When I first started running track in college, I was extremely tired. I would run in the mornings, similar to what I do now and then work all day. When I would get home, I would eat dinner then collapse on the couch and be exhausted and ready for bed by 7:30pm.
As this went on for more than a week, I went to my doctors to have some blood drawn and tests done. The results came back that I was in good health except for a vitamin B deficiency, probably due to my increase in mileage volume. So I started taking a multivitamin every day and my exhaustion went away.
Fast forward 3 years and I am still taking a multivitamin along with a vitamin D supplement and vitamin C supplement and flax seed. Do I really need to be taking all these vitamins? If I stopped taking them would I really noticed a difference?
Yesterday my lovely husband, who is aware of my vitamin taking activities, sent me an article about a recent study done on women who take daily vitamins -> Research Finds, Vitamins may increase women's risk of dying.
Honestly I don't believe it. I mean how can having too much vitamins cause you to die earlier? I am not a doctor, but I thought that if your body didn't need the extra vitamins, it just flushed them out of your body.
I have been taking the multivitamin, vitamin D and C for a long time but just added the flax seed at the beginning of summer. Within in a few weeks I noticed that my nails were stronger and my hair was a bit healthier. Just proves that I personally do need some extra vitamins and I am not getting enough from my "healthy diet".
What do you think? Do you believe this study? Do you take vitamins daily?