Over the last half century the supplement industry has instilled into the minds of the general public that vitamin and mineral supplements are harmless, and the more you take the better it is. To be precise, there is a risk if vitamins are used excessively.
Experts say there is surely a place for vitamin and mineral supplements in our diets, but only to fill in the small nutrient gaps. They are “supplements” intended to add the missing nutrients to your diet, not to replace a healthy and wholesome meal. Instead taking extra vitamins “does more harm than good” and increases the risk of heart disease and cancer.