Do Vitamin Supplements Really Work?


Do you want to lose weight quickly? Are you sleepy? Is your hair kind of gross? Try a supplement! There are hundreds of them. Surely one of them can help you. Right? Well, maybe not. [SPLASH INTRO] Supplements are a multi-billion dollar business. Unlike prescription drugs, the
US government doesn’t regulate manufacturer claims about
what supplements “could” do for you or how well they do it. It only steps in when
they may be harmful. Many supplements include vitamins or
minerals that are meant to enhance you in some way or make up for
a deficiency in your body. And yes, there’s other supplement
products including herbals, protein supplements and
enzymes – but let’s focus on vitamins and minerals in multivitamins, the most popular
supplements out there, for now. Your body needs these molecules
and elements to survive, but can’t make them on its own, so
you’ve got to get them from food. Supplements are meant to, well,
supplement what you might be missing from your diet. Doctors and scientists agree you
can’t miss out on these 13 vitamins. You also need minerals,
which are elements like iron, potassium, or magnesium. Many people get enough vitamins and minerals from their
diets, but certain groups of people can benefit from supplements. For example, if you’ve got a
nutrient poor diet–and many of us are probably missing out on at
least a small amount of one vitamin or mineral, vitamin supplements can help you plug small gaps in your nutrition. A doctor can diagnose that
kind of deficiency and recommend what to take and how much. And certain kinds of supplements,
like vitamin D and folic Acid, can help new and expecting
mothers reduce the risk of birth defects and low-birth weight babies. For more, here’s our favorite biologist
Joe Hanson from Its OK to be Smart: Joe Hanson: “So for some people,
dietary supplements can be a big help. But you’re probably better off
spending your money on groceries and eating a well-rounded diet. You get way more nutritional
bang-for-your-buck from food, since you’re getting more than
just vitamins and minerals. You’re also gobbling up beneficial
plant compounds called phytochemicals, fiber and other good stuff that
you don’t get from supplements. Some researchers still recommend
taking a multivitamin as insurance against lapses in our diet. But there’s not a whole lot of
evidence that show benefits of taking vitamins and minerals. Study after study has shown
that vitamin and mineral supplements, especially “one a day”
multivitamins, aren’t worth it. One analysis of randomized controlled
trials — the gold standard of scientific studies — looked at
90,000 people and found that a multivitamin or multimineral didn’t
change their risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease or early death.” Quick fun fact, vitamin C is not
the end all be all for colds that you might think it is. Yes, vitamin C plays a role
in your immune system. But taking more than 1000% of
the daily recommended dose is not going to ward off a cold. It’s just going to make
your pee more orange. OK. Tell us more Joe. “So there’s very little evidence
that taking vitamin supplements will make you healthier, or
smarter, or more beautiful. In some cases, taking too
much can be harmful. One study found that more than 20,000 people go to the ER each year from an overdose, allergic reaction or other
adverse effects related to supplements. Investigations have also found that some supplements don’t even contain any of the vitamins or minerals they claim to! Like, zero. Zilch. Nada.” Oh, and all those other
kinds of supplements? Fish oil? Protein powder? Things like that? A few have shown to be
effective, but many more show no evidence of improving health. Again, most of the health claims
from supplement makers simply aren’t supported by scientific evidence. Fish oil, whose omega-3 fatty acids
are supposed to ensure heart health, and choline, which people take in
the hope it will ward off dementia, are both short on evidence of benefits
when taken as a supplement. So should YOU take supplements? There is some disagreement here. Some experts say you should take
multivitamins as nutritional insurance, while some say they’re a waste of money for people who get all or most of their
nutrients from a balanced diet. For others with serious nutrient
deficiencies or restricted diets, they can help when taken
under medical supervision. But everybody agrees that even
if you take a multivitamin, it won’t help if you’re eating
a pizza-based diet. The ideal route to getting your vitamins and minerals is through
good food, NOT through supplements. According to the University of California’s
Berkeley Wellness program, “If multivitamins have an effect—good
or bad—it is likely to be small.” Ask your doctor, do your own
research and stay skeptical. However …, just because a supplement
doesn’t give the benefits it claims doesn’t mean that
little pill can’t help. That’s the bizarre result of the placebo effect…which would only work if
you hadn’t just watched this video. Or…. It could still work. Anyway, click over to It’s Okay
to be Smart, to see what Joe has to say about the placebo effect. Thanks for watching.

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100 thoughts on “Do Vitamin Supplements Really Work?

  1. I wonder how many people (even health nuts) get all their RDA requirements satisfied by only food let alone on a daily basis. Case in point, the RDA for Potassium is 4700mg!. Even if you focused on the highest potassium sources, that's about four baked potatoes a day, or five cups of beans. You just can't logistically or calorically do this on a daily basis. Plus, the large meta studies always qualify their conclusions with saying that such-and-such subgroup may benefit from this-and-that supplement. Everyone is part of some subgroup, you just can't negate the thousands of studies that show that specific supplements are beneficial for specific populations by saying that no one should take any supplements at all. It's like saying that I shouldn't get a prosthetic for my missing leg because most people have two. There are just too many variables regarding lifestyle, personal physiology, genetics, and environment to make wholesale statements like that. The real problem is that we are still a long way away from personalized medicine, so much so in fact that the main position papers on nutrition imply that population evidence should be applied to individuals across the board.
    PS. My gripe is not with this video, just many of the position papers that were cited.

  2. i'm going to drop my 2 cents on the situation. i'm an athlete. i know first hand that if i dont sleep well and drink enough water and eat well, my vitamins do nothing. but when i do all those things, i feel great. but when i don't take my vitamins, i have a noticeable lack of energy and/or power and endurance (i'm a distance runner). i guess what i'm getting at here is does it make sense that vitamins could actually help me improve as an athlete along with my relatively healthy diet? i only ask because this video seems to be talking about a person who lives a wake up, 9-5, go to sleep-style life (not literally, but you know what i mean)

  3. Vitamins taken by non-athletes is a long game, it's like compound interest, if you take it from an early age; the benefits as a senior citizen are tremendous.

  4. There are supplement companies that use actualy vegetables and fruits to press them into pills.
    are they any different?
    (for example "lifeplus")

    would be greatly appreciated if you could answer on this as someone i know speds hundreds of dollars per month on these :/.

  5. I still have a hard time letting go of this one – I want to believe that multi-vitamins really can fill in those gaps in my micronutrient intake, but it seems that the best thing to do is get a blood test to see if you're deficient in any vitamin or mineral and go with your doctor's recommendation for diet changes and/or supplements.

  6. In the North, like in Finland, it's recommended to have vitamin D supplements for like half a year, in autumn and winter, when there's not much sunlight. I've read that the "recommended" amount is some number determined by what keeps the deficiency diseases away, so that's why it's safe to eat more Vit D than the "100%". There was also some discussion about raising the recommendations.

    I've also heard that B12 isn't really around anymore except in meat products (others say it's because they put it there as well.)

    I don't think there's a downside for taking water-soluble vitamins, like B and C, a lot. Those aren't going to get stored inside your body, unlike the fat-soluble ones. Taking Vit A, and some other fat-soluble vitamins can perhaps be too much more easily.. So I'm careful with at least A.

    I don't care if it's a waste of money. I like using supplements. I take multivitamins and probiotic bacteria rather regularly… they sorta give me some piece of mind, it makes me feel better about myself, and it also helps me remember my other meds.

  7. It's funny to me how the people who use their bodies to make a living like athletes (football, soccer,baseball player, MMA fighters, boxers, top nutritionist) all say that taking vitamins and minerals are a very important part of their regiment.

    But the people who don't really look after their health and are not in shape are the ones recommending not to supplement or to cut it all out together.

    Here is a link to contradict everything on this video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0u8UdZeOhc.

    That is Dr. Rhonda Patrick and if you ever listened to her (on Podcast or her youtube channel) you will realize very quick that she knows her shit.

    I spend around $60 a month on my supplementation, can't remember the last time I got sick or even had a cold. I think those $60 a month are much cheaper than treating any of the deseases you can get from vitamins and minerals deficiency. I believe in taking care of your health, eating right (kale shakes everyday) and exercising, after all, you only get one meat vehicle per life.

    I love this channel and subscribe to it but my advice to anyone reading this comment is to get informed. Take care of your body and be the hero of your own movie.

  8. I never developed much of a taste for vegetables, despite growing up with a dad who maintained a 1/2 acre garden which provided us green beans, butter beans, corn, cucumbers, lettuce, melons, zucchini, tomatoes, bell peppers, and potatoes. (Mom was a blanching, canning, pickling virtuoso — she filled a huge freezer in the garage every summer so we had those veggies all year long.) We also had several kinds of fruit trees. These days while I rarely eat fried foods and I bake from scratch rather than eating processed sweets, I do feel like taking a daily multivitamin gives me some stuff I'm missing by not consuming the recommended daily servings of fruits and veggies. But maybe the benefit is all in my head. shrug

  9. I don't know about other people but protein powder changed my life so I don't trust anything this video says since it undermined it.

  10. Unfortunately most of this info is about useless multi-vitamins for people who don't need multi-vitamins. There are millions of people who are deficient in very specific elements that can benefit greatly from targeted supplementation, who would otherwise be turned off because of both misleading manufacturer claims and cynical de-bunkings. Better advice would be to see a doctor or Naturopath if you feel chronically unwell and have some blood work done. Many medical doctors are putting people on Vitamin D supplements, Naturopaths finding patients with MTHFR mutations doing extremely well on methyl-folate, and endocrinologists who treat thyroid disease with iodine and selenium. While these conditions and regimens are certainly not appropriate for everyone, that doesn't mean options should not be available to anyone.

  11. Unless you're in the 0.001% of the population that comes anywhere close to eating a healthy balanced diet, you WILL benefit from taking a multivitamin. You will start to feel better, you will have more energy, you will never get a headache again, you will never get a hangover again, your mind will always be alert and active when you need it,

  12. hallo lieve mensen van het internet ik David Kappele ben 10 jaar oud en jullie like alvast de video en abonneer danku meneer of mevrouw trouwen ik ben er niet mee eens dat eu….. je internet met een T aan het einde schrijft

  13. Funny how there was no mention of a study a few years ago that showed taking 200 mcg of the mineral selenium per day cut the risk of prostate cancer by about 54% and ALL cancers by about 38%. The late Dr. Carlton Frederick used to cite a study done in some Scandinavian country in which they followed 5,000 people for 15 years who only had one thing in common: they each took at least 200 IU of vitamin E per day. An insurance company was then asked to predict, using their most accurate actuarial data, how many should have died after the 15 years and the company said it should have been over 800. How many actually died? I think the figure Frederick cited was something like 17! So, I make sure I take my vitamin / mineral supplements every day. Not megadoses because that is a waste of money. Just enough to assure that my "antioxidant status" is optimal. Studies done with lab animals show that the ones with the highest intakes of antioxidants lived something like 33% longer. Translated into a human lifespan, that means someone who would ordinarily die at age 75 can expect, by taking his antioxidant vitamin and minerals every day, to make it to 100 and to do so in good health. Vitamins too expensive? Well, being sick for a decade before you finally die and in and out of hospitals can be a LOT more expensive.

  14. What a useless, dumb video with zero sources and credibility. You guys are the quaks here, because you completely disregard other evidence. Here's a good comment from a reddit thread regarding this vid, quote below:

    What a bullshit video! They literally skip all the stuff that has been proven with studies where supplements do work.
    "Fish oil – short on evidence that it helps with heart." Yeah, that's true. Why did you skip the fact that it's been proven that fish oil helps with inflammation?
    Are most of the vitamin supplements useless? Yes, definitely. Should you take supplements out of boredom? No, of course not. But by avoiding to point out supplements that have been proven to work, this video completely lost credibility. Use ALL the data; don't cherry pick; be fair to the evidence! This is just a different type of quakery.
    Zinc – http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/enhanced/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD001364.pub4
    Fish oil – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16531187
    Niacin – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20208032
    Iron – http://jn.nutrition.org/content/132/4/813S.full
    Vitamin D:
    http://ebm.bmj.com/content/13/2/47.long
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20219962
    http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0082109
    http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/88/2/513S.long
    Probiotics – http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1151505
    It's not as black and white, and you shouldn't eat them like candy, but just don't go and tell me that no supplements work, and that they have no effect at all, because that's just a plain lie.
    Also, it's not "better" or "easier" to spend money on food, because you have to eat a ton of food to equal the amount of nutrients you receive from a supplement. It's expensive, and it's not always healthy either.

  15. I've tracked vitamins and minerals on a "good diet" and often it doesn't result in the recommended daily values of certain vitamins (and the daily values are usually a bare minimum)

  16. You cannot get Vitamin D without supplements unless you are exposed to the sun daily (and that isn't good anyway).
    Also, you cannot possibly get enough Magnesium because foods simply don't have what the body requires.
    The crop's soil has been pretty much depleted of minerals after being over-used and pushed to the limits for decades,
    so I wouldn't count on the fact the food we have today has the same benefits as a hundred years ago.

    Here are some sources of intelligence on the matter:
    http://examine.com/supplements/
    http://forum.bulletproofexec.com/index.php?/topic/1318-bulletproof-supplements-nootropics-guide/
    http://forum.bulletproofexec.com/index.php?/topic/2078-bulletproof-magnesium-thread/

    This a very good book:
    http://www.amazon.com/Magnesium-Miracle-Revised-Updated-Edition/dp/034549458X

    I also want to say that asking people who have being taking supplements how they feel after some time of taking them
    isn't scientific and cannot possibly determine if supplements help or not. I take supplements and am feeling the same,
    but perhaps I would have gotten sick more times a year if I haven't, or was a bit more tired. or perhaps wouldn't get
    the same good night sleep as I do. The changes are so subtle you cannot possibly notice them. Also, some benefits can only
    be seen after years of taking supplements (40+) and I've never seen such study. Also, the best way to know if they help or
    not is to have a complete understanding of the human body (it also various between people, ages and sex) and run a computer
    mathematical analysis on each vitamin and mineral and how it actually works. but has yet to be done because science still
    doesn't know everything about the human body.

  17. This video lacks so much, it was almost pointless. Sorry. I'm not necessarily a proponent or opponent of supplements…..but this video is missing so much information that it is misleading to the general public. For example, that there is "no evidence" of the efficacy of certain supplements, and that we can label every substance sold on a supplement aisle as a supplement and call it all the same? It's like saying that all recreational drugs are the same because they make you high. What about the fact that most produce (whether conventional or organic) sold in stores is nowhere near as nutritious as that which humans have consumed previously in history, due to agricultural practices that lead to problems like soil mineral depletion, which is not effectively remedied by fertilizers (unless they grew on soil using traditional methods of compost, manure, etc)? Or that the slow cooking practices and use of medicinal/cooking herbs in traditional cuisine that provide and unlock nutrition are not really that easy to incorporate in the modern, fast-paced lifestyle? Or that the studies available exist only if there is funding from supporters (i.e. corporate interest in profiting from the studies). I mean…..this video has a very narrow scope.

  18. Yes it's true you would better off eating the correct amounts of healthy foods.  You also must consider how much of certain vegetables/fruits you have to eat to get the same amount as a multi-vitamin.

    You would have to eat 1lb. of broccoli to get 45% of your B6, 44% of your A, and you would have 660% of your C.  Unfortunately there's no super plant that gives you a nice amount of everything so you'll have to mix and match accordingly.  Last time I checked, fruits/vegetables are expensive pound for pound.

    I'll stick to my Flintstones vitamins to fill the gaps for now.

  19. You mentioned that 20,000 people go to the ER each year due to adverse effects of supplements, but you said at the start of your video that you were going to focus on multivitamins. Since supplements include herbs and non regulated substances you are confusing a potentially beneficial substance, vitamins, with whatever someone packaged in a bottle and sold on a shelf.

    I would also recommend speaking with a dietitian for dietary advice and not a general practitioner doctor. While doctors do take classes in diet the bulk of their education and practice revolves around disease and injury. How about you do a video on the education required by doctors and what percent of their in class time is spent on what aspects of medical care.

    I would also like to see a video on vitamins, not supplements, the benefits of each vitamin and documented cases of people who overdosed on specific vitamins.

  20. …aver studiato, alle medie ed al liceo, per otto anni il tedesco mi ha dato molti e diversi vantaggi nei sessant'anni successivi, ma un problema: niente inglese. Mi sarebbe utile pertanto se alcuni interessanti post venissero presentati assieme ad una, anche sintetica, traduzione in italiano. E forse non sono il solo ….

  21. I would add one case where a specific vitamin, namely Vitamin D, can be very helpful is for those who are nightowls and rarely go outside. Or go outside always with sunscreen on, blocking the UV rays from interacting with your skin (which is how the body produces Vitamin D through sunlight).

    Or also, if you live up north especially during the winter, it's hard to get enough Vit D from sunlight unless you're outside a lot.

    So I take Vitamin D supplements, I think it's a good idea. Also, calcium supplements if you avoid dairy foods (although spinach is a good replacement instead).

  22. this is bullshit! you get at some degree vitamins and minerals from food but not all of them and also for athletes the mgs included in food are not enough!

  23. Great video. Can you please answer my question – I am vegetarian and take Fish Oil supplements. Since fish is not a part of my diet, will I not see any benefits from consuming fish oil?

  24. If you really want to make a life altering change to your health you need to understand the mitochondria(engines) in our cells. Utube "the secret to stop aging via oxygen" a 10+ minute animated movie

  25. Why doesn't taking vitamins works?
    A molecule is a molecule, not like your body knows that this particular Vitamin A came from a pill and decides not to absorb it…

  26. I've taken fish oil supplements along with other supplements when I was working out hard, they do help with my joints.

  27. I liked your video a lot, but there was something in it that confused me greatly. You say "But everybody agrees that even if you take a multivitamin, it won't help if you're taking a pizza based diet", but then directly after that say "the idea route to getting your vitamins and minerals is through good food, not supplements". I feel like there is something not explained here, because it makes it seem that the opposite of what is said is true. If the ideal route to getting my vitamins and minerals is through food and not supplements, why isn't the supplement more useful if I have a pizza diet? It would seem that if my diet is lacking in a variety of nutrition, that's when supplementation would have the most effect. Sorry if that's a small detail to get hung up on, but it's sticking in the back of my mind quite a bit.

  28. "and other good stuff"… yeah, that sounds like really professional … You CAN'T possibly eat all the minerals and vitamins from food because now fruits and vegetables don't contain as much vitamins they contained 50 years ago…. because of artificial fertilizers, and contamination etc. Please don't make videos about stuff you don't know because you will look like a fool.

  29. Well, in my experience, Ive been sick with dengue twice, and my platelet drops to less than 115 both time, also the hemogloin drops too, and I took a multivitamin and minerals that has Vit-C and Iron in the mix, and by taking them in 3 days the level of platelet went to 180+. Doctors did recommended some weird fruits mixture, but I didnt trust that.

  30. a lot of people buy organic food, grow himself, collect wild plants and consume more than 50 years ago. The
    diversity covers the luck of nutrients.

    Yep, in my area of Europe there is not common to have recommendations for supplements without blood tests and I have a lot of people around me that didn't consume any pills in the last years, and of course, no supplements. Yep, I hate these
    cheap people 🙂 , they didn't feed big pharma but well feed theirselfs.

    It is any independent laboratory where we can test the ingredients of a pharmaceutical product?

  31. Food doesn't have the same nutrimental value it used to. Food has declined NV since the 1930's as we grew mass produced food in overworked soil (doesn't have time to re-nutrify). We eat the deficient fruits and veggies. The Nut.Value equivalent of (3-4 servings) in the past, is now (9-12 Servings). EVERYONE needs to supplement today. Don't buy tablets -they are too slow dissolving. If it hits the stomach the acid destroys them. Get capsules or powder.

  32. add a little more popularity to this video, and cvs and Walgreens and all other other big pharmacies' business is going to crush big time. haha cant wait to see what's gonna replace them in the near future.

  33. I take a b12 supplement since I rarely eat meat, but that's about it. Everything else I can get from food.

  34. What about a vitamin D supplement? I had a blood test which included a vitamin D test and it showed I was deficient. I eat dairy but apparently it's not enough. Doctor said a lot of people lack vitamin D and you should strive for 2000 IU daily.

  35. They really helped me,i stay healthy during the year because of vitamin c.Before that I was sick all the time during winter.You can see what I take daily in my video if you want.Take care if your self

  36. I'm still going to keep taking my vitamins. Honestly, it's super expensive to make or buy healthy meals 3x or more a day so there will always be a part of your diet that a multivitamin could help fill in. It wont hurt anyone to take them as long as they stick to 1 a day. It may not cure me of cancer or make me live to 100, but that doesn't mean it isn't AIDING in helping me stay healthy along with eating well and working out. The FDA doesn't recommend vitamins because of the same reasons the DEA won't decriminalize cannabis or the cure for AIDs still hasn't been "discovered".

  37. Vitamins do work. I tried it and got blood tests. There's a reason the FDA doesn't promote or support vitamins — it's because they need people to get sick to make profit , such as cancer and other diseases. If everyone knew that vitamins could prevent or lessen these diseases, they lose their profits or big bucks. Think about it. Is it their best interest to get you healthy?

  38. I only take whole food vitamin c and spirulina. and omega 3. Let's face it most people have shitty diets that are not balanced. I did not eat a lot of fruits and vegetables too expensive. And I don't get enough omega 3 to 6 ratio due to my peanut butter diet causing acne breakout. Supplements is more about fine tuning your nutritional intake to achieve the perfect balance.

  39. It's true that we need to select nutritious food… and supplements are just that — TO SUPPLEMENT what may be insufficient in our food, FOR OPTIMAL HEALTH.

    Contrary to the video, intelligent supplementation is indeed likely improve one's health and ability to ward off disease because it is nearly impossible to attain optimal nutrients from today's grocery stores, even if shopping organic.

    For example, this video states that taking 1000% more than the daily recommended dose of  vitamin C will NOT reduce your chances of getting a cold. True, but that would be 900 mgs — which is still not very much C. We humans cannot make vitamin C in our body, but almost all animals do. Corrected for bodyweight, animals average around 8,000 mgs/day. Vitamin C experts say we should be getting about that much C for optimal health.

    And those of us who have done so for years, have discovered we have far less colds than we used to have, and we have other benefits such as better skin (look younger than our age) and better health in general. By the way, vitamin C is "ascorbic acid," which is very inexpensive. Just get the powder.

  40. i don't get your beef with pizza… You can put whatever you want on it! including those veggies that where fried in the video! PLEASE KEEP PIZZA OUT OF IT!

  41. I love all your videos, but doesn't this in a certain way contradict your placebo video? Iv'e always been slightly skeptical of some supplements iv'e taken from GNC or some other source, but more comfortable with things like vitamin C or D, or other more "ordinary vitamins". I don't know

  42. we are having to feat GMO'S …….POISON…. ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND ORGANIC "REAL" FOODS …MEATS THAT ARE HORMONE FREE ETC ETC … EVEN OUR HEALTH FOOD STORE /WHAT IS LEFT OF IT NO LONGER SELLS FRESH ORGANIC "TRULY" VEGIES /PEANUT BUTTER THAT YOU HAVE TO STIR AT EACH USE ETC..IT IS ALL MOST GONE

  43. I take 5 kinds of vitamins and it definitely helped. I had chelosis from my poor diet but i really cant change how i eat so my doctor recommended supplements and luckily it helped.

  44. Lmao 😂😂… this is funny!!! Research how flawed the studies are on supplements!!! Smh… then ask yourself are these pharmaceutical drugs doing any better??!

  45. What about all the medical evidence to suggest that megadosing some vitamins (namely Vitamin C) cures a number of diseases? Research Dr Thomas Levy, Linus Pauling, Dr Klenner for real medical cases.

  46. I suspect that the emphasis on eating a "balanced" diet is somewhat misplaced. We would probably all be better served by eating LESS of whatever we do eat. In fact, a period of absolute caloric deprivation…even malnutrition…may be beneficial in terms of longevity and disease risk reduction. Of course, one would not want such a period to be excessively long or badly timed, such as during the body's growth and development.

  47. Because they are synthetic, you need to buy RAW WHOLE FOOD vitamins.. and folic acid is not a vitamin.. it is the synthetic form of FOLATE which is the natural form.

  48. I have several food allergies, so I have a pretty limited diet. I can't have dairy, or even most dairy replacements that would vitamin d added. Despite having the most sufficient diet I can without having a reaction, I'm still very deficient in vitamin d even with spending a lot of time outside. So I have to take vitamin d supplements. And according to my blood work they have made a difference.

  49. Considering some people live for years with ridiculously unhealthy diets, woudn't it be simpler (and more correct) to only take supplements in case of deficiency? The concept of "nutricional insurance" sounds really stupid. I guess if you have money to waste, why not. right? Whatever makes you feel better, even if it is a waste of time, money and mental energy. The idea of "balanced diet" seems to be kind of limited too, since to my understanding, people have different biological needs and I don't know if everyone realizes this when they hear this words.

    I don't think a body can adapt to everything, but doesn't the organism adapt to support reasonably different diets? By the way, this is just an assumption, I hope no one takes it as truth – not a scholar.

  50. This video is just horrible. Vitamin supplements due work, but there's more to just taking a pill. This video pretty much hates on vitamins.

  51. Well, I know that vitamin D supplements saved my life and took me out of a depression. So, food wasn’t enough there.
    I think that getting all you need from food is a romantic illusion. Or have we forgotten how milk, orange juice, cereal, etc are often fortified with many vitamins?

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  54. Ehh I will continue to spend my average of 15$ a month on vitamins just to make sure because this video leaves A WHOLE LOT OF PROVEN SUPPLEMENTS OUT so yeah I'm good .. Because when it comes down to it IT'S NOT VERY MUCH MONEY PER INDIVIDUAL AND I PROMISE YOU THIS IS JUST A GENERAL TOPIC THEY DO NOT GET INTO PROVEN SUPPLEMENTS THAT WORK VITAMIN K2 FOR ONE AND CO Q 10 AND SO ON SO TAKE WHAT THE MEDIA SAYS AND TAKE A SHIT ON IT FOR THE MOST PART ..EDUCATE YOURSELF !!!! supplements don't work but take all the pharmaceuticals you want .. FUCK THAT HORSE SHIT !!!!

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