Vitamins

Product Name:  Vitamins

Manufacturer and Seller: Variety of manufacturers.

Type of Buyer:  Anyone looking for vitamins and dietary supplements.

Rating (1-5 highest): 5

Review:

I have heard it said that vitamins are a waste of time and money.  Where I agree that there are some vitamins that are available fall into that category there are some out there that do not.  I recently ran into a study that researched primarily multiple vitamins from a lot of manufacturers.  It showed what I have known for a long time.  No two vitamin maker is the same.  Some are much better than others.  Shaklee is one the of the best due to the research and strict standards that they have for their vitamins.  In that study Shaklee came in 4th for their multiple vitamin.  One issue I have is that the people who did the study went with a Multi pack; where you get 6 vitamins in a strip that you take once a day.  The six vitamins can also be purchased individually and thereby allowing someone to only use the ones that they want.

Another study showed that those that used a broad array of vitamins and supplements were better off than those people who did not.  The full study can be found here.

When it comes down to it making sure to get good information about vitamins before taking them is important.  Sometimes spending a little more on a per pill basis is required to make sure that you are getting a good vitamin from a good company.  Ones that work for you and actually do what they claim.

Here are a few links with more information:

http://www.helpguide.org/life/supplements_dietary_nutritional_herbal.htm

http://nccam.nih.gov/health/supplements/wiseuse.htm

http://www.doctoroz.com/search?q1=vitamins

http://www.shaklee.com/company_home.shtml

http://www.fda.gov/Food/DietarySupplements/Alerts/default.htm

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