Multivitamins: Do You Really Need Them?

Multivitamins: Do You Really Need Them?

Half of the American adults take a multivitamin or another vitamin supplement regularly, according to Hopkinsmedicine.org. This total price tag exceeds $12 billion per year. However, should you really spend on a daily multivitamin or just invest in a healthy diet instead?

As a provider of pharmaceutical services in Ontario, we often get asked this question. We always advise that supplements are never a substitute for a balanced, healthy diet.

Most people may consider multivitamins because of false claims of reducing heart disease. Studies have proven these claims baseless.

So do you really need to take multivitamins? Harvard.edu has proven that multivitamins actually have benefits such as:

  • Reducing the risk of stroke with folic acid and B-complex vitamins
  • Lowering the risk of cataracts and cancer
  • Reduce the progression of age-related macular generation

As a provider of medical care in Ontario we also recommend multivitamins for high-risk groups such as:

  • Vitamin D and calcium for adults diagnosed with osteoporosis
  • Supplements for patients with Crohn’s disease or celiac disease
  • People with vitamin B12 deficiency
  • People with lactose intolerance

Are you in need of multivitamins or any other supplement? Come and drop by at our pharmacy in Cambridge. We at Firstline Walk-In Clinic, Family Practice & Pharmacy will make sure you get the health care services you need.

Our walk-in clinic in Cambridge is also available for consultations.

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