Vitamins and Nutritional Supplements

As anyone who reads my articles can attest, I am a big fan of vitamins and supplements.

I believe that when they are taken as designed, as a supplement to a healthy lifestyle, they have a positive effect on our health.

People get in trouble when they take vitamins and supplements as a replacement for a healthy lifestyle. I have heard the mindset of “I don’t have to exercise or watch what I eat since I take vitamins.” This couldn’t be farther from the truth. Continue reading Vitamins and Nutritional Supplements

Are Multi Vitamins A Waste Of Money?

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Multi vitamins have been around for decades, if not centuries. Debates about multi vitamins effectiveness have been around just as long.

Multi vitamins are nutritional supplements. This means that the vitamins are meant as a supplement. They are intended to supplement a healthy lifestyle.

They are not meant as a substitute for eating right or exercising. A multi vitamin will not replace healthy eating or exercising. A multi vitamin will enhance a healthy lifestyle. Continue reading Are Multi Vitamins A Waste Of Money?

Can Vitamins Harm?

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I am a big proponent of vitamins. I have long believed that we need supplemental vitamins to ensure optimal health.

Would it be better if we could get all of our vitamins and minerals and nutrients out of our daily food? Of course it would be. But most of us do not eat a healthy, well balanced diet.

Even if you do eat a healthy, well balanced diet, you can still benefit from supplemental vitamins.

I have a Master’s Degree in Nutrition. I eat a well balanced and healthy diet. I know about nutrition. But I still feel that I can benefit from supplemental vitamins. Continue reading Can Vitamins Harm?

Vitamins and Exercise

pillsI believe in the importance of taking vitamins. I believe that quality vitamins will enhance your health and help you feel better. They may take the edge off of aches and pains. They may give you a little extra hop in your step.

But vitamins are not a substitute for exercising or eating right. Vitamins are a supplement, they enhance your health. They will not create health from an unhealthy state. Continue reading Vitamins and Exercise

Are Vitamins Necessary?

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Scientists, nutritionists and all sorts of health care professionals have been debating the necessity of taking vitamins since vitamins were discovered.

Some health care professionals feel that you should be able to get all of your vitamins and minerals that your body needs out of the food you eat on a daily basis. Others feel that you should only take vitamins or minerals if you have a specific health issue that require certain vitamins to heal or if an illness has depleted your body of a certain vitamin.While this is true, it is not the whole picture. Continue reading Are Vitamins Necessary?

Should I Take A Daily Multivitamin?

If you ask 10 doctors if you should take a multi-vitamin, you will probably get 10 different answers. I have read many reports from doctors stating that it is not necessary to take a daily multi-vitamin. Many nutritionists say that if you are diligent about watching what you eat, then you don’t have to take a multi-vitamin.

A new study was just released that proves that taking a daily multi-vitamin will reduce the risk of cancer (most types except prostate) by 8 percent. Now 8 percent may not seem like much, but there are very few other changes you can make that will cut the risk of cancers by 8 or 10 percent. To put it in perspective, quitting smoking will decrease the risk of cancer by 10 percent. That 8 percent is not insignificant. I feel that any decrease in the risk of cancer is significant. Continue reading Should I Take A Daily Multivitamin?