Here’s something that should make you think twice about which vitamin supplements to buy.
In the United States, there’s a certain brand of vitamins infamously called “bedpan vitamins among hospital nurses. Why? Because patients who take them cannot digest them, and tablets end up intact even after the patients take a poop in the bedpan.
It makes you think that perhaps, consumers should be more wary of the kind of vitamin supplements they buy. All told, just because they cost money, it doesn’t mean they’re all worth the cost.
In fact, in the United States, consumers spend millions every year on vitamin brands don’t get “processed” by the body and leave the way they came in – with brand markings and all. This is because they are made with synthetic ingredients that are not easily digested or absorbed in the stomach.
Vitamin Supplements – Going Back to the Basics
If you really think about it, they are just that – supplements, and so they should never be used to replace a healthy diet. However, if you’re unable to manage so that you’re eating healthy meals anywhere, anytime, just make sure you’re taking vitamins that:
(a) Are absorbable by the body, and
(b) Have sufficient quantities of nutrients to be effective
If you don’t want to waste your money, be conscious about the type and brand of vitamins that you buy. Did you know there are over 1,000 brands of vitamins supplements being sold in the United States and Canada, but that very few of them are actually recommended by doctors?