Sunday, 8 December 2013

General Misconceptions Regarding Supplement Usage

There are many misconceptions about vitamins and the health benefits they offer. Although, vitamins play a vital role in keeping a healthy body, over-dosage can actually cause more damage than benefit. For majority of the people, taking vitamin supplements is known to be the best way to get vitamin supplements for their bodies, instead of eating healthy food.  However, high dose of vitamin supplements should not be taken unless medically recommended.

Vitamin supplements are usually misused, and are taken without professional advice, to treat conditions such as cold, bone weakness, or to stabilize the effects of a stressful lifestyle. Even though, the popular belief considers vitamin supplements to be amiracle drug, they are in fact organic compounds that are involved in the functions of metabolism.
Balanced diet and sufficient levels of essential nutrients are important for complex processes in the body. Vitamins as supplement are introduced into our bodies at levels that could not be a replacement of healthier eating habits.
Sometimes vitamin supplements are required for our bodies, nonetheless taking multivitamins is a better option at a recommended dietary level, rather than taking single nutrient supplement’s or high-dose multivitamins.
Bentham Science Publishers is one of the leading STM publishers in the world. It has a wealth of online journals and eBooks, which answers questions in the fields of pharmaceutical, biomedical, medical, and engineering, technology, computer and social sciences. One of its subscription based journal is “Current Nutrition and Food Sciences” which has a number of articles related to this topic.


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