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Vitamin and supplement myths | Consumer Reports

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Dietary supplements like vitamins, calcium, or fish oil pills are popular, but you might not need to take one. Read our article “Don’t fall for the celebrity hype on dietary supplements”

 

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21 thoughts on “Vitamin and supplement myths | Consumer Reports

  1. Only supplement I take is iron.

  2. Check out this new article by Dr. Mercola blasting anti-vitamin advice.

  3. Crazy eyes!

    Yeah, the FDA does a great job of regulating medication and food (eyes roll to the freaking sky).

  4. That woman reminds me of Stains the hypnotized dog from the show “Me or the dog”. Blink dear blink.

  5. hold on here.  lets take another look. think twice before stopping vitamins because of a video ?. that is not responsible either

  6. This report is brought to you by pfizer….

  7. Funny to hear a medical person talking about supplements being harmful when the drugs they give kill many thousands every year even if properly taken. Look it up its there.

  8. Best course of action, consult with your doctor about which vitamins you should be taking for your individual needs. Mine put me on a regimen of B12, B6, and Folic Acid in various doses.

  9. Was CR bought out by Big Pharma of something? Of course supplements are good for you, if you are low in those vitamins and minerals they provide. Especially Vit D which most people are very low in. Fish oil is not good for your heart? You gotta be kidding me. Krill oil is better but fish oil is good your heart and your whole body.

    This report is very misleading. What is the context? Of course if you only take supplements and dont eat healthy and exercise you wont get any benefit. If all I ate was donuts every day and never exercised of course vitamins wouldnt prevent disease. Duh.

    Go to mercola.com and he will show how wrong this report is.

  10. DON’T TAKE MULTIVITAMINS BECASUE THEY DON’T HELP YOU LIVE LONGER.

    Wile eating healthy is the best source of nutrients the advice this video gives is insane. OF COURSE a multivitamin helps you, if your lacking in any of the vitamins or minerals your deficant in this will help how you feel immensely. This study only takes into account heart attack, stroke, and death and the only factors in how it helps you, which is ridiculous because there are so many other factors to how a vitamin can help you. 

  11. I do not store my drugs in the medicine cabinet where it is likely to be humid and have wide temperature swings.

  12. That chic that is playing the part of the “medical adviser” could be a regular on The Onion! Good one Consumer Reports!

  13. Eat fruits and vegetables?  Who’s ever heard of doing that?  Sounds like a government scam.  What’s next? Bacon is deemed unhealthy?

  14. Every year somebody brings up the fact that the FDA doesn’t review or approve supplements before they hit the market, only when there is a problem reported. My question is “Why?”

  15. Should I believe my Dr. or Consumer Reports? 

    1. Believe Dr. Mercola. mercola.com

  16. Take supplements and vitamins in addition to eating healthy daily! Why do people try to find a “quick fix” or a “cure all” pill that doesn’t exist and never will?! I take muti vitamin pills to enhance not to take over my daily intake.

  17. Good report. I gave up on vitamins and supplements years ago. Instead I try to follow the Japanese philosophy of preparing meals using five colors, white, black, red, green, and yellow.

  18. Lol, really??? So it’s all a scam???

    1. @Adora Tsang I calculated my micro-nutrient intake when I was eating very healthy last year, which included daily servings of organic (apple, banana, orange, blue/raspberries, spinach, broccoli, peas, walnuts, eggs, natural yogurt, chicken, evoo, etc). About as healthy as you can eat on a realistic budget. Result? I was still under the US RDA (joke compared to EU RDA) on many nutrients (mag, zinc, D, etc). I can just imagine how little nutrients most of the population gets. After reading about omega3-to-6 ratio, I experimented and took in roughly 6-9gr of epa/dha a day (split with meals)…I felt fantastic. My skin, hair, nails, everything looked better.

    2. @Adora Tsang
      Overeating food devoid of vitamins and minerals wont work. Most food today is over processed and are almost totally devoid of vitamins and minerals. Not only that, food today is toxic. Meat from factory farms is infected with disease and hormones. Vegetables are riddled with pesticide and are genetically modified frankenfood. Water is full of poisonous fluoride.

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