Vitamins

United States
January 19, 2007 6:59am CST
I just saw a report on tv on the Today Show that says that some Vitamins could be bad for you. How many people take vitamins on a regular basis. I take Vitamin C every day.
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9 responses
• United States
30 Jan 07
I think when you start taking "MEGA" vitamins to achieve special effects it becomes dangerous. First off, not many of us are truly qualified and knowledgable enough to do it safely. I think taking vitamins in a basic multi-vitamin formula can be beneficial but again, only as directed. When you start doctoring yourself without complete knowledge you can get into trouble.
• United States
1 Feb 07
Thanks for responding. I also try and ask my doctor before I try something new just to get his opinion on it.
@balasri (26554)
• India
19 Jan 07
Everything in excess is always bad.Taking a well balanced multi vitamin from a reputed company is always good.
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• United States
19 Jan 07
Thanks for responding. I did not get to see the whole interview because I had to take my son to the bus stop but it did give a few ones that are bad and contain bad things for your body
@kellys3ps (3728)
• United States
29 Dec 07
I don't remember to take vitamins - I'm terrible about it!
• Malaysia
27 Nov 07
Hi marriedman, I used to take all kinds of vitamin as supplements. I've taken B complex, C, E, Gingko, Garlic, EPO, Omega 3,etc.. Prevention is better than Cure..tht's what I thought. But it did not prevent me from getting gastric, headaches, nerves problems, flatulence,etc.. Then one day I decided to Stop taking everything. My body was slightly better after tht. What I understand is.. our body do not absorp much of the vit we take. Maybe just 30% and we lose the rest either through urination or sweat. And some 'left overs' becomes toxic in our body, which in my case was what causes the 16 yrs of chronic pain I had.
@villageanne (8554)
• United States
23 Nov 07
I used to take vitimins but I heard years ago that they may not be absorbed into our bodies like they once thought. I just quit taking them. I do eat properly though. I love veggies and fruit. I eat alot of them.
@cheongyc (5075)
• Malaysia
26 Oct 07
I take vitamin daily as well. It's because I think the food that we take daily doesn't contain the complete nutrients that our body actually need. Normal food could just provide the energy that we need to move around. But in order to have our cells flourish and develope perfectly, we need much more nutrients and vitamins. My parents are quite concerned about my health and they keep reminding me to take good care of my health since young age. That's why they bought some nutricious and healthy food/vitamins for me. I found that, after taking abundance of nutrients and vitamins, my body are more vigorous and engergetic and would get fatigued through out the day easily.
@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
26 Oct 07
I also take vitamins daily. I had read a report two months back about the disadvantages of taking vitamins. It also said that to take vitamins daily could shorten one’s life. Even though I had read the report I still continue to take them daily as I don’t believe what was said in the report.
@ronita34 (3923)
• Canada
23 Feb 07
Vitamin C is also the only vitamin that i personally take everyday as well! What vitamins did the report say that may be harmful to us? This way we can all try to avoid such a thing!
@vivek6831 (211)
• India
2 Feb 07
Vitamins are nutrients required in very small amounts for essential metabolic reactions in the body.[1] The term vitamin does not include other essential nutrients such as dietary minerals, essential fatty acids, or essential amino acids, nor does it encompass the large number of other nutrients that promote health but that are not strictly essential.