Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Those taking supplement died earlier

CNN.com - Study: Vitamin E may do more harm than good

Research finds those taking supplement died earlier
NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana (Reuters) -- Vitamin E supplements, which millions take in the hope of longer, healthier lives, may do more harm than good, researchers reported on Wednesday.


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5 Comments:

At 11/11/2004 04:42:00 AM, Blogger Marc said...

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At 11/12/2004 11:01:00 AM, Blogger lawDawg said...

What's the matter, marc? No way to spin this story into a sales pitch for your vitamins?

lawDawg

 
At 11/14/2004 10:34:00 AM, Blogger Marc said...

Hi lawdawg,

I deleted the post by mistake.

The original post was, and you can ask Imran, was that taking the recommended amount is OK.

Regards,

Marc

 
At 11/14/2004 11:14:00 AM, Blogger Marc said...

Hi Imran,

Here's good research on Vitamin E.

http://www.annals.org/cgi/content/summary/0000605-200501040-00110v1?maxtoshow=&HITS=10&hits=10&RESULTFORMAT=&fulltext=nutritional+supplements&searchid=1100448738977_1623&stored_search=&FIRSTINDEX=0&journalcode=annintmed

The research suggests to take no more than 400 IU of vitamin E/day.

Marc

 
At 11/15/2004 01:06:00 AM, Blogger Loser said...

Marc, there is a site tinyurl.com which squeezes the long URL
e.g. your link = http://tinyurl.com/6eyzv. Don’t delete your post btw ;o)

In that page I posted, it's stated

"People who took 200 international units of vitamin E a day or more died at a higher rate during the study, which lasted three years, than people who did not take supplements, they told a meeting of the American Heart Association."

And

"We don't think that people need to take vitamin E supplements, that they get enough from the diet," he said. Nuts, oils, whole grains and green leafy vegetables are all rich in vitamin E."

My point is just this, 1) you can not overdose yourself by eating natural food. But by taking supplements there is a chance.

2) Supplements are very general and may not suit every body. E.g. My body is low on say magnesium and high on Iron and your body is vice versa, taking same supplement might help you and harm me etc.

3) God created a wonder that is human body. If I eat some food the mechanism in my body extracts what my body needs from it and waste the other. Your body may extract some thing total different from the SAME food depending on what you need. Supplements kinda force the stuff like zinc and magnesium into your body which you may or may not need. Maybe it won't harm you after all the Nutrilite research which we yet have to see ;o). My point is, how would you know you are benefiting from it? How do you know you actually need it?

I tend to avoid garbage food, beverages; chocolates etc. and go to gym twice a week. Drinking plenty of water, fruit + salad, and sufficient sleep increases my productivity. I'm cutting back on caffeine and never touched alcohol. Quit tobacco as well. And that’s what I try to teach other ppl to stay healthy.

By the way, daily Quotidian of Nutrilite has 25 IU of Vitamin E, which is well under the limit.

 

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