low. started taking vita D3. brought levels up to normal. who knows what is good these days.
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Ive heard this for a while.
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Unread 10-02-2014, 02:23 PM   #6
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i have read the articles, not to belabor the point, but do to sun screen and working in doors, my vita D levels were way to low. started taking vita D3. brought levels up to normal. who knows what is good these days.
Thats not a multivitamin.
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Very interesting. I'll need to do more research.
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Totally agree.

I've taken them and not felt a difference; I've stopped taking them and not felt a difference.

Hoodwinked by the "fitness industry."
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processing and packaging of food has decreased the nutrition. imho, a multi vit is not going to hurt anyone and may do some good.
This is exactly what folks who make a lot of money selling fitness gadgets and "supplements" want you to believe.
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This is exactly what folks who make a lot of money selling fitness gadgets and "supplements" want you to believe.
Agreed
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Yes I too agree, For marketing perspective they are featuring the products as the best supplement and also give too many ads stuff. But in reality all things are fake.
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I think it’s interesting that the first Scientific American article says that “some physicians said”... I’ll certainly say that MDs are great if you’re bleeding to death, but in my opinion it's best to stay away from them and their questionable pills.

They, including the pharmaceutical industry needs sick people and they don’t like competition from people seeking alternatives which drives these kinds of articles. Yes, I’ll agree that just taking a multivitamin is not targeted, however Americans largely eat nutritionally void diets due to all of our cheap, processed foods. I’ve run into diabetics that stuff their mouths daily with McDonalds while their trusted doctor has them on synthetic insulin with its own long-term side effects. I have a family member that eats a lot of crap, is horribly overweight, and his doctor has him on questionable pharmaceuticals instead of telling him to clean up his diet and lose that gut.

Also, I personally work in publishing. You know what the two top-dollar advertisers are these days? Law firms and pharmaceutical. In fact I was just having a conversation with our ad representative firm and how their suggestion was to increase the number of medical articles that we publish to increase our chances of landing pharmaceutical advertising, and believe me those article need to be pro-pharmaceutical, not about people popping vitamins. Just saying...
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