Vitamins & Supplements: Are They Really Bad For Us?

Truth Squad: Supplements for Eye Health

It is currently recommended that adults consume 22 units a day, and is found in many of the foods we normally eat. However, the study found that the majority of men taking vitamin E supplements consumed over 400 units of vitamin E a day. This means that the experimental dose given to participants of the study reflected the elevated consumption associated with supplementation. Two things must be mentioned with regard to these results. First, men should not begin cutting this vitamin out of their diets; there is a role for the vitamin at the proper dose. And second, as is often the case, more is not always better.
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Probiotic Supplements Found To Improve Mental Health And Treat Acne

According to the study, 50 milligrams daily of beta carotene, 500 milligrams daily of vitamin C, 400 international units of vitamin E, and 80 milligrams of zinc were found to be effective doses of each supplement. In general, many eye health experts may recommend supplements only for those who already experience specific types of vision loss, said Dr. Penny Asbell, director of the Cornea Service and Refractive Surgery Center at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. For example, according to Asbell, supplements may have more benefit to those who suffer from dry age-related macular degeneration, a less severe form of AMD, because of the slower progression of vision loss, rather than the more severe wet AMD. Supplements Will Not Cure All Eye Ills, Doctors Say In fact, Chew said, ophthalmologists should only recommend supplements if an eye exam shows yellow spots in the eye, called drusen, which is a common sign of AMD.
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He said that in his years of clinical studies and medical practice, most of his patients complain of depression after suffering from constipation or diarrhea caused by imbalance of good and bad bacteria in the gut. After conducting a research on the effects of good bacteria on a person’s mood, the research team has finally confirmed that there really is a strong connection between a person’s digestive health and his mental health. There are, of course, many skeptics according to Dr. Hardt, one of the members of the Boston-centric research team.
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