Multivitamins deliver no health benefits.
And science says we are not getting healthier from taking them.
And the research is clear.
You do not need to take multivitamins unless you have a clinical deficiency.
Study after study confirms that.
But people believe in them.
And the industry rakes in billions and billions of dollars.
And that’s because of the number of people that take vitamins.
The numbers are staggering.
A number of studies conducted between January 2012 and 2017 concluded the following:
“many popular multivitamins — as well as vitamin C, vitamin D, and calcium supplements — had no real advantage to people’s health and that there was no evidence taking them reduced the risk of cardiovascular disease, heart attack, stroke, or early death.”
The study was published by the Journal of American College of Cardiology.
It was led by researchers from researchers at St. Michael’s Hospital and the University of Toronto.
“We were surprised to find so few positive effects of the most common supplements that people consume,” said Dr. David Jenkins, the lead author of the study.
“Our review found that if you want to use multivitamins, vitamin D, calcium or vitamin C, it does no harm — but there is no apparent advantage either.”
And it went further:
“conclusive evidence for the benefit of any supplement across all dietary backgrounds… was not demonstrated” and that, for some supplements, there were real risks that should be considered.
The evidence is in – multivitamins deliver no health benefits.
Vitamins also are of no real help against a poor diet.
“The bottom line: Unless you have a clinically identified deficiency, the available science tells us there is little reason to consume supplements, at least in the manner pushed by the supplement industry.”
Also the industry is under very little scrutiny.