Vitamins are supposed to be good for you, right?
There are many factors that need to be taken into account before making the above statement, like:
- “Is it the right vitamin for me/ Do I need to be taking vitamins or supplements?”
Generally, supplements & vitamins are taken as immune boosters, weight loss aids or to simply improve focus which in most cases, don’t actually work & end up making you feel worst than you initially did. This could be avoided if instead of taking vitamins & supplements, you substitute it with a balanced diet. Eating right has proven to have boosted immune systems, aid in weight loss & focus! ALL without a single multivitamin or supplement. Eat your fruits & veggies before opting for a man-made “boost”.
- “What am I taking the vitamin or supplement for?”
As we mentioned earlier, one of the most common uses for Multivitamins could be to lose weight. A lot of the times, these issues can be fixed by eating right, working out, drinking lots of clean water, staying hydrated, or even going for therapy. Yes, I said therapy. Many of our ‘issues’ come from within, for example: You’re taking supplements in order to lose weight because everywhere you go, people make you conscious about your weight & maybe it runs in your genes & there’s nothing you can do about it, but you try any way to do whatever it takes to lose some weight. So, you go into the drug store & pick up whatever appeals to you via false advertising, take it & wind up in a hospital bed.
We suggest, you take your mental health into consideration first & there is absolutely nothing better you can do for yourself than feeding your mind with healthy thoughts.
- “What is the vitamin made of?’
Most people take advantage of these vitamins & rely solely on them. Eating junk food & taking a multivitamin thereafter is NOT doing justice & could be more of a health risk than a nutritional boost.
Have you ever just taken a minute to think about what goes into the making of these multivitamins & supplements?
Excessive intake of certain antioxidants has been linked to an increased risk of certain cancers (& you can eat berries instead). A large, long-term study of male smokers found that those who regularly took vitamin A were more likely to get lung cancer than those who didn’t (Just saying).
Here are a few replacement ideas:
Vitamin C – Eat citrus fruits instead.
Vitamin B3 – Eat Salmon, Tuna or beets instead.
Probiotics – Eat yogurt instead.
Vitamin E – Eat spinach instead
Whilst we encourage to have a balanced diet, we don’t say that you shouldn’t take any vitamins at all but what vitamins did the people who lived 100s of years ago have? Exactly, they survived with eating the foods mentioned above which contains the vitamins we need.
In the end, Moderation is key!