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Who Decided We Needed to Take Vitamins? (Part 1 of 3)

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Published on Dec 13, 2018

Take your vitamins! You've probably head a parent tell you that, but really, why should we take them to begin with? And who decided vitamins were a good idea?

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Vitamins 101: Know What You Need
https://www.good.is/articles/know-wha...
Today, vitamins and supplements have grown to a $68 billion dollar global industry, a $13 billion market in the United States alone, and while we’ve made leaps and bounds in understanding the effect vitamins have on our systems, consumers still struggle with what they should be taking, and how much of it.

Harvard Health: Listing of vitamins
https://www.health.harvard.edu/stayin...
The list of vitamins and minerals below can give you an understanding of how particular vitamins and minerals work in your body, how much of each nutrient you need every day, and what types of food to eat to ensure that you are getting an adequate supply.

The discovery of the vitamins
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2...
The discovery of the vitamins was a major scientific achievement in our understanding of health and disease. In 1912, Casimir Funk originally coined the term "vitamine". The major period of discovery began in the early nineteenth century and ended at the mid-twentieth century. The puzzle of each vitamin was solved through the work and contributions of epidemiologists, physicians, physiologists, and chemists.

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