In order to clarify how to navigate the amount of vitamins, LTV broadcasting "Forbidden Method" bought various vitamins – cheaper and more expensive, studied by the immunologist Lauris Līcītis. The immunologist concludes that some of the vitamins discussed are some that are worth taking, but there are also parodies of vitamins.
Immunologist Liceitis emphasizes that it is best to take vitamins by eating foods rich in vitamins.
The use of vitamins as "separate chemical formulas" that have already been created by the pharmaceutical industry can be: "It must be thoroughly evaluated, because at best we get these vitamins to simply say it. If you're talking about vitamin C, choosing vegetables is much better.
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An immunologist indicates that vitamin B may be taken with food and no need for synthetic tablets. It is true that he admits that diet can be supplemented with natural vitamins such as yeast tablets. Vitamin D may be consumed by consuming fish, shrimps and, for example, mushrooms, but may still be missing.
Immunologist Recommendations for Vitamin Buying:
- attention should be paid to the concentration of the active substance – the higher the better;
- better to choose not synthesized C vitamins, but different variants that dominate, such as rose hips and other plants;
- choose not other vitamin complexes where each of its doses can be small but specific vitamin with the right dose;
- When using vitamins, check that they do not show any effect after analysis – it may happen that the product type is not accepted by the body.
Of the vitamins studied in the "Forbidden Method", the dose of vitamin C was highest in three preparations with a concentration of 1000 mg. In the rest where vitamin C was less, the tablet consisted of sugar, glucose and potato starch, so it was basically worthless.
Also, a product with a vitamin B12 concentration below 20 mg for buying and drinking is not worth it. Also with vitamin D – if it is less than 20 mg, it is not advisable to buy it.
LTV Broadcasting Lists – There are some things you need to know when buying vitamins in a pharmacy. Unlike prescription and over-the-counter medicines for which the state regulates a surcharge cap, vitamins are predominantly in the category of nutritional supplements.
This means that the pharmacy itself carries out a surcharge.
Prices in pharmacies may vary, and before you buy them, it's worth seeing if it's cheaper at a nearby pharmacy.
A pharmacist in a pharmacy, without revealing his identity, tells LTV "Prohibited Technique":
"Medicines as such with its small 12% surcharge, small VAT, so to speak, bring low profits, mostly profitable directly from vitamins and food supplements or medical supplies."
"There are these holding groups, there is a representation in Latvia, there are always foreign directors abroad and then they come and then ask why you have a rating. Of course, we always want to be the best, the best, so the other countries That's what comes from our company manager – why, why (…) he also talks to his colleagues, why is this rating so small, why is the basket so small that it can be more and more and more to share. ”
"The number of boxes sold" x "comes with the same kind of money, then you get this" x "number and the amount of money comes from that amount, which is practically for pharmacists working in pharmacies – pharmacists and pharmacist's assistants."