Or perhaps be wary is more precise! There is so much conflicting and inconclusive information out there about vitamins and supplements. In her New York Times article Liz Szabo, writer for Kaiser Health News writes:
"More than half of Americans take vitamin supplements, including 68 percent of those age 65 and older, according to a 2013 Gallup poll. Among older adults, 29 percent take four or more supplements of any kind, according to a Journal of Nutrition study published in 2017."
We do know that vitamin and mineral rich foods can prevent and cure disease, but we simply don't know enough about what vitamins are truly effective when taken as supplements, how they might interact with medications and how they may affect an aging body.
Ms. Szabo quotes Dr. Barnett Kramer, director of cancer prevention at the National Cancer Institute as saying although The National Institutes of Health has spent more than $2.4 billion since 1999 studying vitamins and minerals, after all the research we’ve done, we don’t have much to show for it."
Of course there is also lots of discourse and disagreement about the benefits of taking a daily vitamin. "Dr. Walter Willett, a professor at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, says it’s reasonable to take a daily multivitamin “for insurance.”
Once again sifting through all the information and opinions can become a full-time job. The simplest advice may be the best, each your nutrients. Here is a link Dr. Joel Fuhrman's most recent list of the Top 6 Cancer Fighting Foods.