• Are Vitamins and Supplements Really Useless?

    A recent meta-analysis—a review of over 100 different randomized controlled trials—found that multivitamins, vitamin D, calcium, and vitamin C showed no benefits in the prevention of cardiovascular disease, heart attack, stroke, or premature death but did find benefits for B-vitamins in preventing stroke. Despite glaring issues with the analysis, and positive findings regarding the benefits of supplements notwithstanding (not only in this meta-analysis but in a number of others), the media is replete with headlines such as “Yet Another Study Says Vitamin Supplements Are Worthless.” This reporting evidences the media’s penchant to twist the facts to fit a particular narrative about supplements—one which benefits drug companies that spend billions on advertising each year. The drug industry, along with the biased media and federal agencies they exert influence over, is undermining cheap, safe, and effective natural medicine in the hope that they can sell us more of their synthetic, ineffective, expensive drugs. We cannot let them succeed.

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  • Are Vitamins and Supplements Really Useless?

    Quick, somebody contact the agency handling rickets, scurvy, pregnancy issues and so on and tell them we can tell obstetricians to quit prescribing vitamins during pregnancy, or using them to tackle other issues mentioned [as well as others].

  • Are Vitamins and Supplements Really Useless?

    Kelly-Craig said:

    Quick, somebody contact the agency handling rickets, scurvy, pregnancy issues and so on and tell them we can tell obstetricians to quit prescribing vitamins during pregnancy, or using them to tackle other issues mentioned [as well as others].

    Yes, the article is refuting the "study" that vitamins are "useless" stating, "Biased journalism that misinforms consumers about the benefits of supplements is a major threat to consumers’ ability to take control of their health without expensive and oftentimes dangerous drugs." and "The drug industry, along with the biased media and federal agencies they exert influence over, is undermining cheap, safe, and effective natural medicine in the hope that they can sell us more of their synthetic, ineffective, expensive drugs. We cannot let them succeed."