I think it’s due to the fact that I don’t eat a lot of seafood and some other items that I thought it would be a good idea to start taking a daily vitamin. So I have taken them religiously over the last few months. But thenI just read about how Consumer Reports tested 21 leading brands, generics, and specialized mixes and found that you’re getting nearly the same benefits, if any, from most any bottle. Meaning not only should you not buy an expensive brand, they may not be beneficial at all!
I had no idea that multivitamins are generally unproven to help with the average person’s health, Consumer Reports tested 21 multivitamins made for seniors, children, and daily adult use, pulling from both the major brands used by survey correspondents and store brands. Their findings were conclusively similar:
Our tests of 21 multivitamins at two outside labs-including leading brands, five for seniors, and six for children-will allay some of those fears. All but one of the products we tested met their label claims for key essential vitamins and minerals, and none contained worrisome levels of contaminants such as arsenic or heavy metals. Most of the pills we tested also passed the U.S. Pharmacopeia‘s dissolution test, which involves immersing them in a simulated stomach-acid solution to determine whether they’ll dissolve properly in your body
But many people taking the pills don’t need to. Despite their popularity—Americans spent almost $4.7 billion on multivitamins in 2008, up from $3.7 billion in 2003—there’s virtually no evidence that they improve the average person’s health.
Well.. that’s interesting isn’t it? There’s one less thing I’m going to be buying again for sure. Hmm, perhaps I should buy some illegal steroids or perhaps testosterone supplements and really pump up the muscle mass instead.. LMAO! Ok not a chance. But after this bottle runs out.. see ya later vitamins!