The lesson is clear: Don’t fool with Mother Nature
“During the past 20 years – when studies showing the uselessness of multivitamins and the potential harms of megavitamins have been performed – more and more Americans have taken vitamins and supplements.”
” ... Since 1992, studies of multivitamins have failed to show benefits and megavitamins have shown a paradoxical increased risk of cancer and heart disease… … The lesson is clear: don’t fool with Mother Nature. ”
Nutrition experts contend that all we need is what’s typically found in a routine diet. Industry representatives, backed by a fascinating history, argue that foods don’t contain enough, and we need supplements. Fortunately, many excellent studies have now resolved the issue.
The vitamin industry had a 2.8 billion dollars increase in the United States in 2010 while the dietary supplements market reached 11 billion euros in Europe in 2011.