Thursday, September 24, 2009

Should We Be Taking Food Supplements?

Advancement in medical science has resulted in us knowing more about the human body, our ailments, what causes them, their prevention, etc. On tv last night, there was a programme that talked about a new discovery on beating skin cancer.

A dying patient was prescribed 6 to 8 tables twice a day and his skin condition miraculously cleared. He's all set to go back to work again. Of course, this is still in test phase but suffice to say that there is hope yet for a cancer cure, at least a cure for skin cancer in the near future.

Talk about health, should we be taking food supplements? Is our daily intake of natural food supplements adequate for our body? If horses are fed horse supplements, like those below, shouldn't we be taking food supplements too? At least Vitamin C if not multivits?


  1. Yes, we should be taking supplements because most of the time we are not eating balanced meal. It would in fact be quite impossible for most people to eat a well balanced meal in this modern times.

    But instead of multivitamins, I prefer bee pollen or spirulina as these are natural and are not isolated vitamins. When we take isolated vitamins, we run the risk of overdosing. But when we take pollen or spirulina, our body chooses the vitamins and minerals needed and discard the rest out of our body system safely.

  2. Main thing that needs to get out there is that there is a difference bewteen real vitamins and isolates that have been around for years. The real vitamins Stargate Nutrition outperform everything else by 16 times in efficacy alone.

  3. I thing we should since our food is not that healthy as if used to be! :)

  4. i think it's no harm taking supplements.. but like a general rule for all things, just don't go too far, everything must go on a balance.. :)

  5. Thanks, Foong, for the insightful information.

    Stargate Nutrition, thank you for sharing your insight too.

  6. Tekkaus, I do agree that we don't eat right with our contemporary lifestyle.

    SK, right. The right balance is key. I read something interesting the other day that says taking supplements (I forget which type) before surgery may have some effects on the patient after an operation. It's either the supplements induced vomitting or the patient took longer to regain consciousness and a few other effects.

  7. Different body requires different nutrition, so it is advisable to consult first with a physician before taking any supplements. Everyone should bare in mind that aside from taking supplements, one must be conscious of his diet and daily activities to live a healthy lifestyle.
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