Vitamins and Supplements promoted as “Magic Pills”
The amounts of vitamins and supplements Canadians are taking is steadily on the rise.
These pills are also being marketed more aggressively, often as a be-all end-all cure for whatever ails you from A-Z.
But how many vitamins and in what doses do we really need?
Are the amounts being consumed safe? Are they high quality, and do they actually contain the ingredients that the labels are claiming? Are supplements really good for you?
Here is an in-depth look at the industry by CBC’s the Fifth Estate:
Ron Zalko of Ron Zalko Fitness & Yoga in Vancouver and founder of Ironman Canada, has been saying the same thing for years, that this industry does not have adequate regulation.
Ron is also a firm believer that you should “eat from nature” to get the vitamins and minerals you need, and not turn to supplements. Start by adding high quality food sources of the vitamins and minerals you are wishing to increase instead of reaching for questionable pills and you will be off to a great start.
Produced by Kathleen Zalko