Americans have access to not only an abundance of foods, but also to a staggering amount of variety in our diet. The human body is a supremely complex device and contains the most complex object known to science- the brain. So it stands to reason that providing proper nutrition to build and replenish the staggering amount of structures in the body is a big ask.
Across time, the norm for the vast, vast majority of humans is malnutrition. Even kings and lords of the past struggled to obtain what today we would call a well-rounded diet. Because poor nutrition has historically been the norm, we tend to think that we’re doing about as well as we can.
While there is good reason to be grateful for the plenty that we enjoy, there’s still room for improvement. We know this because research tells us that without multivitamins, life expectancy and overall health outcomes are not as good as they could be.
Over the years there has been a great deal of controversy surrounding the actual effectiveness of multivitamins. Many studies have reported that taking a multivitamin every day is actually damaging to your long-term health. But these studies failed to take a few key factors into account.
For one thing, the vast majority of multivitamins that have been well studied are really bad products. They are the relatively inexpensive multivitamins that are pushed on commercial TV. These vitamins are notorious for containing synthetic or broken versions of the vitamins they portend to provide.
Putting these junk vitamins into your body is like putting a faulty part into your car’s engine. Either it won’t work properly, or it will actually damage the machine. When it comes to your body, a misfit component like an incomplete vitamin C molecule won’t rattle like a bad sprocket. But it will go on doing damage or just not working at all on a microscopic level until it is eliminated by the body.
However, there are a few high-quality multivitamins out there on the market which contain real nutrients and actual vitamins. Needless to say, they are expensive. This is one of those cases where you really do get what you pay for.
Why? Because producing real vitamins cannot be done through cheap laboratory methods. They have to be grown and cultivated in a painstaking process.
The good news is that the latest research is telling us that taking a high-quality multivitamin every day can reduce all manner of health problems and risks of death by as much as 70%. That is a huge finding, and it could make a serious dent in the reactionary medical model, which only treats the symptoms while encouraging you to continue living on potato chips.
A 70% increase in long-term good health is an absolutely staggering number. The study was published by the Journal of Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. It looked at 2,200 women who had been diagnosed with an early stage of breast cancer between the years 1997 and 2000. It found that the women who took multivitamins, had a healthy diet, and engaged in regular physical activity were 70% less likely to develop new tumors.
The study was designed to look at the risk of subsequent tumor development for those who take a multivitamin and those who don’t. As a side effect, they also discovered that all other disease processes, and health risks were decreased by an almost identical proportion.
Here at, Health Scams Exposed, we’ve talk quite a bit about how cancer is an across the board illness, that it is the result of not one bad habit or another. Rather, it is the development of an opportunistic pathogen which can only take hold in those whose health suffers across a range of vectors. So it is not surprising that taking high-quality multivitamins does much more than just reduce the risk of a recurrence of a certain type of cancer.
The downside to this story is that, in order to get the benefits of a multivitamin, you need to dish out the cash for a good one. That said, protecting your immune system should be a priority when it comes to taking supplements.
To that end, you could get a high-quality antioxidant like vitamin C or vitamin E. You could spend a lot less for these than you would with a multivitamin. And if you make sure you get a good product, you’ll definitely feel the difference.
Just do your research and make sure what you’re getting is a real vitamin and not molecular garbage.