By Gabe Mirkin, M.D. North Americans almost never suffer from vitamin deficiencies, except for vitamin D, yet more than 50 percent of the population spends more than $30 billion each year for vitamin pills and other nutritional supplements that they do not need. Forty-five percent of those who take vitamin pills believe that they will improve their health, but we have no good … [Read more...] about Do You Need Vitamin Pills?
Question: I'm 58 and try to stay fit through proper eating and vitamins. But all the claims and hype are confusing. After I take all my supplements, I often wonder if there will be room for breakfast! They're costly, too. What's your recommendation for a reasonable regimen of vitamins for guys our age? -- Ron M. Coach Fred Matheny Replies: You may have asked the wrong guy, … [Read more...] about Are Extra Vitamins Helpful for Cyclists?