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Don’t Take Your Vitamins

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Many medical studies show positive health effects from higher vitamin levels. The only problem? These studies often can’t tease out the effect of the vitamins from the effect of other factors, such as generally healthy living. Studies that attempt to do this typically show no impact from vitamin use — or only a very tiny one on a small subset of people. The truth is that for most people, vitamin supplementation is simply a waste of time.

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MOST health supplements are a waste of money.

However, as your chart shows, fish oil / omega 3 supplements are good.

So are probiotics. And green tea!