Supplements is it really good in our health?

Philippines
June 18, 2008 4:54am CST
I heard lots of people around me taking supplement tablets and capsules just wonder if its really good in our health or not? anybody there who knows about this matter please guide us all so we can apply it by our selves..If its really healthy???
2 responses
@madlees (1381)
• India
18 Jun 08
Hi Cetura, We can never say for sure. Vitamins and minerals are substances which cannot be produced in the body and have to be got from the food we take. some fruits have antioxidants called flavnoids and other chemicals which cannot be got from the vitamin pills. so natural intake of food in the shape of fruits and vegetables are the best to get vitamins.. For some, supplements have to be taken but most of us do not need them, that is it is unnecessary for most of us. If we can take in normal food and have a healthy body to boot, we need not get supplements at all. That's really a waste and not only some vitamins will have after effects if overdosed. people who are convalescing after severe illnesses would need supplements because they would have lots of minerals. Like wise the old also need extra vitamins and minerals because their body cannot absorb enough from the food. If you want to know more about these please visit the site.. http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/dietandnutrition/feature/vitamins.htm
@subha12 (18453)
• India
18 Jun 08
i do not know exactly. i think when you have got some deficiency they should be taken, also its better to get with doctor's advice. these tablets and capsules should never be taken without medical supervision.