This was reported recently on SA tv, that older women were at risk taking vitamins(death even!)...This site disagrees. I don't.
Media hoax exposed: Recent attack on vitamins a fabricated scare campaign www.naturalnews.com
Media hoax exposed: Recent attack on vitamins a fabricated scare campaign, see above link.
True but of course...processed is processed and I fail to understand why natural health people seem to think (quite rightly ) that processed refined food isn't healthy however the processed refined vitamins and minerals they are mostly making money from are wonderful. All refined and highly processed substances when take when we don't need them are not healthy. So many processed food and multi vitamins contain iron and are marketed to post menopausal women who already get too much iron in the diet...loads of other excessive nutrition 'marketed' to us IS harmful.
Yes I take supplements...but ONLY those supplements I have been medically tested to know I need and know not guess I am not able to get though natural food. There needs to be warnings. Someone like myself would get liver cancer from excess iron if I allowed myself to accept the standard take this multi vitamin mineral sales person's talk so I like to see warnings that the wrong nutritional supplements for you are dangerous and yes, they can kill. It is all in the balance and there hasn't been enough warnings in the past.
It is TRUE Older women are very much in danger from taking vitamin mineral supplements made for younger women and there has not been enough warning.
A great many post menopausal women especially from the English, Irish or Scottish decent, a decade on from the time they had the last menses will be heading into iron overload and becoming at risk for liver cancers and other serious illnesses as a result of the minerals piled into everything from breakfast cereal and vita,in mineral supplements.
Iron added to food or in supplements would KILL ME if I did not know to avoid them. But how many older women know to get their feritin saturation measured and to avoid added iron products and haw many vitamin mineral supplements, diet drinks you name it have added feritin and other supplements in it that many people do not need and taking them would add to an overload in the body which is toxic?
I am lucky. I know this and can try to save my life by avoiding toxic overload though it is darn hard with everyone trying to 'enrich' their product to make it sound healthier for you.
Added nutrients aside from food is to avoid deficiency or treat it...in excess it is very dangerous and becomes lethal faster in the very young and elderly.
The article may have been misinterpreted and miss quoted but heck...there needs to be more education to not take nutritional supplements if you do not understand what you are taking and how it will work within your own body and check if the person pushing them has biochemist training with research to back the info or if they are just a nutrition supplement seller. There is always the snake oil seller to beware off... Why shouldn't people be warned vitamins and minerals out of balance and in excess do kill?
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