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Multivitamins Found to Be Linked to Heart Health
By Dr. Mercola
About one-third of Americans take multivitamin and mineral supplements, and this rises to more than 40 percent among older Americans.1 Despite their popularity, there’s been quite a bit of debate about whether or not they’re truly useful.
In 2013, researchers at the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research went as far as to say that vitamin supplements are probably useless when it comes to preventing heart disease and/or cancer.2
That study was heavily criticized, in part because it reviewed studies containing doses of vitamins that were in some cases lower than the upper tolerable limit. In many cases, this is not high enough to have a therapeutic effect.
Likewise, the studies may have included synthetic forms of vitamins rather than whole-food forms, which can also impact their performance. If you happened to catch wind of this study, you’ll know it was presented as the “last word” on vitamins… but it’s far from it.
The latest research has once again shown that multivitamins do have a place in health, including heart health.
Multivitamin-Mineral Use May Benefit Heart Health
A study of nearly 9,000 adults followed the participants for nearly two decades to see whether or not multivitamin usage played a role in heart health. Among women, but not men, taking multivitamin-mineral supplements for at least three years was associated with a 35 percent lower risk of dying from heart disease.3
It doesn’t prove cause-and-effect, and people who take multivitamins often tend to lead healthier lifestyles overall that could account for the heart benefits. Still, the researchers accounted for many other heart risk factors, such as weight, blood pressure, blood sugar control, education, and alcohol use, and the association still remained.
It’s interesting to note that only those taking multivitamin mineral supplements experienced the benefit, and they had to take them for three years or more. This suggests the minerals may be of crucial importance, and also that it’s not a quick fix or a cure-all by any means.
Dietary supplements are intended to be just that… a supplement to a healthy lifestyle. It cannot take the place of healthy eating, but it can support it.
According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), “Most individuals can get all of the vitamins and minerals necessary through a healthy eating pattern of nutrient-dense foods.”4
The problem with this, however, is that many people are not eating nutrient-dense foods, either by choice or consequence. Some of the top sources of calories in the US come from grain-based desserts (cakes, cookies, and doughnuts), soda, bread, pizza, and alcohol…
Multivitamins Can Fill Nutritional Gaps
Among those with a poor diet, multivitamins may have a place. Again, they arenot a substitute for good food, but they do help to fill in nutritional gaps. As reported by members of the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) in theNatural Medicine Journal:5
“Government research shows that Americans have frank nutrient gaps. In fact, recent data show that a large portion of Americans fall below the estimated average requirement (EAR) for certain nutrients, specifically vitamins A, C, D, and E and magnesium and calcium, even when nutrient intake from diet, fortified foods, and supplements is considered.
Intake of some nutrients is low enough to be a public health concern. These include potassium, dietary fiber, calcium, and vitamin D, along with iron, folate, and vitamin B12 for specific population groups.6
From a clinical standpoint, MVMM [multivitamins and multiminerals] supplementation provides a safe way to correct these nutrient shortfalls while working with individuals to improve dietary intake of nutrients.”
NCCIH also states, “Taking a MVM increases overall nutrient intake and helps some people get the recommended amounts of vitamins and minerals when they cannot or do not obtain them from food alone.”6
The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), which is a group of governments, business and organizations working to reduce malnutrition, also recently announced that adding micronutrients like vitamin A, zinc and iron to children’s food, as well as to the diets of poor mothers, is a simple way to provide key nutrients that children need to grow and thrive.7
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