Two research results being announced in recent days raises concerns about the safety of consumption of vitamin supplements. Should we consume? Vitamins and minerals which are most at risk? How to choose the safest?
Most people consider a good multivitamin supplement for the body. The industry even refer to it as “insurance” for those who have a less healthy diet.
Many people do not realize that the food we eat is already available sufficient vitamins and minerals. Even food and beverages in containers, including those classified as junk food is often enriched with nutrients as well as value added. Because of that risk to suffer from excess vitamin to be very large if we still added a variety of vitamin supplements.
“The study results prove the supplement were not as safe as claimed by the industry,” said David Schardt, a nutritionist from the Center for Science in the Public Interest.
Earlier this week a study involving more than 40,000 older women found that a high risk of death in those who took daily supplements, including multivitamins, folic acid, iron, and copper.
Other research shows that men who consume high doses of vitamin E, about 400 units a day, for five years at a higher risk of prostate cancer.
Basically there is no strong scientific evidence regarding the efficacy of multivitamins in reducing the risk of cancer, heart disease or other chronic diseases.
In addition studies show the health risks in people who lack certain vitamins are considered experts wrong. Meet the deficiency of vitamins or minerals to meet daily needs by adding different levels exceeding recommended.
The best way to meet the body’s need for vitamins is to eat foods that naturally contain vitamin. “Foodstuffs are not only contain vitamins and minerals, but also contain fiber and other healthy,” said Jody Engel, nutritionist.