Vitamins And Vitamin Supplements: Use Increases In America

While none was surprised by the increased use of vitamins, nearly all of them agreed that a healthy diet is a better alternative to nutrients in pill form. “People are looking for help with what they believe is a problem but trying to solve it the wrong way,” said Dr. Darwin Deen, clinical professor in the department of family and social medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. “Our diet contains too many processed foods that do not have the nutrients we need to keep us healthy — soda and chips — so people respond by taking vitamins.” Deen said he usually advises his patients to increase their intake of fruits and vegetables to boost their vitamin count, rather than take a pill. “The pill is a nice idea, but we have no reason to think this one-size-fits-all dose makes any sense for each individual,” said Deen. Lead author Gahche said the report makes no recommendations on whether or not a person should or should not use dietary supplements. And if individuals are taking supplements, they should be sure to the tell their doctors what those are and why they’re taking them.
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Supplements for Women’s Health

I did not mention that I was a physician specializing in the prevention of heart disease, or that there were relatively few measures proven to reduce heart disease risk. But so many patients had brought in bags of supplements and ”vitamins,” convinced of their cardiovascular benefits, that I wanted to see how these products were being marketed. In the self-described ”health” store, the sales clerk asked a few questions about my cholesterol, blood pressure, exercise habits, etc. Then she showed me over half a dozen products, from $8 to $36 apiece, and assured me that they would address a variety of health risks. These products included a pill that was supposed to improve my circulation and another that would supposedly boost my ”metabolism.” Another was listed as an herbal ”vascular health” pill, with a long list of plant species names, none of them familiar.
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ESSAY; When ‘Health’ Supplements May Do Harm

An overdose of supplements can lead to other disorders. Consult a physician before the intake of supplements if you are on any other medication as some of the ingredients might interfere with the medication. It is economical to take complete vitamin supplements instead of several individual vitamin or mineral capsules. However, there are certain health conditions that require a specific dose of minerals or vitamins like iron in the case of anemia and vitamin B12 for certain nerve related conditions. Buy supplements manufactured by companies that comply with the drug administration regulations and use natural food sources rather than synthetic chemicals.
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The Great Health Supplements Con: How Firms Like Seven Seas And Vitabiotics Exaggerate Benefits Of Pills Used By Millions Says Which?

Vitamins and Vitamin Supplements: Use Increases in America

Phosphatidylserine is a naturally occurring nutrient that is an essential component of human cell membranes. It is marketed as helping to maintain optimum brain and cognitive functions. L-arginine is an essential amino acid and one of the building blocks of proteins in the body. Critics say it is not necessary to take as the body usually produces enough. 5-HTP is a natural amino acid found in the body which is anecdotally claimed to raise serotonin levels in the brain.
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Vitamin B supplements reduce heart attack risk

“Some studies have even suggested that the supplements may increase the risk of these events.” Scientists analyzed 14 randomized clinical trials with a total of 54,913 participants. All of the studies compared B vitamin use with a placebo or a very low-dose B vitamin. Participants were then observed for six months. There were 2,471 strokes throughout the studies, all of which showed some benefit of taking vitamin B, reports Science Daily.
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Too Much Hype? ABC News contacted several experts on the subject. While none was surprised by the increased use of vitamins, nearly all of them agreed that a healthy diet is a better alternative to nutrients in pill form. “People are looking for help with what they believe is a problem but trying to solve it the wrong way,” said Dr.
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