That’s the cost of vitamins and supplements annually in the U.S.
Studies recently reported no benefit for taking supplements and vitamins except in some special circumstances. Folate in pregnancy is a good example to prevent neural tube defects.
Why do you suspect that I knew that and I am not impressed with the claims made?
There’s evidence, propaganda and hype. Snake oil and magic. Placebo and nocebo.
I will remind you of something one of our readers/commenters pointed out just today, medical treatments are not 100 percent effective, but a significant percentage of patients benefiting will meet any reasonable standard for efficacy, just like I can live with chasing diseases that are rare or infrequent in the setting of a common complaint. It is my job to find the serious and occasionally rare cause of trouble, most people, thankfully, don’t have some horrible disease but sometimes they do. Just like not everyone get’s better from a treatment, but if 20 percent do, I am a successful treater for those 20 percent.
I know some will swear by some supplement. Ok. Show me how you’re item is the exceptionn to the rule that we are not deficient with our diets. We are not eating a monochromatic diet like the people in 3rd world countries, where they could miss something.
Our food is nutritious, even if we don’t “eat healthy” which I would translate, “eat anxious and obsessed.”