• 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.
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.
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.
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.
2 Feb 07
Vitamins are nutrients required in very small amounts for essential metabolic reactions in the body. 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.