Supplements can be helpful to provide all essential nutrients, many vitamins and minerals in large doses are toxic. For example, excess vitamin A can cause nausea, vomiting, and liver damage. High dose vitamin D can cause weakness, problems with heart rhythm. Since our body has the ability to accumulate fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K, as well as iron, unlimited use of them in the form of supplements can lead to oversupply in the organs and tissues, and then to the liver and kidneys.
Vitamin C is found only in citrus fruits.
No. If you are allergic to citrus fruits, try to replace a glass of orange juice for a sweet red pepper. Get all the same bonuses.
Supplements containing antioxidants prevent cancer.
I would like to believe, but - no. But there is no evidence that taking antioxidant supplements to reduce the risk of cancer. Moreover, some studies have shown that antioxidants are sometimes incompatible with drug therapy, weakening its effect.
Multivitamin is necessary to obtain all essential nutrients.
People took multivitamins for years, still could not boast of good health and longevity, compared with those who did not use any vitamin complexes, or taking them on a case by case basis. One thing is for sure: the best source of vitamins and minerals - the products, rather than pills.
Why is folic acid good for pregnant women?
Often we are deficient in folic acid or vitamin B9, but this is not even guess. B9 deficiency is particularly dangerous for pregnant women and children. It is vitally important vitamin because it plays an important role in the formation of neural tube defects and prevent birth defects of the baby severe (hydrocephalus, brain termination, delayed mental and physical development, etc.). If the year before pregnancy, a woman regularly uses folic acid, the odds of preterm birth decreased by almost half.