Investigating ‘Immunity Boosting’ Claims

 

“If you want to help support your immune system, crack open this bottle.”
– Vitamin Water Defence (Vitamin C+Zinc)

“The zinc helps to maintain immune system and function.”
-Centrum ProNutrients Immunity

” Vitamin A maintains resistance to infection”
-Swiss Natural Vitamin A Capsules

Multivitamins – Cheap Insurance or Expensive Urine?

“Supports Bone, Breast and Urinary Tract Health.”
-Jamieson Vitavim for Women

“Helps Maintain Immune Function.”
-Centrum for Men

From these claims on various multivitmains, it’s sounding like taking a multi may lower your risk of cancer and other diseases. Is this true? Are they worth taking to make up for what we don’t get from our diets?

The Calcium Controversy

The Role of Calcium:Calcium is essential in theĀ achievement and maintenance of normal bone health, an important health issue considering bone loss accelerates with age and one in three women will suffer a fracture due to insufficient bone density. Women up to age 50 and men up to age 70 need 1000 mgs a day, while men and women above these ages need 1200 mgs a day.