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Old 05-12-2009, 07:16 PM   #5
Rene Forestier
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Re: Don't Take Vitamins

Originally Posted by Jeremy Kauffman View Post
Here's the actual study (w/f safe).

The results of this are pretty shocking and there's no reason to believe that it has anything to do with the fact that the Vitamin C/E were administered via vitamins rather than foods.

Fortunately, at the dosages they administered, 1000% DV of vitamin C and 400 IU of vitamin E, you'd have to eat a rather large amount of peppers/oranges/etc. to match the vitamin C levels and an absurd amount of avacados/almonds/etc. to match the vitamin E levels.

Nonetheless, the results were significant and should give pause to any athlete that is currently taking multivitamin supplements with large amounts of antioxidants.
That's exactly my point. We probably don't need vitamins in excess of what we can't reasonably obtain from nutrient-rich food.
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