I have been a vitamin skeptic for years, having experimented with different types of supplements off and on over the years. I took folic acid when I decided I wanted to get pregnant, and I encourage my mother to take calcium since the supplements have been shown to help women over 65 maintain healthy bone density. The more I read about vitamins, the more nutritionist and dietitians say to eat your vitamins and that the body processes micronutrients and antioxidants better from food. Additionally, vitamin deficiencies are not really a problem here in the US rendering supplements unnecessary.
A compilation of studies on the benefits of vitamins A, C, and E indicate that they don't prevent cancer or heart disease. Some studies have even found that taking vitamins may shorten your life. Ahhh . . . the bitter ironies.
I know we are all trying to be as healthy as we can be and I am wondering your stance on nutritional supplements. So tell me . . .