MARYLAND: It is true that we cannot meet the daily requirements of requisite vitamins because of poor diet we consume these days.
Therefore, people adhere to countless dietary supplements. But is it a wise decision?
Let’s look into some significant vitamins and its daily requirements for humans:
An adult body requires some 15 mg (or 22.4 IU) of vitamin E. However, mostly supplements harbor 200 to 1000 IU per pill. Considering this, a study from John Hopkins University revealed that those, who take over 400 IU daily, are more likely to die soon. Also, the men are more prone to mount prostate cancer when compared to those who do not take such pill.
Usually people pop out such supplements as to thwart and cure common cold and the flu. Similarly, its pills, lozenges, and powdered drinks consist of 500-1000mg of vitamin C, which exceeds the limits of daily requirements around 5 to 10 times. It has been scientifically proven that beaucoup of vitamin c could potentially trigger kidney stones.