Unfortunately, we don't live in an ideal world and we are not getting the vitamins and minerals we need on a daily basis from diet alone. Wise supplementation provides the nutritional insurance we need to fill in the gaps.
Don't jump to conclusions and stop taking vitamins because of what you may have read or heard in the media recently. It is naive to think that a multivitamin alone will prevent cancer, heart disease and other major illnesses; however wise supplementation with pure, safe and well-absorbed vitamins as part of a healthy lifestyle can and will promote optimum health and help protect against acute and chronic disease. Read study abstracts to get a clearer picture of what is being stated and who is stating it. Here's some good advice from The Harvard School of Public Health:
"Read enough nutrition news, and you’ll see that not all scientists agree on multivitamins. Some say that there’s not enough proof that multivitamins boost health, so they don’t recommend them. It’s a short-sighted point of view. Other scientists point to studies that seem to show a link between multivitamin use and increased risk of death. But those studies are flawed. Looking at all the evidence, the potential health benefits of taking a standard daily multivitamin seem to outweigh the potential risks for most people."
As I advise my family, friends and clients, there are a lot of questionable practices, mislabeling and contamination in the unregulated herbal and nutritional supplement industry; therefore, it's important to use supplements from a manufacturer you can trust. Watch the video below, refer to my recent article, "The Safety of Conventional Supplements" and read the article below by Shaklee's Chair of Medical Affairs, Dr. Jamie McManus in response to the recent headlines about multiple vitamins. For scientific studies that support the use of nutritional supplements for overall health and disease prevention, visit www.landmarkstudy.com and www.clinicals.shaklee.com.