You May Be Wasting Your Money on Vitamins, According to a Doctor

Posted On: Apr 17, 2018   |   Posted By: Pop Sugar

You May Be Wasting Your Money on Vitamins, According to a Doctor

Social media has the power of making anything trendy, and vitamins are no exception. Thanks to Instagram-driven companies that have somehow made multivitamins sexy and personalized, more people are interested in getting their daily health fix now than ever. But are they actually good for you - or are we all wasting our money? We asked One Medical's District Medical Director Natasha Bhuyan, MD, to find out.
Do Vitamins Work?
Dr. Bhuyan said that although taking vitamins sounds appealing - like vitamin C for your immune system and vitamin E for good skin - research has shown that there are better ways to give your body what it needs.
"Unfortunately, studies consistently show that vitamins are great when eaten through nutritious foods, like fruits and vegetables, not when taken through a supplement pill," Dr. Bhuyan told POPSUGAR. "It really is best for people to get vitamins through foods."
Some People Do Need Them
"Those with certain medical conditions such as pernicious anemia have difficulty...

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