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Debunking The Myth Of Vitamin Supplements

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We’ve been told to take vitamin supplements at an early age, but are they really good for you? The history behind them might surprise you…

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Multivitamin/mineral Supplements
https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Mvm…
“Americans have been taking multivitamin/mineral (MVM) supplements since the early 1940s, when the first such products became available. MVMs are still popular dietary supplements and, according to estimates, more than one-third of all Americans take these supplements.”

The Vitamin Myth: Why We Think We Need Supplements
http://www.theatlantic.com/health/arc…
“Nutrition experts contend that all we need is what’s typically found in a routine diet. Industry representatives, backed by a fascinating history, argue that foods don’t contain enough, and we need supplements. Fortunately, many excellent studies have now resolved the issue.”

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