Evidence of vitamin scams is steadily increasing, and some of the “oldies and goodies” we have depended on in years may even harm your health.
Identity theft and identity theft scams are bad enough to deal with but, even though this scam doesn’t steal your identity, it is a scam that will steal your money.
I believe most people believe the same way I have about vitamins…they are good for you and a valuable staple of life.
Here is some information to be aware of:
Researchers in 2007 analyzed several decades of studies and involved more than 11,000 subjects and came to this stunning conclusion:
Vitamin C does Not ward off colds, except among soldiers in sub arctic, marathoners and skiers.
Vitamin C, taken daily, can reduce the length of time for your sniffles, but not so much to make much of a difference.
A daily Vitamin C might cut kid’s colds from 28 days to 24 days and adults might cut off 1 day…all very minor.
Because of such minor reductions researchers came to the conclusion that taking a one a day Vitamin C pill does not justify the expense.
A common misconception is taking vitamins, and some taking them in huge quantities, is alright and they can’t hurt you.
A top MD, Demetrius Albanes, a nutritional epidemiologist at the National Cancer Institute did a series of large scale studies that has totally turned this thinking around.
A huge study tested whether the popular anti-oxidant, beta-carotene pills, were able to prevent lung cancer.
In some circumstances there is a real possibility that antioxidant pills can actually promote cancer in men as well as woman.
Studies showed taking high doses of folic acid can raise your risk of getting colon cancer.
Other studies suggest a connection between heart disease and some vitamins.
B vitamins were shown to help break down amino acid homocysteine, and high levels of these homocysteines are linked to heart disease. Unfortunately, these also didn’t pan out.
Woman’s Health Initiative did a long term study of more than 160,000 woman in midlife.
Woman taking a multivitamin that also had a poor diet were not helped when taking a multivitamin.
A number of studies also showed that those taking a B-vitamin combo still experienced similar rates of cancer or death from cancer.
The institute of medicine is now reassessing a real boost in the current levels of D.
Banana, chicken, garbanzo beans, potato
Rainbow Trout, beef, sockeye salmon, clams
Frozen spinach, sweet potato, canned pumpkin, carrot juice or carrots
Brussel sprouts, papaya, broccoli, red bell pepper
Hazelnuts, sunflower oil, sunflower seeds, almonds, peanut butter
Black beans, asparagus, orange juice, lentils, garbanzo beans
Prevent vitamin scams: Eat right and take vitamin D. It all makes sense.