Due to lack of time a lot of us use supplements to make up for poor diet and lack of certain vitamins. Millions of Americans take vitamins for these reasons. There have been many studies conducted that show that these vitamins can increase the risk of cancer by 56 %!

Why would Big Pharma tell us this information? They won`t because the vitamin supplements bring $30 billion a year. It’s a wealthy business.

Is it really a good idea for Popping pills?

There were studies conducted since 1980 that show vitamin supplements can do more harm than good to the body, because we exceed our recommended vitamin intake with these pills. There is an overdose with vitamins, because you get the vitamins from the food you consume and you add more by taking vitamin supplements. If you take more Beta-carotene you increase the risk of lung cancer and heart disease by 20 %. There was a study conducted on 35,000 Americans between 2001 and 2014 showing that big amount of Vitamin E tablets can increase the risk of prostate cancer by 17 %. Overdo on folic acid can increase the risk of colon cancer in high doses.

Why do we consume vitamin supplements if they are bad for us?

The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey conducted on 12,000 adults between 2007 and 2010, have shown that 45 % of adults believe that taking a multivitamin can improve their health, 33 % thought that it can maintain their health, and 23 % said it was recommended by their doctor. The main fact about this study is that most of the surveyed adults already had a healthy lifestyle. This means they already get their vitamins from their healthy diet, and they are prone to vitamin overdose without them knowing.

Consume the vitamins you need the old-fashioned way!!

The best way to get the vitamins is to get them from your food, and not the supplements. There is the right amount that you can intake by just changing your diet. Throw away the vitamin supplements and use great substitutes from the nature. Here are some of them: -Get the folic acid from green vegetables like broccoli. – Use the vitamin E found in kale and almonds. – Beta-carotene (cut the risk of heart disease) can be found in the carrots and mangoes.

When discussing about the vitamins, more is not better. Don’t take any vitamin supplements if you already have a healthy diet. It can only increase the risk of cancer. And if your diet is not healthy, then just make some changes and avoid the supplements.