Why bother taking vitamins?

Posted on June 12th, 2009 by Jim

Do you take vitamins and if so do you think taking them REALLY works?

Here is recent evidence against taking them:

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I’ve had spells on multi vitamins, glucosamine, cod liver oil, milk thistle and Vitamins C over the years and at the time I felt better for taking them. Real benefits of mind over matter?

Feel free to share your positive vitamin experiences right here in comments. Placebo’s optional.

8 Responses to “Why bother taking vitamins?”

  1. Preston says:

    Vitamins upset my stomach and I taste them all day long. Plus they make my urine stink. You can get all the vitamins you need if you eat proper. The problem is that it’s sometimes difficult to eat properly.

    BTW, if you have a chance, stop by my blog and enter my one year anniversary contest.

  2. Red Dog says:

    I’ve taken high strength Vit C on and off over the years.

    I have to say I’ve never had colds when I’ve been taking them.

    Preston you’re right about the dietary approach, however, Vit C is not retained by the body and needs to be maintained one way or the other.

    BTW, on the side of hi-strength Vit C tablets it often says 633% of RDA. How can a daily recommended amount be exceeded so readily?

  3. kathleen says:

    Well, we need Vitamin D, and studies are ongoing. Omega 3′s do provide benefits, and the rest is all still up for grabs, and more and more studies come about. I take fish oil and flaxseed oil, but I really prefer to get my vitamins from eating….yummm

    • Jim says:

      Vit D from the sun is enough though, assuming the sun it our ot is daylinght enough?

      I’m going to give cod liver / omega 3 a daily go, plus a multi vit…

  4. Lib says:

    I don’t take multi vitamins but I do take cod liver oil every day and try and take sea kelp as often as I can with meals to help with the old metabolism.

    @Jim – wasn’t that QED programme at Darland about placebo’s and vitamins?

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