Lobbyists keeping You hooked on Vitamins while MegaVitamins have consistently been shown to do Harm

The lesson is clear: Don’t fool with Mother Nature

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Is the vitamins cult one of the biggest scam of the century? by @DrPaulOffit

During the past 20 years – when studies showing the uselessness of multivitamins and the potential harms of megavitamins have been performed – more and more Americans have taken vitamins and supplements.”

” ... Since 1992, studies of multivitamins have failed to show benefits and megavitamins have shown a paradoxical increased risk of cancer and heart disease…  … The lesson is clear: don’t fool with Mother Nature. ”

Read How Lobbyists Will Keep You Hooked on Vitamins,
by Dr Paul Offit, Chief of Infectious Diseases at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, 12.21.13

Dietary Supplements: is the Vitamins Cult one of the Biggest Scam of the Century?

Why do we think that we need supplements?

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Is the vitamins cult one of the biggest scam of the century?

Nutrition experts contend that all we need is what’s typically found in a routine diet. Industry representatives, backed by a fascinating history, argue that foods don’t contain enough, and we need supplements. Fortunately, many excellent studies have now resolved the issue.

The vitamin industry had a 2.8 billion dollars increase in the United States in 2010 while the dietary supplements market reached 11 billion euros in Europe in 2011.

Dr Paul Offit, Chief of Infectious Diseases at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, published a paper that has shaken the reputation benefits of vitamin C… read The Vitamin Myth: Why We Think We Need Supplements, The Atlantic, 19 July 2013.