A new study that was released Tuesday reported that one in three American adults take prescription drugs and multivitamins at the same time. Many people likely take multivitamins, though they cannot be substituted in place of prescription drugs.
A group of 5 doctors published an editorial in the respected 'Annals of Internal Medicine' Tuesday that says multivitamins and other supplements do nothing for your health. The doctors suggest consumers should save their money and stop buying them.
A recent study suggested taking multivitamins can lead to riskier behavior and, as a result, poorer health. The vitamins themselves are seemingly not the problem, but rather the effect the supplements have on one's state of mind.
Several multivitamin products demonstrate imbalances among vitamin and mineral makeup, exceeding suggested dosages established by the Institute of Medicine. Some were found to be contaminated with lead.