According to a new study which the Journal of the American College of Cardiology recently published, it seems that a lot of people are wasting their money on vitamin and mineral supplements that might actually be useless. The study claims that these supplements do not provide any benefit when it comes to your health, but they are not dangerous either. In fact, they are completely useless when it comes to maintaining your heart’s good condition, especially if we’re talking about heart attacks, disease, strokes or even early death. These supplements do not reportedly prevent these issues.
In order to reach these results, the team of experts looked at some of the most common and popular such supplements. Those included Vitamin D, C, calcium, and multivitamins, among other similar supplements. Their conclusion was that none of them provided any notable benefit for any aforementioned health issues, nor they posed any additional risk. Moreover, according to Dr. David Jenkins, the leader of the study, these very few positive effects of these popular supplements surprised the entire team. However, people should not understand that taking supplements with Vitamin D, C, calcium or any other kind is bad for their health. But they do not do anything notable and make no difference.
Supplements apparently do not have any effects on health
So, people who regularly take these kinds of supplements to boost their vitamin and mineral intake might feel disappointed after this conclusion. Most of them take them as an extra source of vitamins and minerals, apart from those they take from food.
However, there is one exception here: folic acid. It seems that this is the only supplement that can decrease the risk of stroke and heart disease. It seems that Vitamin B actually does the same thing. In fact, the team discovered something in antioxidants and niacin that could potentially increase the risk of early death, but nothing too significant.
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