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The nutrition industry is missing the point on nutrition

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The supplement industry does a poor job of selling the public on the idea of basic micronutrients.

The headline in the May 8th Washington Post was typical: “When it comes to vitamin supplements, more isn’t always better.” The writer went on to explain that megadoses of various vitamins were worthless, and possibly dangerous, and brought in the questionable practice of intravenous vitamin injections, generally damning the “immensely profitable vitamin industry” with a wide and careless brush.

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