A 31-year-old member asked:
is the quality of vitamins and minerals from supplements equal to those obtained naturally by eating fruit, veg.?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Janet Greenhut answered
43 years experience Preventive Medicine
Effects may differ: The vitamins and minerals in supplements are synthesized forms of what is found in food. The problem with depending on supplements rather than eating a balanced diet is that a lot is not known about how the nutrients in foods interact with each other to nourish our bodies. And those interactions cannot (yet) be duplicated in pill form.
Answered on Sep 28, 2018
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