1. Chat

Taking Multivitamins Daily Doesn't Help People Live Longer Says Study

Other

So taking multivitamins every day doesn't help you live longer or improve your health

It is just money down the drain according to this study

In fact taking them in some cases could be making you feel worse

The problem is they have never been tested until lately and people just assumed they are doing you good

I can see lots of denials from the industry, after all this industry is worth billions , so i suppose you have to make your own choice

If they do seem to improve your health maybe it is a placebo effect rather than the vitamins themselves and you are willing yourself to feel better

www.healthline.com/health-news/daily-multivitamin-may-not-help-live-longer

telmel
2 weeks ago
What do you think of this?+20 points
Advertisement
Pinkspirit

I've always poo pooed vitamins before but the older I've got I'm getting more tired so l just brought a multivitamin with iron and a well known fizzing tablet, yes l expect miracles straight away, I've been taking them for two weeks and I'm still pooped every day, l don't think l will bother to buy anymore when they are all gone, eating healthy (fruit & veg) and drinking more water and trying to get seven hours sleep will have to do as l do believe its money down the drain.

Like
Reply2
telmel

Pinkspirit That is probably going to do you more good P

Like
Reply2
Lynibis

Pinkspirit fatigue is a sign of many things, including thyroid and diabetes, have you seen doctor?

Like
Reply1
Lynibis

So much for being told to take vitamin D not only in winter but summer too. I do take them. But the only other thing I take is glucosamine for my knee joints and I swear by that. When knee pain was really bad started taking and improvement in about 6 weeks. Stopped taking and within weeks pain was back but to lesser degree, take one daily again now.

Like
Reply1
telmel

Lynibis I think pain relief is a different matter L , but i think the majority of vitamin tablets are just a waste of money

I used to take beta carotene and cod liver oil years ago , the fish oil tablets are the only one of the two i believe have a positive effect on your health, the other i just convinced myself they did

The problem is vitamin tablets don't get absorbed in the body, you get rid of them quickly with bodily waste

You are far better eating foods that already contain the vitamins you want and need

So instead of cod liver oil tablets i would have virgin olive oil , despite its rise in price, i know this is being absorbed , but even with this you have to be careful , it can become carcinogenic above a certain heated temperature, so it is better served cold on salads etc

Like
Reply1
Lynibis

telmel gosh, you have to be a walking encyclopaedia to know what you should or shouldn't take tablet and foodwise.

Like
Reply1
telmel

Lynibis I know L, something new appears or changes nearly every week

But it's better to know about these things and then make a personal choice about what to do

Like
Reply1
martinlufc5637

I found out from a nutritionist consultant last year, that most over the counter vitamins don't work, the body doesn't/cant absorb them, vitamin B3 is one of them, waste of money

Like
Reply1
telmel

martinlufc5637 I just saw your post after posting mine M, yes you are correct

Like
Reply
martinlufc5637

telmel I know it's true with with B3 and vitamin D, I was higher deficient in both, I had really highly doses on prescription from Dr and my levels didn't alter one bit

Like
Reply
MelissaLee1

Big Pharma doing it's thing methinks.Multi vits are no replacement for a good diet tis true but I do think that adding in a few extra vits when living in a polluted city under the stresses and strains of surburban living will certainly not do anyone any harm.

Like
Reply1
telmel

MelissaLee1 I agree M if the body can absorb them before they are expelled

Like
Reply1
BonzoBanana

I think you can't just lump them altogether as many people have vitamin deficiencies but others may assume they have deficiencies and be taking them for no benefit as they aren't actually deficient. Taking Vitamin D has been medically proven to improve people's health as there has been quite a lot of research done on it. In fact now I think of it there has been quite a lot of medical research done on various vitamins and minerals etc that are positive. I think its more about vitamins and minerals that standard food is deficient in. Many processed foods are very poor nutritionally so many people who eat mainly processed food I'm sure will benefit. Someone who is regularly eating healthy food like salads may not need to take supplements. I reduced my dairy food consumption recently but using oat milk more often and that has made me feel much better so fatigue may be more about what you are actually eating rather than relying on a supplement to cure the issue. I had kidney stones previously which is the most painful thing I've ever endured and now take Chanca Piedra which has been proven to break up such stones. I just take one occasionally and avoid spinach most of the time which can be a big cause and which I used to eat a lot of.

Like
Reply2
telmel

BonzoBanana If a vitamin works for you B then that's ok, as i mentioned i think fish oil tablets have some goodness that is retained in the body, so it can depend on the symptom being treated and the type of vitamin

But i do think the majority of miracle vitamins are a waste of time and we only think they are working, in fact just the power of thought can sometimes make us feel good we are taking them

Like
Reply
EmmaWright762

If this is true I should be back in hospital being given another transfusion because I certainly do not get enough nutrients from the food I eat. I am scared to eat too much because I cannot move around much and am constantly denying myself food for the fear of going up another dress size. I've only gone up two dress sizes so far since my disability, but I certainly do not take in enough vitamins in the small amount I do eat.

Like
Reply1
Pfs

Pint of Guinness has vitamins in

Like
Reply1
BonzoBanana

Pfs Lots of desserts are full of vitamins too but also sadly lots of fat and sugar.

Like
Reply3
telmel

Pfs A tiny amount of iron P , i read you would need to drink something like a hundred pints to get any benefit from what they put in it

I suppose you would feel good at the time after a few , but would need supplements in the form of paracetamol the next morning 😀

Like
Reply1
EmmaWright762

Pfs I'm not allowed any alcohol because of my medicine. Mores the pity :/

Like
Reply2
Pfs

telmel lol 😆

Like
Reply1
chantelle1992t

Sypposingly OTC vitmains just come out in your wee and have no benefits to your body.

Like
Reply1
SebK84

chantelle1992t Technically it could be said about water, juices, etc we are drinking, so we should stop ? I am sorry but have to disagree with your opinion. Lack of vitamins in your body can cause a lot of issues with your health depends on which vitamins and nutrients are missing.

  • Increased susceptibility to mental health issues like depression and dementia
  • Heightened risk of developing cancer
  • A greater likelihood of developing arthritis
  • Heart problems
  • Pneumonia
  • Premature death.

Unfortunately so many people with access to the internet. The excess of anything will be removed by body itself in sweat, urine or stool.

Like
Reply1
LL81

I have to take a multivitamin, as part of my prescription due to ill health, so this doesn’t apply to all like your theory suggests more medical.

Like
Reply1
Pjran

I take vitD tablet daily as prescribed by my doctor plus an occasional multivitamin gummy. I’ve not noticed any difference but convince myself theyre protecting me.

Like
Reply1
One of the UK's largest deal hunting communities

Join for free to get genuine deals, money saving advice and help from our friendly community

Tom Church
Co-Founder &
Chief Bargain Hunter
Tom Church, Co-Founder
Want deals & discounts automatically?
+100 bonus points!
Latest Deals Browser Extension
Latest Deals Mobile App
  • Download our app
  • 1,000+ new deals every day
  • Earn free Amazon vouchers
  • Daily deal alerts - never miss the best offers!
  • Download the Latest Deals iOS AppDownload the Latest Deals Android App
Latest Deals
Disclaimer

The content on Latest Deals is a combination of information submitted by members of the public and the Latest Deals team. Whilst we make every effort to try and ensure genuine, accurate content we cannot guarantee it. Please always carry out your own due diligence and double check the details of an offer on the retailer's own website.

How this site works
  • To cover the site's running costs, Latest Deals uses affiliate links.
  • If you click on a link to an external website and make a purchase, Latest Deals may earn a commission.
  • We allow deals to be shared on Latest Deals irrelevant of whether or not they generate us money. Our #1 concern is helping you save money.
  • If you have any questions about how the site works, drop us a message. We're always happy to help.
Copyright © 2024 Latest Deals Limited
Registered in England and Wales. Company number 10286141. 124 City Road, London, England, EC1V 2NX
We value your privacy

We use cookies to help give you the best experience on our website with improved customisation, analytics & advertising (inc. personalisation). You can read our full cookie policy. Please either , or .