The medical consensus is that there are no miracles in those bottles. Several studies have found that taking additional vitamins and minerals doesn't protect against disease or improve overall health in otherwise healthy people. I spend more time stopping people from taking supplements than I do giving people supplements. I mean, in my opinion, a supplement should complement something.
You shouldn't keep up with supplements. You shouldn't start your day by saying: Oh, man, I have to swallow all these pills before breakfast or else I won't exist today. As if we didn't work like that. And, therefore, you can take too much.
There are a lot of problems with excessive supplementation. Organic, especially if they are supplements that contain foods, food substances or herbs, organic may be a little better and of higher quality. Overall, this review found that vitamin and mineral supplements did not reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease or death. A new Canadian review compiled the findings of existing research on the role of vitamin and mineral supplements in the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases (CVD).
So, just because it's promoted as a sleep supplement and you read the back and that there's turmeric and there's something that has nothing to do with it, doesn't mean they can't sell it to you as a sleep supplement. You should be able to get most of the vitamins and minerals you need from your diet without having to take supplements. The working group, an independent panel of national experts, found that there was insufficient evidence that supplements helped prevent cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke, or cancer, the two leading causes of death in the United States. Women who are trying to have a baby or who are in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy should take folic acid supplements.
I spend a lot of time reading the label that appears on the front of the ingredient and its overview of what it's for and then I look at the ingredients and, more than half the time, they don't even match. The study found that none of the most commonly used supplements had a significant effect on the risk of cardiovascular outcomes or death from any cause. The working group specifically recommends not taking beta-carotene supplements because of the possible increase in the risk of lung cancer, and recommends not taking vitamin E supplements because they have no net benefit in reducing mortality, cardiovascular disease or cancer. The working group “also concludes with moderate certainty that vitamin E supplementation has no net benefit for the prevention of cardiovascular disease or cancer, according to the report.
Supplements to cure, unless there is a serious deficiency, I wouldn't use a supplement to cure someone of an illness. Based on a systematic review of 84 studies, the new USPSTF guidelines state that “there is insufficient evidence that taking multivitamins, combination supplements or individual supplements can help prevent cardiovascular disease and cancer in otherwise healthy adults who are not pregnant.” The point is that there are a lot of brilliant promises in this field of supplements, vitamins and minerals. You know, if you go to a website to buy a supplement, it should at least say what the supplement is, give you an idea of the ingredients in the dosage and where you can buy it. However, all supplements must have some type of purity statement, either on the bottle or on the company's website.