It seems that many people take vitamins because they think the food they're eating lacks the nutrients needed to be healthy. Did Oprah say take supplements and everyone followed!?! I checked the intertubes and it seems that supplement sales are over 20 billion a year. Are people thinking they can use vitamins to "fix" their poor food choices or that they need them to ensure good nutrition? Are all the economic troubles a factor as people can't afford a wide variety of food?
I know many of us here on PH take some supplements, fish oil seems to be a prominent one, but outside of that do you think you eat well enough that you can obtain all the vitamins you need from eating a wide variety of foods?
If you were taking supplements have you slowly phased them out but added other things in? Example: sea vegetables, cranberries, yogurt for Iodine. Dark leafy greens, fruit, broccoli for Calcium. Fish, eggs, mushrooms for Vitamin D.
If you are taking supplements, want to share the what and the why? I'm always curious..
For me, I take ZMA at night and fish oil and have never taken any other supplements. Parents raised me in a way where food rules, pills do not. I definitely eat an extremely varied diet and am eager to see, after my blood tests next week, how my bod is doing.