It's a curious thing what you are to do with new knowledge or information. I've been taking a multivitamin for a bazillion years, starting in my teens, and currently I take a 1000mg vit C capsule and a woman's multivitamin with all the daily normals. I went into the health articles to get my 3 points
and there is an article about how multivitamins serve no good purpose for health or otherwise and is just making someone else rich. It even goes on to say that people would be better off spending their $20 (typically spent on a months worth of vitamins) on fresher foods. I am guessing it was refering to fruits and veggies. Now if I were to read this article as gospel, I might just throw out those horse pills and go buy some apples and avacodos. However, after 15 years of taking my vitamins, I have learned, that 1)I make better food choices when I remember to take my vitamins 2)that vitC keeps me from getting sick, I know what happens when I miss that too many days in a row and 3)no amount of "food" I eat healthy or otherwise is going to get me the vitamins I need everyday. I wonder what would happen if all the food companies just stopped making junk. If what was available to eat was real food grown from the ground, or killed by a butcher. Would I still need a vitamin, I don't know. But as it stands, 50% of my daily calories come from processed not real food. I love my fruits and veggies. I only eat 100% whole wheat anything. I limited how much sugar and salt goes in my mouth by cooking everything I eat myself, (or I know who is cooking it). I severely limit junk like baked treats, chocolate, coffee, soda, canned or jarred anything, white anything, boxed anything, bagged anything, you get my point. Yet I am overweight and undernorished. I think I will keep taking my vitamins and start exercising more.