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Vitamins & Minerals: The Reality of Supplementation

* the opinions expressed are those of the author and not Nutrition Ink. It seems that each year more and more individuals are taking multivitamin and mineral (MVM) supplements. Recent estimates show nearly one-third of all Americans are taking multivitamins and mineral supplements. (1,2). Although an almost $14 billion dollar industry, the financial success of MVM’s masks their actual efficacy to provide any substantial health benefits. In fact, the industry is not held to any notable standard or regulatory definition for MVM’s, and thus may vary widely in their composition and levels of vitamins and minerals—some of which can, when combined with an individual’s regular food intake, exceed

Does Dairy Really Do A Body Good?

* the opinions expressed are those of the author and not Nutrition Ink. USDA recommendation: 3 cups of dairy per day for adults to improve bone health. Actually: Dairy is not a suitable option for everyone on daily basis. Human is the only species that consumes milk or milk products from another animal in adulthood. Cow’s milk is not designed for human consumption but for a rapidly growing calf. The nutrition content of 3 cups of whole milk is: around 500 calories 30% of Daily Value (DV) of total fat and cholesterol 60% of DV of saturated fat, All of which may cause an imbalance in the body, if you consume 3 cups of dairy every day. Yes, milk is an excellent source of protein. However, the m

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