Some people take multivitamins to supplement some kind of nutrient deficiency. Limited diets, certain health conditions, and old age are some of the common situations in which they are recommended. Somewhere along the way though, multivitamins became widely mistaken by the (generally) healthy public as an elixir of life, capable of preventing illness and maintaining good health. Is it better to exceed sufficiency than to be deficient? Some research shows that there can be adverse effects from taking too unnecessary food supplements.
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Is it healthy to search for your symptoms online? WebMD, and other sites on the internet allow people to put in their symptoms and try to self diagnose themselves. The modern ease of access to medical information is a great benefit for some and an overwhelming nightmare for others. It all depends on how you use it.