Vitamin Supplements: Good or Bad?

Which ones really work? Exactly how effective are they?

Waste of money?

If you don't have any dificencys then it is not necessary to take it, it wouldn't be harmful, just a waste of money! This is becuase these vitamins are easy to get by eating a normal diet. These include the following:

Vitamin C
Vitamin A and beta carotene
Vitamin E
Vitamin B6
Multi-vitamin
Vitamin D

Food first, Then supplements

Vitamins are not intended to replace food. They cannot replace the nutrients and benefits of actual foods. If you take vitamin supplements with an empty stomach, then some of the fat-soluble will not get dissolved.

Vitamins specific functions

Vitamin C: Will help builds immunity and connective tissue.

Vitamin A: Will enhances immunity and helps growth.
B-vitamins and Iron: are essential for energy.
Vitamin D: Will help strengthens bones.


The Benefits of taking Vitamin Supplements

They can help boost your immune system, it will help support your growth and development and it will help your cells and organs do there jobs. The multivitamin will allow you to get all the nutrients you need. Women who are pregnant are recommended to take vitamin supplements, because they need the extra nutrition.

What you should be aware of before taking Vitamin Supplements:

If you take too many vitamins you will experience side affects (like nausea,dizziness, diarrhea, etc). Make sure you are taking the right ones for you, talk to a physician before taking them.

Choosing the right ones

Women: calcium, iron, folic acid

kids: calcium, iron, multi-vitamin / mineral

Seniors: multi-vitamin / mineral, calcium, vitamin D, vitamin B12

Vegitarians: calcium, vitamin D, iron, vitamin B12

Smokers: vitamin C