There’s lot of controversy as to whether you need to supplement or not. The conventional wisdom says that if you eat a balance diet, you should receive all the vitamins you need … and if it makes you feel better, you can add a multivitamin for added insurance.
But is it really that simple? Will the multivitamin have all you need?
1. Do you live in a perfect world where you grow your food and your own meat, or can you shop from the farmer’s market?
If you’re buying produce from stores, you don’t know how long it’s taken to get there, or what the’ve sprayed on the fruit and vegetables to preserve them. What you think is fresh might be 2 – 3 months old, meaning that vitamin levels have depleted.
2. Do you get out in the sun often enough? In the last few years, we’ve had a fear of the sun. Vitamin D comes and animal foods. In the US, there’s almost a Vitamin D shortage epidemic.
Simply eating a good diet isn’t enough. One doctor I know thought she definitely had enough Vitamin D because she eats so healthy – but she had herself tested and her Vitamin D levels were really low. Read More »