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Researchers: supplements don't improve heart health

ATLANTA - You're driving yourself hard, not eating like you should. So, can a daily multivitamin fill in the gaps?

Researchers at St. Michael's Hospital and the University of Toronto say maybe not.

They looked at 5 years of study data and found the most popular supplements had no impact, good or bad, on cardiovascular health. Emory Healthcare Internist Dr. Sharon Bergquist says this is the latest study to find little health benefit to taking vitamins and minerals.

"The recommendation that I think a lot of experts agree on is, it's really important to get those vitamins and minerals but to get them from food," Dr. Bergquist says.  "That seems to be the critical difference."

Dr. Bergquist says our bodies absorb nutrients in food differently than they do from a pill.

"In food, those vitamins and minerals are packaged in nature's packaging, and our bodies are able to digest and absorb it in a way that we don't necessarily do with supplements," she says.  "Because, with supplements, they've been taken out of the context of food."

In which ways will taking a daily multivitamin noticeably improve my health?

I'm just curious, I have a fairly well balanced diet but am thinking about taking a multivitamin every day. How can this improve my health? Also any suggestions on which kind I should take?


Multivitamins are a good idea, just for those days when maybe you didn't eat as many vegetables or whatnot, but I don't think you'd really NOTICE a big difference. Women might find iron in a multivitamin will keep them from being sleepy all the time,


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the bigger beneifits are inside.


A big resounding YES! It improves your health by improving the quality of the various minerals and nutrients your body needs on a daily basis.

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I just starting taking Centrum as a multivitamin for my health and for my hair ?

I just took this vitamin and I want to know how long it will take for this to kick in. I know im impassent :P Does this help your hair grow stronger too?


Serena, any type of vitamins need time to accumulate in your body before you will notice any results. They work best when you take them with a meal so they can assimilate into the bloodstream.

Just be sure to take the recommended amount


Serena, any type of vitamins need time to accumulate in your body before you will notice any results. They work best when you take them with a meal so they can assimilate into the bloodstream.

Just be sure to take the recommended amount


for you to absorb nutrients from supplements such as centrum, your intestines (villi) must be cleansed. otherwise, no amount of vitamins will make you absorb its nutrients and regenerate healthy cells if your villi is not clean/detoxified.