Vitamins: Too much of a not-so-good thing?

Vitamins: Good or Bad?


Paul Offit doesn’t take any vitamins. In fact, while you might think that vitamins are great in any quantity, Offit urges you to take a step back and think before swallowing the equivalent of eight cantaloupes in a single dose. “I think that alternative medicine is often given a free pass,” he told CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta. “I think we should hold alternative medicine to the same standard that we hold conventional medicine.
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New Additions to the Pharmics Supplement Line Include Prenatal Vitamins with DHA

First, talking in aggregate about all vitamins (which is like lumping “medications” as one thing) in binary good-or-bad terms misses all the points. We still don’t know the exact ideal amounts of many vitamins, though we know more about some than others. For example, just three months ago, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force reversed its position on vitamin D and calcium supplements for postmenopausal women.
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Dr. Paul Offit says everyone should be more skeptical about taking large doses of vitamins.

Iron is vital to the growth and brain development of a baby, and he or she will tap into the existing iron supply of its mother to furnish their own need. If an expectant mother is deprived of iron long enough, she can become anemic: a condition very dangerous to the mother and child alike. It is imperative for a mother to increase her vitamin intake during pregnancy, as most of the nutrients she consumes will go the mental and physical health of her unborn child. With liquid iron supplements , mothers are finding an alternative option to typical anemic treatments. Pharmics Inc. is one of the leaders in the online pharmacy world, and they make it their business to anticipate the needs of the expectant mother.
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