Natala,I was one of those people that thugoht I would never be a Vegan, and then I had a heart attack when I was 40. My wife found your blog, and we started to read up on going plant based and being Vegan. My heart disease went away, and I will now be around for my children. My children will not have to get the disease that almost killed me. Now we eat things like tofu. Sure, I get shit for it, but I also know that all of those people will one day have to make a decision between getting over themselves and learning for themselves and changing what they eat. Again, thank you for all you wrote this T.
Q. Are Vitamins really helpful? I realize that there's an entire industry around it but I was wondering how helpful vitamins really are. Is there a difference between vitamins from fruits and vegetables and vitamins that you buy off the shelve? Is there such a thing as taking too much vitamins? A. Yes, vitamins are helpful. I recently stopped taking my supplement to see if I felt a difference. Once I stopped taking it my anxiety attacks returned and my energy level went down. Nutrition that we get from food is the best, but the truth is that we don't get the amount of nutrition that we need daily. Yes, it is a such thing as taking too many vitamins. This is why it is still good consult with your doctor when taking any kind of vitamin or supplement. When chosing a vitamin for myself price is not a concern when it comes to health. This is why I prefer more expensive vitamins rather than over the counter.
Because they are soluble in water, excess B vitamins are generally readily excreted, although individual absorption, use and metabolism may vary…"  The elderly and athletes may need to supplement their intake of B 12 and other B vitamins due to problems in absorption and increased needs for energy production. [ medical citation needed ] In cases of severe deficiency, B vitamins, especially B 12 , may also be delivered by injection to reverse deficiencies.  [ unreliable medical source? ] Both type 1 and type 2 diabetics may also be advised to supplement thiamine based on high prevalence of low plasma thiamine concentration and increased thiamine clearance associated with diabetes.  Also, Vitamin B 9 (folic acid) deficiency in early embryo development has been linked to neural tube defects . Thus, women planning to become pregnant are usually encouraged to increase daily dietary folic acid intake and/or take a supplement.