The vitamin debate continues

The vitamin debate continues

There is a wide gulf between the minimum supplementation required to prevent a deficiency disease and the greater amount desired for an optimal state of health.

Vitamins are compounds that are essential for life but which can be attained only via the diet. The minimum amount bodies need in order to stay healthy and not fall victim to deficiency diseases have been declared by the US Institute of Medicine as either the Dietary Reference Intakes (DRI), Reference Daily Intakes (RDI), or Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA). So, if you routinely consume

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