And why are these so heavily used? The most common reasons are things like covering for known diet deficiencies and ensuring that a balanced diet is being eaten – the latter being the reason given the most often in the US at around 62%.
No doubt that vitamin
A Case For Vitamin Supplementation
Now, there are reasons that more vitamins and minerals may be needed. For instance, it would be necessary in for correcting certain deficiencies in the body. And research has clearly shown that through the years mineral depletion from the soil has occurred, as the result of feet of top soil being stripped from the earth’s surface.
As well, different farming practices, including the tons of herbicides and pesticides that have been applied to the soil, have killed micro-organisms that are needed for re-establishing soil mineralization. And who knows what you are getting from genetically modified and fortified foods as one of the answers to this problem.
It has been said that if the body doesn’t have their proper minerals, then it cannot properly use its vitamins. And Linus Pauling, who is a two-time Nobel Prize winner, said: “You can trace every sickness, every disease, and every ailment to a mineral deficiency.”
In light of how unhealthy many people’s diet and nutritional health is, along with some of the soil mineralization issues discussed above, it would appear that a multivitamin
· A clinical trial studying the effect of vitamin E and selenium for reducing prostate cancer showed higher cancer rates from the vitamin E, and also an increased risk for diabetes from the selenium
· And numerous other studies on vitamin supplementation showing an increase in the risks and occurrences for cancer, heart disease, damage of the kidneys, and bone fractures
You can see the different sides of the vitamin
That is quite a dilemma, but there is something important that must be understood; the underlying issue is the source of the vitamins being taken – from the highly regarded nutritionist, Judith DeCava:
“This is what occurs with all synthetic vitamins: the body treats them as toxins, leading to the ‘expensive urine’ of excess vitamin intake referred to frequently, since the human system via the urinary tract attempts to rid itself of the major quantity of such foreign chemicals.”
The problems shown in the studies do exist, but they also are giving a skewed viewpoint of the nutritional health benefits from vitamin
And are bodies need the synergies from a complex of vitamins, like what is found in whole foods, and not is huge amounts that far excess the recommended upper daily limits.
There are not multiple studies showing that whole food vitamins are not effective and are hurting us – these are the vitamins that we need and are naturally intended to live on, and not some synthetic replication produced in a lab.
Also from Judith DeCava: “Separating the group of compounds in a vitamin complex can verse it from a physiological, biochemical, active micronutrient into a disabled, debilitated chemical of little or no value to living cells. The synergy is gone.”
So, just be sure that your vitamins (1) are from 100% whole foods (2) are not isolated where their synergies are lost (3) are not being taken in toxic amounts – or in other words, ‘don’t try to fool mother nature’.