Vitamins Don’t Work – LOL!

“Vitamins Don’t Work” This is the headline I read today. I happen to agree. Most multi-vitamins don’t work and they sure don’t prevent aging brains in men, or help those that have had heart attacks. Especially not those big one-a-day tablets sold in big box stores and that are also advertised on television.
Most multi-vitamins are limited in what they can do – mostly by how many nutrients you can pack in just 1 pill. Quality of the ingredients is a factor too. If the vitamin contains synthetic vitamin E – dl-alpha tocopherol – throw it out. It will not work. It is the wrong form. If the maker puts that in their product, there is no telling what other terrible stuff they include. The maker of this kind of pill wants your money and does not have your health in mind.
Also, look at the ingredient list – if the first one is calcium carbonate, absorption is limited to 10%. Is this what you are spending your money for? I hope not.
So – don’t take cheap multi-vitamins. They will not work. Instead, take something made of quality ingredients that will work. There are many that do work and that work well. If you do want it to actually do something – plan on taking more than one per day. Or at least add other supplements that have been proven to help with issues such as aging brains and/or cardiovascular disease. And when you do this, make sure it is a quality supplement that will work, not just the cheapest one you could find.
An example of a multi-vitamin that will work is Vasculosirt. This is a cadillac of multi-vitamins. It is a 5/day supplement that contains lots of antioxidants in the correct amount and form. It is expensive, and it works.
There are less expensive options that also “work”, depending on your goals. I like anything by Pure Essence or Bluebonnet – customers tell us they notice a difference.
New Chapter is another good vitamin company. Their products are all food based, and they will work. Just don’t expect a one-a-day to do too much. Plan on adding Co-Q10, or Alpha Lipoic Acid, or Green Tea, or some major antioxidant that helps with issues you are concerned about.
Also, don’t take a multi-vitamin and expect it to fix everything – vision, memory, cholesterol, etc. Change your diet too. The one thing I find that most people have in common that creates bad health is blood sugar issues. Fasting blood sugar above 90 is bad for your health. One of the most neglected health issues is blood sugar below diabetic range, but above 90. In this range, your brain will age and you will have high cholesterol and high blood pressure and vision problems, etc. No multi-vitamin will overcome a bad diet.
If you want your supplements to work, buy quality. If you want them to work on a particular issue, do your research. If you want help with what to take, talk to someone who is educated in nutrition, and who knows the difference in supplements that will work and supplements that will not.

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About NaturalCowgirl

Margaret Durst has been involved with natural health for over 20 years. In her early 30s, she was faced with a medical diagnosis that recommended a lifetime of prescription drugs. In her heart, she knew that there must be an alternative way to healing and health and thus began her journey into natural health. Along the way, Margaret has trained with many different natural health practitioners and earned a degree in Naturopathy. She established her nutritional consulting practice and opened The Green House in 2003 to enable her mission of helping people navigate the natural health maze. People have praised Margaret for intuitive ability to help people address their health issues and goals with diet and lifestyle choices and successfully take responsibility for their health and wellbeing. This comes from Margaret’s deeply held beliefs in the body’s innate ability to heal and in the tools nature provides for health and healing.
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3 Responses to Vitamins Don’t Work – LOL!

  1. Annette says:

    I agree yet I heard New Chapter sold out to Proctor and Gamble. I loved these vitamins it was easy to digest and gave me great energy along with change in diet. Now I have to look for a different company so many against this online and is now questioning the ingredients.

    Good vitamins are to supplement a healthy diet.

    • Yes, New Chapter did sell out to Proctor and Gamble.
      They are still good vitamins. I still have not found a company to replace them and as long as their quality is still there, I will continue to sell them. So far, the quality processes and ingredients of New Chapter remain unchanged.

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