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A vitamin a day keeps you healthy to play. Or does it? Share on Facebook: http://goo.gl/lMNpcA Share on Twitter: http://goo.gl/iPA4FJ Subscribe: http://goo.gl/ZYI7Gt Visit our site: http://www.brainstuffshow.com CREDITS: Vintage Juvenal ad is in the public domain. Source from archive.org: https://archive.org/details/1954CommercialForJuvenalad1 Nature's Way Alive! Gummies image source: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Nature-s-Way-Alive-Multi-Vitamin-Dietary-Supplement-Gummies-for-Children-60-count/21290996 Vintage Nutrilite image source: http://www.vintage-adventures.com/vintage-healthcare-medical-dental-ads/1479-1953-nutrilite-ad-when-your-doorbell-rings.html SOURCES: http://health.howstuffworks.com/wellness/food-nutrition/vitamin-supplements/question129.htm http://health.howstuffworks.com/wellness/food-nutrition/vitamin-supplements/multivitamins-good-for-me.htm http://health.howstuffworks.com/wellness/food-nutrition/vitamin-supplements/body-absorb-vitamins.htm Want to Stay Healthy? Don't Rely on Vitamins. By: Sifferlin, Alexandra, Time.com, 11/12/2013 Vitamin Supplements: Hope vs. Hype. By: Perez, Rachel, Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter, 15260143, Aug2011, Vol. 29, Issue 6 Are the top-selling vitamins worth taking? (cover story). (2011). Consumer Reports on Health, 23(3), 1-5. Guallar E, Stranges S, Mulrow C, Appel LJ, Miller ER. Enough Is Enough: Stop Wasting Money on Vitamin and Mineral Supplements. Ann Intern Med. 2013;159:850-851.
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Nathan Asgill (8 days ago)
The people in my eyes are confused and don't know what to believe, I mean let's come away from supplements and look at food! What if a banana isn't a banana anymore ,how's ur veg grown ,what's it sprayed with! Chicken shop chicken was found to taste like fish because that's all the chicken was ever fed.God damm I believe none of you guys "trust no one source, especially governments".
Ben Stil (10 days ago)
Take chlorella&spirulina
Roger Levy (17 days ago)
I feel better when I take Centrum every night. So ... I'm just gonna keep on taking it.
CabaL82 (28 days ago)
If you lost all you hair probably you have or you got some deficiency. Despite the fact that MC is poison, it this world full of contamintans, poison , and poor vitamins foods , some may be beneficial, vitamin C, D and Zinc are common issues. It's not all white or black.
stuffguy666 (1 month ago)
Being a nutritionist i would say most of the vitamins & minerals you get should be from real whole foods cut out the junk & sugar wait a couple weeks you will notice alot of benefits!
JD (1 month ago)
Why would the vitamins from pills work differently? Sounds like a bunch of bullshit to me. I'm continuing taking them.
Murat Kalay (1 month ago)
This is such nonsense. It's a shame, people like you are leading people to suffer from vitamin deficiencies.
Gang Starr (1 month ago)
Yes, they DO work providing you take a good quality supplement. Grabbing a standard, commercialised multi vitamin off the shelf in a supermarket store isn’t likely going to produce any good effects. You’ll have to look into things a little deeper I’m afraid and most likely spend a little more (you really do get what you pay for). For example, a fair few vitamins and minerals compete for absorption and some help aid absorption. For example take calcium and zinc. Zinc can’t be absorbed when taken with calcium and vice versa. However vitamin C helps with absorption of zinc. That’s why when I see a multi vit with ‘300mg calcium and 15mg zinc’ in the same tablet I laugh to myself because you won’t gain any benefit what so ever. B vitamins for example, you want the Methylcobalamin type of B12 - NOT the Cyanocobalamin B12, this is the shitty manmade version and does not absorb well at all and I can guarantee that 90% of off the shelve, commercialised multi vits/b bits contain the Cyanocobalamin type. I guarantee it. Also, any mineral that ends in ‘ide’ (oxide being the main one) throw them in the bin. Useless. Anything that ends in ‘ate’ (citrate, gluconate, glycinate, piconilate) is good and absorbed much better and naturally. And lastly, even if your diet is perfect, the quality of soils and meats nowadays impacts the nutrients. Soil is depleted of magnesium and zinc for example. Most farmers have to feed their livestock ‘magnesium bullets’ as the soil just doesn’t provide it anymore. It’s always worth popping a good quality multi vit to fill the gaps.
Edwin Stewart (17 days ago)
What's a good brand that doesn't contain any synthetics like that "Cyanocobalamin" which I read is actually Cyanide? I did read that "Methylcobalamin" is most effective and best. And what amount of mcg is recommended?
Yvette Rivera (1 month ago)
Wow criticizing Vitamins well I cant totally out that because im Anemic and shot on B Complex Collegen Hand Hair And Nails they All Work
They Hunger (1 month ago)
Hmm I just bought them because I’m anemic and winter is coming and I just couldn’t be bothered to buy two separate pill containers when one container has both (Vit C, Iron)
AriQuinn92 (1 month ago)
I can’t stomach sea food so fish is not now nore has it ever been part of my diet, same goes for milk. My father is lactose intolerant so we grew up with lactose free milk in my house. I myself am not lactose intolerant but I can only drink so much milk before it starts making my stomach feel uncomfortable. I don’t throw up or any of the other stuff but I just don’t drink a lot of it. I hate the sun and avoid it at all costs due to horrible migraines and easily to burn skin. So it comes as no shock that my vitamin D was pretty low on my blood work. Also I’ve never been a meat eater, I’m not a vegetarian or anything but I just have never had a taste for stake or any sort of red meat, not to mention my sensitive teeth don’t allow me chew tough meat down properly. I really only eat chicken, so my iodine is also pretty low. I just think that in this day and age almost no one can make sure they hit every recommended vitamin intake every single day for one reason or another. Busy life or medical reason, I don’t see why taking vitamins just to make you u get some sort of vitamins in your system as opposed to potentially letting something drop low to a dangerous level, is being discouraged.
Take care (2 months ago)
InfonuZ (2 months ago)
i can say from personal exp vitamin supplements works ..esp b12 zma and 5 htp
Robert Dress (2 months ago)
Here is why you need to take this video down https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3SN8vp1eVU
Timbacto Bros. (2 months ago)
Omega 3?
Anhad Singha (3 months ago)
How to stay healthy without taking multi vitamin oral pills?
axiom (3 months ago)
if you think taking a supplement is bad (other than overdosing) you may as well believe in unicorns
Errebus (4 months ago)
I came here to say yes they do work because when I had a blood test done I had to explain the high amount of vitamin d was because of the recommend supplement from my doctor
Sophie Gambill (4 months ago)
I’ve never taken vitamins and I’m skinny, heathy, and 100% fine.
Andres Henn (4 months ago)
You souldnt open your mouth if youre not shure of what youre saying. No offense intended
Kalfax plays (4 months ago)
what about minerals?
Alex Bulat (5 months ago)
I always read the food lamps but it rarely ever mentions some of the vitamins that it is supposed to have or it has very little plus when you cook the food the nutrients go away
MrAtown3057 (5 months ago)
sup·ple·ment noun 1.something that completes or enhances something else when added to it. Not vitamin replacement... So expect much from just a pill make sure you eat your vegetable kids...
SVXXX MEDIA (6 months ago)
Man I don't believe anyting I'm going to take my bulshit pills and kill myself
mac 187 (6 months ago)
Lies i dont make 12 billion dollars a yea asshole
gitsurfer27 (6 months ago)
This was a good video but why do people always talk about health benefits purely in terms of "preventing cancer and heart disease"? That's a very narrow view on what being healthy means. What about organ, brain, heart and muscle function, hormone balancing, brain chemistry, cell reproduction, fitness, mood, bone health and general well being?
A. Mohsin (7 months ago)
And... Ironically I see all kinds of vitamin suggestions under your video
Black Shark (7 months ago)
Could it be that this video was promoted by Big Pharma in order to discourage people to take vitamin supplements so that people can be more vitamin deficient and therefore causing more people to get sick so that they then can profit off their illness??
You Need Jesus (8 months ago)
Well I’m pretty sure my B12, calcium, and omega-3 pills are working.
Inna Melnichuk (8 months ago)
Please, provide the PubMed numbers of the research papers that you are talking about.
Barry Kavanagh (8 months ago)
So your folic acid point has evidence from a ten year old study at Harvard (6 years at the time of this video) yet your vitamin c point has zero evidence or validation? Who proved the pill form had less or no effects than the dietary form?
Christopher Morrissey (9 months ago)
ILL SAVE YOU ALL 5 MINS. THEY DONT DO SHIT. how about showing us all just where you get your information from. what "advertisement company" paid you to say all this. no one does this shit for kicks and giggles. eat chalk you make get more out of it...... at least you can play hop scotch with chalk.
tes420 (9 months ago)
This garbage propaganda has been brought to you by your good friends @ Agenda 21 & Codex Alimentarius Back to sleep now little sheep 🐑😴
Phazelight (9 months ago)
I think Ill just get a bunch of fruits veggies and nuts etc then put em all in a blender and just try to stomach a potentially nasty drink everyday.
Edward Moran (10 months ago)
I'm happier with my Vitamins thanks.
Anierutan Balaji (10 months ago)
if you live in seattle you need VIT D , period
A Dream (10 months ago)
Only works if you have a deficiency that needs balancing. It'd be like taking painkillers without having any pain otherwise...
judaspreistvlct (11 months ago)
I just got cured from an iodine deficiency. Boy was I a complete zombie for the last 6 months! What I thought was P.A.W.S. was actually me not getting any iodine because I wasn't eating anything which had it. Well, I found the strength to get to the grocery store and knew I needed salt, so I saw iodized sea salt, and I figured sure why not? When I got home, I made a plate of spaghetti and salted the water this time and after I got done eating, guess what? I felt myself beginning to snap out of the zombie state I was in! This last week has been perfect. Just like eating a banana every day cured my swollen ankles for good(from standing too long), iodized salt has cured my all day lethargy for the most part. Yeah, I still feel a little tired but not nearly like I was!
frank brown (11 months ago)
call b.s. on this one. ignores so much research.
Masters of Choas (11 months ago)
Because we can
Sam Holden (11 months ago)
Just started to take a multivitamin and omega 3 fish oil and feel worse not better.
Efia Serwaa (11 months ago)
i've wasted money but i don't understand why my hair is growing since i started taking them
Ehsan Danyal (3 months ago)
Efia Serwaa because it probably has biotin
P Losack (1 year ago)
3:29 when you turn into an android
ikraamIQ (1 year ago)
Good host (Y)
colin562 (1 year ago)
Like so many yt videos...first few minutes was complete waffle and only after that did he get to the Q...we live in a push button world...why do people think that anyone wants lots of fancy footwork...no we just want answers..
Nick Nick (1 year ago)
Unfortunately were not all perfect YOUNG thirty somethings. I'm sixty. Few teeth. Veggies can be a problem. rheumatoid arthritis for years. I have taken a multi for many years and drink or sprinkle veggie powders. Walking is an issue sinse being an ra sufferer means my feet are out a shape.
Immediate Reviews (1 year ago)
Interesting. The last question "why do we take them?" is probably the most important part...
Center Progressive (1 year ago)
why doesn't anyone talk about if vitamins work like potassium which needs essentially an absurd amount ideally (like 10 bananas worth). So if I eat 4000 mg of potassium and then supplement it with 1000 mg would the vitamin help?
Chad Nickles (1 year ago)
Please kill yourself idiot.
Chad Nickles (1 year ago)
Just smoke cigs they prolong life longer than this idiot will.
Decimus Black (1 year ago)
haha, this is the brightest comment I have seen all night give yourself a pat on the back you dummy, I can tell you cigarettes are no joke, been clean for two months , and i can attest to the harm it has caused, I'm coughing up nasty ass tar every day all day ridding of the body of the man made atrocities, still hard to breathe but improving surely and slowly
el Maikito (1 year ago)
I want to know if it's better to crush up the vitamins & snort it , or just take the pill as is....? Thanks
тнe loɴely ғoх (4 months ago)
Better effects if you shove it in the anus.
Postman Chat (9 months ago)
wtf hahah
Jay D Great (1 year ago)
This video is BS
Jay D Great (1 year ago)
Puritan's Pride is a good brand.
Calcaware (1 year ago)
FroztiProductions (1 year ago)
I bet the studies had people eating diets that met their needs already or people consuming no vitamins other than suppliments lol
saynow (1 year ago)
most ignorant person exist i ve ever seen
Tony Cevallos (1 year ago)
Where can I get that cool shirt??
335 Pounds to 258.8 (1 year ago)
The reason why the useless FDA does not regulate vitamins and supplements, is because when they tried, the supplemental industry lobbied hardcore to stop it, and more people sent letters to Congress to stop a bill to regulate them, then they did for the Vietnam War.
Elle Jones (1 year ago)
I think because of minerals depleted on our soil, taking vitamins supplements with help better our healthy?
Bad Vibes (1 year ago)
I thought you just have to eat something with it
Cord F (1 year ago)
Its true. Not all Supplements are Created Equal. We need to ensure that this 5 Criteria are met 1. Complete 2. Balance 3. Potent 4. Bioavailable 5. Safe
juan jose escalante (1 year ago)
I hate this videos based on what the guy who is talking... Get real man you cant prove aany of what your speaking.... go learn some physics
S2N Health Hygiene (1 year ago)
Multi-Vitamins are useless for a individual who has a good diet, but this is rare, so we still sell them as they are still useful for quite a lot of people. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/253031246156?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649
What about mineral absorption from multivitamins? and what is the difference between food thata fortified with vitamins and minerals vs taking the pills?
FRED ROGERS (1 year ago)
Brian Faltar (1 year ago)
Why does your pee get yellow when you take multi vitamin pills?
Panthers1521 (1 year ago)
System Crunch (1 year ago)
One cannot dismiss the entire idea he makes some good points. It's good to have some neutral points when making decisions about your health. Ekosi thank for the video. hiyhiy (I use a expensive multivitamin and it works soooooo well)
Ramiel (1 year ago)
Deficiencies are real, so vitamins that address that do work. How do multivitamins do not interact with each other chemically?
james anderson (1 year ago)
My question is? Does someone eating: one pack of top ramen noodles, one bologna sandwich, one glass of kool-aid and maybe a TV dinner a day for a month, need a multivitamin? A very broke persons diet, might I add. I think most of us have been broke like that before. This is why I would use a vitamin, there is plenty of times the money comes in, than I buy nice foods and do away with the suplments all together. Someone should totally make a video on this. 😂
ropsujou (1 year ago)
Why do we take them? Business
Solidfreeman (1 year ago)
There are huge amounts of evidence, that these Vitamins are of benefit. He is lying!
Kolton Mahoney (1 year ago)
That's why you need whole food nutrition. As for the label on the product, it should have a "nutrition facts" label and not a "supplement facts" label. There are better ways to bridge the gap between your nutrition
Shutter Eff3ct (1 year ago)
100 people from vitamin industry disliked this video.
Promodh Sridhar (1 year ago)
Yes stop and think if it will add value before you buy them :-)
Jahidur Rahman (1 year ago)
Very informative android vitamin app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=xyz.fiestaapps.vitamins
Roberto Carrillo (1 year ago)
Most people have no idea how toxic vitamins are. Anyway here is a whole food vitamin that I enjoy taking http://www.healthybrainfast.com - so happens that this is more than just a vitamin. Its purpose is to boost brain health, energy clarity and focus. https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/17191406_1789515351375215_5445147410774026375_n.jpg?oh=2ebf69e6c632e04a8d595207f835fb76&oe=59338CFB
francis WARLORD (1 year ago)
I take multivitamins so my pee can glow like a radioactive isotope
Oliver (1 year ago)
Lack of vitamins = Bad teeth
self inspired (1 year ago)
dear brain stuff, your information is bogus. you have just said meat and eggs are healthy and we get vitamin b12 from meat. but did you know the people with b12 deficiency are meat eaters... and it is very hard to absorb b12 from meat you need strong digestive enzymes, which get weaker and weaker due to meat consumption... world health organization recognizes non vegan diets such as meat and dairy being the main causes for cancer and other disease... you need to understand that when you promote false information like this you are influencing others to do bad for their health... dear friend you are not a scientist on veganism... so what are your credentials for what you are talking about?
Capinyx (1 year ago)
I agree, he said that you might need a vitamin if you are a strict vegetarian, but there is nothing in meat that you can't get from vegetables, grains, beans and nuts etc. including b12
Bobby Tenor (1 year ago)
I'm so sick that I can barely keep a meal down without vomiting. Even if may not work for all, I need vitamins considering I can barely eat.
Postman Chat (9 months ago)
MegaMissfitz (1 year ago)
still the same really! im just waiting for these multi sniggering tablets to work their magic 😩😩😩
DS (1 year ago)
Yes its true a lot of Vitamin Company's lie but that does not mean they all lie.  Everything this clone says is flat out wrong.  Check out Dr. Bruce Ames and Dr. Rhonda Patrick or even Joel Wallach for that matter.  This knows thing about what he is claim.
Rebecca Sterling (1 year ago)
I believed what you said about multi-vitamins being unnecessary - then I got Multiple Sclerosis - not all because of lack of vit. D, but it is substantial component. I could hardly think, or speak and lost my ability to walk. Giving gov't accepted health advice is dangerous. They lie about fluoride, chemtrails, vaccinations, and so much more. Be responsible!
Philson (1 year ago)
Coz I'd rather take them than not and suffer down the road? No way my diet covers all the bases.
Decimus Black (1 year ago)
obviously you read it, because you had to comment on his misspelling
dragon123443 (1 year ago)
Philson I stopped reading when you spelled cause as coz
RaB1492 (1 year ago)
Just as winter was starting to get underway I was perpetually ill for about a month. I started taking Vitamin C in the form of an effervecent tablet everyday and not one cold or bowt of illness since. Maybe its just a psychological effect, but for a £1.50 tube every month I'm willing to continue with it!
baneen87 (1 year ago)
Where is this guy getting his guy get his info.. You don't need b12 and vitamin D.. lol
Moe Changavar (1 year ago)
Placebo Effect is damn powerful .... !
Dave Tarone (1 year ago)
Eating a balanced diet impossible here in the US. there's so many complicated preservatives in our food you need a 6 page flow chart just to eat a regular diet.
voltaspeeder17 (1 year ago)
I had severe deficiency in both B12 and D and i was consuming fish, eggs and diary on a daily basis. B12 is mostly produced by the bacteria in our gut and most of us have really bad good vs bad bacteria ratio, so we're B12 deficient. And we only get D from sun exposure. Anyway, methylcobalamin B12 and vitamin D3 helped me tons - my motorics, muscle strenght and cognitive ability returned to the normal and i feel much better taking those 2 on a daily basis.
JD (1 month ago)
Anecdotal evidence. Can't conclude much from that.
AngryChair03 (1 year ago)
I have been taking adult chewy vitamins the past month and now I have strep throat and a cold
One Man (1 year ago)
AngryChair03 That's not because of the vitamins
Joshua Nance (1 year ago)
if placebos work then couldn't supplements just be effective placebos at the very least? I take genseng, D3, and B12
Thank you for the sharing.! nice..
Joe Smith (1 year ago)
I'm glad he used the word 'drugs' after the word 'medicine', or my simpleton mind would not have understood what he meant. =D
bdabest3 (2 years ago)
I used to get sick every winter multiple times and started to take vitamin C and have been taking vitamin C for about half a year and while everyone around me has been sick at least once I havent got sick yet. it might be luck but i doubt it
Chris Sauve (2 years ago)
but nowadays they was the food is processed takes away alot of vitamins from food. it's hard to find the proper diet to get right vitamins your body needs.
ted myrick (2 years ago)
ohhh that hot bitch at GNC lied to me, wait till she gets home we are for sure breaking up
lentesneeuw100 (2 years ago)
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Baris Yilmaz (2 years ago)
not correct at all for vitamin d.
sweetie1027 (2 years ago)
I'm so conditioned to take my vitamins everyday because I don't eat enough food and worry that I don't consume enough vitamins and nutrients. It'd be a great experiment for my next fasting blood lab to quit taking my vitamins. Maybe I should check with my doctor first!! 🤔

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