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Vitamins and supplements: the statistics

The supplement industry is huge. In 2016, the global nutritional supplement sector turned over an estimated $132.8 billion. By 2022, some experts predict that this figure w...

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8 myths about vitamins and supplements

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In fact, more can sometimes be dangerous. As vitamin and mineral supplements are available without a prescription, people can be forgiven for assuming that they are safe at any dosage.

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The term “natural” is fairly meaningless in relation to the safety or effectiveness of a supplement. To provide an extreme example, cyanide is a natural compound that ferns pro...

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Many of these products contain active ingredients that might interfere with other drugs. 

Supplements might, therefore, boost or reduce the effects of pharmaceutical drugs.

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The idea that taking vitamin and mineral supplements will protect our hearts is reassuring. 

However, a large review and meta-analysis published in 2018 could find no significant benefit...

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Although there is a grain of truth to this slice of “common knowledge,” the evidence that vitamin C can prevent a cold is weak.

The scientists found that vitamin C supple...

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Scientists have carried out a large number of studies to investigate whether vitamin D might help reduce or treat cancer. 

A large meta-analysis published in 2019 concluded that,

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Probiotics are foods or supplements that contain microorganisms, whereas prebiotics are foods or supplements that contain compounds designed to promote gut bacteria.

In most ...

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Antioxidants are compounds that prevent oxidation, and they include vitamin C, vitamin E, selenium, and carotenoids, such as beta carotene. In general, fruits and vegetables are rich in ant...

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