In an enlightened society it is sad that the majority of  the news you hear about supplements is negative and non-supportive. One of the primary reasons is because few studies use bio-available forms of nutrients that can and do build health on a cellular level. In fact, if the real truth were told about the effectiveness of supplements, would it mean that the American public might be enlightened and maybe   not need that expensive prescription drug?

 So what about the latest news that multivitamins do not help deter a degenerative brain disorder like dementia? The opinion of the editorial in the December issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine is that supplements are a "waste of money". Apparently the multivitamin used was one specifically marketed as a "Silver" or age-related multiple. What it contained, however, was not optimal nutrient forms nor amounts that would make a difference.

 Let's look at an opposing opinion.

 Orthomolecular medicine is one which uses "safe, effective nutritional therapy to fight illness" as defined by orthomolecular scientist and two time Noel prize winning biochemist/chemist Linus Pauling. In a news release on December 21, The Final Word on Supplements (Yeah, Right)(expired link removed), you'll find out the real truth on why this news is erroneous and does not apply to ALL vitamins from the Orthomolecular Medicine organization.

Suggesting that one sub par vitamin means you should avoid taking any multivitamin is just bad advice based on bad science.

At TyH, we choose the most bio-available nutrients shown to produce positive health results and re-formulate accordingly. In fact, we've just updated our multivitamin to include more antioxidants since the predominant theory on aging is related to free radicals or oxidative stress. The January 2014 Health Points cover article explains facts behind Multi-Gold™ Advanced so make sure you request your copy to [email protected].

You deserve the truth. One way to make sure you get it is to look at both sides of the supplement story. While supplement bashing may make headline news, it's rarely the "final word".

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