BBC programme reveals vitamins could be bad for your health Get celebs updates directly to your inbox+ SubscribeThank you for subscribing!Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailShop bought vitamin supplements are a waste of money and do nothing for your health, according to a investigation by a team of doctors.
Popping pills and munching mineral remedies do not make any difference to all but the very sick or those with serious medical conditions.British people take 600 million pure Vitamin C tablets each year and more in multi vitamins.A study as part of a BBC programme to be screened this week reveals the human body will simple secrete excess vitamins in urine.The findings come after a recent study by the Food Standards Agency showed that the average person gets all their daily allowance of every vitamin from their food.In the BBC Two show Trust Me I'm a Doctor presenter Chris van Tulleken measured the level of vitamins in his blood then took a course of multi vitamins and then had the level measured again and discovered his body had retained no excess.Dr van Tulleken took a typical multi vitamin with a high dose of most vitamins, especially of vitamin C which is the most popular single vitamin supplement sold.He said: "It's tempting to think that if vitamin and minerals are good for you then taking more most be coach outlet atlanta bread better but that's just not the case."But once you have a enough taking more won't give you a bonus boost and can even be dangerous."There are few a examples of when taking vitamin supplements can be useful for example young children, strict vegetarians, post menopausal women or a few other groups where doctors have recommend it."People with severe illnesses, people who might be pregnant or people with absorptive or digestive problems."The rest of us are victims of really clever aggressive marketing and we should stop wasting our coach handbags outlet online money."As a nation we spend a year on vitamin supplements and it coach outlet factory online coupon code seems no matter who you are or what you are worried about there is a pill for you.Almost every coach outlet mall high street has shops selling selling as Dr van Tulleken says: "Pills for teenagers, for women, for men and for different parts of your body for vision and for eye health, Skin hair and nails and pills for your heart."Probably no health message is more firmly placed in your mind than vitamins are good for you."And while vitamin and some minerals are genuinely vital to our body the key question was does taking them in supplement form do us any good."I found my body was as full of as much vitamin C as I could hold and everything else I just peed out.
"In a statement the Health Food Manufacturers Association said: "While these results would be expected in someone with a good vitamin C intake this may not be the case for all UK citizens"For most the best solution is to eat as healthier diet as possible combined with other health related lifestyle changes."Daily vitamin supplements also provide a important nutritional insurance for millions of users looking to safeguard their nutritional intake.".
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