Dr. Oz Shares Multi-Vitamin Safety Recommendations
Multi-vitamin safety has been a contentious issue lately with some recent studies indicating that taking a daily multi-vitamin pill may cause an individual more harm than good. Dr. Oz addresses the issue of multi-vitamin safety with three reasons why your multi-vitamins may not be safe for you.
The first reason Dr. Oz gives about why your multi-vitamin may not be safe for you is that some vitamin pills provide what he calls ‘pharmaceutical’ doses that are much higher than what you could possibly get from eating food during a meal. To achieve the same dose in food as in a vitamin pill you would have to eat the equivalent of a bushel of produce.
“Why would I give my body such a high dose of any vitamin that I could not possibly have gotten in Nature? My argument would be that if I am doing that, then I am taking a pharmaceutical dose of the vitamin,” says Dr. Oz.
Dr. Oz points out that people need to read the labels on their multi-vitamin bottles to see what they are actually consuming. “One of the biggest mistakes we make is that we think that just because it says ‘multi-vitamin’ that they are all created equal. And the real challenge for us to figure out is—do we need them, and which ones of those specific vitamins should be in each one. My concerns are what is supposed to be in the multi-vitamin. So the first thing I want to talk about is overdoses of the vitamins A and E.”