13 must have essential vitamins needed to stay healthy according to Popular Science Magazine.
According to a recent article in Popular Science Magazine, there are only 13 actual vitamins that you cannot live without.
These 13 vitamins are essential for your bodies chemistry to work properly. Popular Science castes doubt on the need for vitamin supplementation, since they believe taking a supplement that covers 100 percent of you needs may be redundant and unnecessary. Your mileage may vary on that idea since many of us may require supplementation on a regular basis to fill in for the deficits on our diets.
Should you take a vitamin daily? You may not need to do this if you are using vitamins to supplement what is already in your diet. On the other hand, taking supplements a few times a week may be helpful. Also, one of the most common deficiencies is vitamin D, probably because many of us are not getting as much sun as we used to or drinking as much milk which used to be fortified with vitamin D.
Check out the article below
There are only 13 actual vitamins, and you’ll die without them, but do you need supplements?
By Sara Chodosh May 30, 2018
Here’s the confusing thing about vitamins: your life literally depends on them—but that doesn’t mean you need to take them. The best scientific evidence to date says you probably don’t need vitamins in pill form.
A recent systematic analysis of studies, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology came to that conclusion. So have multiple Cochrane reviews, which examine all the available evidence for and against vitamin supplements. So did this 2002 meta-analysis in the Journal of the American Medical Association, which investigated whether vitamins help prevent disease—they did not, except for patients who were deficient in certain areas.
And yet, if you do not get adequate amounts of the 13 essential vitamins, you will get sick and possibly die. You can get all of these from your diet, and in fact you probably do get enough from the foods you eat to make a daily multivitamin unnecessary. But this isn’t always true, and we know that chronic suboptimal vitamin intake can lead to illnesses like cancer, osteoporosis, and cardiovascular disease.