Can dietary supplements end up making you less healthy?
The results from the experiments and survey demonstrated that participants who believed they had taken dietary supplements felt invulnerable to health hazards, thus leading them to engage in health-risk behaviors. Specifically, participants in the perceived supplement use group expressed less desire to engage in exercise and more desire to engage in hedonic activities, preferred a buffet over an organic meal (Experiment 1), and walked less to benefit their health (Experiment 2) than the control group.
I take an inexpensive multivitamin and fish oil daily. From my reading, unless you have specific health issues or athletic performance goals, you don’t need much more than that.
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Posted On: April 28, 2011