We don’t often hear a lot in the media about the deliberate attempts to discredit the natural medicine industry, but the anti-vitamin lobby is working hard to cause doubt in the mind of consumers.
Whenever a study comes out that shows vitamins in a negative light – it is trumpeted across the media as a victory for the pharmaceutical industry. What they don’t realise however is that you can’t compare the vitamins, minerals and nutrients that you find in whole foods; with the high dose synthetic versions that are found in studies. So not only are the studies most often flawed in their design, they are not actually studying the most health giving form of the vitamin anyway.
I don’t take much notice of these studies for many reasons, but for those of you who may be interested in reading about this subject – you can read this excellent summary of the major points here: