Everyday the evidence keeps mounting against the wholesale taking of vitamins and supplements. Now the efficacy and the necessity for taking Vitamin D, a vitamin I once considered taking, even recommending it in the past, is being debunked.
……a review of 462 studies involving more than a million adults has concluded that a lack of vitamin D is not a trigger for many common illnesses.
Lead author Professor Philippe Autier, from the International Prevention Research Institute in Lyon, France, said: ‘What this discrepancy suggests is that decreases in vitamin D levels are a marker of deteriorating health. Ageing and inflammatory processes involved in disease occurrence …. reduce vitamin D concentrations, which would explain why vitamin D deficiency is reported in a wide range of disorders.’
I’m not quite sure I understand the reasoning behind the conclusions here, but I accept it as fact since it’s supports my belief that there is no need to supplement your diet with additional vitamins and supplements. Especially those of questionable safety and efficacy.
All I need now is for the next shoe to drop on Iron! I am still taking it, but with much consternation.