contains a video on the dangers of vitamins.
Most of the discussion centered on ‘eating’ our vitamins as oppose to ‘taking’ them in supplements, but interestingly the site pointed to another article discussing the B-vitamins which can add energy to our day.
“Specifically, the B-vitamin family helps in maintaining the health of the central nervous system, which helps to promote the metabolism and therefore, energy generally speaking.”
The focus was on 3 nutrient groups:
• Thiamin and Riboflavin: found in dairy or milk products, and FORTIFIED whole-grains or cereals
• Pantothenic Acid, Niacin, and Pyridoxine: found in chicken, green vegetables and FORTIFIED cereals or breads
• B Complex Vitamins: found in chicken, whole grains and vegetables
This made me wonder about ‘fortified’ foods…
iModerate Research Technologies posted a study which noted, “When it comes to fortified foods, consumers' apprehension stems from the fortification process itself, believability as to the product's health claim, the possible overconsumption of nutrients, and long-term health implications.” The report can be found @ www.imoderate.com/experi
I was relieved to find I’m not alone in my confusion.
Sheldon Hendler, M.D., Ph.D, co-author of "The Physician's Desk Reference for Nutritional Supplements states, "Nutritionally enhanced foods are essentially just a different way of getting some of the benefits of a vitamin supplement. Studies show both do the job." The article goes on to talk about the benefits of fortifying food starting in the 1920s.
Sounds to me like the 'jury is out', but It's good to know we have multiple sources to gain and maintain our health as we become "AWAKE! ALIVE! AWARE! and Appreciative of ALL that IS".