Most consumers think that there’s a benefit in constantly taking vitamin and mineral supplements such as calcium and multivitamins. However, if you believe that ingesting these will help lessen the risk of heart disease, then you’re absolutely wrong. While these vitamins do nothing bad to your body, they also don’t give you any benefit whatsoever.
A science blog shared the findings of a medical study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The results of their research show that the intake of vitamins C, B, D, or any other supplements have no cardiovascular effect whatsoever.
Dr. David Jenkins, the lead author of the study, can’t help but be surprised at what they discovered. He and his team thought that a few advantages would pop up but this wasn’t the case.
“We were surprised to find so few positive effects of the most common supplements that people consume. Our review found that if you want to use multivitamins, vitamin D, calcium or vitamin C, it does no harm – but there is no apparent advantage either.”
What their study proves is that there’s no easy way to attain a healthy lifestyle. You can’t cheat dieting and exercise. Supplements should only be taken when your doctor tells you that you absolutely need to because past studies show that too much of these can actually be bad for you.
Dr. Jenkins added:
“So far, no research on supplements has shown us anything better than healthy servings of less processed plant foods including vegetables, fruits, and nuts.”
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