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Are vitamin tablets useless?

The pharmaceutical companies also have it all their own way because they think they can control us with an expensive pill. But, there are other methods of healing the body. So, this forum is for health issues and promoting healthy living.
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Are vitamin tablets useless?

Post by Milkman » Mon Feb 20, 2017 12:22 am

Are vitamin tablets useless?

I ask this because of an article I just read which says that we will not absorb all the vitamins in vitamin packed drinks etc.
However, the article says that vitamin D could be the exception.
It went on to say that those who took vitamin D supplements regularly lived longer on average.
A proper balanced died will give you all the goodness you require but what about times when you can't eat good food for long spells?
Then there are those who are sick and need extra vitamins.
I was off my food for over a year and bought about 300 vitamin pills from ebay for a few pounds as a supplement.
I was convinced they were doing me good.
Studies now are telling me they may have been just been like a placebo effect on me.
If our bodies are not absorbing as much would it be wise to take more than the recommended daily intake?
When I was using them I only took one a day as that was recommended.
So, what do others think about vitamin supplements?

Here's the article - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/artic ... money.html

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Re: Are vitamin tablets useless?

Post by Tanner » Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:14 am

No, vitamin tablets are not a waste of time and money.
Some people with eating disorders need them.
If the body is not absorbing the concentrated vitamins then it's time to look into this and develop them better.

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Re: Are vitamin tablets useless?

Post by Zero » Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:37 am

I wouldn't worry about this study.
Vitamin tablets are necessary for some people.

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Re: Are vitamin tablets useless?

Post by Wax » Sat Feb 25, 2017 11:35 am

No, no, don't stop taking vitamins on account of a story.

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Re: Are vitamin tablets useless?

Post by Mike » Sun Feb 26, 2017 12:23 pm

From what I gather, vitamins and other elements are useless on their own.
For instance, iron needs vitamin C to help absorption.
Others will also interact too.
So, all in all things have to be well balanced.
Keep the bastards honest.

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Re: Are vitamin tablets useless?

Post by Jester » Sat Apr 08, 2017 10:54 pm

I think that I will keep taking these supliments in times of illness.
Vitamins have been around for such a long time and are known to be beneficial.
Some surveys are misleading.

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