Vitamins are organic substances, thanks to which our body works properly and works without interference. Most vitamins (exceptions are vitamins D, K and B3) are not synthesized by the body itself. We get them through food. At the same time, the dose of vitamins required for the normal functioning of the body is very small - about 100 mg per day.
It is customary to use dietary supplements to promote health, but not to treat diseases. There is also no evidence that dietary supplements are effective in cosmetology, help for hair growth and protect against brittle nails.
A balanced diet is believed to be sufficient.
Most doctors today find that there is no need to prescribe additional multivitamins to your child. The key is to create a diet that includes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, dairy products, meat, fish and seafood.
There are cases when dietary supplements are prescribed even for treatment. Of course, these are not herbal preparations, but supplements with any active ingredient. Usually, a specialist prescribes such a treatment regimen when there is no access to suitable medicines or a deficiency of vitamins and trace elements is proven. At the same time, dietary supplements, of course, do not cure chronic diseases.
Also dietary supplements are used in sports. The UpToDate website, which publishes the latest information from the field of medicine and healthcare, has published research results confirming that the effectiveness of training increases with the intake of caffeine and creatine. With these additives, intense loads are more easily tolerated.