*archived entry from Warren’s Blog, November 1, 2007
This was the conclusion according to a study published in ‘Nutrition Journal Oct 2007’. Basically the study looked at long term users (20 years plus) of multiple dietary supplement users and compared them with those long term users who just took a standard multi-vitamin/mineral supplement, or, nothing at all.
‘Multiple dietary supplements’ mean a combination of a broad spectrum of supplements, including amino acids, herbal extracts, phytonutrients, and other specialty nutrients.
The researchers found that those who took multiple dietary supplements were in significantly better overall health than their counterparts whom just relied on the standard ‘multi vitamin/mineral’ supplement. This was measured by higher blood levels of key nutrients, more optimal levels of key health biomarkers, lower levels of diabetes and elevated blood pressure.
In fact, they determined that as a group they were 73% less likely to have diabetes and 39% less likely to have high blood pressure.