Three of the studies that the editorial team used in their case showed that getting Supplement Help have slightly changed the risk of brain problems, cardiovascular problems after myocardial infarction or general health risks to the elderly.
I was not surprised.
Trying to cover the whole spectrum of nutrition without exaggeration in any area, multivitamins usually offer only a small percentage of the nutrients that are needed to address a specific health problem. And they often contain enough nutrients that you don’t even need, depending on how you eat.
For example, most multivitamins contain 400 IU or less vitamin D. Although this is the official daily dose recommended for vitamin D, most holistic doctors believe that this is a drop in the bucket when it comes to raising vitamin D levels in the blood.
My patients undergo blood tests to assess vitamin D levels and then recommend the use of appropriate supplements. Often enough, I recommend at least 1000 IU – sometimes even 5000 IU – to get them to a healthy level of vitamin D in the blood.
Multivitamins are the basis of nutrition. This is not a strategic intervention that can make a real difference.
And this leads me to the next number……
Choose the best dietary supplements for your specific needs
Just because vitamin A supplementation worked for your neighbor does not mean that it will work for you.
Perhaps you should eat a lot of winter squash and chlorella, rich in this vitamin. You don’t need a supplement.
Not everyone needs the same amount of supplementation.
A supplementation is best suited to individual health needs, eating habits, lifestyle and genetic make-up. When you add dietary supplements, start with what you are struggling with and what you know to be your weak point.
That’s why research on the effectiveness of dietary supplements with people without nutritional deficiencies could have produced less significant results.
This is why multivitamins have limited efficacy. Higher quality supplements can give you a nice nutritional base. However, they don’t do much to offer you strategic nutrition, which thousands of studies have shown that it can have an impact on specific health problems.
But it doesn’t matter what dosage of the supplement you choose, if you don’t pay attention to this next problem, you won’t get what you need……
Choose natural supplements
Synthetic versions of vitamins can be not only less effective, they can be dangerous. As the Annals of Internal Medicine rightly pointed out, some studies have shown that vitamin A supplementation can actually increase the risk of lung cancer.
However, if you get a vitamin A precursor that is found in chlorella and other wholesome foods – beta carotene – you don’t have to worry. Unlike vitamin A, your body only processes the beta-carotene it needs and gets rid of the rest.
Natural substances are difficult to imitate in a chemical laboratory. We can do a pretty good job, but several different vitamin studies have shown that synthetic vitamin forms – such as those used in several vitamin A and E studies – can disrupt the way the body uses nutrition.