We received a lot of questions from our readers and customers regarding recent media reports on the dangers of vitamins.
As in the past, these recent headlines were designed to cause controversy, which drives traditional media. There were flaws in these studies.
Ray & Terry have noted: in effect, all the studies showed was that alpha-tocopherol alone is not the form of vitamin E to use, and iron and copper should not be taken on a routine basis - all of which has been known for years. The highlights...
Multivitamin Study: Focuses on iron, copper and multivitamins. Note that the most negative effects were reported in conjunction with iron and copper. Ray & Terry have never recommended supplementing with iron or taking other minerals much in excess of the RDAs (of course, if you are anemic, that's a different story). We also recommend testing and thoughtfully considered supplementation for personal needs.
Vitamin E: There are known dangers to taking just one tocopherol of vitamin E. We recommend (and offer) a blended tocopherol formula for this reason.
Taking vitamin E with selenium did not appear to pose an increased risk of prostate cancer. It is important to see the bigger picture with supplementation. We strongly caution against taking just d-alpha tocopherol (vitamin E). Some manufactures use this material by itself to save money.
For more information, we'd like to share these good resources and insightful rebuttals as well.
Orthomolecular Medicine News
And here's another more mainstream article http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-mark-hyman/vitamin-dangers_b_1018430.html
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