In 2002, The Journal of the American Medical Association released a recommendation that all adults should take a multivitamin each day in addition to eating a healthy diet. But there is evidence that suggests that merely adding a one-a-day tablet may not be the best way to ensure proper nutrition.
According to the Physician’s Desk Reference only 15 to 30% of vitamins and minerals, in any pill form, are absorbed by the body. There are several reasons for this.
Pills, tablets and caplets are made in molds. No matter what the active ingredient is, the manufacturer has to add fillers, binders and waxes in order to take up space and hold the pill together. Talcum powder, sugar, whey and yeast are among the most common fillers, and the companies that claim not to use any of these are probably using dehydrogenated animal fat.
So don’t simply equate vitamins with good health – you’d be better off evaluating what’s not in the vitamins than what’s in them.
Vitamin molds are sprayed with a…