Are all these vitamins any good?
It’s about time to investigate deeper the matter of vitamins! Vitamins is a quite crucial ingredient that plays a major role for skin rejuvenation! Vitamins supplements are widely used nowadays but are all of them of the highest quality?
You might have also noticed that there is a massive trend going on at the moment to do with vitamins. The shelves of supermarkets and chemists are filled with row rows of these brightly labeled little guys with mixes of different stuff to help you with a whole range of problems from memory loss to dieting. But as is usual with anything popular there is going to be a backlash, and the one against vitamins is particularly fierce.
So what’s the go? Are we been deceived by a bunch of multinational shysters into spending good money on a useless problem or are there a lot of disgruntled doctors out there kicking up a stink because they aren’t getting any kick-backs? Let’s investigate.
First, the claims.
Most of the companies selling vitamin supplements claim that they are dedicated to supplying the highest quality, medically approved and scientifically tested products. They say they use premium quality ingredients to create nutritionally balanced products that surpass standards for superior health and wellness products. A well-known brands multi vitamin for men claims to contain 53 vitamins that are designed to help maintain energy levels and alertness, help with stamina and vitality. It all sounds pretty good, but where is the evidence that backs it up? Well there turns out to be quite a lot of evidence in support, the website provides links to a plethora of sources that are meant to support the claims of the product and a cursory glance down the list seems to confirm what they’re saying. But then I’m not a professional and neither are most of the customers buying this product. For instance large warehouse chains like Chemist Australia stock Swisse.
What do the professionals say.
Its not hard to find studies that question the claims of these companies or even individual doctors who are prepared to put their name forward and challenge the industry. The main problem that most professionals bring up, and that many studies concur with, I that taking a multi-vitamin everyday probably isn’t going to do you all that much good in the long-term, and won’t really reduce your chances of getting a serious health problem. While this in itself is not the end of the world, apart from wasting a bit of your money, and you certainly aren’t going to be worse off, the problem arises when people start to rely on vitamins to fill gaps in their diet or to replace a healthy diet. There is a chance that people will skip eating their vegetables for instance because they think they’re getting what they need from the multi-vitamins.
But could they actually be harmful?
There are a handful of studies getting around that suggest not only could vitamins supplements be a waste of time but they also might actually be harmful to one’s health. The big problem that some studies are finding is that despite the fact they are labeled as natural, over 90% of products on the market are actually synthetic, this means people are putting products into their bodies which might affect them in unexpected ways and produce harmful side effects.
It seems to me like the best way to keep healthy and beautiful is to maintain a balanced diet and get as many vitamins as possible through natural and healthy food. It’s possible that despite good attempts at diet that you will still be lacking in something and in this case it doesn’t seems like the end of the world if you take a small amount of vitamins in a specialized are. As in all things moderation is the key.