Myth: Vitamins are dangerous.

Truth: In over the past 10 years, no one has died from taking vitamin supplements.
According to the "2001 Annual Report of the American Association of Poison Control Centers Toxic Exposure Surveillance System," the number of deaths resulted from taking vitamins is ZERO.

Myth: No one is deficient of essential nutrients.

Truth: According to the "USDA's Continuing Survey of Food Intakes by Individuals", a major amount of people do not consume enough essential vitamins and minerals in their diets compared to the Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs). Below are some statistics from the survey which list the percentage of people (age 20 and over) who do not meet the RDAs for:

  • Vitamin A:
    Males: 60.9%
    Females: 59.6%
  • Vitamin E:
    Males: 64.4%
    Females: 73.0%
  • Vitamin B6:
    Males: 52.6%
    Females: 64.2%
  • Calcium:
    Males: 55.4%
    Females: 78.0%
  • Magnesium:
    Males: 65.7%
    Females: 75.7%
  • Zinc:
    Males: 67.6%
    Females: 82.6%

Visit our Nutrients page for more information about what these vitamins and minerals are and how they function in your body.


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