Are Vitamins Going to Kill You?

By: Holly L. Thacker, MD • Posted on October 12, 2011

Are Vitamins Going to Kill You?

This was an associative study looking at mortality rates in women who take vitamins and those that do not. Good news ladies after multivariate analysis women who took calcium had better outcomes. The only concerns were in those who ingested copper and heavy metals like iron.

Bottom line. Most women need calcium and vitamin D (which isn't really a vitamin girlfriends - more on that later!), however you can NOT just pop gobs of vitamins and supplements and think it's going to stave off the problems from not eating right, getting exercise and getting enough beauty sleep. Mother is right:

  • Eat your fruits
  • Eat your veggies
  • Talk to your women's health doctor

You can ask to have your 25 OH vitamin D level, your iron/ferritin level and other nutritional assessments if you think you are deficient.

Be Strong, Be Healthy, and Be in Charge!

- Dr. Holly L. Thacker

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