The consumption of vitamin supplements is soaring at a rapid rate in many parts of the globe, especially in the western part. People have no time to eat right meals on right time and usually depend on supplements for their nutrition. This is a wrong way to think and wrong way to fulfil nutritional needs which is not recommended medically. The supplement consumption is abruptly done without a medical advice and in the absence of knowledge about any supplement.
Excessive consumption of vitamin or mineral supplements
Most people rely on lab manufactured vitamins and minerals. The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) recently released a data for US adults and it was reported that more than 50% of adults in US were consuming vitamin or mineral supplements. This is an evidence of excessive consumption of vitamin and mineral supplements in one country, but data for other countries are not reported. The figures of consumption of vitamin or mineral supplements Canada should be same like US because scenario is same in both adjacent countries.
Risks of toxicity with vitamin supplements’ consumption
The less known fact about vitamins is their risks. People consider vitamin supplements as safer compared to other type of supplements, but the fact is that thousands of cases of vitamin toxicity are reported every year. The poison control centers in US alone report around 60,000 cases every year. This is an alarming figure and a caution for frequent vitamin supplement users. You can’t take risk with any supplement as well-known glucose level control supplement GlucoSmart has caused problem in many of its users.
A warning sign for vitamin supplement users
The misuse and overuse of supplements, especially vitamin supplements are driven by their manufacturers that launch appealing promotional campaigns without established scientific evidence. This is a warning sign for users not to use information disseminated on internet platforms, TV or through promotional marketing campaigns. The information on National Nutrition website can be trusted but its matching with outcome of some scientific research study is necessary.