Wednesday, November 28, 2007

New study finds the more supplements you take, the healthier you are

An authoritative study, published in the Nutrition Journal, finds that the more supplements a person takes, the healthier they are.

The study, conducted by Dr Gladys Block at the University of California, examined a number of health measures, including blood vitamin levels and disease risk, in three groups of people – those who took no supplements; those who took a multivitamin usually based on basic RDA levels; and those who took a combination of many supplements such as vitamins C, E, D, essential fats, lecithin, coenzyme Q10, glucosamine, B complex and others. Almost nine out of ten of the multiple-supplement users consumed 20 or more different kinds of supplements throughout the year.