True or False: Taking
vitamin C can lessen the severity of your cold
According to the National Institute of Allergy and
Infectious Disease, taking vitamin C in large doses
at the first sign of a cold can lessen the symptoms that
make you miserable.
or Fiction: Eating carrots is good for your eyes.
Carrots are one of the
best sources of Vitamin A, which is essential in
maintaining eye cells and tissues – but eyes aren’t the only
part of your body that Vitamin A helps build. Deficiencies
of Vitamin A have been linked to lowered immunity to
infection and a heightened risk of dying of complications
from infectious diseases.Those
same studies found that taking vitamin A supplements makes
more vitamin A available to your body than eating foods that
contain an equivalent amount of vitamin A.
True or False: If you eat vitamin fortified foods, you’ll
get all the vitamins that your body needs.
Vitamin fortified foods give you a percentage of the
Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) or Adequate Intake
(AI) of a vitamin that is suggested by the FDA. RDA
and AI are the absolute minimum amount of that
vitamin that your body needs to keep it from showing
symptoms of severe vitamin deficiency. The amounts your
body needs for optimal health are often far higher.
True or False: Taking Vitamin E supplements can help prevent
Two separate studies conducted by the Harvard School of
Medicine showed at 37% and 41% decrease in the incidence of
heart disease in those who took over 200 mgs of Vitamin E a
True or False: A vitamin B supplement with folic acid could
eliminate over 70% of birth defects like spina bifida.
Folic acid, a naturally occurring B vitamin, is essential in
the development of the brain and spinal cord in the first
month of pregnancy. Over 20 years of clinical trials
support the conclusion that inadequate intake of folic acid
causes abnormalities of the neural tube – the brain and
spine. Because of this, says the March of Dimes, we could
reduce the incidence of neural tube defects by 70% if every
woman of childbearing age regularly took a vitamin
supplement containing folic acid.
According to various experts,
Americans are the most well-fed undernourished people in the
world. Many practitioners of conventional medicine question the
need for vitamin supplementation. They base their claim on
studies that show most Americans get the RDAs of most vitamins –
but neglect the fact that those RDAs are absolute bare minimums.
The latest research into
nutrition focuses on the effects of ‘sub-clinical deficiencies’
– nutritional deficiencies that are below the point where major
symptoms become evident. The results are startling, to say the
least. Because the body is so good at making do with what it
gets, it can limp along without sufficient vitamins for its use
for years without showing major health complications –but
beneath the surface, those vitamin deficiencies appear to be
responsible for headaches, birth defects, increased
susceptibility to common infections and a wide variety of other
conditions that make life less pleasant.
Most conscientious medical
professionals recommend that healthy adults take a daily
multivitamin, with additional supplements that contain vitamin
C, vitamin D vitamin A, vitamin E and vitamin K. If you have
health problems, consult your doctor to see if he recommends
higher doses of particular vitamins as well as the standard.
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