What vitamins should I take? | The Independent

Decades of research has failed to find any substantial evidence that vitamins and supplements do any significant good. In fact, recent studies skew in the opposite direction, having found that certain vitamins may be bad for you. Several have been linked with an increase in certain cancers, for example, while others have been tied to a rise in the risk of kidney stones.

Source: What vitamins should I take? | The Independent

Unless your doctor has specifically told you to take certain vitamins or supplements, most likely, you are wasting your money and possibly putting your health at risk. That said, it would still view this article with some skepticism because what they say about health and nutrition is always in a state of flux and the recommendation might be different tomorrow.

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  1. I read the article. It’s from October 2016.

    It said you don’t need a multivitamin if you “eat a balanced diet”. How many people actually eat a balanced diet? And how many people think they eat a balanced diet, but don’t?!

    The comment about vitamin D seems truthful and is currently backed up by science out there.

    The vitamin C info is possibly incorrect depending on what other sources can be found to tout it’s benefits. Probably those who form some types of kidney stones should avoid taking vitamin C. It’s difficult to eat that many citrus fruits to get your C unless one is a citrus fanatic!

    Zinc is not all that and a bag of chips! There is controversial info about zinc in high amounts actually being “good” for you and really doing anything to prevent colds.

    Yes, most probiotics are expensive and to say they are worthless must be coming from someone who has never experienced severe or prolonged constipation. Some probiotics are ineffective while some are miracle gut workers to say the least!

    You can find studies to support or go against any of these supplements.

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    1. Thank you for the information. I agree, there is much information out there which why I tend to think we need to be skeptical. As always, I would confirm things with a doctor.

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