A vitamin a day may do more harm than good
If you count on taking a daily vitamin to make up for your health deficiences you may be getting a whole lot more or less than what you bargained for. There were 21 brands of multivitamins on the market in the United States and Canada selected by ConsumerLab.com and tested by independent laboratories being tested to see if they met the standards printed on the label. Only 10 met the stated claims on their labels or satisfied other quality standards. according to ConsumerLab.com president Dr. Tod Cooperman, is that one product, The Vitamin Shoppe Multivitamins Especially for Women, was contaminated with lead.In the report, tests showed that The Vitamin Shoppe women's product contained 15.3 micrograms of lead per daily serving of two tablets. These vitamins contained 10 times the amount permitted, and did not have a warning. Some multi-vitamins contained more or less of a particular vitamin than listed on the label. Some vitamins did not disolve in the correct amount of time, which meant that the vitamin wasnt given enough to absorb and would pass through the body too quickly. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16655168/
Good thing that these vitamins are being tested because people should be fully aware of what they are putting into their bodies. Evidently vitamin producers arnt putting correct labels on the vitamins and leaving out certain amounts of ingrediants which can tamper with peoples health. Some people have health related problems and rely on vitamins to help keep themselves healthy, and if producers arnt putting correct information on the ingrediants thats basically tampering with peoples health. Even though the popular multi-vitamin brands that were tested turned out to be ok, other brands wern't. Most people arnt aware of the effects of too much of a certain type of vitamin and how it can harm your health. They just trust vitamins to keep them healthy. Well, if the vitamin producers arnt being honest then they should not be trusted by people. For example if you have too much vitamin A it can cause bone weakening and liver abnormalities. I think its essential for producers and companies to make sure vitamins are what they are and they put the correct ingrediants on the label.