“Enough Is Enough: Stop Wasting Money on Vitamin and Mineral Supplements” was the title of an editorial published in the Annals of Internal Medicine a couple weeks ago. Multivitamins have become the latest victim of a few biased studies and the health media is spreading these erroneous findings which is promoting the pharmaceutical agenda.
Here is what we found after looking into this report:
Annals of Internal Medicine is a pro-drug publication almost entirely funded by pharmaceutical companies which compete with multivitamins.
The studies cited in the article used cheap, low-grade, synthetic vitamins and inorganic minerals.
These multivitamins were manufactured by companies owned by pharmaceutical companies.
The article states some vitamins, such as Vitamin E, beta carotene and possibly Vitamin A are harmful yet very few people have died from these or other supplements. However, prescription drugs kill THOUSANDS of people ever day!
Is it possible drug companies are trying to create a smear campaign against vitamins to further their financial empire? We think so.
According to the article, U.S. sales of vitamin supplements continues to grow, reaching $28 billion in sales in 2010. The more supplements people take, the healthier they will become and the less reliant they will be on drugs. If people stop taking vitamins or do not start taking them, the sicker they will become and the more drugs they will need to take.
So, if vitamin sales continue increase, can you see the financial threat to the drug industry?
There are hundreds, if not thousands of studies that show vitamin and mineral supplements help prevent and even treat disease. We like to trust the enormous amount of the evidence in favor of supplements and not the handful of studies not in favor of supplements. We will continue to take daily multivitamins to “supplement” our healthy diet for life-long health and we encourage you and your family to do the same.