Multivitamins can be really magical for your health, but not the way you think.
In fact, the medical ‘benefits’ of multivitamins are simply misleading.
This was revealed in a medical study conducted in the United States.
Research published in the medical journal BMJ Open found that people who take multivitamin supplements consider themselves 30% healthier than those who stay away from them.
However, when comparing the medical histories of the two groups and analyzing dozens of physical and mental illnesses, it was discovered that there was no difference in the overall health of those who took or did not take multivitamins.
Experts at the Harvard Medical School study said there was no difference in the health of those who took multivitamins and those who stayed away, but those who used supplements felt 30 per cent healthier.
About one-third of people in the United States use multivitamins in the belief that it will affect their health.
To determine the benefits of these supplements during the study, researchers analyzed data from more than 21,000 people who took part in the 2012 US National Health Interview Survey.
These people were asked what they do for good health, including the use of vitamin supplements.
About 5,000 people surveyed said they used multivitamins, while 16,000 said they did not.
The study found that people who used multivitamins regularly belonged to the elderly and high-income groups.
These individuals were also asked what medical problems they had experienced and the study analyzed the benefits of multivitamins based on the answers to these questions.
The results showed that people who take multivitamins consider themselves healthier than others, but their medical records show that this is not true.
Researchers say that a strong belief in multivitamins makes people feel healthy, although this is not the case.
“People who take multivitamins are naturally more positive-minded,” he said.
Multivitamins are commonly used to supplement nutritional deficiencies, such as vitamins A, C, D, E, K, calcium, magnesium, dietary fibre, choline, and potassium.
According to Melissa Mojumdar, an expert at Amur University Hospital Midtown and spokeswoman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the research shows that the best diet is to get these nutrients instead of supplements.
“As nutritionists, most of us think we can get a lot of ingredients and vitamins through diet,” he said.
According to researchers, we do not say that all supplements are a waste of money, as folic acid used during pregnancy is necessary for the baby.
“People who are not already suffering from any disease do not need multivitamin supplements, as there is no evidence that their daily use can help in any way,” he said.
“We believe the money should be spent on things that are really good for health, such as eating a healthy diet, exercising or socializing,” he said.