You count on your multivitamin
Sorry, but about half of all multivitamins don’t do what they say. Fully 46 percent of the multivitamins tested by ConsumerLab failed to live up to their labels. Too much or too little of key nutrients can jeopardize health. A better bet? “Get these vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants from whole fruits and vegetables as part of a healthy diet, as there is so much we don’t know about putting these nutrients in a pill,” Dr. Cherukuri says. No supplement comes close to replicating all the benefits found in a whole food.