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I often get asked if you NEED to take a vitamin.

You’ve seen the news article, the online blogs…..the statements from the Doctors at Johns Hopkins, WebMD, etc. that all say that you don’t need to take vitamins….and that “Vitamins are just expensive pee”.

Are they right?

Like most things – the answer is not simple. They are right AND they are wrong.

If we all grew our own fruits and vegetables in the back yard – or at least bought them from local farmers….then we’d probably be okay. And if those local farmers practiced crop rotations and allowed soil to rest and replenish on a regular basis….then for sure we’d be okay.

 

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But the fact is for most people that live in North America – fruits and vegetables are increasingly grown in areas where crop rotation is an expensive luxury. Over time, soils get depleted of trace minerals like selenium and chromium. Adding these items through fertilizers to soils is prohibitively expensive for farmers, so it is almost never done.

Tomatoes, for example, more often than not, and in the winter months; taste like cardboard and not very “tomatoey”. Same goes for strawberries – and don’t even get me started on grapes. These items are often picked while still green (makes them more easily survive long journeys to far away markets). When they arrive in your home town, these types of items are fed into big rooms that are then filled with Ethylene gas.

Ethylene gas is a special “plant hormone” that causes produce like tomatoes to artificially turn red. It is not a natural ripening process, and the nice, red-ripe woody-tasting tomato that you are about to eat is severely lacking in trace minerals and vitamins.ethylene

Apply this realization to most of the fruits and vegetables that you eat – and you can easily develop a vitamin and trace mineral deficiency by having a “normal healthy diet”.

 

Ever wonder why there are so many people with diabetes or thyroid deficiencies?  The latter is strongly related to a selenium deficiency.  The former is often related to chromium deficiency.  Is supplementation the “cure” for these conditions?  No.  But it can help PREVENT the conditions.

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JP Vitale has all of the Vitamins and Trace Minerals that you may be missing from your diet. The capsule is tiny and easy to swallow. It has no “non-medicinal ingredients” and no fillers. It is made with high quality ingredients that are sourced from the USA and Canada. The capsule can easily be opened and sprinkled into a smoothy or a spoon of ice cream.

Expensive Pee: Do you really need to take a vitamin?

Dr. John Fernandes

B.Sc., M.Sc., M.D., LMCC, CCFP, FCPC Clinical Lecturer, University of Calgary I am a Physician with over a decade of experience in my own Private Clinic as well as a full admitting Physician to a Tertiary Care Hospital in Calgary. Married with two daughters that both want to be Physicians as well. Hobbies include skiing, golf, mountain biking and Karate.

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