Northwestern Medicine scientists say for non-pregnant, otherwise healthy Americans, vitamins are a waste of money because there isn’t enough evidence they help prevent cardiovascular disease or cancer. They've written an editorial in support of new recommendations from the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) that state there was “insufficient evidence” that taking multivitamins, paired supplements or single supplements can help prevent cardiovascular disease and cancer in otherwise healthy, non-pregnant adults.
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It has been known for a long time that vitamin supplements are a cash grab and that they are not effective at all. An ascorbic acid pill (vit.C), can never be metabolized or replace the consumption of a simple orange or a pepper in a salad, the same with other supplements, which are only recommended in very specific cases and under prescription of an endocrine doctor. The consumption of these supplements can even be harmful.

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Don’t start taking supplements on your own. Get a blood test, find out what you need, and then take those.

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Or just eat a balanced diet. If you’re eating healthy, nutrient deficiencies are very rare and are usually a symptom of a greater health issue as opposed to not taking in enough of it.

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