Ditch the multivitamins, they are in general worthless, expensive and pollute the environment! However, we do sometimes need to take supplements or some particular vitamins. At Dr Daniel’s, we take this issue seriously and recommend a personalised regime to all our patients.
Vitamins and supplements are intended to provide nutrients that may otherwise not be consumed in sufficient quantities. Supplements as generally understood include vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, among other substances. There are more than 50,000 dietary supplements available. More than half of the UK. adult population (53% – 55%) consume dietary supplements with most common ones being multivitamins.
It should be remembered that vitamins and supplements are not intended to prevent or treat any disease and in some circumstances can be dangerous.Most supplements should be avoided, and usually people should not eat micronutrients except people with clearly shown deficiency. Those people should first consult a doctor. An exception is vitamin D, which is recommended in Nordic countries due to weak sunlight.