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Why Are You Wasting Money On Vitamins?

Updated on September 3, 2014

When they don't do a damn thing! Not only are they ineffective, some studies have said that 90% pass right through the body, but they are also expensive, unnecessary and may even cause damage over the long run.


Synthetic vitamins (the kind you are probably taking because they are cheaper) have added ingredients. These ingredients can be wax, sugars, coal tars (yum), preservatives and starch to name a few.


Not only are these vitamins expensive but they are completely unnecessary. Just think about this for a moment...go and get one of your “One A Day” vitamins or one of your multi-vitamins and look at it. Look at how small they are. What do you think is in that pill? How is it made? Where does it come from? That's the problem in this country, we watch a commercial on TV and automatically believe everything it tells us like lapdogs. Doesn't common sense tell you that you could just as easily get those vitamins from food that comes out of God's green earth more efficiently than swallowing a man-made chemically manipulated over-priced pill?


Synthetic vitamins are super processed, they are the laboratory simulation of the real thing. That alone should send red warning flags up. Why would you pay money for a laboratory simulation of something that you can either grow in your own dirt or buy from the store and eat. You are being conned!


Not only are vitamins a waste of money but there is some evidence that taking vitamins over a long period of time is actually bad for you. Dr. Zoltan P. Rona, M.D., says that while a healthy person will not drop dead immediately after ingesting synthetic supplements, “the long-term consequences of continuous, daily intakes are potentially dangerous.” Reactions include fatigue, memory loss, depression, insomnia and potential liver disorders.


We have to start thinking for ourselves in this country, we have to turn off the TV and get back to nature. We are dying from the pre-packaged food, synthetically made vitamins and the overall crap that we are spoon-fed on a daily basis...whether that is information via the television set or hydrogenated fructose corn syrup otherwise known as COKE or synthetic vitamins. Maybe when the time comes that most of our population is too poor to afford this crap we will start to wise up. Hopefully for the rest of you, you will educate yourselves sooner rather than later and will just say NO to GMO's, NO to Synthetic Crap, NO to Frankenfoods and YES to wholesome food read food, remember that?


If you really want to improve your health and get more vitamins you should buy a vita-mix blender and a juicer. The best way to get more vitamins in concentrated form is juicing. Also, by taking liquid nourishment you enable your body to appropriate the vitamins quickly and in living, concentrated form. So wise up, starting drinking your vitamins and you will see a real difference!

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    • Brie Hoffman profile imageAUTHOR

      Brie Hoffman 

      6 years ago from Manhattan

      Thanks Blairtracy, I do think that there are some people who have health problems and they may need more of a certain vitamin but 99% of the time the best thing is healthy food, the healthier the better.

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      blairtracy 

      6 years ago from Canada

      I completely agree with this hub. If you pay attention to what you are eating you are going to be getting everything you need. It's also a heck of a lot better to get your vitamins from a natural source.

    • Brie Hoffman profile imageAUTHOR

      Brie Hoffman 

      7 years ago from Manhattan

      Exactly!

    • atgmelv profile image

      atgmelv 

      7 years ago from Eastern US

      The irony is processing foods removes many of the vitamins and minerals that companies then turn around to try to sell to us since we're all of a sudden deficient in!

    • Auntie D profile image

      Auntie D 

      7 years ago from California

      This has worked wonders for me so I don't feel the need to change it. Can't do much sun and see no reason to since one pill a day works. I get plenty of the other needed vitamins from my daily foods...everyone is different and what works for one may not work for another.

    • Brie Hoffman profile imageAUTHOR

      Brie Hoffman 

      7 years ago from Manhattan

      I'm glad you are doing well, however I wonder if getting your vitamin D wouldn't be better through a Vitamin D lamp or better yet the sun; from what I have researched taking pill form vitamins are the most inefficient way of getting nutrients.

    • Auntie D profile image

      Auntie D 

      7 years ago from California

      I have always eaten well but after a leg accident which shattered the tibia and broke my kneecap in three places I wound up with quite a bit of nerve and bone damage. This eventually caused a great deal of pain and I was referred to a rheumatologist who had a blood test done. I was severely lacking in vitamin D3. I was put on a high dose for 6 months and now maintain a dose of 2000 ul a day. The pain is long gone, the muscle spasms also. I have more energy and have halted the pre-osteoporosis. Everyone is different but I definitely benefited. This is the only vitamin pill I take... the rest of what I need comes my good diet of lots of vegs, fruits and occasional poultry and meat.

    • Brie Hoffman profile imageAUTHOR

      Brie Hoffman 

      7 years ago from Manhattan

      Great! Another person saved from Madison Avenue! Thanks for writing.

    • Just Ask Susan profile image

      Susan Zutautas 

      7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Great hub! I have never taken vitamins as I feel that I eat properly and after reading your hub will just continue on with the way I have always gone.

    • Brie Hoffman profile imageAUTHOR

      Brie Hoffman 

      8 years ago from Manhattan

      Nothing like God's original plan, it's always the best.

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      Nikko 

      8 years ago

      Ahhh Brie Brie.You hit everything on the nail.I preach that to my mother and father,but they hard headed and stuck in their ways about foods,multi-vitamins ,ect,and as for my mother,she wonder why she became a diabetic..hmmm.....I was taking "Garden of Life" vitamins but i need more info on them.It was ok,but you still wonder..But nothing like getting what you need from foods tho..

    • Brie Hoffman profile imageAUTHOR

      Brie Hoffman 

      8 years ago from Manhattan

      Thanks rdcast

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      rdcast 

      8 years ago from God's Green Earth

      That was hot...and you’re right about our willingness to trust too much. Claims that would take money from us, should be examined closely.

    • Brie Hoffman profile imageAUTHOR

      Brie Hoffman 

      8 years ago from Manhattan

      Glad I could be of help...it's amazing how many things we just consume or use without ever thinking about it.

    • katiem2 profile image

      katiem2 

      8 years ago from I'm outta here

      This makes a ton of common sense thanks for th wake up call on wasting money on vitamins. I'll hang on to my money. Peace :)

    • Brie Hoffman profile imageAUTHOR

      Brie Hoffman 

      8 years ago from Manhattan

      The best thing is organic healthy food...even the best vitamins are not as good as that.

    • 2besure profile image

      Pamela Lipscomb 

      8 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      I have heard that about vitamins. My sister uses these Usana vitamins that are specifically made for greater absorption into the body.

    • Brie Hoffman profile imageAUTHOR

      Brie Hoffman 

      8 years ago from Manhattan

      Then I've done my duty...unfortunately you still have to eat right...something that is becoming more and more difficult with all the GMO foods.

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      loriamoore 

      8 years ago

      Now I no longer feel guilty about not taking my vitamins.

    • Brie Hoffman profile imageAUTHOR

      Brie Hoffman 

      8 years ago from Manhattan

      Thanks Mr. Nice, I hope you are a fan!

    • Mr Nice profile image

      Mr Nice 

      8 years ago from North America

      Hi Brie Hoffman,

      Very true, taking synthetic source vitamins is waste of money and you might be putting your life at risk. Every year so many people die taking these supplements but they are not retorted because nobody monitors.

      Instead eat all the veggies, fruits and exercise regularly. I believe you will never need synthetic vitamins again.

      I really enjoyed your hub it is very informative and helpful. Keep writing good hubs like this one. Have a wonderful weekend.

    • Brie Hoffman profile imageAUTHOR

      Brie Hoffman 

      8 years ago from Manhattan

      Hi 50, thanks for telling us your story. I am always suspect when anyone wants to substitute something from God's good earth for a pill.

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      50 Caliber 

      8 years ago from Arizona

      Brie, I have to say in your comment quote "Personally I think the way God intended is best. Especially since we are lucky enough to have such a variety of food these days." end quote, is the statement that sums it up best.

      I had a lot of blood drawn at the VA hospital and they put me on mega dose of vitamin D for just one round, I think it was like 2800 units per liquid dose for 1 week. Then along with it a calcium boost of either citrate or carbonate and I think it was citrate for it's better absorption, as another liquid for just a short while. Then they gave me fish oil in jell-caps, of 6000 units per day and gave it month after month, it turned out that after having a seizure that sent me into the emergency room and a neurologist ordered a brain scan and the small capillaries showed up as inflamed and some bursting in my brain stem, according to the neurologist, was a direct result of too much of the "omega 3" from the supplement. Basically an over dose, causing the seizure, told me to drop the supplement all together and just eat grilled or baked Salmon instead of dosing with the gel caps. It was stepping back to how God intended over mega dosing that ultimately caused the seizure and neuro problems. He told me that it could do more damage than good in some cases. So I got a wake up call versus a seizure while driving, just a good case of more is not always better as the makers of these supplements call for. God designed things as we should receive them, Amen!

      Thanks for a good article, 50.

    • Brie Hoffman profile imageAUTHOR

      Brie Hoffman 

      8 years ago from Manhattan

      Thanks blackreign2012 :)

    • blackreign2012 profile image

      blackreign2012 

      8 years ago

      Amen brie excellent piece I think you may be on to something there ~wink~ ~hugs~

    • Brie Hoffman profile imageAUTHOR

      Brie Hoffman 

      8 years ago from Manhattan

      I don't think the government or government agencies are to be trusted at all...they are all bought and paid for by lobbyists who are at the least trying to make a fast buck on the backs of the American people...at worst...well we all know what the Georgia Guidestones want for the population.

    • Ign Andy profile image

      Ign Andy 

      8 years ago from Green Home Office

      I agree: eat right, quality rest and stay away from stress are the best combo to stay healthy

    • LeslieAdrienne profile image

      Leslie A. Shields 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks Bree,

      The more medicine you take, the more you have to take...I'm with you, eat right, rest properly and thank God.

    • bayoulady profile image

      bayoulady 

      8 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA

      Agreed, I hate the though of taking medicine, because "they" are going to come back in 10 years and pull brand xyz or brand lmn off the shelves because it has been shown to___________. My poor daughter was battling cancer, and the doc put her on Vioxx for months. Then look waht happened.

      Natural God given is best!

    • Brie Hoffman profile imageAUTHOR

      Brie Hoffman 

      8 years ago from Manhattan

      I have heard that liquid vitamins are absorbed much better by the body but you still have the problem of separating the vitamins from the other nutrients found in food. Maybe I'll do another hub about liquid vitamins. Personally I think the way God intended is best. Especially since we are lucky enough to have such a variety of food these days.

    • bayoulady profile image

      bayoulady 

      8 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA

      My vitamins are liquid. I was told I need them. But something inside of me fights it.

    • Brie Hoffman profile imageAUTHOR

      Brie Hoffman 

      8 years ago from Manhattan

      I use a Vitamin D Lamp Grace.

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      gracenotes 

      8 years ago from North Texas

      Hmmmm.... I agree with 90% of these thoughts. However, I do take vitamin D on my doctor's recommendation. I was deficient, and it is often difficult to be outside at the right time to get enough from the sun, especially during the winter months. Eons ago, people worked outside more, never used sunscreen, and didn't have the problem with getting Vit D from the sun's rays. I suppose you could get a mega-dose from cod liver oil, but yechhh!

      Also I find calcium is quite difficult to get at the recommended levels from dietary sources, especially if you're not comfortable consuming lots of dairy products. So I doubt I'm even getting enough of the calcium, but I just don't bother anyway, as I don't want to take calcium supplements.

    • Brie Hoffman profile imageAUTHOR

      Brie Hoffman 

      8 years ago from Manhattan

      I think, at this point, we need to be suspicious of anything that doesn't come out of the ground or close to it.

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      Dave Mathews 

      8 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      Brie thankyou for pointing this out. I have a friend who tries to push vitamins and various supliments on me claiming that they do this and that. For 63 years I've gotten all the necessary whatevers from the food I eat. My body says you need this or that so I eat something a fruit or a veggie, or something, and I have what I need.

    • Brie Hoffman profile imageAUTHOR

      Brie Hoffman 

      8 years ago from Manhattan

      You're welcome, glad to be of help.

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      fred allen 

      8 years ago from Myrtle Beach SC

      Since I already spent the $40 for a 90 day supply I'm gonna finish the bottle of mega men sport, but when it's empty, I'll just go ahead and save the money. Thanks Brie.

    • Brie Hoffman profile imageAUTHOR

      Brie Hoffman 

      8 years ago from Manhattan

      Well, according to the research I did 90% passes right through and they are best eaten in food so I don't think so. I could be wrong but I'm not planning on taking them. Seems to me just another scam by the pharmaceutical corporations.

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      Brian Slater 

      8 years ago from England

      hi Brie, thanks for the information- I have always thought that if you eat correctly, veggies,fruit, chicken, and carbohydrates then you don't need any extra help, but I do think the elderly can gain some advantage from taking them.

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