Almost every household in American has a bottle full of vitamins in their kitchen cabinet. Why not? If they can give us all the nutrients we need, packaged in a tiny pill that’s just waiting to burst sweet, sweet nutrition in our tummies, there doesn’t seem to be any logical reason to not take them.
It is often suggested that by taking vitamins, we will suddenly be hurled onto the fast track of health. This $25 billion industry (figure for 2009) promises we will live longer, more enriched existences as long as we knock a few pills back a day. One multi-vitamin has everything your body could ever need in a day, right? Well, we may be victims of modern-day quackery, you know, the old ‘snake-oil trick’. Read More